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Gardening celebrity to design pet garden Gardening celebrity to design pet garden

Bob Flowerdew, an icon in the world of horticulture, will design a new garden for the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) animal cemetery in Illford. The PDSA is renovating the cemetery, which will feature the new memorial ...

'Help care for kittens' 'Help care for kittens'

This summer, charity Cat Protection is calling upon Britons to help it look after the welfare of cats and kittens within its care. Launching its KittenAid appeal, the charity is requesting that cat lovers donate to the cause to help ...

'Not all dog bills expensive' 'Not all dog bills expensive'

Britons are spending more on their dogs but should be aware that some expenses such as pet insurance are not always costly, according to a study. Pet insurance provider Sainsbury's Bank has found that the cost of owning a dog ...

Pet Gear Home 'N Go Deluxe Soft Dog Crates Pet Gear Home 'N Go Deluxe Soft Dog Crates

Soft dog crates offer a lightweight and highly portable alternative to traditional wire framed cages, yet are sturdy enough to keep your pet safe and secure ...

Slimming aids 'not a miracle cure' for overweight dogs Slimming aids 'not a miracle cure' for overweight dogs

Pet owners looking to keep their pet insurance intact by giving their overweight animals weight-loss treatments are being warned not to think of drugs as a miracle cure. With the recent approval of a new slimming drug for dogs, Slentrol, ...

Dogs and cats get post-Xmas paunch Dogs and cats get post-Xmas paunch

While it is common for humans to put on a few extra pounds over the festive period, it would seem that our beloved pets are in a similar boat. According to research carried out by Halifax Pet Insurance, which interviewed a selection ...

New software speeds up pet insurance claims New software speeds up pet insurance claims

New software has been designed to help speed up the process when claims are made under pet insurance contracts. The surge in claims due to the increased popularity of the policies - the fastest rising sector of insurance sales - ...

Location affects pet premiums Location affects pet premiums

The location of a pets living quarters can affect the amount payable for an insurance premium, experts have claimed. Insurance firm Allianz claims that as well as other factors such as age and breed, the location of your home can ...

'Choose pet insurance carefully' 'Choose pet insurance carefully'

Animal lovers are being urged to shop around when considering buying pet insurance, a new report reveals. Research by Churchill Insurance claims the average Great Dane dog could cost £32,000 over the pet's lifetime, while the ...

Renting Brits 'unsure of pet policies' Renting Brits 'unsure of pet policies'

Many property-renting Britons are confused about whether or not they are permitted to keep pets, a survey has shown. According to research by the Chartered Institute of Housing, vague policies mean that many consumers are confused ...

'Avoid nightmare of not having pet insurance' 'Avoid nightmare of not having pet insurance'

Britons without pet insurance for their furry friends may find themselves going through a "nightmare" if they fail to make the investment, one publication has claimed. The assertion, made by the Vancouver Sun, follows a ...

Petmate Electronic Feeder Petmate Electronic Feeder

Frequent small meals are more natural to our four-legged friends, and can also help to prevent obesity and boredom ... ...

Pets involved in insurance claims Pets involved in insurance claims

Pets have played a large part in some of the oddest claims received by insurers last year, Lloyds TSB Insurance has revealed. One girl decided that the latest fad in fish accessories was to toss a digital radio into the pond for ...

Cornflake has the X-Factor Cornflake has the X-Factor

A missing cat called Cornflake from Milton Ernest has turned up at the London studios of star-making TV show the X-Factor. The feline had its brush with fame after stowing away in the back of a joiner's van, hopping off at the studios, ...

Cat show wows New York Cat show wows New York

Madison Square Garden played host to much anticipated, and well received, 2007 CFA-Iams Cat Championship. The show, which featured 325 US felines and a host of visitors was eventually won by a Japanese bobtail named Wind Chimes Tess, ...

Cat hitches 1,000 mile round trip Cat hitches 1,000 mile round trip

A wandering feline made a 1,000 mile trip from her home in Green Bay to Virginia and followed it up with 18 day hike - before returning home again. Annie, a Calico cat, hopped onto a removal truck belonging to her neighbours and ...

Pet crematorium refurbishment Pet crematorium refurbishment

Cambridge Pet Crematorium (CPC) is set to undergo a major £2.5 million refurbishment, local newspaper Cambridge Evening News has reported. The firm expects to double the amount of pet funerals it is able to hold per year to ...

Charity helps cruelty-stricken donkeys Charity helps cruelty-stricken donkeys

Donkeys which had often been kept as pets and subjected to a miserable existence in Israel are being nursed back to health by a caring animal charity. UK-based Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land (SHADH) owns a clinic built on ...

Free advice day for pet lovers Free advice day for pet lovers

Animal owners in Hartlepool are being invited to an event during which they can take advantage of a free pet micro-chipping service. The RSPCA is holding a special day event at Hartlepool's Community Centre on the West View Estate ...

Crufts 2007 draws closer Crufts 2007 draws closer

The Kennel Club is gearing up for the latest instalment of what is surely the biggest dog event in the world, Crufts. With this year's event running from March 8th to March 11th, the exciting test of all different dog breeds is getting ...

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