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Pets take to the skies Pets take to the skies

Nearly 50,000 pet passports were issued in Britain last year and the figure is set to rise this year, it has been reported. The Pets Travel Scheme enables animal lovers to take their beloved four-legged friends on family trips abroad, ...

African parrot gets lost in Japan African parrot gets lost in Japan

A parrot who flew out of his cage and got lost kept his beak closed when picked up by the police but spilled the beans to a vet, it has been reported. Yosuke was discovered by local police on the roof of a Nagareyama apartment, ...

Five kittens rescued from skip Five kittens rescued from skip

Five kittens have had a lucky escape after being rescued from a skip just as it was being emptied. They were found at the Cheney Manor Recycling Centre and are now at Thameswood Small Animal Hospital. The kittens' mother, who was ...

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, ...

Pet lover uses savings for cat surgery Pet lover uses savings for cat surgery

One avid pet fan has paid £7,500 from her savings for her cat to have its face reconstructed after the creature was hit by a car. Tanya Dickson shelled out the cash after her cat Hetty, who is a male, was hit by a car and suffered ...

Hound hooks up with hen Hound hooks up with hen

A Somerset scandal has set tongues wagging after a dog hatched an unlikely bond with a chick, it has been reported. Cannington family dog, Nell, has adopted a chick rejected by its mother last week, according to the Bridgewater Mercury. ...

Protect Your Pets from Fleas with Frontline Spot On Protect Your Pets from Fleas with Frontline Spot On

As the weather begins to get warmer the problem of fleas, ticks and lice begins to rear its ugly head. Many people believe that these pests are only a summer problem ...

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 ...

Hero dog saves kittens Hero dog saves kittens

A pet dog has been dubbed a hero after saving a litter of kittens from a fire. Leo, a Jack Russell cross, risked his own life by standing guard over a litter of kittens as a blaze tore through a family house in Melbourne, Australia. ...

Pet insurance plan launched Pet insurance plan launched

A new pet insurance plan has been announced in a bid to ensure more cats and dogs are covered. Sainsbury's Finance has launched the new low-cost pet insurance scheme. Under the plan, owners will be offered £3,000 towards the ...

Man banned from keeping dogs Man banned from keeping dogs

A pet owner has been convicted of animal cruelty for keeping 11 illegal fighting dogs in his basement flat, it has been reported. Brent magistrates' court this week ordered Akim Adelaja to serve 280 hours of unpaid work and banned ...

Beginners Agility with your Dog (Part 2) Beginners Agility with your Dog (Part 2)

All my life I have had dogs. I have walked them, ridden my horse with them running by my side, been involved in the breeding of them (albeit for friends and never my own) and most recently shown them in breed classes. ...

Paris abandons cat Paris abandons cat

Social butterfly Paris Hilton has apparently abandoned her cat after taking it to the vet two weeks ago and not returning to collect it. Prada was dropped off by the hotel heiress at Kriss Kelly's Foundation for Cats from where she ...

Tortoise rescued from garden chair Tortoise rescued from garden chair

A 20-year-old South African Sulcata tortoise called George had a mishap with a garden chair on Wednesday (May 7th) and firemen were called out to help him, according to reports. George's owner Tina Jones called the emergency services ...

Pet dogs shot dead Pet dogs shot dead

One pet-loving family has been left shell-shocked following a vicious attack on their beloved dogs which were left dead after an early morning shooting, it has been reported. Navestock farmer Elizabeth Swan is pleading for help to ...

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