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Pet budgie rescued at sea Pet budgie rescued at sea

A pet budgie has been rescued after it was found floating half a mile out at sea. Divers rescued the bird, which has been nicknamed Captain, off the coast of Brixham in Devon after diver Cathy Jackson spotted him in the water. She ...

Coronation Street's Chesney raises cash for RSPCA Coronation Street's Chesney raises cash for RSPCA

Actor Sam Aston, best known for playing Chesney Battersby-Brown on popular soap Coronation Street, has been on a sponsored dog walk to raise money for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). The 15-year-old ...

People who dress their dogs up 'could be prosecuted' People who dress their dogs up 'could be prosecuted'

The RSPCA has said that people who like to dress their dogs up could be prosecuted, the Daily Telegraph reports. According to the organisation, people who clothe their pets in comedy outfits could be risking their health and ability ...

Test Your Pet With The Great Pet Pee Test Campaign Test Your Pet With The Great Pet Pee Test Campaign

November is Pet Diabetes Month, when you can help find out if your pet is happy and healthy using just one little test strip ...

Best pet airlines named Best pet airlines named

A new report has highlighted some of the best airlines for pet lovers to take their animals when flying. The American-based survey has picked out some of the most animal-friendly carriers and has named Continental to be the best, ...

Hideous cat achieves celebrity Hideous cat achieves celebrity

A cat given up by its owner has become an unlikely attraction at a veterinary practice in New Hampshire, USA, as it has also been called the most hideous cat in the world. Nicknamed Ugly Bat Boy by the staff, the cat is bald apart ...

Nominations Launch For Equine Vet Of The Year Award Nominations Launch For Equine Vet Of The Year Award

Petplan Equine, the equine insurance specialist, has launched the nominations for the Equine Vet of the Year Award 2009. This is the perfect opportunity to nominate the vet that goes above and beyond with his care of horses and also ...

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 ...

'Affectionate' Staffies wait for new home 'Affectionate' Staffies wait for new home

A pair of Staffordshire Bull Terriers who cannot be split up are waiting to be rehomed, according to the Shropshire Star. The newspaper reports that mother and son Roxy and Buster adore each other too much to be separated and are ...

Greyhound impaled by branch survives Greyhound impaled by branch survives

A family from Coventry have spoken of their relief after their family pet escaped being impaled. Six-year-old greyhound Dewey got an eight-inch tree branch stuck in his hip while running at speed across a field, the Coventry Telegraph ...

Puppies re-homed after canal rescue Puppies re-homed after canal rescue

Four puppies which were rescued from a frozen canal in Sheffield have been successfully re-homed by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). The owner threw a bin bag containing the newly-born puppies, ...

Snake swallows pet dog whole Snake swallows pet dog whole

A snake roaming round Australia's northern territory has swallowed a dog whole. The Maltese terrier cross seemingly disappeared from owner Patty Buntine's home in Katherine, Australia, after it failed to show up for its regular 07:00 ...

People could eat pets during recession People could eat pets during recession

As the credit crunch hits and pet owners become more strapped for cash, some will apparently be looking towards a pet to provide the next meal, according to one pet behaviour specialist. Debbie Connolly, who volunteers at an animal ...

Spending on pet care 'expected to surpass $45 billion this year' Spending on pet care 'expected to surpass $45 billion this year'

Despite the global credit crunch, spending on pet care is expected to surpass $45 billion (£26.7 billion) in the US this year, according to the American Pet Products Association. Pet care, including food, accessories, veterinary ...

Cat returns after four years thanks to microchip Cat returns after four years thanks to microchip

A family in Frome, Somerset, whose cat disappeared while they were away on holiday four years ago, has seen its return after a microchip placed in the animal was scanned. Michele and Simon Shapland came back from their holiday in ...

Smokers 'likely to quit for pet's health' Smokers 'likely to quit for pet's health'

A new survey has found that pet owners would be more likely to quit smoking to safeguard their cat or dog's health than their own. Research by the Henry Ford Centre for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Detroit found that ...

Frankenstein's pet revealed Frankenstein's pet revealed

The 'perfect' pet has been put together following a survey of pet lovers. The computer-generated image of the creature was created after a survey of 2,000 British pet owners which revealed that the nation's perfect animal was supposedly ...

RSPCA week to be held in April RSPCA week to be held in April

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is holding its annual fundraising week next week and will be hoping to top last year's sum of £279,145. Between April 27th and May 3rd, the charity is urging ...

Cats and dogs cause thousands of accidents, says survey Cats and dogs cause thousands of accidents, says survey

A new report by the American organisation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that out of the eight million emergency room visits in the US each year for falls, 86,600 are caused by pets. Some 240 people each ...

Stroke victim saved by cockatiel Stroke victim saved by cockatiel

Bloomfield Hospital in Chelmsford has seen its new stroke ward opened by its first patient - a 72-year-old man who was saved by his pet cockatiel. After feeding his pet at home, Brian Molineaux suffered a stroke and could not move ...

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