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RSPCA: Microchip pets in June RSPCA: Microchip pets in June

Pet owners are being encouraged to have their four-legged friends microchipped in June. The RSPCA is backing National Microchipping Month, organised by the Kennel Club, and has called on pet owners to take advantage of reduced rates ...

Kylie and Wayne top pet's names Kylie and Wayne top pet's names

New research has found that some of the most popular pet names in the UK today are those of the rich and famous. Wayne Rooney and Kylie Minogue seem to be the new names of choice for many pet owners, as people prefer to call their ...

Rodent appeal 'on the rise' Rodent appeal 'on the rise'

Rats are becoming more popular pets, one expert has claimed. Speaking to the Express & Star at the annual Midlands Pets & People Show, Lesley Mackness, a member of the Midland Rat Club's committee, said that the rodents' ...

Manage Dogs’ fear of travel with D.A.P Manage Dogs’ fear of travel with D.A.P

Going on holiday? Travel sickness in dogs is a common problem, but there is a simple solution. Try using DAP® Spray, which replicates the effects of the dog appeasing pheromone ... ...

Does your dog have star quality? Does your dog have star quality?

Animal Planet's Top Dog is back for a second series and producers are looking for the next generation of dogs and owners to take part ... ...

Slithery pets born at school Slithery pets born at school

One London school has become home to some classroom critters of a not so furry kind. Highgate School has become the birthplace of seven slippery snake babies after the Junior Reptile Society's pet desert kings produced offspring, ...

Perfect pet pics could win owners a prize Perfect pet pics could win owners a prize

Young pet owners are being urged to take some snaps of animals and be in with the chance of winning a prize. Animal charity RSPCA is running its annual Young Photographer Awards for which a number of prizes are offered, including ...

Pet insurance firm names common complaints Pet insurance firm names common complaints

An American pet insurance firm has named skin allergies as the number one complaint among dog owners needing veterinarian treatment. Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) assesses its claims from last year and discovered skin allergies, ...

Pet insurance 'vital for summer' Pet insurance 'vital for summer'

As summer approaches, one pet insurance provider is warning that an increase in expensive claims may occur. Tesco Personal Finance states that there are some claims which occur more than others as the weather warms up and animals ...

'Avoid pet insurance claims with sunscreen' 'Avoid pet insurance claims with sunscreen'

To avoid having to make a pet insurance claim, one expert has advised using sunscreen on pale animals which may be susceptible to sunburn this summer. Monica McCormack, spokesperson for Tesco Personal Finance, advised Britons concerned ...

Travelling pets 'need documentation' Travelling pets 'need documentation'

Animal owners are being urged to ensure that they have the correct documentation with them when travelling abroad with their pets. The warning from pet insurance firm Halifax follows the recent incident involving football club Chelsea's ...

Charity asks Brits to host dogs' dinners Charity asks Brits to host dogs' dinners

British animal owners are being urged to hold tea parties for their pets to raise money for charity. The Blue Cross is today launching the nation's biggest tea party for pets event in which Britons can register to host a tea party ...

Show Tech grooming table with control post & grooming noose Show Tech grooming table with control post & grooming noose

Popular with professional groomers and dog show exhibitors alike, grooming tables make trimming your dog’s coat a pleasure instead of a chore ...

Pet insurance offers holidaying Brits 'peace of mind' Pet insurance offers holidaying Brits 'peace of mind'

Many British holidaymakers are opting to take out pet insurance for their animals as a safeguard whether they choose to take them travelling or leave them at home, an expert has claimed. A spokesperson for the pet insurance provider ...

Hayfever can affect pets, too Hayfever can affect pets, too

As summer draws ever closer, many Britons may find themselves suffering from hayfever, but an expert states that pets may also fall victim to the condition. Pet insurance firm Churchill states that during the summer months, claims ...

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 ...

Stolen kitten found safe and well Stolen kitten found safe and well

A tiny kitten which was stolen from a pet store in Darlington has been rescued by police and given back to the distraught shop owner. The business' owner Adrian Roberts reported the kitten as missing in the Northern Echo, where she ...

Dog owner grateful for pet insurance Dog owner grateful for pet insurance

One dog owner from Layton, near Blackpool has spoken of his relief at having pet insurance after his puppy became ill. Driving instructor Steve Conway, aged 34, told the Gazette that his Rottweiler Diesel may have eaten something ...

Dog has litter of 13 pups Dog has litter of 13 pups

A St Bernard dog in East Sussex has surprised her owners by giving birth to 13 puppies in one litter. Poppy the dog, who weighs 12 stone, now has 13 puppies after eight hours of labour despite an earlier scan only showing up three ...

Pet cow marries in Indian ceremony Pet cow marries in Indian ceremony

A couple in India have had their wish come true in marrying off their pet cow, Sadhana. The couple, who were unable to have children, wanted their beloved pet to get married as if she was their daughter. In traditional fashion, ...

Pets treated in charity drive Pets treated in charity drive

Hundreds of pets have been treated over a two-day community drive across the Wirral run by the RSPCA. The charity set to work micro-chipping, vaccinating and neutering animals in the area, while 370 pets received flea treatment for ...

'Protect pets from second-hand smoke' 'Protect pets from second-hand smoke'

Britons who smoke near their animals may want to consider taking out pet insurance as they may fall victim to health complaints. According to insurer More Than, three million people may be putting their pets at risk by smoking around ...

Brits 'could help pets through wills' Brits 'could help pets through wills'

Older animal lovers are being urged to help out pets in need by donating to charity. Research by PDSA has found that only seven per cent of Britons plan to leave a legacy to a charitable trust, with this increasing to only nine per ...

RSPCA treats 600 pets in action weekend RSPCA treats 600 pets in action weekend

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has revealed that it treated around 600 pets from across the Wirral during its recent two-day community action weekend. The Birkenhead Park event saw 370 animals ...

Pet insurance myths exposed Pet insurance myths exposed

A number of misconceptions surrounding pet insurance have been busted by one US website. According to WRAL.com, beliefs that pet insurance is more expensive than human health insurance have been exposed as myths. The website states ...

Wild animals 'are not pets' Wild animals 'are not pets'

An animal rescuer is urging the British public not to take in wild creatures as pets after being pestered for fox cubs. Jim Ward, who lives in Scarborough, runs a wildlife rescue and advice service in the area, the Scarborough Evening ...

Animal-loving children 'more confident' Animal-loving children 'more confident'

Children who have regular contact with animals have been found to have greater levels of confidence than their counterparts. According to research by the Pet Health Council, 80 per cent of children who interact with animals said ...

British rabbit wins prize in USA British rabbit wins prize in USA

One young animal lover is celebrating after one of her rabbits took second place in a competition in America. Twelve-year-old Victoria from Doncaster told CBBC of her adventures in Los Angeles, where she entered three rabbits from ...

Vet and pet go back to school Vet and pet go back to school

A Hertfordshire vet has been touring areas of the county in a bid to educate children on how to properly care for their pets. Head vet of Oaks practice in Welwyn Garden City, Steven Walker, has been attending local primary schools ...

Family reunited with stranded dog Family reunited with stranded dog

One family pet which was kept apart from her family for two weeks after being forced to stay in France has been collected by her happy owners. Coco the Chocolate Labrador had spent two weeks in French kennels after her microchip ...

Lead laws 'could help dogs avoid accidents' Lead laws 'could help dogs avoid accidents'

New laws introduced today will mean that dog owners will have to keep their pets on leads in public to prevent them becoming involved in accidents. The regulations mean that anyone found to be letting their animal roam free on certain ...

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