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Pampered pooch becomes millionaire Pampered pooch becomes millionaire

A lucky dog became a millionaire when its wealthy owner died and left a share of her fortune behind for it in a trust fund. The fortunate white Maltese, called Trouble, hit the jackpot when owner, wealthy hotelier Leona Hemlsley, ...

Pet insurance 'should be considered' for older dogs Pet insurance 'should be considered' for older dogs

Owners of older dogs are being urged to invest in pet insurance policies to cover the cost of vet bills. In addition, it is important to check policies before making the investment to ensure that cover is provided for specific things ...

Show Tech grooming table with control post & grooming noose Show Tech grooming table with control post & grooming noose

Popular with professional groomers and dog show exhibitors alike, grooming tables make trimming your dogís coat a pleasure instead of a chore ...

The Reverend's flock The Reverend's flock

A reverend in London has spoken of the "calming presence" of his rather unusual pets Ė a flock of chickens. Reverend Andrew Cain, who runs a vicarage in Kilburn, told the Telegraph of his love for the birds, which help ...

Pet-friendly holidays proving popular Pet-friendly holidays proving popular

Pet-friendly holidays are seemingly more popular than ever, with the latest research showing something of a surge in demand for places for tourist tabbies and holidaying hounds. According to website iknow-uk.com, some 10,000 searches ...

Americans shower pets with pressies Americans shower pets with pressies

The US is going pet crazy this Christmas with over half of animal owners saying they are going to shower their furry friends with presents, according to a pet association. The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA) ...

Pets prepare for scariest night of the year Pets prepare for scariest night of the year

Halloween might be the eeriest night of the year for humans, but for animals, the events over the following few days are much scarier. Between now and the start of next week Brits will be celebrating bonfire night with public and ...

Owner fights python to save dog Owner fights python to save dog

A courageous dog owner fought off the attack of a python to save the life of her beloved canine. Catherine Leonard, had to repeatedly kick a 14ft Burmese python that was crushing her pet dog Poppy while she was out walking near her ...

Pet insurance 'can help towards animal care costs' Pet insurance 'can help towards animal care costs'

Without pet insurance, the cost of caring for an animal can skyrocket, one expert has warned. Pet insurance can provide help towards paying vet's bills, as well as often covering holiday cancellations and advertising costs if a pet ...

Charity appeals for mother and puppy unit funding Charity appeals for mother and puppy unit funding

A Scottish animal welfare charity is appealing for funds to establish a centre in the Highlands so that it can build mother and puppy units and other facilities. The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) ...

Brits 'spend billions' buying cats and dogs Brits 'spend billions' buying cats and dogs

British citizens have spent £2.6 billion buying pet cats and dogs over the past five years, a study has shown. According to pet insurance provider Halifax, UK residents spent £520 million per year purchasing their animals, ...

A heavenly holiday for posh pooches A heavenly holiday for posh pooches

Rather than risk their pet's health or insurance by taking an animal on an overseas holiday, dog lovers can treat their furry friend to a luxury holiday all of their own without having to leave the country. A five-star doggie hotel ...

Lost dog reunited with owners Lost dog reunited with owners

Runaway rebel Dexter from Port Talbot near Swansea has been reunited with his relieved family. The six-year-old Jack Russell dog, who journeyed 180 miles from his home, escaped when the front door was left ajar by owner Jeff O'Callaghan. ...

Cool cat gets lift home Cool cat gets lift home

A cool 12-year-old cat is confounding everyone with his nightly adventure. Every evening, Sgt Podge, a black, longhaired feline takes off from the family home in Bournemouth, Dorset and re-appears each morning at the same spot on ...

Dog DNA Needed For New Test Dog DNA Needed For New Test

Genetics company seeks DNA samples from each of the pure breeds in the UK to allow their mixed breed cousins to understand their heritage ...

Dogs need to be kept cool during the heat Dogs need to be kept cool during the heat

Call the dog inside when the weather is at its hottest, says dog expert Tamar Gellar, just one tip for keeping pets cool this August. Although the weather across the UK this summer has been warm at best, man's best friend, like us, ...

New hope for pet cancer sufferers New hope for pet cancer sufferers

Plans to build Europe's biggest cancer treatment centre for pets in Scotland could offer new hope of a cure for animals tsuffering from the disease. According to the Scotland on Sunday, Scottish scientists have unveiled a £3 ...

Pet pedicures to increase awareness Pet pedicures to increase awareness

One animal lover in Norfolk has been offering guinea pigs pedicures in a bid to educate pet owners about the correct care which should be given to the rodents. Cheryl Hustwith, of Sprowston Guinea Pig Sanctuary, organised a dedicated ...

Pedigree pets 'more expensive to own' Pedigree pets 'more expensive to own'

New reports reveal that the costs of owning a pedigree pet can be as much as a third higher than for cross breeds, with the owners of pedigree cats, dogs and other animals facing more expensive payouts. Experts at Sainsbury's Bank ...

Cats Protection looks for some new homes for felines Cats Protection looks for some new homes for felines

Cat lovers are being called upon to come forward and help thousands of felines in need this year. Cats Protection is asking people to offer their services at one of the charity's 29 centres and 261 branches in Britain. A variety ...

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