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Pets attend school as part of science week Pets attend school as part of science week

Young pet owners at a school in Hampshire were allowed to bring their animals to school as part of National Science Week. The youngsters, at Rookwood School, brought along their rabbits, hamsters and rats on the school's Pet Day, ...

Pet owners receive financial help with neutering Pet owners receive financial help with neutering

Residents of Northern Ireland who are looking to get their pets neutered but cannot afford the vet's bills may be in luck. Animal welfare charities Cats Protection and Dogs Trust have teamed up to offer pet owners on means-tested ...

The Reverend's flock The Reverend's flock

A reverend in London has spoken of the "calming presence" of his rather unusual pets – a flock of chickens. Reverend Andrew Cain, who runs a vicarage in Kilburn, told the Telegraph of his love for the birds, which help ...

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 ...

Greyhounds for a day Greyhounds for a day

Workers at a travel agency in Ilfracombe, Devon, plan to raise money for a dogs charity by dressing up as pooches themselves. Staff at the Destination Lounge will be greyhounds for a day on Saturday in a bid to generate some cash ...

Adverts to raise pet owner awareness Adverts to raise pet owner awareness

Pets take on human forms in the latest TV advertisement from the RSPCA. The commercial aims to highlight how much like humans animals really are, by transforming two dogs into a pair of gossiping women with the help of technology. ...

'Consider pets when moving house' 'Consider pets when moving house'

Householders planning to move home should take time to think about their pets, an estate agent has advised. As part of National Pet Month, Persimmon Homes Anglia is calling upon house owners to follow a set of tips during the house ...

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 ...

Pets on parade for Idol contest Pets on parade for Idol contest

Animals in East Lancashire are putting their best paws forward as their owners enter them into the local Pet Idol 2007 competition. The Lancashire Telegraph reported that local pet owners have been lining up at the Pet Warehouse ...

Rabbits 'should see vets' Rabbits 'should see vets'

A vet has said that pet owners should take their rabbits to see the vet regularly so their pets can remain in good health and free from disease. The claim comes following the news that myxomatosis, a disease that afflicts rabbits, ...

Talented cat 'says own name' Talented cat 'says own name'

A Chinese man might want to consider taking out pet insurance for his gifted feline Agui, who can apparently say his own name. Beijing-born Mr Sun told the Daily Star that his pet cat will say his own name when he is frightened. ...

It's a cat's life It's a cat's life

One hairdresser from Halifax has received some surprised reactions when passers-by peep into her buggy to coo at her offspring, only to find a cat in place of a baby. Louise Layfield, of Calderdale in Halifax, has invested in what ...

Podcast launched detailing responsible dog ownership Podcast launched detailing responsible dog ownership

Dog owners who walk their pets on the North York Moors are to benefit from advice on responsible dog ownership via a new podcast. A 25-minute radio play following the lives of six dogs through fictitious diaries has been developed ...

Children lobby schools for cat charity Children lobby schools for cat charity

A brother and sister team are hoping to raise money for the care of kittens and cats at the local branch of a feline charity. Sam and Amy Hilton, aged 11 and 12 respectively, are calling upon schools to get behind their bid to raise ...

Pet purchases 'require careful consideration' Pet purchases 'require careful consideration'

With National Pet Month fast-approaching, animal lovers are being urged to act responsibly when taking on a new commitment. According to pet lover's website PetClubUK.com, there is a furry friend for everyone, no matter what their ...

Rabbit owner to run hare-raising race Rabbit owner to run hare-raising race

Pet owner Martin Rhys Davies is planning on going the extra mile to raise hundreds of pounds for an animal charity. Mr Davies, from Wigan, is preparing to participate in the Great North Run which will take place in six months time. ...

Pet insurance is essential Pet insurance is essential

Pet insurance is "essential" for animal owners who may have to take their pet to be seen by a veterinary surgeon unexpectedly, an expert has said. Because it is difficult to know when an animal might fall ill, Britons should ...

Pet insurance 'can protect animal family members' health' Pet insurance 'can protect animal family members' health'

With animals increasingly being seen as members of the family, protecting their health and wellbeing through pet insurance is of great importance, an insurer has stated. Insurance firm Direct Line recently found that 14 per cent ...

Caring dog crowned at Crufts Caring dog crowned at Crufts

The British public has voted an elderly man's pet dog Molly the winner of the Crufts Friends for Life final. Molly, a black and tan mongrel, is owned by 81-year-old Tony Higbed from Baildon in West Yorkshire. The dog made it to ...

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 ...

Pet insurance 'similar to car cover' Pet insurance 'similar to car cover'

Pet insurance for dogs shares some similarities with cover for vehicles, an expert has claimed. According to the Kennel Club, the first official registry of purebred dogs in the world, pet insurance varies from area to area in a ...

Pet insurance 'varies between breeds' Pet insurance 'varies between breeds'

Britons looking to get a pet may wish to consider thinking about the breed of the animal when taking into account pet insurance costs. According to one expert, pet insurance costs may vary from one animal to another, depending upon ...

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 ... ...

Pedigree pets 'more expensive to own' Pedigree pets 'more expensive to own'

New reports reveal that the costs of owning a pedigree pet can be as much as a third higher than for cross breeds, with the owners of pedigree cats, dogs and other animals facing more expensive payouts. Experts at Sainsbury's Bank ...

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 ...

Most Brits 'missing out on benefits of pet insurance' Most Brits 'missing out on benefits of pet insurance'

The majority of Britons do not ensure their furry friends are covered by pet insurance, alarming new figures have shown. According to a study conducted by pet insurance provider Debenhams, three in four UK pet owners have not taken ...

Dogs Behaving Beautifully Dogs Behaving Beautifully

As Crufts showcases the UK’s best behaved dogs, Butcher’s Pet Care has put together some top tips on how to ensure your dog does you proud in public ...

Pet Blood Bank launched Pet Blood Bank launched

A blood bank has been launched to help save the lives of pets in the East Midlands. The Loughborough-based Pet Blood Bank Charity will store blood donated by dogs to be used in pet-to-pet transfusions. Supported by Vets Now, the ...

Pet insurance urged to cover theft Pet insurance urged to cover theft

Animal lovers are being urged to take out pet insurance to cover the possible theft of their pets. New figures from Debenhams Pet Insurance indicate a 74 per cent rise in pet theft in the London area last year. Yet three-quarters ...

Reunion joy for stolen dogs and owners Reunion joy for stolen dogs and owners

A number of dogs who were recently stolen at gunpoint have been returned to their rightful owners after a successful police investigation that resulted in a confession. Four Yorkshire terriers were stolen at the end of last month ...

Kitemark scheme planned for kennels Kitemark scheme planned for kennels

A trade association for pets has announced its plans to develop a kitemark scheme for kennels and catteries in the UK. The Kennel Owners and Breeders Association (KOBrA) wants to encourage higher standards of welfare for animals ...

Podgy pooch slims down Podgy pooch slims down

The owners of a super-slimmer dog are probably not as worried about having to make a claim on their pet insurance as they were when their pet weighed in at a whopping 11.5 stone. Brothers David and Derek Benton, from Fordham, have ...

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 ...

Special gift for aging helper Special gift for aging helper

A helpful hound who visits hospital patients has been bought a special gift by her ailing hosts after age caught up with her. Amber the dog, who has visited patients in Alcester Hospital for the past eight years, began to suffer ...

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