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Silverscreen Animals Honoured on ‘Dog Walk of Fame’ Silverscreen Animals Honoured on ‘Dog Walk of Fame’

Sky Movies and the Kennel Club have announced that they are to honour legendary dogs of the silver screen with the world’s first permanent ‘Dog Walk of Fame’, in Battersea Park, London ...

'SAD' Threatens to Take Over Pet Population 'SAD' Threatens to Take Over Pet Population

A recent study by the PDSA found that as the days get shorter pets could be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The symptoms of the disorder include eating more, sleeping longer and being less active ...

Brits insure three million pets Brits insure three million pets

Britain's reputation as a nation of animal-lovers has been reinforced by figures showing more than three million pets are covered by insurance. Pet insurance offers owners some financial security in case their little furry friends ...

Dog shoots man Dog shoots man

A man has been wounded in the leg after being shot by his dog The incident in Iowa in the US occurred when a hunter's faithful hound accidentally stepped on his shotgun. James Harris, 37, had put the firearm on the ground to pick ...

The £12,000 cat The £12,000 cat

A rare breed of cat can be bought for £12,000, according to media reports. The Ashera, the world's "largest, rarest and most exotic" domestic cat, has big pointy ears and colouring that resembles a leopard. It is ...

Ombudsman decides on pet insurance claims Ombudsman decides on pet insurance claims

Pet health insurance claims seem to be as complicated as their human equivalent, if recent cases decided on by the Financial Ombudsman Service are anything to go by. Complaints people have made about pet health insurers not paying ...

NOZtoNOZ Pet Suite NOZtoNOZ Pet Suite

If you are looking for the ideal way to transport your pet then the NOZtoNOZ Pet Suite could be the answer ...

Queen's canines honoured at film festival Queen's canines honoured at film festival

Five corgis named Poppy, Anna, Alice, Oliver and Megan - the doggy stars of Oscar wining film The Queen - have been honoured at a British Film Industry (BFI) awards ceremony. The star-studded Fido Awards held in London decided to ...

Pet panic as firework night approaches Pet panic as firework night approaches

Pet owners are bracing themselves for the annual noise-fest otherwise known as fireworks night. As animal lovers are all too aware the racket caused by rockets exploding can give lead to some animals cowering under beds, clawing ...

RSPCA make cat rescue RSPCA make cat rescue

RSPCA agents were able to rescue three cats from an abandoned home in Somerset. The home had been up for auction and, on inspection, the new owner discovered the three emaciated animals shut into the kitchen, the Somerset County ...

Police call in dogs to tackle car crime Police call in dogs to tackle car crime

Police in Nottingham have launched a new operation to tackle car theft in the area, with the help of man's four legged friend. Operation Mutual, which will run from mid-October to Christmas time, will see the introduction of a specially ...

Hunt for cat-napper under way Hunt for cat-napper under way

Police in Southampton have begun searching for a mysterious cat-napper after the owners of a string of poor cats who had gone missing in Bramley Crescent received a sinister letter from "the person responsible for the disappearance ...

Vets complete marathon for guide dogs Vets complete marathon for guide dogs

Groups of vets have completed a series of nerve jangling endurance tests in the Lake District to raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind. The teams of vets were able to raise £80,000 in by completing a canoe challenge, riding ...

Celeb dog makes it into Tussauds Celeb dog makes it into Tussauds

Champion greyhound Westmead Hawk has become the first animal to make it into Madame Tussauds. The dog will be part of the 'Best of British' week at the waxwork museum in London, recognition for his two Greyhound Derby victories, ...

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 ...

Connie the dog who does housework Connie the dog who does housework

Connie, an extraordinary Newfoundland, has impressed visitors to her family home with the ability to carry out household chores. Her owner, Helen Carter, rather than training the pooch to attractive but pointless acrobatics, has ...

Insurance fails to cover pet damage Insurance fails to cover pet damage

Pet insurance covers injuries sustained by loved animals around the house but a number of home insurance policies fail to cover home damage caused by pets. According to Sainsbury's Home insurance, just four per cent of policies cover ...

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, ...

Dog vets paid for with savings Dog vets paid for with savings

A number of dog owners are forced to raid their savings to pay vet bills, a new study has revealed. According to a study by Direct Line Pet Insurance, 18 per cent of dog owners have had to withdraw from savings accounts to pay for ...

Celebrity dogs could find homes Celebrity dogs could find homes

Two abandoned dogs have boosted their chances of finding a loving home after they made an appearance on television. To help find homes for Jerry and Biscuit the Norwich PAWS centre appealed for a new family for the unfortunate canines. ...

Prisoner allowed to look after cat Prisoner allowed to look after cat

A prisoner was allowed a back into the outside world because he was worried about his pet cat. Tony Smith had a nine month jail sentence suspended for two years after he revealed his concerns for his beloved feline and he had already ...

Poodles primed for show Poodles primed for show

Super Groom 2007, one of the most colourful dog shows held in the United States, saw dogs primped, clipped and groomed into everything from leather clad bikers to 'Pirates of the Caribbean' inspired peg-legged canines of the sea. ...

Firework Night Firework Night

Firework Night for pets can be a huge ordeal, especially as their hearing is more sensitive to loud noises than ours ...

Author makes pet pledge Author makes pet pledge

World-famous children's author JK Rowling has rescued a dog from a Scottish animal shelter. The writer, famous for her Harry Potter series, left employees at the home spell-bound as she snapped up one of the abandoned greyhounds. ...

Dog mothers young cat Dog mothers young cat

A young stray kitten has been taken in by a loving dog who has made the feline one of her own. The Martin family decided to take in the cat, called Precious, but feared that their pet dog Honey may not interact well with the kitten. ...

RSPCA helps Humberside pets RSPCA helps Humberside pets

The RSPCA completed a highly successful Pet Action Day in Goole last Saturday (October 8th) - with more than 200 people in attendance to seek guidance from the charity. The event was set up for local residents to receive free information ...

Man's best friend to friend's best man Man's best friend to friend's best man

Some people obviously consider their pets to be among their best friends, but few have gone to the lengths of one man from Hull. Paul Nock, a health and safety training organiser, decided to make his dog ,Scooby, the best man at ...

UK leads the way in pet insurance UK leads the way in pet insurance

Pet owners across the UK are much more willing to insure their animal companions then their American counterparts. Even though the US is playing a more pivotal role in 'humanising' pets, producing a range of animal clothing, accessories ...

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 ...

Loc8tor Plus Loc8tor Plus

Need some help keeping track of your dog? The Loc8tor Plus handheld device may be the answer ...

Firefighters save woman and her pets Firefighters save woman and her pets

An elderly woman and her four beloved pets were safely rescued from her burning home by firefighters. The pensioner, who lives in Leysdown in Kent, managed to escape the blazing chalet but was distraught when she could not return ...

Pets set for time behind bars Pets set for time behind bars

Cats and dogs may be put in prison - as part of plans to help depressed inmates who may be contemplating suicide. Experts have claimed that giving some prisoners animals to look after can have a therapeutic effect and will help decrease ...

Animal acrobats wow spectators Animal acrobats wow spectators

Crowds from across Lincolnshire gathered at the Showground to take in the spectacle canine acrobatics last weekend. To mark 30 years of the competition, in which various breeds of dog complete agility courses, the tour returned to ...

Lecturer goes walkies for guide dogs Lecturer goes walkies for guide dogs

A college tutor from Yorkshire is making an extraordinary 122 mile walk, in order to raise money for the Guidedogs for the Blind Association. Janet Hoult, a teacher at the Joseph Priestly College, is making the trek down the Leeds ...

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