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Pet sanctuary delight at generous residents Pet sanctuary delight at generous residents

A home for cats and dogs has given its thanks to local residents who raised the necessary funds to keep it afloat. The Bath Cats and Dogs Home was in desperate need of extra cash when the Western Daily Press and its readers pulled ...

Pet owners urged to keep animals trim Pet owners urged to keep animals trim

Cat owners are being told to watch what they feed their pets after a study found a rising number of felines are being diagnosed with diabetes. Researchers at Edinburgh University found that one in 230 pet cats in Britain is now diabetic. ...

Cat owner's joy after 3-year separation Cat owner's joy after 3-year separation

A cat owner has told of her joy at being reunited with her precious pet after a three-year separation. Tracy Bell, aged 48, from North Tyneside, told the Evening Chronicle that she was "amazed" to receive a call telling ...

Animal owners should prepare for pregnant pet's big day Animal owners should prepare for pregnant pet's big day

Pet owners whose pregnant animals are nearing the stages of labour are being advised to prepare for the big day. According to the Sun Herald, pregnant pets need good nutrition, including increased amounts of protein and calcium during ...

Pet insurance 'similar to car cover' Pet insurance 'similar to car cover'

Pet insurance for dogs shares some similarities with cover for vehicles, an expert has claimed. According to the Kennel Club, the first official registry of purebred dogs in the world, pet insurance varies from area to area in a ...

Molly steals top spot for dog and cat names Molly steals top spot for dog and cat names

Molly has stolen a march on Ben by heading up the most popular names list for both cats and dogs, the latest RSPCA pet owners' survey shows. This traditional shortened form of Mary is a favourite for pets, with the name pipping evocative ...

Mel B gives dog spice life Mel B gives dog spice life

Spice girl Mel B has given her dog a taste of the spice life by relocating him to America. Melanie Brown, the 'Scary' one, moved Lord after deciding the arthritis-suffering animal would be better off in the warmer climes of California. ...

Dog vets paid for with savings Dog vets paid for with savings

A number of dog owners are forced to raid their savings to pay vet bills, a new study has revealed. According to a study by Direct Line Pet Insurance, 18 per cent of dog owners have had to withdraw from savings accounts to pay for ...

Lucky dogs receive human treatment Lucky dogs receive human treatment

Lucky dogs are being treated more and more like members of the family, receiving human names and even their own social networking sites. An increasing number of pooches are being given names such as Max and Princess and even more ...

Tropical turtle 'has Prescott's bite' Tropical turtle 'has Prescott's bite'

Staff at a Norfolk sea life centre have ensured that John Prescott's name will live on by christening one of their turtles after the former deputy prime minister, the Norwich Evening News has reported. John Prescott, the turtle, ...

Dog has litter of 13 pups Dog has litter of 13 pups

A St Bernard dog in East Sussex has surprised her owners by giving birth to 13 puppies in one litter. Poppy the dog, who weighs 12 stone, now has 13 puppies after eight hours of labour despite an earlier scan only showing up three ...

Pet purchases 'require careful consideration' Pet purchases 'require careful consideration'

With National Pet Month fast-approaching, animal lovers are being urged to act responsibly when taking on a new commitment. According to pet lover's website PetClubUK.com, there is a furry friend for everyone, no matter what their ...

Lily Allen backs youngster in dog-napping case Lily Allen backs youngster in dog-napping case

Pop star Lily Allen has backed a Kent youngster's hunt for her missing dog, following a recent similar experience of her own. Margaret Callow, seven, had her puppy Poppy stolen from her garden earlier this month, leading to an extremely ...

Kittens dumped Kittens dumped

Two newborn kittens were lucky to be alive after being dumped. They were found along with two others, who later died, wrapped in a shirt in a carrier bag and left under some bushes outside a closed vets' surgery in Huddersfield, ...

Silverscreen Animals Honoured on ‘Dog Walk of Fame’ Silverscreen Animals Honoured on ‘Dog Walk of Fame’

Sky Movies and the Kennel Club have announced that they are to honour legendary dogs of the silver screen with the world’s first permanent ‘Dog Walk of Fame’, in Battersea Park, London ...

Car insurance for pets to hit the UK? Car insurance for pets to hit the UK?

With the advent of car insurance for pets in the US many animal lovers on our shores will be wondering if the cover will catch on in the UK. Progressive, an insurance firm based across the pond, are the first company to offer drivers ...

Aboistop Anti-Bark Collar Kit Aboistop Anti-Bark Collar Kit

Barking is a normal part of being a dog, but excessive barking can be a real a nuisance, and can cause distress for you, your dog, and your neighbours. ...

Does your dog have star quality? Does your dog have star quality?

Animal Planet's Top Dog is back for a second series and producers are looking for the next generation of dogs and owners to take part ... ...

Pet insurance 'can guard against expensive vet's bills' Pet insurance 'can guard against expensive vet's bills'

Although the pet insurance industry is booming, the majority of cat owners could face hefty vet's bills by not having cover for their feline friends, one publication has warned. The Scotsman reports that while the pet insurance market ...

Prep jet-set pets now for fun in the sun Prep jet-set pets now for fun in the sun

Pet owners who are planning a summer holiday abroad are being urged to ensure their four-legged travel companions' paperwork is in order to join them on their trip. Halifax Pet Insurance is warning dog and cat owners that applying ...

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