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Pellet pops off one of pussy's nine lives Pellet pops off one of pussy's nine lives

A Pennine family has warned pet lovers to be aware of the danger of air gun attacks on pets, it has been reported. The Halls, of Castle Hill, were horrified when they found their seven-year-old family cat had been shot and was left ...

9/11 canine to be cloned 9/11 canine to be cloned

A hero hound who sniffed out the last survivor from the September 11th attack in the US is to be cloned. The German shepherd, called Trakr, has been selected by Californian cloning firm BioArts as the most "clone-worthy" ...

Microchip month begins next week Microchip month begins next week

National Microchipping Month will be launched next week from a London park, it has been reported. The annual event - held to raise the awareness of microchipping among pet owners- will be launched from Battersea Park, according to ...

Dogs 'products of their environment' Dogs 'products of their environment'

Dogs are very much a product of their environment and must be judged on an individual basis, an animal welfare charity has said. Blue Cross said that while some breeds are thought of as being aggressive, this is in fact not the case. ...

'Celebrity' dogs taking over 'Celebrity' dogs taking over

The popularity for 'toy-dogs' favoured by celebrities such as Paris Hilton is driving once-popular British canines to the brink of extinction. That is the view of top breeders in the UK after the Kennel Club compiled an 'endangered ...

Pet owners 'warned about insurance' Pet owners 'warned about insurance'

Pet owners are being warned of the repercussions of not having the correct medical cover for their animal this Christmas. According to Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), pets becoming ill over the festive period without policies could ...

Pet owners warned that throwing a stick 'can kill dogs' Pet owners warned that throwing a stick 'can kill dogs'

Throwing a stick for your dog could be dangerous for it, pet owners have been warned. According to academics from the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London, dogs suffer as many injuries from fetching sticks as they ...

Terrier gets stuck underground Terrier gets stuck underground

Timmy the Terrier has survived after spending seven days stuck in an underground pipe. Owner Angie Whittle was returning home with her pooch after going for a walk when he caught sight of a rabbit and ran off in pursuit of the game. ...

Dog faces the courts Dog faces the courts

A dog in India has appeared in court for being a persistent trouble maker, it has been reported. Police in the eastern state of Bihar demanded the animal was tried after it bit several people, although its owner claimed it only menaces ...

Paws for festive thought Paws for festive thought

The Southport Visiter is searching for the town's most festive pets in a feature it is calling Santa Paws. Writers are encouraging readers to send in pictures of their pets in festive gear, reporting a strong response from local ...

Dogs to raise cash for their brothers Dogs to raise cash for their brothers

Dog owners will have the chance to enter their animals in a benefit show in aid of their pet's four-legged brethren, it has been reported. The Standedge dog show, organised by the British Waterways, is in aid of UK pet charity, Blue ...

Citizen canine Citizen canine

A dog club has been rewarded for turning canines into "good citizens". North Yorkshire and South Durham German Shepherd Dog Club came top in the Kennel Club (KC) Registered Breed Club category at a dog awards ceremony. ...

Andrex ads make Labradors the UK's most popular breed Andrex ads make Labradors the UK's most popular breed

New research released today by National Pet Month (5th April -5th May) found that Labradors are the UKs most popular dog with 1 in 10 of the UK's 7.3 million dogs being the breed. ...

Pet owners 'unaware their animals are overweight' Pet owners 'unaware their animals are overweight'

Many pet owners are unaware their beloved companions are overweight, it has been claimed. According to the Pet Food Manufacturers Association, some people are also oblivious to the damage weight problems can cause their pets, with ...

Insurance warning against pet damage Insurance warning against pet damage

Pet owners are being urged to check their home insurance policies to make sure they are covered in case their animals cause damage to their property this bonfire night. Independent financial research firm Defaqto claims that people ...

Disturbing amount of animals put down, says PDSA Disturbing amount of animals put down, says PDSA

A veterinary charity claims the number of reports of pets being put to sleep due to owners not being able to afford treatment costs is disturbing, it has been reported. PDSA described many cases of animals being put to sleep due ...

Lost cat causes town hall threats Lost cat causes town hall threats

A Manchester pensioner who found a lost cat has been threatened with a fine after putting up posters to report the animal in an effort to locate its owners, it has been reported. Joy Tracey, of Greater Manchester, was told by Tameside ...

Amy the rabbit 'biggest in Britain' Amy the rabbit 'biggest in Britain'

A rabbit in Worcester weighing 22kg and measuring 1.2 metres is thought to be the largest in Britain. Amy, a continental giant breed, is so big that owner, Annette Edwards, struggles to pick her up. She sleeps in a dog kennel because ...

Giant rabbits mow lawn Giant rabbits mow lawn

A pair of giant rabbits are effectively mowing their owner's lawn by eating the grass. Lloyd Evans, 48, from Knutsford says they do such a good job that he has no need to use his lawnmower. Bob and Buttercup, a pair of continental ...

One week left for feline Oscar nominations One week left for feline Oscar nominations

Organisers of the UK feline Oscars have reminded cat owners they have one week to register their animals ahead of August's glitzy award ceremony, it has been reported. The search for the nation's favourite feline offers four categories ...

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