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Care home created for elderly canines Care home created for elderly canines

A nursing home has been created in Japan to look after the country's aging population of dogs. The elderly canines can stay at the centre - which is the first of its kind to be created in the country where they are monitored ...

Ex-couples 'would fight for their pets' Ex-couples 'would fight for their pets'

Many couples who have separated would be willing to fight their ex-partner for custody of their pet, a study has shown. Research by pet insurance firm Direct Line highlights that a fifth of animal lovers would battle for custody ...

Podgy pooch slims down Podgy pooch slims down

The owners of a super-slimmer dog are probably not as worried about having to make a claim on their pet insurance as they were when their pet weighed in at a whopping 11.5 stone. Brothers David and Derek Benton, from Fordham, have ...

Let Meow't Window Mounted Cat Door Let Meow't Window Mounted Cat Door

The Let Meow't Window Mounted Cat Door is an award winning and patented system that allows cats total freedom to roam at anytime of the day or night ...

A dog is not even for Christmas A dog is not even for Christmas

Animal welfare groups once used to remind prospective dog owners that pets were a long-term commitment. A dog is "for life not just for Christmas", the tagline once read. But now it seems even Christmas is too long for ...

Loc8tor Plus Loc8tor Plus

Need some help keeping track of your dog? The Loc8tor Plus handheld device may be the answer ...

Medals of honour for top dogs Medals of honour for top dogs

Two DVD-sniffing dogs were honoured by the Malaysian government for their part in a crack-down on bootleg movies. The black Labradors, named Lucky and Flo, are trained to smell chemicals that go into DVD production and their efforts ...

Help bunny get back on track Help bunny get back on track

Animal lovers in the Coventry area have been asked to send in donations to pay for an operation for a poorly rabbit. The appeal was launched by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), which desperately ...

RSPCA treats 600 pets in action weekend RSPCA treats 600 pets in action weekend

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has revealed that it treated around 600 pets from across the Wirral during its recent two-day community action weekend. The Birkenhead Park event saw 370 animals ...

Rabbits 'should see vets' Rabbits 'should see vets'

A vet has said that pet owners should take their rabbits to see the vet regularly so their pets can remain in good health and free from disease. The claim comes following the news that myxomatosis, a disease that afflicts rabbits, ...

A half-century of great guide dogs A half-century of great guide dogs

A blind man who has used guide dogs for 50 years has been talking about the great sense of freedom the fantastic animals have given him. Bill Cox, 83, from Reedham near Norwich, has been blind since the age of 11 months. In 1957, ...

Doggie choccie threat Doggie choccie threat

Some dog owners are unwittingly sentencing their animals to a painful death by feeding them chocolate, vets have warned. This year has seen a record number of emergency calls about chocolate poisoning to the Veterinary Poisons Information ...

Hunt for cat-napper under way Hunt for cat-napper under way

Police in Southampton have begun searching for a mysterious cat-napper after the owners of a string of poor cats who had gone missing in Bramley Crescent received a sinister letter from "the person responsible for the disappearance ...

Terminally ill girl re-united with dog Terminally ill girl re-united with dog

A girl with Downs syndrome and battling leukaemia was re-united with her dog, which had run away from home a number of days before. Katherine Touhill, just eight-years-old, was in a children's hospital when the Maltese dog, Sundance, ...

Dogs can wed in new business venture Dogs can wed in new business venture

Animal owners who have always wanted their pet cats or dogs to get married may now find that their wish has come true. A farm in Staffordshire is offering wedding services for pets and farmyard animals from £100 per ceremony, ...

Pet insurance firm names common complaints Pet insurance firm names common complaints

An American pet insurance firm has named skin allergies as the number one complaint among dog owners needing veterinarian treatment. Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) assesses its claims from last year and discovered skin allergies, ...

Former home-run animal centre celebrates anniversary Former home-run animal centre celebrates anniversary

An animal rehoming centre in Cumberland has celebrated its first anniversary after volunteers spent 15 years caring for abandoned pets and strays in their own homes. Before the centre in the Eden Valley was set up, volunteers for ...

Biggest bunny in Britain Biggest bunny in Britain

Married life is treating Roberto the giant rabbit well - but it seems his wife Amy is enjoying marital bliss even more than her spouse. The pair of continental giant rabbits, owned by Annette Edwards of Bunnyland in Worcester, were ...

Dogs soon to get satnavs Dogs soon to get satnavs

Satnavs collars enabling dog owners to keep a track of their furry friends will soon be available in the shops, according to a Russian government minister. Sergey Ivanov, deputy prime minister, made the remark while commenting on ...

Free pet insurance offer Free pet insurance offer

Sainsbury's is offering a no strings attached 30 days of free pet insurance. The offer is open to anyone applying before November 27th and if applying online a further ten per cent discount is deducted from the yearly premium. Both ...

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