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Pet pedicures to increase awareness Pet pedicures to increase awareness

One animal lover in Norfolk has been offering guinea pigs pedicures in a bid to educate pet owners about the correct care which should be given to the rodents. Cheryl Hustwith, of Sprowston Guinea Pig Sanctuary, organised a dedicated ...

Award anticipation for disabled pet owner Award anticipation for disabled pet owner

A disabled pet owner who could no longer bend when trying to feed his animals is up for an award after designing a new feeding contraption. Ray Dinham, aged 57, from Somerset, has spent the last six years designing his product, entitled ...

Lonely pets can find a companion online Lonely pets can find a companion online

Lonely pets may soon be able to find a mate online, thanks to a new internet matchmaking service. Website Petpalio.com has been set up to provide a way of pet owners introducing their animals to other owner via the web, in order ...

Animal owners should prepare for pregnant pet's big day Animal owners should prepare for pregnant pet's big day

Pet owners whose pregnant animals are nearing the stages of labour are being advised to prepare for the big day. According to the Sun Herald, pregnant pets need good nutrition, including increased amounts of protein and calcium during ...

'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 ...

Drug developed for depressed dogs Drug developed for depressed dogs

Animal owners who are at the end of their tether because of their pet's separation anxiety could find they are being thrown a lifeline. Depressed dogs showing signs of anxiety such as incessant scratching at doors or wild and frantic ...

'Don't put off getting pet insurance' 'Don't put off getting pet insurance'

Just because a pet owner has not needed to take their animal to the vets for a major operation, they should not think that they do not require pet insurance, one expert has urged. Speaking to the Sunday Herald, expert Brian Brown, ...

Pets should go gluten-free Pets should go gluten-free

Pets with problems such as flatulence and rashes may find that their ailments clear up once gluten is removed from their diet. According to clinical nutritionist Shari Lieberman, pet owners may be wondering what pet foods are safe ...

Ex-couples 'would fight for their pets' Ex-couples 'would fight for their pets'

Many couples who have separated would be willing to fight their ex-partner for custody of their pet, a study has shown. Research by pet insurance firm Direct Line highlights that a fifth of animal lovers would battle for custody ...

Wedding clothes 'popular with pooches' Wedding clothes 'popular with pooches'

Special occasion wear for dogs is becoming a popular trend, one specialist has claimed, as the animals are increasingly invited to participate in wedding celebrations. According to Liz Wilson, a canine wedding clothes specialist, ...

'Think carefully about pet insurance' 'Think carefully about pet insurance'

When looking for the right pet insurance policy, it is vital to consider the options available in depth and weight up the choices, an expert has said. Speaking to the Enquirer, Angie Hicks, founder of an American comparison website ...

Pet fostering scheme for children in troubled homes Pet fostering scheme for children in troubled homes

Animals from problem-rife homes are being offered car from volunteer 'foster parents'. Pets owned by children in families which have had to move to a refuge can now find a home with a foster carer for up to five months while their ...

Perfect pet photography Perfect pet photography

Pet owners looking to get the perfect picture of their furry friend might like to follow a number of tips before entering them into a pretty pets competition, an expert has said. According to a technology expert writing for PC World, ...

Britons love their cats, survey shows Britons love their cats, survey shows

Britain is a nation of cat-lovers, according to a recent animal charity survey. According to the Cats Protection study, 76 per cent of cat owners believe their animals understand their moods, with 64 per cent saying they spend up ...

Parrot palace opens to other animals Parrot palace opens to other animals

One bird-lover from Norwich has announced an extension to the parrot sanctuary she runs in her home. The grandmother from Sprowston, Lorraine Lemmon, has said she will now take in other birds and small pets while their owners take ...

Flea warning for pet owners Flea warning for pet owners

Pet owners are being warned to be on the lookout for fleas as the weather warms up. Experts are reminding animal lovers that with the warmth comes the possibilities of pets getting fleas, which grow in number during hotter months, ...

Brits 'spend billions' buying cats and dogs Brits 'spend billions' buying cats and dogs

British citizens have spent £2.6 billion buying pet cats and dogs over the past five years, a study has shown. According to pet insurance provider Halifax, UK residents spent £520 million per year purchasing their animals, ...

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 ...

Small dog genetics discovered Small dog genetics discovered

The gene governing the size of dogs may have been discovered, a study has stated. According to the research journal Science, a genetic marker has been uncovered which may determine whether dogs are big or small. Study co-author, ...

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 ...

Dog proves to be a woman's best friend Dog proves to be a woman's best friend

A 51-year-old woman has revealed how a dog saved her life, canine lovers may be interested to know. The incident took place in Juneau, Alaska, when a stray cigarette apparently caused a fire that consumed an entire apartment complex, ...

Help a hedgehog Help a hedgehog

Residents of Harlow and Bishop's Stortford with a taste in unique pets are being urged to help hedgehogs in their area. A scheme called Epping Forest Hedgehog rescue, which cares for injured or disabled hedgehogs, is appealing for ...

Pet insurance 'can guard against expensive vet's bills' Pet insurance 'can guard against expensive vet's bills'

Although the pet insurance industry is booming, the majority of cat owners could face hefty vet's bills by not having cover for their feline friends, one publication has warned. The Scotsman reports that while the pet insurance market ...

Are We Loving Our Dogs To Death? Are We Loving Our Dogs To Death?

New research reveals that increasing amounts of people are unwittingly risking the health of their dogs by feeding them potentially fatal human foods ...

Most dog owners 'rely on pets to guard the house' Most dog owners 'rely on pets to guard the house'

The majority of dog owners rely on their pets to protect their homes rather than a burglar alarm, a study has shown. Research by Legal & General found that of the 20 per cent of Britons who own a dog, 80 per cent believe that ...

Pets to be protected under act Pets to be protected under act

From Friday, pets across Britain will have their own bill of rights to ensure they are protected from ill-treatment. The Animal Welfare Act is almost in force, under which pet owners will have to take good care of their animals or ...

Bunnies 'not just for Easter' Bunnies 'not just for Easter'

Despite the traditional image of Easter being a bunny, a branch of the RSPCA is urging animal lovers to think twice before purchasing a rabbit this season. According to the South Buckinghamshire branch of the charity, the novelty ...

Australia follows Britain's lead on pet insurance Australia follows Britain's lead on pet insurance

With a third of pets in the UK covered by insurance, Australians are starting to follow the country's lead. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, around one per cent of Australia's cats and dogs are now covered by pet insurance ...

Three-legged dogs 'can cope just as well' Three-legged dogs 'can cope just as well'

Animal welfare charities in Scotland are calling for kind Britons to help rehome dogs which have only three legs and are in need of loving care. Thanks to modern veterinary techniques, more dogs are surviving operations in which ...

Former home-run animal centre celebrates anniversary Former home-run animal centre celebrates anniversary

An animal rehoming centre in Cumberland has celebrated its first anniversary after volunteers spent 15 years caring for abandoned pets and strays in their own homes. Before the centre in the Eden Valley was set up, volunteers for ...

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