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Obama's dog turned into children's book character Obama's dog turned into children's book character

Bo, the first pet to enter the White House under the administration of US president Barack Obama, has become the star of a new illustrated children's book, which follows the adventures of the dog. The book, called Bo: America's Commander ...

Dog chews up $400 Dog chews up $400

A North Carolina dog owner who was paid $400 (£279) decided to keep the money on a bedroom table, however, her pet decided to chew up the mother's money. The two-year-old Swiss mountain dog, called Augie, gobbled up the lump ...

Dog saved after PDSA's longest operation ever Dog saved after PDSA's longest operation ever

A dog which broke his shoulder in a road accident has undergone a four-and-a-half hour operation to restore the bone, the longest in the history of the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA). Punch, a nine-month-old Staffordshire ...

Animal charity urges pet owners to 'think twice' Animal charity urges pet owners to 'think twice'

An animal charity in Worcester has asked pet owners who are thinking of giving up their pets to think twice. The appeal from the Cats Protection shop in Worcester comes after a cat was abandoned in a sealed cardboard box, reports ...

Dog gets wheelchair Dog gets wheelchair

A dog from Boston, US, suffering from arthritis in his back legs has received a specially-adapted wheelchair to help him get around. Mary Hunnefield noticed that her 12-year-old Labrador shepherd cross Trigger was dragging his legs ...

Anxiety 'prompts dog insurance claims increase' Anxiety 'prompts dog insurance claims increase'

Dogs left to fend for themselves for long periods are prone to suffer from separation anxiety, new research has found. A study by Sainsbury's pet insurance division found that the number of claims against dog anxiety treatment have ...

Dogs feeling the recession pinch Dogs feeling the recession pinch

A new report has found that the country's dogs are also suffering in the recession. The report from the Audit Commission suggests that as their hard-up owners struggle to pay bills, more are increasingly turning them out onto the ...

Owners must insure new cats and dogs, says Sainsbury's pet insurance Owners must insure new cats and dogs, says Sainsbury's pet insurance

New research by pet insurance provider Sainsbury's has found that many cat and dog owners are not insuring their animals as soon as they get them, despite one in eight pets under the age of three suffering from a medical condition. ...

Search on for parrot owners Search on for parrot owners

Animal-keepers at Calderglen Zoo are attempting to find the owner of a parrot which was handed in to them by a local resident. Currently in the zoo's care, the Senegal parrot was given in by an East Kilbride resident after it flew ...

UK's First Ferret Census UK's First Ferret Census

For the first time, two organisations the Ferret Education & Research Trust (FERT) and ferret food manufacturer James Wellbeloved have carried out a survey into the care and ownership of UK ferrets ...

People would trust Aniston with their pets finds survey People would trust Aniston with their pets finds survey

A survey in the US has found which celebrities people would trust with their pets while they go on holiday, with Jennifer Aniston topping the list. Animal website PawNation.com asked people who they would be comfortable leaving their ...

Woman trains bull terrier as assistance dog Woman trains bull terrier as assistance dog

A wheelchair-bound pet owner has trained her Staffordshire bull terrier to be her assistance dog. Wolfie Allen was inspired to teach her dog to help her after the canine picked up an orange she had dropped and handed it back to ...

Keep a tight leash on pets during icy weather, rescue services urge Keep a tight leash on pets during icy weather, rescue services urge

Fire and rescue services in Manchester have urged pet owners to make sure their petsdo not stray too far in icy conditions, for the safety of the animals and themselves. In the current extreme weather conditions, frozen water and ...

Pet cockatoo gives clue to evolution Pet cockatoo gives clue to evolution

A pet cockatoo which can successfully bob its head in time to music it has never heard before has helped researchers at Harvard University in their studies of evolution. Scientists believe that Snowball, a member of the parrot family, ...

Stray cat finds faith at church Stray cat finds faith at church

A stray cat has been adopted by Southwark Cathedral, the South London Press reports. The tabby, christened Doorkins Magnificat for his habit of waiting to be let in each morning, turned up at the cathedral over Christmas. Staff ...

Warm weather blamed for dog danger Warm weather blamed for dog danger

Two dogs had to be rescued by coastguards in two separate incidents on Sunday (April 4th) after pet owners flocked to cliff tops to walk their animals in the good weather. At 11:20 BST a Jack Russell needed help at Portland Bill, ...

Rare baby tortoises stolen from garden show Rare baby tortoises stolen from garden show

A tortoise garden was raided by a thief masquerading as a visitor on Friday. The garden in Sticker, Cornwall, is home to 450 of the reptiles, which are worth up to £1,500 on the black market, and co-owner Joy Bloor said they ...

Hapless cat stuck in car engine Hapless cat stuck in car engine

Fire-fighters have dismantled a car to free a cat which crawled into its engine to retreat after tumbling from a second storey window in West Sussex. The cat, Napoleon, fell out of the apartment of its owner Angela Atkinson while ...

Behavioural problems in pets increases in line with recession Behavioural problems in pets increases in line with recession

Over 3.35 million pet owners have said that they have witnessed behavioural problems in their cats and dogs in the last year. A new survey by Sainsbury's Finance found that one in five cat and dog owners has seen their pet demonstrate ...

Cat escapes from dog - up a 75ft tree Cat escapes from dog - up a 75ft tree

A cat running away from a dog scaled a 75-foot tree to make sure the pooch could not get to it. The frightened feline was so desperate to get away from the dog that it climbed far enough up the fir tree in Devon that fire fighters' ...

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