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RSPCA launches Rabbit Action Week RSPCA launches Rabbit Action Week

National animal charity the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has urged rabbit owners to make sure they are not neglected and has launched Rabbit Action Week to raise awareness of cruelty faced by the ...

Ultimate Pet Show celebrates National Pet Month Ultimate Pet Show celebrates National Pet Month

A pet show has been announced to take place at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on the last weekend of National Pet Month, which runs from April 4th - May 4th. Tickets for the Ultimate Pet Show are now on sale and most ...

Party for world's oldest dog Party for world's oldest dog

A special celebration has been held to mark the birthday of the oldest dog in the world, it has been reported. Max, a 26-year-old terrier cross, is believed to be the longest living pooch around the globe and the US-based pet was ...

Police in rabbit chase Police in rabbit chase

Two policemen spent 20 minutes trying to catch a dog-sized rabbit which was seen hopping around Canterbury in the dead of night on Sunday. At first, the scene was like "something out of Alice in Wonderland", according to ...

Hero dog saves woman's life Hero dog saves woman's life

One pet is being lauded as a hero after spending eight hours trying to rouse her diabetic owner from unconsciousness, eventually saving her life. Molly, a Yorkshire terrier, resisted the temptation of her owner Christina Dear's discarded ...

The Perfect Pet Service The Perfect Pet Service

If you are planning to go away and want to leave your 4 legged pet behind, you may be wondering where your pet should stay? As a solution, Petplan have launched a new online service for pet owners to find pet services in their local ...

Christmas treats and chocolate are 'threats to pets' health' Christmas treats and chocolate are 'threats to pets' health'

According to a recent survey, 14 per cent of owners noticed their pets had put on weight over the festive season due to Christmas treats. The research, from AA Pet Insurance, also showed that many owners are unaware that feeding ...

Top ten homes for animals named Top ten homes for animals named

A list has been compiled of the ten best animal homes of all time. The architect's journal has drawn on sanctuaries and zoos from around the world to produce the list, which looks at the top places for animals to reside. At five ...

Increasing numbers of pets are being abandoned, say animal charities Increasing numbers of pets are being abandoned, say animal charities

The credit crunch has meant that thousands of pets are being abandoned as owners struggle to afford the cost of food and vets bills, animals charities have warned. According to Sky News, pet rehoming trusts are seeing twice or even ...

Five nods or you're out, Shanghai warns dog owners Five nods or you're out, Shanghai warns dog owners

In China, dog owners will be forced to attend a meeting with neighbours to seek their approval to have a dog. Residents in the Luwan Districts of Shanghai have been told they will need to get the nod from five neighbours to be ...

Cats 'manipulate' owners with a special purr Cats 'manipulate' owners with a special purr

New research has found that cats use a special purr to manipulate their owners into giving them what they want. A study by the University of Sussex has uncovered that crafty felines use the purr which proves irresistible to their ...

Hearing dog helps deaf 7-year-old Hearing dog helps deaf 7-year-old

A charity which provides canine help for deaf people has specially trained a group of pups to interact with young children with hearing difficulties. The youngest recipient of a helper dog, a two-year-old Labrador from Hearing Dogs ...

Cats rescued from house blaze Cats rescued from house blaze

Three cats have been pulled from a burning house and given treatment for their injuries by fire-fighters in Dorset. According to the Southern Daily Echo, the owners of the cats, Liz Bromley and Rachel Coles, were attending a BBC ...

Dog owners feel bursts of cuddle chemicals Dog owners feel bursts of cuddle chemicals

Owning a puppy can provide people with a similar emotional experience to having a child, according to new research. A study from the Azuba University in Japan shows that playing with dogs gives pet owners a burst of the hormone oxytocin ...

The Cat launches kitten campaign The Cat launches kitten campaign

Red Dwarf actor Danny John Jules (pictured far left), famous for his portrayal of the Cat on the cult sitcom, has helped to launch a campaign by the Mayhew Animal Home in London. According to the charity, summer brings with it an ...

Concerns mount over pet to owner MRSA transmission Concerns mount over pet to owner MRSA transmission

A new review has highlighted the septic syndromes and bite-related infections caused by cats and dogs. The study which is published in this month's issue of The Lancet is written by Dr Richard Oehler from the South Florida College ...

Dog owners 'worried about inherited diseases' Dog owners 'worried about inherited diseases'

The majority of dog owners are aware of possible health problems in their canine friends, but feel powerless to do anything about it, according to a new survey. Research carried out by the Blue Cross animal charity revealed that ...

Pets 'can help children learn vital life skills' Pets 'can help children learn vital life skills'

According to new research, owning a pet can help children learn vital life skills. Half of Brits think that having a companion, such as a cat, dog, rabbit, fish, hamster or reptile around the house helps to teach kids lessons in ...

Climbing feat earns pet 'Spider-cat' nickname Climbing feat earns pet 'Spider-cat' nickname

A feline daredevil who can climb 13 feet up the wall of a block of flats has earned the nickname Spider-cat for his superhero-like abilities. Seven-year-old Charlie, whose owner Hannah Smith lives on the first floor of the Falkirk ...

Kittens rescued after being dumped in the snow Kittens rescued after being dumped in the snow

A pair of four-month old kittens were found abandoned in the snow in Syresham, Northhamptonshire, earlier this week. They were left in a cardboard box next to a bus stop with no bedding or food in freezing temperatures. Good Samaritan ...

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