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Pet insurance 'can help find lost animals' Pet insurance 'can help find lost animals'

Cat owners in Northampton may want to ensure their animals are covered by pet insurance following a number of strange disappearances. According to feline welfare charity Cats Protection, the animals may have been stolen - something ...

Guard against emergencies with pet insurance Guard against emergencies with pet insurance

Pet insurance is an excellent way to guard against emergencies, one veterinary surgeon has claimed. According to Grant Craig, speaking to the Sunday Times in South Africa, pet insurance may seem expensive or unnecessary when a pet ...

Animal lovers could save on their pet insurance Animal lovers could save on their pet insurance

While providing peace of mind for animal owners, pet insurance may take its toll on the wallet. However, there a number of ways in which Britons can save on their cover. Ensuring that a pet is fed on high-quality food and carrying ...

People 'should take more care for dogs' People 'should take more care for dogs'

Britons are being urged to look after their dogs more diligently following the release of a new survey which is a 'tail' of woe as far as their pets' health is concerned. Veterinary charity PDSA's latest report shows that a fifth ...

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, ...

Cat reunited with family after 6-year separation Cat reunited with family after 6-year separation

A couple from Surrey were surprised and overjoyed to find their pet cat had returned after disappearing for six years. Meffelda and Bill Hay told the Croydon Guardian that their cat Punky had vanished six years previously when 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 ...

Ricky Gervais offers reward for lost dog Ricky Gervais offers reward for lost dog

Comedian Ricky Gervais has felt moved to offer £1,000 for the safe return of a neighbour's lost dog. The star and co-writer of such hit television comedies as Extras and The Office is reported to have offered the reward having ...

PetsCell produces dog tracking device PetsCell produces dog tracking device

Petsmobility has announced the launch of a product that will allow canine customers into the mobile phone market. The PetsCell mobile phone for dogs, which will enable owners to track lost animals, is currently being showcased across ...

Prep jet-set pets now for fun in the sun Prep jet-set pets now for fun in the sun

Pet owners who are planning a summer holiday abroad are being urged to ensure their four-legged travel companions' paperwork is in order to join them on their trip. Halifax Pet Insurance is warning dog and cat owners that applying ...

Dog found two years later Dog found two years later

A pet Bull Mastiff who went missing from her owners has finally been reunited with her family after two years, following an investigation carried out by the Petlog pet reunification service. Tia went missing in 2004 after leaving ...

Bone to the rescue for dog Bone to the rescue for dog

A golden retriever has been declared cancer-free after undergoing a £30,000 stem cell transplant, according to reports. Comet, who belongs to 68-year-old Nina Hallett, a British ex-pat living in the US, was diagnosed with lymphoma ...

Dog enjoys ringtone sing-song Dog enjoys ringtone sing-song

Most people's pet dogs can perform all kinds of weird and wonderful tricks, but one woman's canine companion takes the biscuit by singing along to her mobile phone ringtones. Dangdang, a 14-month old pooch belonging to Mrs Zang of ...

Valentine's Day brings attention to abandoned couples Valentine's Day brings attention to abandoned couples

The RSPCA has used the occasion of Valentine's Day to draw attention to the plight of abandoned animal couples looking for a home together. Though the majority of the animals that leave the rescue centres are re-homed individually, ...

Women love cats over men Women love cats over men

Females and their felines are meant to be together, according to recent findings from a scientific study. Cat food manufacturer Olli asked scientists to test women's reactions when they saw a picture of their pet, and again when ...

Rare dog breed finding favour Rare dog breed finding favour

Animal lovers with allergies to fur will love the smooth-skinned energy of the Mexican Xoloitzcuintle dog. During the 1950s, numbers of Xoloitzcuintles dwindled to around 100, but thanks to a recent breeding programme, there are ...

Couple reunited with mischievous terrier Couple reunited with mischievous terrier

After a number of days and £7,000, a couple have been reunited with their lost dog after he evaded airport security at a Spanish airport and went on the run. Snowy the Jack Russell terrier went missing at Barajas Airport in ...

Biggest bunny in Britain Biggest bunny in Britain

Married life is treating Roberto the giant rabbit well - but it seems his wife Amy is enjoying marital bliss even more than her spouse. The pair of continental giant rabbits, owned by Annette Edwards of Bunnyland in Worcester, were ...

Valentine's Day affection for pets Valentine's Day affection for pets

Dogs and cats could be usurping boyfriends and girlfriends as the objects of our affection this Valentine's Day, according to the latest research. More than a third (34 per cent) of pet owners prefer to take to the sofa with their ...

Vets urge owners to help their pets live healthy Vets urge owners to help their pets live healthy

Online vets are urging Britain's pet owners to get their pets living a healthy lifestyle. Around 25 per cent of pets in the UK and the USA are overweight according to vet estimates and the online community is encouraging pet owners ...

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 ...

High numbers for Crufts 2007 High numbers for Crufts 2007

The buzz ahead of Crufts 2007 continues to build, with the Kennel Club announcing that this year's world-famous event is to be one of the biggest ever in terms of participants. An amazing 22,320 dogs have been entered into one of ...

Pet-friendly holidays proving popular Pet-friendly holidays proving popular

Pet-friendly holidays are seemingly more popular than ever, with the latest research showing something of a surge in demand for places for tourist tabbies and holidaying hounds. According to website iknow-uk.com, some 10,000 searches ...

Puppies' unconventional arrival Puppies' unconventional arrival

A man could find himself in need of plenty of pet insurance after his beloved Labrador gave birth to ten puppies on the back seat of his car. Steve Blyth, 51, from Bramerton in Norfolk, took his black Labrador Bramble to the vets ...

Pet owners need their furry friends Pet owners need their furry friends

Pet owners in the 18-29 age group rely on their beloved animals for company more than any other demographic, research from swiftcover.com has revealed. With more than half (51 per cent) of those asked in a YouGov poll saying they ...

Sun, sea, sand - it's a dog's life Sun, sea, sand - it's a dog's life

Dogs in Cyprus are to soon get a treat, with the news that the island is to open up some beaches for the pooches' enjoyment. In a move to keep the beaches clean and pet-free for holidaymakers and residents alike, the beaches have ...

Labrador still top dog Labrador still top dog

The trusty Labrador is still top dog among British dog owners, the Kennel Club survey of the most popular canine breeds in 2006 reveals, with over 45,000 Labradors registered in British homes helping the lab hold peak position for ...

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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