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'Protect cats from summer hazards' 'Protect cats from summer hazards'

To avoid having to make a pet insurance claim this summer, cat owners have been issued a number of tips to follow to avert a trip to the vets. According to Stourbridge Cats Protection – an organisation which looks after and ...

Show Tech grooming table with control post & grooming noose Show Tech grooming table with control post & grooming noose

Popular with professional groomers and dog show exhibitors alike, grooming tables make trimming your dogs coat a pleasure instead of a chore ...

Blind man and guide dog to make 270-mile trip Blind man and guide dog to make 270-mile trip

One man and his dog are set to embark upon a long journey in a bid to raise money for an animal charity. Scott Cunningham, aged 36, is gearing up for the walking challenge along the Pennine Way, despite being blind, the Evening Times ...

Pets become bedroom residents Pets become bedroom residents

Pets have transcended the final frontier in their relations with their human owners - entering the bedroom for a cosy cuddle side by side. An astonishing 56 per cent of pets sleep by their owners' side each night, according to a ...

New heart-op hope for dogs New heart-op hope for dogs

Vets have pioneered a new heart operation which could give dogs with an irregular heartbeat a new lease of life. A team from Edinburgh University operated on Labrador Harvey using a technique similar to the one employed for humans. ...

Noisy fireworks 'should be banned' Noisy fireworks 'should be banned'

Noisy fireworks scare household pets and should be banned altogether. That is the feeling of most UK vets (79 per cent) and pet charities (91 per cent), according to research by pet insurer, Petplan. TV vet Marc Abraham says pets ...

Owner fights python to save dog Owner fights python to save dog

A courageous dog owner fought off the attack of a python to save the life of her beloved canine. Catherine Leonard, had to repeatedly kick a 14ft Burmese python that was crushing her pet dog Poppy while she was out walking near her ...

Pet owners 'must combat animal obesity' Pet owners 'must combat animal obesity'

Pet owners are being urged to make sure that their animals are fed properly so as to avoid the problem of obesity. According to research by pet insurance provider Sainsbury's, more than a third of the UK's pet cats and dogs are overweight. ...

Charity launches new pets service Charity launches new pets service

Britons are being urged to remember their pets in their wills to ensure that their animals are well-cared for if they are no longer able to do so themselves. The RSPCA has launched a new service entitled Home for Life which makes ...

Classroom pets 'provide pupil benefits' Classroom pets 'provide pupil benefits'

Classroom pets can provide a number of benefits for primary school-aged children, experts have claimed. While a number of concerns have arisen regarding the keeping of animals in the classroom following the implementation of the ...

Have ferrets micro-chipped, owners told Have ferrets micro-chipped, owners told

Ferret owners are being urged to have their pets micro-chipped after a number of the critters were found wandering wild in Cheshire. Animal sanctuary boss Martin Turner, based in Nether Alderley, told the Manchester Evening News ...

Timmy the tabby to the rescue Timmy the tabby to the rescue

The old saying is that a dog is a man's best friend, but a cat from Australia has made a case for the feline species to be considered as the family favourite. Timmy the tabby cat, who resides in the northern Australian city of Cairns, ...

Courageous cat commemorated Courageous cat commemorated

The heroic exploits of a courageous cat are being commemorated by Royal Navy officers who survived a siege nearly 60 years ago. They are laying wreaths on the grave of Simon the cat who was awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria ...

Cat translator hits Japanese shelves Cat translator hits Japanese shelves

A brand new product has hit the shelves that claims to convert cats purrs and meows into plain human language. The Meowlingual Cat Translator is now on sale in Japan and it will, reportedly, have an English translation capacity in ...

Dog told to keep of the grass Dog told to keep of the grass

A dog owner was shocked to find that her dog was overweight because it had eaten a large amount of grass. Pie, the Rottweiler-Alsation cross, concerned his owner, Annabelle Pottle, as he tipped the scales at an incredible 15 stone, ...

New hope for pet cancer sufferers New hope for pet cancer sufferers

Plans to build Europe's biggest cancer treatment centre for pets in Scotland could offer new hope of a cure for animals tsuffering from the disease. According to the Scotland on Sunday, Scottish scientists have unveiled a £3 ...

Vet and pet go back to school Vet and pet go back to school

A Hertfordshire vet has been touring areas of the county in a bid to educate children on how to properly care for their pets. Head vet of Oaks practice in Welwyn Garden City, Steven Walker, has been attending local primary schools ...

Vet warns of 'fat pet' increase Vet warns of 'fat pet' increase

Concerns are growing over an epidemic of overweight pets in the UK, with one expert citing a rising number of cases of pets with weight problems. Dorset vet Chris Devlin states that more and more pets are coming into his car with ...

Pet health comes first Pet health comes first

Britain's pet owners are increasingly placing the health of their furry friends above their own, a new survey reveals. A poll of cat owners found that more than a third would be prepared to wait at least 24 hours for their own illness ...

Rich dog 'in hiding' Rich dog 'in hiding'

A dog who inherited a £6 million fortune is being hounded with death threats and is in hiding. The eight-year-old was flown from Connecticut to Florida and is now at a secret location. Maltese terrier Trouble had the money ...

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