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Owner's joy after five-year separation Owner's joy after five-year separation

A cat which went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Wales. The 12-year-old ginger tom, which was found in Bedwas, near Caerphilly, last month, was taken to a branch of Cats Protection where its microchip was ...

Hollywood dog to the rescue Hollywood dog to the rescue

The pet dog of a famous Hollywood actress became the star herself when she rescued her owner from a dangerous situation. Diva, the pet pooch of Desperado and Frida star Salma Hayek, alerted her owner to a gas leak at their home on ...

Dogs can sort photos Dogs can sort photos

An experiment has shown that dogs may be even brighter than we think. Scientists at the University of Vienna trained two border collies, an Australian shepherd and a mongrel to distinguish between pictures of their canine cousins ...

Pampered pooches receive back rubs Pampered pooches receive back rubs

A Northamptonshire based therapy centre is offering pet owners a unique series of treatments for their stressed dogs. The Animal Therapy Centre at Moulton College are providing massages, stress relief and detox sessions for any canines ...

New web site allows pet owners to think like felines New web site allows pet owners to think like felines

A new website for an American cat food company allows humans to think like felines - as the entire site is written and designed from the perspective of a cat. The site incorporates videos and photographs and allows visitors to play ...

Pet insurance 'should be considered' for older dogs Pet insurance 'should be considered' for older dogs

Owners of older dogs are being urged to invest in pet insurance policies to cover the cost of vet bills. In addition, it is important to check policies before making the investment to ensure that cover is provided for specific things ...

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 dog’s 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. ...

Pets prepare for scariest night of the year Pets prepare for scariest night of the year

Halloween might be the eeriest night of the year for humans, but for animals, the events over the following few days are much scarier. Between now and the start of next week Brits will be celebrating bonfire night with public and ...

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 ...

A heavenly holiday for posh pooches A heavenly holiday for posh pooches

Rather than risk their pet's health or insurance by taking an animal on an overseas holiday, dog lovers can treat their furry friend to a luxury holiday all of their own without having to leave the country. A five-star doggie hotel ...

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 ...

Dogs need to be kept cool during the heat Dogs need to be kept cool during the heat

Call the dog inside when the weather is at its hottest, says dog expert Tamar Gellar, just one tip for keeping pets cool this August. Although the weather across the UK this summer has been warm at best, man's best friend, like us, ...

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