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America's top dog America's top dog

The Labrador Retriever was named America's most popular purebred dog this week, for the sixteenth year in a row. The American Kennel Club (AKC) said that this year's real winner was, however, the Yorkshire Terrier, which jumped to ...

Dogs 'can recognise other dogs' Dogs 'can recognise other dogs'

Dogs are able to distinguish between different complex images, research has shown. A study in Austria suggested that dogs can recognise other dogs, even if they are of different breeds and feature in pictures with other objects in ...

Firefighters save woman and her pets Firefighters save woman and her pets

An elderly woman and her four beloved pets were safely rescued from her burning home by firefighters. The pensioner, who lives in Leysdown in Kent, managed to escape the blazing chalet but was distraught when she could not return ...

Nursing home say dog can predict death Nursing home say dog can predict death

An Ohio nursing home claims to possess a dog that can foretell the death of its residents. Scamp, a Schnauzer, lives at the Ohio home and it its owner says that the animal has been present at around 40 deaths in the past three years. ...

Cats 'man's oldest friend' Cats 'man's oldest friend'

New research has suggested that cats may have been around long before dogs became man's best friend. With DNA evidence and samples recorded from close to 1,000 cats, scientists at Oxford University have traced back feline lineage ...

Pet insurance myths exposed Pet insurance myths exposed

A number of misconceptions surrounding pet insurance have been busted by one US website. According to WRAL.com, beliefs that pet insurance is more expensive than human health insurance have been exposed as myths. The website states ...

Pet insurance 'can protect animal family members' health' Pet insurance 'can protect animal family members' health'

With animals increasingly being seen as members of the family, protecting their health and wellbeing through pet insurance is of great importance, an insurer has stated. Insurance firm Direct Line recently found that 14 per cent ...

Pet friendly hotels revealed Pet friendly hotels revealed

With more and more people taking their pet on holiday with them, AA Hotel Services, in association with Iams, has revealed the AA Pet Friendly Hotel and Guest Accommodation of the Year award winners for 2007. Down Hall Country House ...

Drain hole dog drama Drain hole dog drama

A dog and his walker are lucky to be alive after a drain hole drama. High winds had blown the pair into the storm outlet in Kerswell, Devon. They were dragged for about 100ft before emerging on the other side of the road. A fire ...

Celeb dog makes it into Tussauds Celeb dog makes it into Tussauds

Champion greyhound Westmead Hawk has become the first animal to make it into Madame Tussauds. The dog will be part of the 'Best of British' week at the waxwork museum in London, recognition for his two Greyhound Derby victories, ...

Model pet-owner braves fire to save cats Model pet-owner braves fire to save cats

An 84-year-old woman braved her own life to re-enter a blazing building to rescue her beloved cats. Evelyn Covey, who is also blind, dismissed the warnings of rescue workers and ran back into the building to collect her felines, ...

Pet insurance not only concern for would-be animal owners Pet insurance not only concern for would-be animal owners

Pet insurance is not the only responsibility which comes with taking on a new pet, a charity has said. According to the RSPCA, getting a pet brings with it a host of obligations and costs and animal lovers should make sure they are ...

Pet insurance 'vital for summer' Pet insurance 'vital for summer'

As summer approaches, one pet insurance provider is warning that an increase in expensive claims may occur. Tesco Personal Finance states that there are some claims which occur more than others as the weather warms up and animals ...

Three-legged dogs 'can cope just as well' Three-legged dogs 'can cope just as well'

Animal welfare charities in Scotland are calling for kind Britons to help rehome dogs which have only three legs and are in need of loving care. Thanks to modern veterinary techniques, more dogs are surviving operations in which ...

Vets urge owners to help their pets live healthy Vets urge owners to help their pets live healthy

Online vets are urging Britain's pet owners to get their pets living a healthy lifestyle. Around 25 per cent of pets in the UK and the USA are overweight according to vet estimates and the online community is encouraging pet owners ...

Postmen scared of cat Postmen scared of cat

Postmen are scared to deliver to an address in Derby because of a violent cat. Owner Sarah Goddard told the Daily Telegraph that she thought there might be a problem when she received only a few cards of congratulations after her ...

Loyal Bobby honoured in walk of fame Loyal Bobby honoured in walk of fame

A dog who loyally kept vigil at his master's grave for 14 years is to be honoured in the first ever Dog Walk of Fame. Viewers of Sky Movies voted Bobby, so famous Disney made a film about his life, among the top six canine silver-screen ...

Cat rescued from tree using pressure hose Cat rescued from tree using pressure hose

A brave feline who was trapped in a tree for seven days was finally rescued by ingenious fire-fighters - who blasted the cat out of a tree using a pressure hose. The Tiger cat, named Treetop, was unharmed but slightly wet as concerned ...

Animal lovers confide in their pets Animal lovers confide in their pets

The majority of pet owners would rather confide their problems in their furry friends than other humans, a study has shown. Research conducted by Purina has highlighted that 95 per cent of animal lovers would confide in their pets ...

Drugs developed to treat poorly pets Drugs developed to treat poorly pets

A number of new drugs have been approved for use by vets when consumers with pet insurance take their animals to be treated. Some 36 products developed by Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical Company have received approval, consisting of 14 ...

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