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Kitten season begins Kitten season begins

Around this time of year, female cats can go into heat every three weeks, which means that one cat can give birth to as many as 18 kittens, according to Examiner.com. Shelters for animals are often overcrowded from early spring to ...

Stem cells help old dogs walk again Stem cells help old dogs walk again

Scientists at a Sydney veterinary clinic in Australia have used stem cell technology to help old dogs to walk again. The vets took adult stem cells, which have the unique ability to turn into a variety of other cells, from the dogs' ...

Brits 'unconcerned' by pet obesity Brits 'unconcerned' by pet obesity

A new survey has revealed that nine out of ten pet owners are unconcerned by their animal's weight problem, and around seven out of ten think there is nothing they can do about it. The research, released by the Pet Food Manufacturer's ...

Man chooses spaniel as best man for wedding Man chooses spaniel as best man for wedding

A groom from Devon has shocked people attending his wedding by having his dog as his best man, it has been reported. David Harding was marrying Michelle at a church in Northam and chose his pet Springer spaniel Frank to be his "best ...

Sharon Osbourne's dog saved after snake bite Sharon Osbourne's dog saved after snake bite

Kelly Osbourne has praised her fiance Luke Worral's quick thinking after he saved her mother's pet dog from dying after having been bitten by a snake. Goldie, which belongs to X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne, was rushed to a vet's ...

Snakes like ssssizzle in the sun too say zoologists Snakes like ssssizzle in the sun too say zoologists

Snakes being kept as pets are breaking out their homes in increasing numbers as temperatures soar, according to zoologists. Snakes are cold-blooded and therefore need to sunbathe to warm themselves and stay active, while the ultraviolet ...

2009 pet' rich list' revealed 2009 pet' rich list' revealed

A list has been compiled containing the world's richest pets. The definitive list from insurers Petplan features animals who have inherited wealth from owners who have now passed away. However, one familiar name in the list is a ...

Dog returned after being blown away by wind Dog returned after being blown away by wind

A small dog has been returned to its Michigan, US, owners after it was carried away in 70 miles per hour wind. Tinker Bell, an eight-month-old, six-pound Chihuahua, was swept away outside a flea market in Detroit at the weekend but ...

Stolen tortoise returned by conscientious buyer Stolen tortoise returned by conscientious buyer

Following a spate of tortoise thefts in Cornwall, an honest consumer has returned the pet to its rightful owner after she found out it was stolen. Joy Bloor, who runs a tortoise sanctuary in Cornwall, has been reunited with Zeus ...

Lewisham Paws Pot 500 Lewisham Paws Pot 500

The Celia Hammond Animal Trust in Lewisham, London has won a valuable donation of 500 from pet insurance provider, Petplan ...

Susan Boyle granted pet visits in Priory Susan Boyle granted pet visits in Priory

To help Susan Boyle recover from anxiety after losing the Britain's Got Talent final last weekend, she is to receive a visit from her pet cat. After being admitted to the Priory in north London under the Mental Health Act, the I ...

Dog discovers owner's cancer Dog discovers owner's cancer

A woman was alerted to her breast cancer after her dog started to act out of character. Maureen Burns thought that her dog, the normally excitable Max, was becoming ill after he started to mope around the house, but it turned out ...

Annual pet food convention begins Annual pet food convention begins

Pet food is one of the issues being discussed at the American Veterinary Medical Association's annual convention. The 146th annual convention began on Saturday (July 11th) and will end tomorrow (July 14th) in Seattle, Washington. ...

Dog eats dog Dog eats dog

A dog in Wilmslow, Cheshire, has undergone an operation to remove a plastic toy dog from his stomach after eating it. The Springer Spaniel, called Alfie, had to be taken to a veterinary practice in Cheadle after his owner Joanne ...

Annual dental care bills for pets 'tops 28.5 million' Annual dental care bills for pets 'tops 28.5 million'

Animal lovers in Britain are facing a collective annual bill of £28.5 million for the dental care of their cats and dogs, it has been claimed. Research from Sainsbury's Finance suggests that 74 per cent of cats and dogs are ...

Remember, Remember Your Animals This November Remember, Remember Your Animals This November

The number of complaints to the RSPCA about firework related incidents fell to its lowest level in four years in 2008, with hopes for even fewer this year ...

EU states 'should be able to apply tougher anti-rabies controls' EU states 'should be able to apply tougher anti-rabies controls'

The European Union's (EU's) executive arm said today that five EU states should be allowed to use their anti rabies controls on pets with passports for another 18 months. Currently Britain, Finland, Ireland, Malta and Sweden have ...

Pub offers pet marriage service Pub offers pet marriage service

A pub in Somerset has begun to offer wedding services for perfectly-matched pets to get hitched. The Bell Inn, in the small village of Buckland Dinham, near Frome, already has a licence for marrying humans in its venue and has now ...

Special church service for pets Special church service for pets

A special church service for pets is to be held this Sunday. The unusual service will be held at the Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill, Highbridge on Sunday morning. Budgies bearing bibles and pooches saying their prayers ...

Indian boy marries dog Indian boy marries dog

A two-year-old boy from India has been married to a dog to ward off evil spirits by his Hindu parents. Called Jyoti, the dog took part in the lavish ceremony on Monday in a village in Jajpur, and it will help the toddler avoid being ...

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