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World-class vision for guide dogs World-class vision for guide dogs

A "world-class" school for guide dogs was opened by Princess Alexandra in Scotland, it has been reported. One-year-old dogs will enrol at the Forfar centre for training before being sent out to teams nationwide for final ...

Boxer fitted with pacemaker Boxer fitted with pacemaker

A boxer dog is on the road to recovery after collapsing and having to have a heart pacemaker fitted. Floyd, a 13-year-old pedigree canine, fell ill at his home in Sadleworth and his owner, Tom Patterson, had to fork out £8,500 ...

Welsh Wag picks up some piggies Welsh Wag picks up some piggies

Charlotte Church and Gavin Henson have bought two miniature pet pigs for their South Wales family home, it has been reported. The Welsh It couple ordered the designer piggies - that fetch £250 each - after taking their baby ...

Pedigree pets 'more likely to need the vet' Pedigree pets 'more likely to need the vet'

Pedigree pets cost their owners more than 15 per cent more in vet bills than non-pedigree breeds, according to latest research. A survey from Saga Pet Insurance has revealed that the average vet bill in the UK is £320.92, but ...

Credit crunch to blame for pets abandonment, says charity Credit crunch to blame for pets abandonment, says charity

The credit crunch is not only impacting the lives of homeowners but it is resulting in an increase in the number of pets being abandoned, one animal charity claims. Powys Animal Welfare Trust said it has seen a doubling in the number ...

Pet insurance market to 'reach 700m' Pet insurance market to 'reach 700m'

The pet insurance sector is set to grow over the next four years, it has been claimed today. Latest research figures compiled by Datamonitor claim the market will reach around £700 million by 2012. The source claims the industry ...

Piggy princess won't step in the mud Piggy princess won't step in the mud

One little piggy would rather go to market than roll around in mud, it has been reported. A porky prima donna called Cinderella is refusing to join her pink pals without her trusted wellies after developing mysophobia - a fear of ...

Cannes to crown top dog Cannes to crown top dog

Critics will meet on Friday (May 23rd) to decide which dog to crown at the Cannes Film Festival, it has been reported. The Palm Dog recognises the animals' contribution to the big screen and is backed by a pack of renowned critics ...

Black cat no so unlucky Black cat no so unlucky

A black cat and the number 13 were not so unlucky for a lottery syndicate. In fact the opposite proved true for 14 staff at Glastonbury Court Residential home in Bury St Edmunds when the combination resulted in a £130,000 win ...

Cat too fast for Whitehouse Cat too fast for Whitehouse

Madcap Fast Show comedian Paul Whitehouse's ex-wife did not see the funny side when she returned from holiday to find her cat missing. Whitehouse had been looking after Bob, a ginger eight-year-old, when the feline slipped out of ...

Woman 'spends 40k' on pampering pooches Woman 'spends 40k' on pampering pooches

A pet lover has splashed out tens of thousands of pounds on her beloved dogs. Louise Harris, from Essex, claims she has spent £40,000 on bringing up her two Yorkshire Terriers. The 29-year-old pooch pamperer has bought the ...

Wales publishes pet guide Wales publishes pet guide

Wales has published official guides to offer advice to pet owners in the country, it has been reported. The Welsh Assembly has issued a code of practise to inform pet owners of their responsibilities as animal owners, according to ...

Pussy back after decade away Pussy back after decade away

A pet cat has been returned to its owner after going missing almost ten years ago. Dixie was picked up by an RSPCA officer in Linton Walk, Erdington in August after he was seen loitering in the area for two months. When the feline's ...

Bilbo urges safe swimming Bilbo urges safe swimming

The nation's only life-saving dog is warning Cornish bathers of the importance of beach safety. Bilbo, the 14-stone Newfoundland, will appear on posters as part of an awareness campaign to remind swimmers to bathe in designated areas. ...

Dog's trampoline escape to victory Dog's trampoline escape to victory

A much-loved family pet dog bounced his way to freedom using a child's trampoline, it has been reported. Harvey, a three-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, escaped from his owner's home in York on Friday (June 13th) and has not ...

Dogs become fashion accessories in China Dogs become fashion accessories in China

As the Chinese economy continues to develop at a rapid pace the country is adopting a wide range of cultural trends from the west. The latest western fashion to sweep the world's fastest growing economy is pet ownership. Dogs especially ...

Kate's cat catches fire Kate's cat catches fire

Actress Kate Beckinsale was nearly forced to cancel her attendance at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards after her cat caught fire. Clive had brushed up against a candle when he was engulfed in flames, just before Kate was due ...

Wet nose 'helps dogs scent' Wet nose 'helps dogs scent'

A wet nose can help dogs pick up scents, the latest research has suggested. In a study by scientists at Pennsylvania State University it was found moistness around the area can help canine's sense of smell. The work stated the ...

Donkey dines with family Donkey dines with family

One unusual family pet is a regular around her masters' dining table, it has been reported. Holly the donkey enjoys munching on fruit or French toast while her owners tuck into the breakfast, according to the Metro. Jackie Ferrier, ...

Check where your pups come form, urges charity Check where your pups come form, urges charity

The Scottish SPCA is urging the country's pet lovers to make sure they know where their puppies are coming from - so they are not supporting the multi-million pound trade cruelly delivering the dogs from abroad, it has been reported. ...

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