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Returned rabbit is not what it seems Returned rabbit is not what it seems

A Torquay rabbit owner has found out that her lost pet rabbit, Fluffy, has been replaced, rather than returned as she previously thought. Hours after Fluffy escaped from Kayleigh Irwin's home in Ellacombe, she and her partner Matthew ...

Cliff rescue for dog and puppy Cliff rescue for dog and puppy

A stranded dog and puppy have been rescued from a cliff by staff at the Ness Coastguard Rescue Team after a rising tide threatened to trap them. Inspectors from the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) ...

Do you want a bone in that love? Do you want a bone in that love?

A new range of luxury ice cream has been developed just for dogs. Following the recent trend of pampering pets with coats and luxury dog houses, invariably it has now led to luxury foods. The frozen yoghurt treats come in three ...

Pet parakeet shocks customers in department store Pet parakeet shocks customers in department store

Customers in a John Lewis department store in Liverpool were shocked to see a colourful bird flying round the ladies' clothes section last week. The pet parakeet, a member of the parrot family, flew in through a store room window ...

Pets exhibiting odd behaviours Pets exhibiting odd behaviours

One in five cat and dog owners have seen their beloved pets demonstrate behaviour problems, according to new research. A study by Sainsbury's Finance highlights that the biggest problem experienced was damage being caused to the ...

Pet owners warned after eagle owl spotted Pet owners warned after eagle owl spotted

Pet lovers across the UK have been warned to be vigilant after reports of sightings of one of the world's biggest birds. A concerned resident of a Cardiff suburb informed the RSPCA after spotting the giant eagle owl swooping nearby. ...

Family pet beats the blues with antidepressants Family pet beats the blues with antidepressants

One dog's owners have spoken about how the animal equivalent of Prozac helped their family pet to beat the blues. Elizabeth and Andrew Bower, owner of Amber, a six-year-old Labrador, have told the Daily Mail how the pet turned from ...

Parrot learns disappearing act Parrot learns disappearing act

A family in Henham, Essex are spitting feathers after their much-loved family pet flew the nest. Skipper, an African grey parrot with a bright red tail, has been in the Moore family for 25 years, but the feathered felon made his ...

Prozac for pets 'is the latest trend' Prozac for pets 'is the latest trend'

Giving pets antidepressants and other behaviour-changing drugs is the latest animal craze to cross the Atlantic. The practice of giving cats and dogs medication for problems such as aggression, obesity, amnesia, depression and obsessive ...

Cancer-beating collie guest at vet care centre Cancer-beating collie guest at vet care centre

Scrooble the border collie was on hand at the opening of a new £3 million cancer centre in Scotland. Former Crufts finalist Scrooble was guest of honour at the new specialist centre based at Edinburgh's Royal (Dick) School ...

Porky pup wins slimming contest Porky pup wins slimming contest

A dog has lost one stone six pounds (10kg) and gone on to win a pet slimming contest held by a veterinary charity. Keano, a Labrador from Plymouth, originally weighed seven stone two pounds (46kg) before signing up to the People's ...

Dog saves blind pensioner's life Dog saves blind pensioner's life

A Yorkshire pensioner, who has no sense of smell, sight or sound and also has a lung problem, accidentally left her gas cooker on for six hours and was only alerted to the leak by her guide dog. The noxious gas caused Ivy Needham, ...

Dog receives request for eye test Dog receives request for eye test

A dog-owner in Wiltshire has been stunned by a letter received in the post reminding his pet that a sight test was due at his local Vision Express opticians. Rob Fryer, a retired press worker, originally thought the letter was for ...

MRI scans help diagnose pet problems in south Wales MRI scans help diagnose pet problems in south Wales

Pet owners in south Wales are using a technique more commonly found in hospitals to diagnose their animals' conditions. A mobile MRI scanner visits Bridge Veterinary Group in Pontllanfraith, Caerphilly each month courtesy of Burgess ...

Dog found in shed after 5 weeks in hills Dog found in shed after 5 weeks in hills

A dog which went missing for five weeks in hills at Ben Fhionnlaidh, near Glen Etive, has been found curled up in a shed 44 miles away from home. The old and partially deaf Springer Spaniel, called Olivier, ran off at the end of ...

Half US pet owners give animals a 'human-like' name Half US pet owners give animals a 'human-like' name

Research in the US has found that nearly half of US per owner give their furry friends human-like names. A poll of more than 1,000 pet owners released today found some of the more unusual names like Hollywood and Chichi Mittens. ...

Rottweilers are costliest dog, says Sainsbury's Pet Insurance Rottweilers are costliest dog, says Sainsbury's Pet Insurance

Those looking for a new pet dog might want to take into account the cost of pet insurance when deciding on a particular breed - Rottweilers will cost you more. According to a survey by Sainsbury's Pet Insurance, those with Rottweilers ...

Hundreds of pets saved from fire Hundreds of pets saved from fire

Nearly 1,000 horses, dogs and cats were among the animals saved from a Canadian wildfire this week. Animal charities and firemen saved the animals from an expanding wildfire in British Columbia. The fire has been brought under ...

Dog chews up car keys Dog chews up car keys

A dog in Yorkshire left his owner stranded on Thursday (May 14th) when she dropped her car keys and they were quickly gobbled up by the hungry pup. After noticing that the dog had started to feel unwell, Charlotte Hanson had to rush ...

Simon Cowell reveals love for hamsters Simon Cowell reveals love for hamsters

Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell has admitted he is obsessed with hamsters and once owned 18 of them. He said: "I had 18 hamsters when I was growing up. I loved watching them run on their wheel. One could even swim under ...

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