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PDSA sends ‘virtual vets’ to help in the classroom PDSA sends ‘virtual vets’ to help in the classroom

As the new school term gets under way, leading veterinary charity PDSA is set to liven up the UK’s classrooms by sending its ‘virtual vets’ into lessons to help school children learn about caring for their pets properly ...

Korean dog to take over the world? Korean dog to take over the world?

A South Korean electronics giant is working with its government to promote the nation's dog, it has been reported. Samsung wants to help make the country's national treasure, the Jindo, an international breed, according to Reuters. ...

Pet funerals on the rise Pet funerals on the rise

The amount of money American pet owners are spending on their animal's funerals is soaring, it has been reported. Pet funeral services are enjoying a booming trade in the US, according to the Telegraph. The total amount spent this ...

Tornado dog returns Tornado dog returns

A dog has returned home nearly three weeks after a devastating tornado ripped through a town in Arkansas. Pongo, a nine-year-old basset hound, ran off after the storm broke open a gate at the family home in the Gassville area. Owners ...

Terrier Thomas one of the lucky ones Terrier Thomas one of the lucky ones

Thomas the terrier is one of the lucky dogs to have found a loving home after being dumped by their previous owners. A year ago the petrified puppy was found tied to a fence and left for dead, alongside the main railway line between ...

'Suspected dog poisonings' in seaside town 'Suspected dog poisonings' in seaside town

A number of dogs have been poisoned in a Scottish seaside resort town, it has been reported. One pet collie has died and a further three other canines have been seriously injured in the suspected poisonings around the Oban area, ...

Exotic birds left in abandoned home Exotic birds left in abandoned home

In pet news from across the pond, a New York real estate agent found two starving cockatiels when checking a foreclosed home, it has been reported. Jeffrey Dolfinger made the discovery while completing routine checks on homes near ...

Sugar glider flies into UK homes Sugar glider flies into UK homes

One native Australasian animal is being tipped to become the new exotic pet of choice in the UK. The sugar glider, native to Australia and New Guinea, can glide for up to 200 feet thanks to a stretchy membrane they have across their ...

Dog training club closes Dog training club closes

A shortage of members has forced a Dorset dog training club to close after 50 years, which may interest pet insurance holders in the area. The Weymouth Dog Training outlet used to have more than 30 members but has seen the number ...

Doggy Hasslehoff back on sandy stomping ground Doggy Hasslehoff back on sandy stomping ground

The country's only canine coast rescuer will have to pull his red shorts back out of retirement after he was reappointed to his role as rescue dog. Bilbo, a 14-stone Newfoundland, will once again patrol Sennen beach this summer alongside ...

The Continued Curse on Clyde Valley Flyers ... and then The Joy!  (Part 2) The Continued Curse on Clyde Valley Flyers ... and then The Joy! (Part 2)

After all the previous disasters the team had faced, we really believed nothing more could happen to us! Oh how wrong were we ...

Cat with five legs to undergo surgery Cat with five legs to undergo surgery

A cat, who was born with five legs, is to have two amputated. Babygirl, from Pittsburgh, US, has made the news all round the world. She is to have her extra leg and another crippled one removed to enable her to walk, albeit with ...

Cat shot in Cov Cat shot in Cov

A six-year-old cat was left needing life-saving surgery following a pellet gun shooting in Coventry, it has been reported. Casper is the third cat to be treated for such wounds in the space of a few weeks, according to the Coventry ...

Cats targeted by airguns Cats targeted by airguns

Pet owners could be interested to hear cats are being targeted in airgun attacks, it has been reported. Two cats were shot in near fatal attacks which left them needing more than £4,000 worth of medical treatment, according ...

Most unusual pet names announced Most unusual pet names announced

The world's most unusual pet names have been revealed, according to a source. Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) has conducted research involving 4650,000 animals to uncover the strangest monikers, reported the Chicago Tribune. The ...

UK dogs 'unfit' UK dogs 'unfit'

Half of all dogs in the UK are overweight, it is begin claimed by one charitable organisation. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) maintains that the risk of having an overweight dog is heightened for ...

Catnapper pinches pets? Catnapper pinches pets?

Residents of a Durham town fear a catnapper could be on the loose after a string of animals have disappeared, it has been reported. Pet lover Kerry Charlton, from Consett, has lost three of her four beloved cats in the past three ...

Lucky Lulu survives eight days under blast rubble Lucky Lulu survives eight days under blast rubble

A Denver dog has survived eight days trapped under rubble after an explosion, it has been reported. Eight-month-old Lulu was rescued on Sunday after she was heard whimpering underneath the debris, according to the Summit Daily News. ...

Cat clings on for 30 miles Cat clings on for 30 miles

A cat has had a miraculous escape after clinging on to a car bumper for a fur-raising 30 miles. Monty definitely used up one of his nine lives after his owner drove off with him hanging on to the underside of his car. The brave ...

Soccer crazy cat takes trip to the football Soccer crazy cat takes trip to the football

A feline footy fan took to the terraces on Saturday to cheer his favourite side on in a relegation-clash, it as been reported. Reading fan Mr Pinky, a nine-year-old puss, joined more than 24,000 supporters that descended down to ...

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