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Tortoise pinched from party Tortoise pinched from party

An Andover woman was distraught when she discovered her tortoise had been stolen, it has been reported. Pamela Todd, from Claudius Close, was at a wedding when Squeak abandoned his brother Bubble on his own in the tank they once ...

Pet insurance 'boom' Pet insurance 'boom'

The pet insurance market is one of the quickest booming sectors in the market, it has been reported. An increasing number of people are taking out cover for their beloved four legged friends, according to the Aberdeen Press and Journal ...

Freddy nearly gets fried Freddy nearly gets fried

A prying pussy was fortunate not to become a fried feline after he climbed up a 7-metre power line, it has been reported. Curiousity got the better of Freddy when he shimmied his way up the pole only to realise upon reaching its ...

Search for top dog is on Search for top dog is on

A competition is being held to recognise rescue dogs of all shapes and sizes and celebrate their second 'leash of life' with loving new owners. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' (RSPCA) Dog of the Year 2008 ...

Dogit Large Water Fountain Dogit Large Water Fountain

The Dogit Large Water Fountain is ideal for large dogs or dogs with joint and muscle problems, providing an elevated drinking fountain that eases the strain ...

Blind cat reunited with owners Blind cat reunited with owners

A blind cat that wandered off and got lost on Christmas Eve has been reunited with her owners. Pensioners, June and John Ranby, had given up their pet for dead when, after an appeal in the local newspaper, the RSPCA got in touch ...

Police investigate cat poisonings Police investigate cat poisonings

Police in a North Yorkshire town are appealing for help following the poisoning of two cats in the area, it has been reported. According to the Pickering Gazette and Herald, it is suspected that at least four pet cats have been poisoned ...

Dogs suffer jealousy too, says study Dogs suffer jealousy too, says study

Scientists have claimed that man's best friend also suffers from bouts of jealousy as well as a string of other human emotions. A team of researchers from the University of Portsmouth claim that dogs are prone to complex emotions, ...

University opens doors to pet University opens doors to pet

Students are being given the chance to bring their pets into lecture halls and university residences in order to help them cope with the pressures of college life, it has been reported. The University of Sussex has given an agoraphobic ...

Wahl Pet Hairdryer with Stand Wahl Pet Hairdryer with Stand

Drying your petís hair can be a nightmare, as you have to control the pet, brush AND hair dryer all simultaneously! We now have a solution to this problem ...

Bull terrier bounces back Bull terrier bounces back

Harvey, the missing three-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, has been returned to his owner Laura Kidson after an elaborate escape plot that saw him bounce over the garden fence using a trampoline, it has been reported. The Houdini ...

The Continued Curse on Clyde Valley Flyers ... and then The Joy!  (Part 3) The Continued Curse on Clyde Valley Flyers ... and then The Joy! (Part 3)

After all the previous disasters the team had faced, we really believed nothing more could happen to us! Oh how wrong were we ...

Train Your Dog With the Jetcare Education Pro Train Your Dog With the Jetcare Education Pro

Train your dog from a distance, efficiently and painlessly, with the Jetcare Education PRO. Interrupt your dog's behaviour with a spray of harmless, odourless, cold gas from his collar unit which is aimed at his neck ...

Police dog 'saves cocker spaniel' Police dog 'saves cocker spaniel'

A police dog in Scotland is thought to have saved the life of a cocker spaniel. Zak, a working dog with Central Scotland Police, donated blood to his fellow canine. The sick cocker spaniel needed a transfusion and might have died ...

Dog virus strikes Dog virus strikes

One vets is warning dog owners of a potentially fatal disease following a spate of cases in Inverness, it has been reported. According to the Press and Journal, one dog has already died from parvovirus and several more have had to ...

Exercise is 'important in pet welfare' Exercise is 'important in pet welfare'

Exercise has a vital part to play in the health and wellbeing of pets, according to an expert. A spokesperson for the Pet Food Manufacturers Association claims animals should be kept active in order for them to remain in good shape. ...

Dog olympics held in Leeds Dog olympics held in Leeds

A Yorkshire city's pet owners took part in the Doggy Olympics this weekend (September 28th), it has been reported. Leeds dog lovers fought it out against each other to win the event's medals at a shop in Tingley on Sunday, according ...

Dogs home almost full Dogs home almost full

An animal sanctuary in the capital is almost full due to the increasing trend of pet owners abandoning their animals, it has been reported. Battersea Dogs and Cats Home yesterday (December 16th) claimed it is at bursting point as ...

World-class vision for guide dogs World-class vision for guide dogs

A "world-class" school for guide dogs was opened by Princess Alexandra in Scotland, it has been reported. One-year-old dogs will enrol at the Forfar centre for training before being sent out to teams nationwide for final ...

Boxer fitted with pacemaker Boxer fitted with pacemaker

A boxer dog is on the road to recovery after collapsing and having to have a heart pacemaker fitted. Floyd, a 13-year-old pedigree canine, fell ill at his home in Sadleworth and his owner, Tom Patterson, had to fork out £8,500 ...

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