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Cats 'man's oldest friend' Cats 'man's oldest friend'

New research has suggested that cats may have been around long before dogs became man's best friend. With DNA evidence and samples recorded from close to 1,000 cats, scientists at Oxford University have traced back feline lineage ...

Help bunny get back on track Help bunny get back on track

Animal lovers in the Coventry area have been asked to send in donations to pay for an operation for a poorly rabbit. The appeal was launched by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), which desperately ...

Forgotten felines in search of homes Forgotten felines in search of homes

Neutered and microchipped cats are seeking new homes in the north Devon area, says the local branch of the Cats Protection League (CPL). The Holsworthy, Bideford and District branch of the oldest and largest cat welfare charity in ...

Rolf's tribute to life-saving vets Rolf's tribute to life-saving vets

Staff at a vets surgery in Crewe were amazed when a television celebrity visited to thank them for saving the life of a beloved pet. Vets at Cheshire Pets Medical Centre had worked on a bank holiday to treat Max the cat, owned by ...

Pet pooch offers a listening ear Pet pooch offers a listening ear

Dogs that hear for their owners can change their lives for the better, providing help and company, according to the charity that organises the service. Hearing Dogs for Deaf People has placed 1,300 trained dogs with people with severe ...

'Protect pets from floodwaters' 'Protect pets from floodwaters'

Advice to pet owners has been issued in the light of the recent flooding by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). The society says it has been called out to help rescue horses, dogs and cats trapped ...

'Protect pets during house moves' 'Protect pets during house moves'

With the home-moving peak of summer here, people have been urged to ensure that their pets stay safe and stress-free during the upheaval. According to the home developer Miller Homes Yorkshire, many people tend to forget about their ...

New hope for pet cancer sufferers New hope for pet cancer sufferers

Plans to build Europe's biggest cancer treatment centre for pets in Scotland could offer new hope of a cure for animals tsuffering from the disease. According to the Scotland on Sunday, Scottish scientists have unveiled a £3 ...

Renting Brits 'unsure of pet policies' Renting Brits 'unsure of pet policies'

Many property-renting Britons are confused about whether or not they are permitted to keep pets, a survey has shown. According to research by the Chartered Institute of Housing, vague policies mean that many consumers are confused ...

Pet Gear Tri-Fold Pet Ramp Pet Gear Tri-Fold Pet Ramp

Most dogs love to go travelling with their owners, but as your dog grows older and becomes less agile, jumping in and out of the car can be a challenge, and the jarring motion may put unnecessary strain on their spine and joints ...

'Make sure your pet has a good summer' 'Make sure your pet has a good summer'

Pet owners are being called upon to ensure their animals have as good a summer as they do by keeping them safe and away from danger. The Suburban newspaper has issued a number of tips for animal lovers to follow in order to ensure ...

Cat owner's joy after 3-year separation Cat owner's joy after 3-year separation

A cat owner has told of her joy at being reunited with her precious pet after a three-year separation. Tracy Bell, aged 48, from North Tyneside, told the Evening Chronicle that she was "amazed" to receive a call telling ...

'Visit the vet to avoid pet insurance claims' 'Visit the vet to avoid pet insurance claims'

Pet owners can reduce the risk of their animals becoming ill and a pet insurance claim having to be made by following a number of tips, according to a current campaign. The National Pet Wellness campaign, entitled Being a Pet is ...

DJ grateful for her pet insurance DJ grateful for her pet insurance

British DJ Sara Cox has spoken of her relief at having pet insurance when her pooch became ill. The 33-year-old mother-of-one, who has her own show on Radio 1, told her listeners that her pet dog Snoop became ill with a limp and ...

Secure pets when travelling, charity urges Secure pets when travelling, charity urges

Pet owners are being urged to make sure their animals are properly restrained when travelling in a vehicle. Charity PDSA is warning consumers that pets could face injury if not properly secured as could owners. "It's not ...

Care home created for elderly canines Care home created for elderly canines

A nursing home has been created in Japan to look after the country's aging population of dogs. The elderly canines can stay at the centre - which is the first of its kind to be created in the country where they are monitored ...

Consumers urged to invest in pet insurance Consumers urged to invest in pet insurance

While Britons spend a total of £3.5 billion on their pets each year, many are still failing to invest in pet insurance policies, despite the cover often contributing to vet bills. Research by research firm Defaqto has shown ...

Pet insurance 'could help pay for skin problem treatment' Pet insurance 'could help pay for skin problem treatment'

Pet owners whose animals suffer from skin complaints may want to ensure they have a pet insurance policy to stave off a build up of costs, an expert has suggested. Mark Johnston, of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, ...

Pet insurance 'could help avoid hit-and-miss situation' Pet insurance 'could help avoid hit-and-miss situation'

It may work out cheaper to invest in a pet insurance policy rather than paying for vet bills when they rise because it is not always easy to cover the costs, it has been claimed. People who require help with paying for vets bills ...

Pet insurance very important Pet insurance very important

Britons who do not take out pet insurance for their animals could be leaving themselves open to a number of problems, one organisation has warned. The British Small Animal Veterinary Association states that pet insurance is "very ...

Pet insurance 'could reduce rising vet bills' Pet insurance 'could reduce rising vet bills'

With veterinary bills on the rise, consumers are being reminded of the importance of ensuring they have pet insurance for their animals. According to the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, fees charged by vets are currently ...

Drugs developed to treat poorly pets Drugs developed to treat poorly pets

A number of new drugs have been approved for use by vets when consumers with pet insurance take their animals to be treated. Some 36 products developed by Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical Company have received approval, consisting of 14 ...

Dog of the day to raise cash for centre Dog of the day to raise cash for centre

A pet rescue centre in Norfolk will be hosting an open day and dog show this weekend in an event which is guaranteed to entertain. The Snetterton Dogs Trust will be opening its doors to the public on Sunday at 12:00 GMT in a bid ...

Charity launches new pets service Charity launches new pets service

Britons are being urged to remember their pets in their wills to ensure that their animals are well-cared for if they are no longer able to do so themselves. The RSPCA has launched a new service entitled Home for Life which makes ...

Charity appeals for mother and puppy unit funding Charity appeals for mother and puppy unit funding

A Scottish animal welfare charity is appealing for funds to establish a centre in the Highlands so that it can build mother and puppy units and other facilities. The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) ...

Pets get celeb names Pets get celeb names

Celebrities are increasingly influencing the name choices of the country's pets, according to a recent study. Within the last two years there has been a 25 per cent increase in the number of Britons naming their pets after Manchester ...

'Not all dog bills expensive' 'Not all dog bills expensive'

Britons are spending more on their dogs but should be aware that some expenses such as pet insurance are not always costly, according to a study. Pet insurance provider Sainsbury's Bank has found that the cost of owning a dog ...

Horse lovers reminded to be responsible Horse lovers reminded to be responsible

Britons with pet horses are being urged by one pet insurance firm to be aware that it is not always possible to predict what their animals will do. Independent intermediary Stoneways Insurance Services has stressed that horse owners ...

Pet hospital celebrates 69th birthday Pet hospital celebrates 69th birthday

A pet hospital in Coventry is celebrating 69 years of providing treatment for sick or injured pets in the area. The PDSA's pet hospital, based in Coundon, has treated animals for free after decades of experience and two premises ...

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