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Hound hooks up with hen Hound hooks up with hen

A Somerset scandal has set tongues wagging after a dog hatched an unlikely bond with a chick, it has been reported. Cannington family dog, Nell, has adopted a chick rejected by its mother last week, according to the Bridgewater Mercury. ...

Protect Your Pets from Fleas with Frontline Spot On Protect Your Pets from Fleas with Frontline Spot On

As the weather begins to get warmer the problem of fleas, ticks and lice begins to rear its ugly head. Many people believe that these pests are only a summer problem ...

Petplanet.co.uk joins up with SSPCA in Flyball Sponsorship at Crufts Petplanet.co.uk joins up with SSPCA in Flyball Sponsorship at Crufts

Petplanet.co.uk are pleased to announce that one of the Scottish Flyball Teams which have qualified for Crufts this year include 3 members of our own staff Ė and their dogs of course ...

Donít be in the Dog House when you move home Donít be in the Dog House when you move home

Are you about to wave goodbye to a much loved home? Then spare a thought for your four-legged friend as he woofs a fond farewell to his favourite park, lamp post and chums ...

MP calls for pet monkey ban MP calls for pet monkey ban

A Shropshire MP is calling for the closure of a loophole in animal welfare laws that enable people to keep primates as pets, it has been reported. Mark Pritchard, Conservative MP for The Wrekin, claims unacceptable suffering is ...

Hero dog saves kittens Hero dog saves kittens

A pet dog has been dubbed a hero after saving a litter of kittens from a fire. Leo, a Jack Russell cross, risked his own life by standing guard over a litter of kittens as a blaze tore through a family house in Melbourne, Australia. ...

Pet insurance plan launched Pet insurance plan launched

A new pet insurance plan has been announced in a bid to ensure more cats and dogs are covered. Sainsbury's Finance has launched the new low-cost pet insurance scheme. Under the plan, owners will be offered £3,000 towards the ...

Man banned from keeping dogs Man banned from keeping dogs

A pet owner has been convicted of animal cruelty for keeping 11 illegal fighting dogs in his basement flat, it has been reported. Brent magistrates' court this week ordered Akim Adelaja to serve 280 hours of unpaid work and banned ...

Tonto proves he is not stupid Tonto proves he is not stupid

There will be no more weeping for a one-eyed cat short-listed for a talent contest, it has been reported. Tonto, a one-and-a-half-year-old Birman, has made it through to the final of Felix Factor – a nationwide search for a ...

Paris abandons cat Paris abandons cat

Social butterfly Paris Hilton has apparently abandoned her cat after taking it to the vet two weeks ago and not returning to collect it. Prada was dropped off by the hotel heiress at Kriss Kelly's Foundation for Cats from where she ...

Tortoise rescued from garden chair Tortoise rescued from garden chair

A 20-year-old South African Sulcata tortoise called George had a mishap with a garden chair on Wednesday (May 7th) and firemen were called out to help him, according to reports. George's owner Tina Jones called the emergency services ...

Pet dogs shot dead Pet dogs shot dead

One pet-loving family has been left shell-shocked following a vicious attack on their beloved dogs which were left dead after an early morning shooting, it has been reported. Navestock farmer Elizabeth Swan is pleading for help to ...

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, ...

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