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Actor dog fools viewers Actor dog fools viewers

An actor dog did such a good job pretending to be scared that viewers have flooded message boards with complaints. The canine star was one of two very similar-looking dogs appearing in an advert for the Volkswagen Polo. In the ad, ...

Staffies just 'big softies' Staffies just 'big softies'

Staffordshire bull terriers are just big softies and make ideal family pets, despite suggestions to the contrary. According to the UK Kennel Club, they are reliable, highly intelligent and affectionate, especially with children - ...

Oscar's ninth life slipping through his paws? Oscar's ninth life slipping through his paws?

A brave cat is hanging on to his ninth life after a string of unfortunate incidents has left the world-weary moggy's owners with vet bills exceeding £2,000, it has been reported. Oscar was found trembling under a hedge after ...

Home-made pet food 'saves cash' Home-made pet food 'saves cash'

Pet owners can save money by supplementing commercial pet foods with homemade varieties, it has been reported. Owners can pick up scrap bits of fish, such as heads, tails and carcasses, from fishmongers for a number of pence if anything ...

Brutal rabbit attack Brutal rabbit attack

A Dundee pet lover is sickened by the brutal abduction and murder of her family pet rabbit, it has been reported. Misty, a three-year-old rabbit, was taken from her hutch on Monday morning and her fur was dumped back in the family's ...

Dog dirt to be DNA tested Dog dirt to be DNA tested

In pet news from the continent, Italian dog owners are being warned their dogs dirt could lead to them being tracked down and fined, it has emerged. A northern Italian town is proposing to create a database of all registered dogs ...

RSPCA Welcomes Electric Shock Collar Ban In Wales RSPCA Welcomes Electric Shock Collar Ban In Wales

The decision to ban the use of electric shock collars in Wales has been warmly welcomed by the RSPCA ...

Photopod Pooch Portraits Photopod Pooch Portraits

Looking around your sitting room there are probably photos of family and friends dotted about. But what about Ďmanís best friendí? ...

Record Breaking Crufts Keeps Getting Bigger Record Breaking Crufts Keeps Getting Bigger

With even more entries than in 2007, Crufts has secured its place, yet again, as the worldís largest dog show. ...

Cat whispers in Chinese Cat whispers in Chinese

A cat has become a celebrity in China after whispering something to his owner. Grandmother Lv, from Changhun city, says Mimi called her 'Laolao', the Chinese word for Grandma. She first thought it might be her granddaughter calling ...

Overweight pets compete Overweight pets compete

Britain's fattest pets are battling it out in a slimming contest, it has been reported. Eight of the country's most overweight domesticated animals will embark on a 100-day diet in a bid to be crowned the 2008 pet fit club champion, ...

Family rabbit tortured Family rabbit tortured

A Huyton family have been left heartbroken after their pet rabbit was tortured, it has been reported. Mum-of-three Joanne Parker found Flopsy barely alive on her front doorstep last month, according to the Liverpool Echo. The previous ...

Cat naps his way through the post Cat naps his way through the post

A pet pussy was posted across his native Germany by mistake after cat napping in a parcel box, it has been reported. Janosch's journey began as he went for a nice afternoon nap in a box filled with presents for its owner's relatives, ...

Search on for singing dogs Search on for singing dogs

Talented pooches are being sought to pay tribute to a famous Swansea dog who became a hero in the 1930s for rescuing drowning swimmers from the docks. Artist Richard Higlett is on the lookout for dogs from the city to perform A Song ...

Meet Chester the clumsy canine Meet Chester the clumsy canine

A dog is accused of being the clumsiest canine in the country after a number of accidents including getting stuck down a rabbit hole, it has emerged. Chester, a 12-year-old lurcher, cannot go for a walk with his owner without getting ...

How dog walking gives owners an in-built homing device and self-taught GPS How dog walking gives owners an in-built homing device and self-taught GPS

In a study carried out amongst over 500 dog and non-dog owners it has been discovered that dog owners have a better sense of direction ...

Petplanet.co.uk joins up with SSPCA in Flyball Sponsorship at Crufts Petplanet.co.uk joins up with SSPCA in Flyball Sponsorship at Crufts

Petplanet.co.uk are pleased to announce that one of the Scottish Flyball Teams which have qualified for Crufts this year include 3 members of our own staff Ė and their dogs of course ...

Donít be in the Dog House when you move home Donít be in the Dog House when you move home

Are you about to wave goodbye to a much loved home? Then spare a thought for your four-legged friend as he woofs a fond farewell to his favourite park, lamp post and chums ...

MP calls for pet monkey ban MP calls for pet monkey ban

A Shropshire MP is calling for the closure of a loophole in animal welfare laws that enable people to keep primates as pets, it has been reported. Mark Pritchard, Conservative MP for The Wrekin, claims unacceptable suffering is ...

Perrmuda Triangle claims 45 cats Perrmuda Triangle claims 45 cats

Scores of pet cats have disappeared in a six street radius, which is now being dubbed the "Purrmuda Triangle". The bodies of the 45 cats that disappeared from the Woolaston suburb in the West Midlands have never been found. ...

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