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People 'should take more care for dogs' People 'should take more care for dogs'

Britons are being urged to look after their dogs more diligently following the release of a new survey which is a 'tail' of woe as far as their pets' health is concerned. Veterinary charity PDSA's latest report shows that a fifth ...

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 ...

Findings Reveal The Major Benefits Of Owning A Family Dog Findings Reveal The Major Benefits Of Owning A Family Dog

Leading child psychologist reveals how dogs really are our (first) best friends ...

Affectionate greyhounds 'are easy to care for' Affectionate greyhounds 'are easy to care for'

Greyhounds are very easy to care for as pets, according to Jenny Bunting, head of the Brighton and Hove Retired Greyhound Trust (RGT). Their affectionate and calm nature makes them ideal companions for people, she told the Argus. ...

'Protect pets during house moves' 'Protect pets during house moves'

With the home-moving peak of summer here, people have been urged to ensure that their pets stay safe and stress-free during the upheaval. According to the home developer Miller Homes Yorkshire, many people tend to forget about their ...

Family reunited with stranded dog Family reunited with stranded dog

One family pet which was kept apart from her family for two weeks after being forced to stay in France has been collected by her happy owners. Coco the Chocolate Labrador had spent two weeks in French kennels after her microchip ...

Most Brits 'missing out on benefits of pet insurance' Most Brits 'missing out on benefits of pet insurance'

The majority of Britons do not ensure their furry friends are covered by pet insurance, alarming new figures have shown. According to a study conducted by pet insurance provider Debenhams, three in four UK pet owners have not taken ...

A rabbit is a woman's best friend A rabbit is a woman's best friend

A house bunny in south London has been fully house trained and can now roam around on his own while owner Julie Harris is at home. Black and white Dutch rabbit Russell uses his cage as a toilet and wanders freely around Julie's home ...

Nearly two-thirds of Americans have pets Nearly two-thirds of Americans have pets

Nearly two-thirds of animal-loving Americans have pets, according to a survey. The picture of the pet-obsessed US emerged after a Harrisinteractive poll revealed that almost 90 per cent of animal owners believed their pets to be ...

Insurance fails to cover pet damage Insurance fails to cover pet damage

Pet insurance covers injuries sustained by loved animals around the house but a number of home insurance policies fail to cover home damage caused by pets. According to Sainsbury's Home insurance, just four per cent of policies cover ...

Pet insurance vital regardless of age Pet insurance vital regardless of age

Cat owners should take the necessary steps to insure their pet regardless of its age, an animal welfare charity has claimed. According to Cats Protection, the emotional burden of an injury to a beloved pet is hard enough to deal ...

Pet rescuer calls for food for hungry hedgehogs Pet rescuer calls for food for hungry hedgehogs

A pet rescuer has called upon the public to feed hedgehogs who have been left severely hungry after weeks of heavy rain, it has emerged. Joy Pierce-Jones, who runs Flintshire Wildlife and Pet Rescue Centre, told the Flintshire Standard ...

Charity asks Brits to host dogs' dinners Charity asks Brits to host dogs' dinners

British animal owners are being urged to hold tea parties for their pets to raise money for charity. The Blue Cross is today launching the nation's biggest tea party for pets event in which Britons can register to host a tea party ...

The Reverend's flock The Reverend's flock

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

Puppies' unconventional arrival Puppies' unconventional arrival

A man could find himself in need of plenty of pet insurance after his beloved Labrador gave birth to ten puppies on the back seat of his car. Steve Blyth, 51, from Bramerton in Norfolk, took his black Labrador Bramble to the vets ...

Missing cat turns up after a year Missing cat turns up after a year

A missing cat that mysteriously disappeared a year ago has turned up safe and well. Cotton, a shy three-year-old had wandered off just before Christmas last year and despite her owner, Stacey Watkinson, putting up 200 posters and ...

Cat gene research 'can help humans' Cat gene research 'can help humans'

The first complete gene map of a cat is being hailed by researchers as a breakthrough in the fight to treat common human diseases. The hero of the hour is Cinnamon – a four-year-old Abyssinian cat used in the study. Findings ...

September is Pet Smile Month September is Pet Smile Month

This month is Pet Smile Month and owners can take advantage of a number of offers and events to help with the health of their animals teeth. Veterinary practices which are participating in the scheme have offered a pet smile check ...

Kennels 'unlikely to result in pet insurance claims' Kennels 'unlikely to result in pet insurance claims'

Britons in doubt over whether it is safe to leave their pet in a cattery or kennel can rest at ease because they are unlikely to need to claim on their pet insurance after doing so, an expert has suggested. Meriel France, spokesperson ...

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