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British rabbit wins prize in USA British rabbit wins prize in USA

One young animal lover is celebrating after one of her rabbits took second place in a competition in America. Twelve-year-old Victoria from Doncaster told CBBC of her adventures in Los Angeles, where she entered three rabbits from ...

Owner's joy after five-year separation Owner's joy after five-year separation

A cat which went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Wales. The 12-year-old ginger tom, which was found in Bedwas, near Caerphilly, last month, was taken to a branch of Cats Protection where its microchip was ...

Willie the cat named Pet Slimmer of the Year Willie the cat named Pet Slimmer of the Year

A nine-year-old cat named Willie has been named the Hill's Pet Slimmer of the Year after losing 2kg of weight. The award, which has been running in the UK since 1993, pays tribute to the pets (one dog and one cat) that have lost ...

Pet insurer issues warning Pet insurer issues warning

One insurer has provided some timely advice on avoiding a pet insurance claim during the festive period One in three policyholders made a claim last December, with a number of seasonal activities blamed for the rise in the likelihood ...

Vets complete marathon for guide dogs Vets complete marathon for guide dogs

Groups of vets have completed a series of nerve jangling endurance tests in the Lake District to raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind. The teams of vets were able to raise £80,000 in by completing a canoe challenge, riding ...

New web site allows pet owners to think like felines New web site allows pet owners to think like felines

A new website for an American cat food company allows humans to think like felines - as the entire site is written and designed from the perspective of a cat. The site incorporates videos and photographs and allows visitors to play ...

'Protect cats from summer hazards' 'Protect cats from summer hazards'

To avoid having to make a pet insurance claim this summer, cat owners have been issued a number of tips to follow to avert a trip to the vets. According to Stourbridge Cats Protection – an organisation which looks after and ...

'Avoid pet insurance claims with sunscreen' 'Avoid pet insurance claims with sunscreen'

To avoid having to make a pet insurance claim, one expert has advised using sunscreen on pale animals which may be susceptible to sunburn this summer. Monica McCormack, spokesperson for Tesco Personal Finance, advised Britons concerned ...

Pets attend school as part of science week Pets attend school as part of science week

Young pet owners at a school in Hampshire were allowed to bring their animals to school as part of National Science Week. The youngsters, at Rookwood School, brought along their rabbits, hamsters and rats on the school's Pet Day, ...

Valentine's Day affection for pets Valentine's Day affection for pets

Dogs and cats could be usurping boyfriends and girlfriends as the objects of our affection this Valentine's Day, according to the latest research. More than a third (34 per cent) of pet owners prefer to take to the sofa with their ...

New heart-op hope for dogs New heart-op hope for dogs

Vets have pioneered a new heart operation which could give dogs with an irregular heartbeat a new lease of life. A team from Edinburgh University operated on Labrador Harvey using a technique similar to the one employed for humans. ...

Noisy fireworks 'should be banned' Noisy fireworks 'should be banned'

Noisy fireworks scare household pets and should be banned altogether. That is the feeling of most UK vets (79 per cent) and pet charities (91 per cent), according to research by pet insurer, Petplan. TV vet Marc Abraham says pets ...

Daredevil diving dogs wow New York Daredevil diving dogs wow New York

New York's Bryant Park played host to one of the most bizarre yet awe-inspiring new sports on the market - dog diving. The DockDogs National Championship sees thousands of canines sprint down to the edge of a dock and then dive acrobatically ...

Guide dogs to fly from Glasgow with owners Guide dogs to fly from Glasgow with owners

Glasgow Airport has announced a new pet travel scheme which will allow guide dogs to fly with their owners. Under the new scheme, the dogs and their owners will be permitted to travel to certain approved destinations within Europe ...

Charity launches new pets service Charity launches new pets service

Britons are being urged to remember their pets in their wills to ensure that their animals are well-cared for if they are no longer able to do so themselves. The RSPCA has launched a new service entitled Home for Life which makes ...

Classroom pets 'provide pupil benefits' Classroom pets 'provide pupil benefits'

Classroom pets can provide a number of benefits for primary school-aged children, experts have claimed. While a number of concerns have arisen regarding the keeping of animals in the classroom following the implementation of the ...

Have ferrets micro-chipped, owners told Have ferrets micro-chipped, owners told

Ferret owners are being urged to have their pets micro-chipped after a number of the critters were found wandering wild in Cheshire. Animal sanctuary boss Martin Turner, based in Nether Alderley, told the Manchester Evening News ...

Oprah named number one celeb dog owner Oprah named number one celeb dog owner

Billionaire chat show queen Oprah Winfrey has been named as the best celebrity dog owner in the world by a US poll. The New York Dog and The Hollywood Dog magazines conducted an online poll of readers to see who they felt was the ...

Cat in 70-mile ordeal Cat in 70-mile ordeal

A cat had a lucky escape after surviving a 70-mile road trip stuck inside a car bonnet. Tilly, a grey tabby, ran out in front of Paul Younger while he was driving through Godalming, in Surrey. He stopped to see if the cat was okay ...

Cat translator hits Japanese shelves Cat translator hits Japanese shelves

A brand new product has hit the shelves that claims to convert cats purrs and meows into plain human language. The Meowlingual Cat Translator is now on sale in Japan and it will, reportedly, have an English translation capacity in ...

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