FREE DELIVERY
On most UK orders over £39
EXPRESS / WEEKEND DELIVERY
From an additional £2.99
PETPLANET REWARDS
Collect points and earn rewards
PRICE PROMISE
We price match to give best deal

Online Pet Shop


News Archive
Top Stories from 2008
Pet owners warned that throwing a stick 'can kill dogs' Pet owners warned that throwing a stick 'can kill dogs'

Throwing a stick for your dog could be dangerous for it, pet owners have been warned. According to academics from the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London, dogs suffer as many injuries from fetching sticks as they ...

China clamps down on dogs China clamps down on dogs

State laws restricting pet lovers from owning dogs over a certain height are causing anger in China, it has been reported. Though pet ownership is booming in the East Asian nation, Beijing's inflexible laws governing the ownership ...

Missing dog catches ferry home Missing dog catches ferry home

A lost Jack Russell caught a ferry to return home to his owner. Jarvis' owner Vivienne Oxley spent an hour looking for the dog after he disappeared during a walk at Mount Edgcumbe on the Cornish side of Plymouth Sound. Mrs Oxley, ...

RSPCA viral raises awareness of overweight pets RSPCA viral raises awareness of overweight pets

A new viral advertising campaign from the RSPCA aims to boost awareness of the growing danger of pet obesity. The ad, Fed Up, which is part of the charity's Give Animals a Voice initiative, was created with the help of YouTube animator ...

Cat caught in jar Cat caught in jar

A careless cat had a lucky escape after she got stuck in a jar, it has been reported. Escaping with eight lives intact, lucky Lindy was prised from the sticky situation by vets in Oregon before being taken to a shelter. She had ...

Cat may have hitched ride to Devon Cat may have hitched ride to Devon

An adventurous cat may have hitched a 200-mile ride from London to Devon in the back of a lorry. The black and white short-haired female feline, which is between four and eight-years-old, was found when the lorry driver stopped in ...

Andrex ads make Labradors the UK's most popular breed Andrex ads make Labradors the UK's most popular breed

New research released today by National Pet Month (5th April -5th May) found that Labradors are the UKís most popular dog with 1 in 10 of the UK's 7.3 million dogs being the breed. ...

Pet owners 'unaware their animals are overweight' Pet owners 'unaware their animals are overweight'

Many pet owners are unaware their beloved companions are overweight, it has been claimed. According to the Pet Food Manufacturers Association, some people are also oblivious to the damage weight problems can cause their pets, with ...

Dogs 'read faces' Dogs 'read faces'

Scientists have claimed that dogs have evolved their face reading skills to detect their owners' moods, it has been reported. The researchers maintain the animals look for signs of anger, irritation or happiness in a person's face ...

Peacemaking pets 'live in harmony' Peacemaking pets 'live in harmony'

Scientists reveal their new study is suggesting that cats and dogs do get on after all. Researchers from Tel Aviv University claim a series of interviews they conducted has found that two-thirds of animal lovers who owned both canines ...

Labrador gets an eerie message Labrador gets an eerie message

A Shetland dog picked up a message in a bottle on a recent trip to the seaside, it has been reported. Joe, a pedigree white Labrador, was running after sticks thrown by his owner and her two children when he came across the bottle ...

Pets and owners give blood together Pets and owners give blood together

Pets and their owners have been given the chance to give blood together at a veterinary surgery in Doncaster. The move is intended to encourage the donation of human and canine blood, which is vital in the effort to save lives. ...

Cat in electricity pole drama Cat in electricity pole drama

A cat has been rescued after a fur-raising electricity pole drama. Mogel, a 13-year-old feline from the Isle of Man, clawed his way 35ft to the top and was perched there inches away from live wires carrying 33,000 volts. Electricity ...

One week left for feline Oscar nominations One week left for feline Oscar nominations

Organisers of the UK feline Oscars have reminded cat owners they have one week to register their animals ahead of August's glitzy award ceremony, it has been reported. The search for the nation's favourite feline offers four categories ...

Exotic pets found in raid Exotic pets found in raid

Hundreds of exotic pets have been found following a raid on two houses in Oldham, it has been reported. Police discovered the animals alongside drugs, jewellery and a machete, according to BBC News. Sergeant Rob Haworth, from Greater ...

Army Penguin honoured Army Penguin honoured

One penguin has been awarded a medal by the king of Norway, it has been reported. Nils Olav is the colonel-in-chief of the Norwegian army and was inspecting his regiment - the king's guard - in a parade in Edinburgh before he received ...

'Superdog' saved by train wheel 'Superdog' saved by train wheel

A dog in Wiltshire has been dramatically healed in just three days after being hit by a train, it has been reported. Homer the Labrador went missing while out on a walk with his owner and collided with a train, causing a huge wound ...

Pet hotel buys A-list bed Pet hotel buys A-list bed

Elton's cosy canine cot has found its way to a luxury pet hotel via the Osbournes, it has been reported. Cambridge's Cosy Pet Hotel has shelled out to buy the four-poster bed from Black Sabbath rocker Ozzy Osbourne. Jane Rush, the ...

Best boozer's barking brill Best boozer's barking brill

A London pub has been lauded for being the friendliest boozer in the country for dogs, according to one commentator. Peckham's Rye Hotel offers "proper dog bowls" for your four-legged-friends to enjoy their refreshments ...

Dog survives paragliding ordeal Dog survives paragliding ordeal

A pet chihuahua has survived a terrifying paragliding ordeal. The canine, who was strapped to his owner, plunged from the skies and ended up dangling in a tree 35m above the ground. Extreme sport enthusiast Paul Hansen, 42, who ...

PetPlanet Reward Points
Save Points
12 points
for every £1 spentLogin To View Points
Weekend Delivery
 
Refer A Friend