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Nominations Launch For Equine Vet Of The Year Award Nominations Launch For Equine Vet Of The Year Award

Petplan Equine, the equine insurance specialist, has launched the nominations for the Equine Vet of the Year Award 2009. This is the perfect opportunity to nominate the vet that goes above and beyond with his care of horses and also ...

Dalmatian riding bike becomes Internet sensation Dalmatian riding bike becomes Internet sensation

A Dalmatian filmed riding a bicycle has attracted hundreds and thousands of internet viewers on video clip site YouTube, who have been confused, as well as entertained, by the footage. The spotty dog, called Dotty, is seen happily ...

Police dog survives 50ft fall into sewer Police dog survives 50ft fall into sewer

A young police dog fell 50 feet into a sewer while chasing a car thief – and miraculously survived with just bruises and a broken toenail. Vader, a two-year-old German Shepherd, was trying to pick up the scent of a drunk driver ...

Dogs 'need daily exercise' Dogs 'need daily exercise'

Dog owners should ensure they take responsibility for the health of their pets by giving them daily exercise, an expert has claimed. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Peter Wedderburn, a vet, said that if President Obama can take the ...

Cat takes moral high road Cat takes moral high road

A cat in Norwich has snubbed traditional cat food containing meat and will only accept home-grown vegetarian options. Dante was found abandoned as a kitten and when rescuer Becky Page took him home she prepared an offering of chicken ...

Take Your Dog to Work Day sees poodles in offices Take Your Dog to Work Day sees poodles in offices

Poodles, labradors and Yorkshire terriers the world over will be doing a day's work at the office as part of an initiative to get people adopting pets. National Take Your Dog to Work Day takes place this week in Dallas and will happen ...

People could eat pets during recession People could eat pets during recession

As the credit crunch hits and pet owners become more strapped for cash, some will apparently be looking towards a pet to provide the next meal, according to one pet behaviour specialist. Debbie Connolly, who volunteers at an animal ...

Spending on pet care 'expected to surpass $45 billion this year' Spending on pet care 'expected to surpass $45 billion this year'

Despite the global credit crunch, spending on pet care is expected to surpass $45 billion (£26.7 billion) in the US this year, according to the American Pet Products Association. Pet care, including food, accessories, veterinary ...

Cat returns after four years thanks to microchip Cat returns after four years thanks to microchip

A family in Frome, Somerset, whose cat disappeared while they were away on holiday four years ago, has seen its return after a microchip placed in the animal was scanned. Michele and Simon Shapland came back from their holiday in ...

Smokers 'likely to quit for pet's health' Smokers 'likely to quit for pet's health'

A new survey has found that pet owners would be more likely to quit smoking to safeguard their cat or dog's health than their own. Research by the Henry Ford Centre for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Detroit found that ...

Frankenstein's pet revealed Frankenstein's pet revealed

The 'perfect' pet has been put together following a survey of pet lovers. The computer-generated image of the creature was created after a survey of 2,000 British pet owners which revealed that the nation's perfect animal was supposedly ...

RSPCA week to be held in April RSPCA week to be held in April

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is holding its annual fundraising week next week and will be hoping to top last year's sum of £279,145. Between April 27th and May 3rd, the charity is urging ...

Cats and dogs cause thousands of accidents, says survey Cats and dogs cause thousands of accidents, says survey

A new report by the American organisation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that out of the eight million emergency room visits in the US each year for falls, 86,600 are caused by pets. Some 240 people each ...

Stroke victim saved by cockatiel Stroke victim saved by cockatiel

Bloomfield Hospital in Chelmsford has seen its new stroke ward opened by its first patient - a 72-year-old man who was saved by his pet cockatiel. After feeding his pet at home, Brian Molineaux suffered a stroke and could not move ...

Lucky cat survives 26-storey fall Lucky cat survives 26-storey fall

A cat which escaped out of a New York apartment window and fell 26 storeys onto a balcony has survived. Keri Hostetler, the owner of aptly-named Lucky, was tidying her home in preparation for guests when she opened the window a short ...

Clyde Valley Flyers qualifies for Crufts for the second consecutive Year Clyde Valley Flyers qualifies for Crufts for the second consecutive Year

After the success of our Flyball Team at Crufts last year (we came 4th overall and were on the telly!!!!), all the Flyers were really excited at the prospect of competing in the qualifiers for Crufts 2009 ...

Bill campaigns for pets to be allowed in care homes Bill campaigns for pets to be allowed in care homes

A new bill launched in the House of Commons yesterday could mean that elderly people going into care homes no longer have to be separated from their pets. Labour MP Nick Palmer introduced the care homes (domestic pets) bill, suggesting ...

Pet needs surgery after swallowing mini Homer Simpson Pet needs surgery after swallowing mini Homer Simpson

A dog from Aberdeen recently had to undergo emergency surgery after it snacked on a Homer Simpson toy which became lodged in her intestine. The toy showed up on an x-ray and was removed by PDSA vets, but the incident could have been ...

Labradoodle tipped to be Obama's choice for his daughters Labradoodle tipped to be Obama's choice for his daughters

The first dog is likely to be a Labradoodle, president-elect Barack Obama has said. Since promising his daughters a puppy in his acceptance speech, the next American president's choice of dog has been subject to feverish speculation. ...

Top 10 Most Popular Pet Names Released Top 10 Most Popular Pet Names Released

Traditional pet names such as Spot and Prince are slipping out of vogue as the 2009 top 10 pet name list is released ...

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