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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 ...

Appeal launched to find homes for cats Appeal launched to find homes for cats

A stray cat rescue centre is appealing to animal lovers to take in abandoned cats. According to the Stray Cat Rescue Centre at Wood End near Toddington, Leighton Buzzard, it is a busy time of year for them with people going on holiday ...

Show to highlight puppy trafficking issues Show to highlight puppy trafficking issues

Pet insurance policyholders wanting to raise their awareness of animal issues might want to tune in to BBC One's Rogue Traders this evening. The show is set to expose the issue of puppy trafficking, which charity RSPCA campaigns ...

Couple devastated at dog's death have him cloned Couple devastated at dog's death have him cloned

A couple who were heartbroken at the death of their Labrador dog Sir Lancelot have had him cloned. Nina and Edgar Otto, of Florida, US, paid £100,000 for scientists to create Lancelot Encore, named in honour of his predecessor. ...

Woman hailed as 'an angel' for looking after newborn kittens Woman hailed as 'an angel' for looking after newborn kittens

A Rothley woman has been described as "angel" for her work in caring for newborn kittens, the Leicestershire Mercury reports. Hayley Liepins is an RSPCA foster carer and acts as a substitute mother to orphaned kittens who ...

Woman sleeps with her pet - an anteater Woman sleeps with her pet - an anteater

Many pet owners are used to sharing their bed with their pet dog or cat, but one woman in America has admitted she loves to take naps with her anteater. Angela Goodwin, from Oakridge in Oregon, not only sleeps with her Tamandua anteater ...

Pet insurance covers sticking head out of a car window Pet insurance covers sticking head out of a car window

Many pets, like dogs, love to stick their heads out of the window of a moving car, but now an American pet insurance company includes cover for any accidents that may happen in such a situation. Insurance group Progressive now offers ...

DirectLine offers new deal for pet insurance DirectLine offers new deal for pet insurance

Pet insurance company DirectLine has announced a new offer for those looking to protect their pets without breaking the bank during the credit crunch. New customers taking out pet insurance with the company before May 20th will be ...

Paris Hilton gets another pet Paris Hilton gets another pet

Paris Hilton, the socialite and star of reality TV shows the Simple Life and Paris Hilton's British Best Friend, has a new pet. The heiress to the Hilton hotel fortune has adopted a new pet kitten. Tweeting on her Twitter page, ...

Dog escapes from hole after losing weight Dog escapes from hole after losing weight

A dog which was stuck in a rabbit hole for 25 days has escaped after losing enough weight. Jake, a Jack Russell from Wales, was presumed lost by his owners Rick and Jill Thomas after he disappeared while out on a walk in Haverford, ...

RSPCA: Action needed to protect pedigree dogs RSPCA: Action needed to protect pedigree dogs

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has stated that urgent action is needed to protect the welfare of pedigree dogs in the UK. According to a report commissioned by the animal charity, exaggerated physical ...

How to recognise lyme disease How to recognise lyme disease

Following the news that the PDSA has seen a 150 per cent increase in the number of lyme disease cases, experts are reminding the public of guidelines on how to spot it. Veterinary charity PDSA last month urged pet owners to be on ...

First lady describes new pet as crazy First lady describes new pet as crazy

The US presidental family's new pet dog has been described as "crazy" by Michelle Obama at a recent press conference. Bo, a Portugese water dog who has lived with the first family for a week now, was described a "crazy ...

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