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New web site allows pet owners to think like felines New web site allows pet owners to think like felines

A new website for an American cat food company allows humans to think like felines - as the entire site is written and designed from the perspective of a cat. The site incorporates videos and photographs and allows visitors to play ...

DAP Collar DAP Collar

DAP (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) is now available in a easy to use Collar form ...

Pet insurance vital regardless of age Pet insurance vital regardless of age

Cat owners should take the necessary steps to insure their pet regardless of its age, an animal welfare charity has claimed. According to Cats Protection, the emotional burden of an injury to a beloved pet is hard enough to deal ...

Pampered pooch becomes millionaire Pampered pooch becomes millionaire

A lucky dog became a millionaire when its wealthy owner died and left a share of her fortune behind for it in a trust fund. The fortunate white Maltese, called Trouble, hit the jackpot when owner, wealthy hotelier Leona Hemlsley, ...

Lucky puppy left millions Lucky puppy left millions

Following the death of his owner Leona Helmsely, Trouble, the lucky white Maltese dog, has been more than looked after in her will. The dog, who is already used to the finest things in life, will continue to live in the grandiose ...

Environmental pet owners going green Environmental pet owners going green

With the global population doing more to ensure that the future of the planet is safeguarded, some pet owners are making sure that their dogs are following suit. Owners are splashing on eco-friendly dog collars, biodegradable waste ...

Lucky dogs receive human treatment Lucky dogs receive human treatment

Lucky dogs are being treated more and more like members of the family, receiving human names and even their own social networking sites. An increasing number of pooches are being given names such as Max and Princess and even more ...

Cat hitches 1,000 mile round trip Cat hitches 1,000 mile round trip

A wandering feline made a 1,000 mile trip from her home in Green Bay to Virginia and followed it up with 18 day hike - before returning home again. Annie, a Calico cat, hopped onto a removal truck belonging to her neighbours and ...

Dog and antelope make friends Dog and antelope make friends

An outgoing Colorado dog has struck up an unlikely friendship with an antelope from Wyoming. Skeeter, a happy-go-lucky young canine, stumbled upon the young buck on a river trail - where they were then found playing together by a ...

Brave police dog nabs suspect Brave police dog nabs suspect

A heroic police dog helped catch a suspect who shot a deputy sheriff. The incident, which took place in Los Angles, was sparked as the deputy attempted to search a property and was shot in the chest. It was then the heroic canine ...

'Acatemy' to bring pets closer to owners 'Acatemy' to bring pets closer to owners

A New York training school is offering its students the chance to become closer to their pets - by imitating their behaviour The school maintains that the owner can only begin to understand their pet when they begin to behave in ...

Medals of honour for top dogs Medals of honour for top dogs

Two DVD-sniffing dogs were honoured by the Malaysian government for their part in a crack-down on bootleg movies. The black Labradors, named Lucky and Flo, are trained to smell chemicals that go into DVD production and their efforts ...

Pets enjoy fashion parade Pets enjoy fashion parade

Lucky dogs from all over the world strutted their stuff on the canine catwalk at New York's Pet Fashion Week. The show, which also included one privileged cat in a golden collar, featured designs from 20 of the world's leading pet ...

Guide dog rescued from escalator by members of the public Guide dog rescued from escalator by members of the public

A guide dog was rescued by helpful onlooker after getting a paw trapped in an escalator at Melbourne Central station. The golden retriever, named Zayna, got her foot caught in an escalator and was in serious pain until quick thinking ...

Rabbit returned to family Rabbit returned to family

An ecstatic family welcomed their pet rabbit back home after it went missing for several weeks. The Ashburn family's two children, Jake and Martha, were heartbroken to learn that their beloved pet Snowy had been taken from the hutch ...

Nursing home say dog can predict death Nursing home say dog can predict death

An Ohio nursing home claims to possess a dog that can foretell the death of its residents. Scamp, a Schnauzer, lives at the Ohio home and it its owner says that the animal has been present at around 40 deaths in the past three years. ...

Cat escapes blaze by hiding in furniture Cat escapes blaze by hiding in furniture

A cat displayed exceptional survival instincts by using a sofa as a shelter from fire. The quick-thinking feline could not escape the property during the blaze so wedged itself in the item of furniture to avoid injury. The cat belonged ...

Affectionate greyhounds 'are easy to care for' Affectionate greyhounds 'are easy to care for'

Greyhounds are very easy to care for as pets, according to Jenny Bunting, head of the Brighton and Hove Retired Greyhound Trust (RGT). Their affectionate and calm nature makes them ideal companions for people, she told the Argus. ...

Missing cat found miles from home Missing cat found miles from home

A missing cat turned up alive and well - but more than 100 miles from home. Tigger had been missing from the home of his owner, Linda Short, in South Wales for around two months before he was discovered 130 miles away, the BBC reports. ...

Dogs need to be kept cool during the heat Dogs need to be kept cool during the heat

Call the dog inside when the weather is at its hottest, says dog expert Tamar Gellar, just one tip for keeping pets cool this August. Although the weather across the UK this summer has been warm at best, man's best friend, like us, ...

Dog told to keep of the grass Dog told to keep of the grass

A dog owner was shocked to find that her dog was overweight because it had eaten a large amount of grass. Pie, the Rottweiler-Alsation cross, concerned his owner, Annabelle Pottle, as he tipped the scales at an incredible 15 stone, ...

'Donate old clothes to help pet charity' 'Donate old clothes to help pet charity'

A pet's charity branch is urging the public to help out their furry friends by clearing out their wardrobes. The PDSA is calling upon residents of Wellington, Somerset, to bring their old or unwanted clothing items to the branch ...

Pet owners urged to keep animals trim Pet owners urged to keep animals trim

Cat owners are being told to watch what they feed their pets after a study found a rising number of felines are being diagnosed with diabetes. Researchers at Edinburgh University found that one in 230 pet cats in Britain is now diabetic. ...

'Choose pet insurance carefully' 'Choose pet insurance carefully'

Animal lovers are being urged to shop around when considering buying pet insurance, a new report reveals. Research by Churchill Insurance claims the average Great Dane dog could cost £32,000 over the pet's lifetime, while the ...

Brits 'comfortable' with online pet insurance shopping Brits 'comfortable' with online pet insurance shopping

People are becoming more comfortable with getting their pet insurance policies online, an expert has stated. According to Natasha Virtue, communications manager for Sainsbury's Bank, while other methods of taking out a pet insurance ...

Owners 'do their research' when it comes to pet holidays Owners 'do their research' when it comes to pet holidays

The majority of pet owners planning to take their animals away on holiday with them do research online to compare the services on offer, a survey has shown. Findings by website TRIPSwithPETS.com highlight that 74 per cent of pet ...

Pet insurance 'can cover kennel fees' Pet insurance 'can cover kennel fees'

Animal owners who require a trip to hospital may be relieved to read that their pet insurance policies are likely to cover the cost of putting their furry friend into temporary accommodation. Carmel McCarthy, PR manager of Direct ...

Cat charity launches poster campaign Cat charity launches poster campaign

Feline charity Cats Protection has launched a new poster campaign to highlight the plight of cats which need rehoming. With the aim of finding homes for more moggies, the charity is putting up posters at some of the UK's major train ...

Animal ambulance to hit the streets Animal ambulance to hit the streets

From Monday a new pets service is to hit the road in Chester in the form of an animal ambulance. The dedicated pets ambulance, which covers the Ellesmere Port area, has been set up by pampering service Pet Concepts. After rescue ...

Vitally important to have pet insurance Vitally important to have pet insurance

Pet insurance is becoming "vitally important" amid rising animal ownership costs, an expert has urged. Animal owners who spend a significant amount on their furry friends should not begrudge spending a few extra pounds ...

Pet insurance 'important in flood-prone areas' Pet insurance 'important in flood-prone areas'

Animal owners living in flood-prone areas should ensure that they have pet insurance policies as they may be susceptible to greater risks. According to Carmel McCarthy, PR manager of Direct Line, during floods, pets may consume contaminated ...

'Don't let insured pets become obese' 'Don't let insured pets become obese'

With pets increasingly becoming fatter, owners are being warned that their pet insurance policies could become void. According to website EveryInvester.co.uk, once a pet becomes obese it may no longer be covered by an insurance policy. ...

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