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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 ...

Sofa buyer finds cat inside Sofa buyer finds cat inside

A couple who bought a sofa from a thrift store for $27 (£20) literally got more than they bargained for when they found a cat stuck inside it. Vickie Meddenhall and her boyfriend Chris Lund bought the seat from Value Village ...

Final call for porky pets Final call for porky pets

Veterinary charity PDSA is making a final call to find the most overweight pets in the UK. The charity launched the competition for porky pets so they can help slim them down. With current dog obesity figures showing that one in ...

Cat enjoys a good Twitter Cat enjoys a good Twitter

More than 500,000 people have signed up to "follow" a cat on the popular microblogging site Twitter. The cat updates his site with short musings on his life at the house of Jason Scott, his owner - including sleeping habits, ...

Club launched for fat cats and big dogs Club launched for fat cats and big dogs

A new club designed specifically for overweight pets has been launched at one veterinary surgery in North Wales. The Wern outlets in Ruthin and Abergele is offering the new fat club which will offer weight checks and advice for concerned ...

Pet owners 'often can't be bothered to walk dogs' Pet owners 'often can't be bothered to walk dogs'

Brits' laziness could be having an impact on the health of their pets, according to a new report. Research by the private healthcare chain Nuffield Health, which investigated people's couch potato habits, found that half of dog owners ...

Kennel Club calls for beaches to open to dogs in the summer Kennel Club calls for beaches to open to dogs in the summer

The Kennel Club is calling on dog owners to support a proposal to allow dogs on beaches all year round. Under current regulations, seasonal dog orders will be enforced from May 1st, meaning dogs are banned from the sand unless their ...

Cat found high on drugs Cat found high on drugs

Cat owners in Cape Town, South Africa have received a warning by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) after their pet was found with traces of opiate in its system. The one-year-old cat, Sipho, was taken to ...

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. ...

Pet Size Matters Pet Size Matters

Nearly one in three pet owners across the UK think their pets are overweight according to a recent survey, however pet owners themselves are often unsure of the measures they need to take to help keep their pet in shape ...

Mystery of stray cat's 70-mile journey Mystery of stray cat's 70-mile journey

A cat who wandered away from his Lincoln home has been discovered 70 miles away in Huddersfield but how he got there remains a mystery. The Lincolnshire Echo reported that Jake was found by Sharon Finch who took him to the vet, where ...

Pet Airways restricts flights to dogs and cats Pet Airways restricts flights to dogs and cats

Pet Airways, the airline that caters only for pets, has announced it will only be allowing dogs and cats onboard. The company has announced that it will be starting flights between five different cities as of next month, and it ...

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