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Dog owners do it themselves Dog owners do it themselves

Dog owners in the US are flocking to do-it-yourself washing facilities to keep their furry friends odour free. A number of centres have opened up offering owners access to washing facilities so that they can clean up their dogs before ...

Firework Night Firework Night

Firework Night for pets can be a huge ordeal, especially as their hearing is more sensitive to loud noises than ours ...

Pets enjoy fashion parade Pets enjoy fashion parade

Lucky dogs from all over the world strutted their stuff on the canine catwalk at New York's Pet Fashion Week. The show, which also included one privileged cat in a golden collar, featured designs from 20 of the world's leading pet ...

Pets invade Suffolk school Pets invade Suffolk school

It was raining cats and dogs at a school in Suffolk last week. Animals of all shapes and sizes took over St Joseph's near Ipswich as the school opened its doors to pets as well as children. In addition to cats and dogs, the school ...

'Protect pets from second-hand smoke' 'Protect pets from second-hand smoke'

Britons who smoke near their animals may want to consider taking out pet insurance as they may fall victim to health complaints. According to insurer More Than, three million people may be putting their pets at risk by smoking around ...

It's a cat's life It's a cat's life

One hairdresser from Halifax has received some surprised reactions when passers-by peep into her buggy to coo at her offspring, only to find a cat in place of a baby. Louise Layfield, of Calderdale in Halifax, has invested in what ...

Acupuncture option for pets Acupuncture option for pets

A revolutionary new healthcare strategy for pets is sweeping the United States, suggesting it could catch on in the UK if popularity continues. The first all-holistic veterinary medical clinic opened in the US on Monday, as a new ...

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 ...

RSPCA make cat rescue RSPCA make cat rescue

RSPCA agents were able to rescue three cats from an abandoned home in Somerset. The home had been up for auction and, on inspection, the new owner discovered the three emaciated animals shut into the kitchen, the Somerset County ...

Brits adore their furry friends Brits adore their furry friends

More than 1.5 million UK homes are ruled by pets put on a pedestal by their owners, new research has found. And, according to the figures compiled by Halifax, 2.8 million Brits share their beds with their cats and dogs and more than ...

RSPCA: Adopt a cat from us RSPCA: Adopt a cat from us

The RSPCA's Huddersfield branch is urging local people to support it by choosing to adopt a cat from the charity rather than a large pet centre. Recently, the branch has been inundated with cats and kittens and has had to ask animal ...

Slithery pets born at school Slithery pets born at school

One London school has become home to some classroom critters of a not so furry kind. Highgate School has become the birthplace of seven slippery snake babies after the Junior Reptile Society's pet desert kings produced offspring, ...

Pets to be protected under act Pets to be protected under act

From Friday, pets across Britain will have their own bill of rights to ensure they are protected from ill-treatment. The Animal Welfare Act is almost in force, under which pet owners will have to take good care of their animals or ...

Women love cats over men Women love cats over men

Females and their felines are meant to be together, according to recent findings from a scientific study. Cat food manufacturer Olli asked scientists to test women's reactions when they saw a picture of their pet, and again when ...

Jose not the only 'special one' Jose not the only 'special one'

It looks like ex-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is not the only 'special one' under the family roof. His Yorkshire terrier, Leya, has been voted 2007's top celebrity pet in a poll by the PDSA veterinary charity. Leya first hit the ...

Pet insurance vital Pet insurance vital

Pet owners need adequate insurance cover for their pets in order to cover sky-high vet bills, experts have warned. With ever more sophisticated treatments available, pet-loving Britons are digging deep into their pockets in order ...

Socks causes name controversy Socks causes name controversy

Blue Peter's loveable feline mascot, Socks the cat, has been caught up in a controversy surrounding the origins of its name. The long-running children's television programme launched a poll to name the moggy but, after receiving ...

'Don't let insured pets become obese' 'Don't let insured pets become obese'

With pets increasingly becoming fatter, owners are being warned that their pet insurance policies could become void. According to website EveryInvester.co.uk, once a pet becomes obese it may no longer be covered by an insurance policy. ...

Pet insurance 'could help pay for skin problem treatment' Pet insurance 'could help pay for skin problem treatment'

Pet owners whose animals suffer from skin complaints may want to ensure they have a pet insurance policy to stave off a build up of costs, an expert has suggested. Mark Johnston, of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, ...

Wedding clothes 'popular with pooches' Wedding clothes 'popular with pooches'

Special occasion wear for dogs is becoming a popular trend, one specialist has claimed, as the animals are increasingly invited to participate in wedding celebrations. According to Liz Wilson, a canine wedding clothes specialist, ...

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