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Fake lounge set up to prepare re-homed dogs Fake lounge set up to prepare re-homed dogs

Dogs waiting to be re-homed at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in Leybourne, Kent, are being prepared for living in a real home. A lounge has been set up in a portable building by the charity, with ...

PDSA launches PetCheck UK tour PDSA launches PetCheck UK tour

For the ninth year running, the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) has launched its PetCheck tour, which invites pet owners to visit the specially-designed vehicle for a free pet health check. The truck visited Carmarthen ...

Pets in UK 'could be over-vaccinated' Pets in UK 'could be over-vaccinated'

According to an expert in Australia, pets do not need to be revaccinated against illnesses every year. Although veterinarians in Australia are currently recommending annual revaccinations for core vaccines, Dr Richard Squires believes ...

Cat owner bids for 'Most Mischievous Kitten' Cat owner bids for 'Most Mischievous Kitten'

Cat food manufacturer Felix has launched a competition to find the UK's most mischievous kitten and one owner in Kent believes her pet has what it takes. Titus, a seven-month-old tabby kitten, has been entered for the contest and ...

Dog owners warned of toxic algae Dog owners warned of toxic algae

The recent hot weather has caused the British Small Animals Veterinary Association to issue a warning to dog owners about the potential threat toxic algae in ponds poses. According to the organisation's Mark Johnston, pet owners ...

Women fights to keep pet deer Women fights to keep pet deer

As unusual pets go, a deer is as odd as they come. But after Janet Schwartz took in Bimbo five years ago following the death of its mother, the doe is now part of the family. Bimbo sleeps in a bed in Ms Schwartz's home and eats ...

Joyriding dog wrecks owner's truck Joyriding dog wrecks owner's truck

A dog which was left alone in his owner's truck has caused £1,200 of damage after riding it down a hill and into two parked cars. Roddy Garden had just popped out of the truck to see a friend, but Buster, the Staffordshire bull ...

Magazine used to highlight people's enthusiasm for pets Magazine used to highlight people's enthusiasm for pets

Pet Palace is launching Woof magazine which features gossip, celebrities and luxury pet lifestyle and aims to highlight the growing market for pet products of all kinds. The first edition of the humorous magazine mimics popular glossies ...

Hypo Alert Dogs Highlighted At Discover Dogs Hypo Alert Dogs Highlighted At Discover Dogs

To coincide with World Diabetes Day on Saturday 14th November, Cancer and Bio-detection Dogs highlighted the work of its specially trained Hypo Alert dogs at Londonís leading dog event, Discover Dogs ...

Dogs used to sniff out drug cash Dogs used to sniff out drug cash

Police in Fife have unveiled a new deterrent to drug crime in the area - a dog trained to find cash used in illegal transactions. Rocco, an 18-month-old Cocker Spaniel, has undergone training in the past six months to help the law ...

Daredevil cat returned to owner... again Daredevil cat returned to owner... again

A cat from Dunfermline has been returned to his owner by the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) which rescued him from between two buildings after he fell 20 feet into a basement. The cat was rescued ...

Pets denied treatment 'as owners can't afford bills' Pets denied treatment 'as owners can't afford bills'

Pets are being denied medical treatment as their owners cannot afford to pay vet bills, according to new research. A study by Sainsbury's Bank highlights that 1.4 million pet owners have refused recommended treatment for their cats ...

Cat gets head stuck in car wheel Cat gets head stuck in car wheel

A curious cat in Suffolk which poked his head into a hole in a car wheel has been rescued by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). Passers-by noticed Casper, the Siamese cat, and alerted the pet charity, ...

Boy, 9, rescues cocker spaniel from icy lake Boy, 9, rescues cocker spaniel from icy lake

A nine-year-old boy risked his life by walking across ice to save a drowning dog, reports the Gwent Gazette. Daniel Shepphard was walking with his family at Bryn Back Park, Tredegar, when Shannon the cocker spaniel ran past them ...

Owners do look like pets, says research Owners do look like pets, says research

A new study by Bath Spa University has found that pet owners do look like their animals. The research invited 70 people to match pictures of dogs with images of people to see if they could work out which pet belonged to which owner ...

More owners deciding to take their pets on holiday More owners deciding to take their pets on holiday

A hotel firm has seen a 150 per cent increase in holiday bookings from people who want to take their pets on holiday with them. At Best Western Hotels, a group which has won awards for its pet friendliness, they offer customised ...

Sealyham terrier wins Best in Show Sealyham terrier wins Best in Show

Charmin, a Sealyham terrier, has won the Best in Show category at renowned annual dog competition Crufts 2009, which ended last night. The four-year-old dog, belonging to Margery Good, from Pennsylvania, USA, beat six other dogs ...

Quarter of Brits plan holiday around pets Quarter of Brits plan holiday around pets

A new poll has found that a quarter of Britons have chosen a holiday in the UK because it meant their pet could go with them. The research by Tesco Pet Insurance found that 83 per cent of dog owners would not leave their pet in kennels ...

Cliff dog rescued Cliff dog rescued

A dog which fell off a cliff in Bude, Cornwall and was stranded for two nights has been rescued by the RSPCA. Fox, a Collie cross, is quite nervous around males according to his owner Jane Ravine and it was originally thought that ...

Cat hitches a ride in postman's bag Cat hitches a ride in postman's bag

A cat is becoming a popular character around a Somerset town by travelling in a postman's bag for the last few weeks. The BBC reports that black and white cat Charlie has been hitching a ride in Nick Lock's postbag for several weeks ...

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