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Disaster Strikes Clyde Valley Flyers (The Crufts’ Flyball Qualifying Team sponsored by Petplanet.co.uk and Scottish SPCA)! Disaster Strikes Clyde Valley Flyers (The Crufts’ Flyball Qualifying Team sponsored by Petplanet.co.uk and Scottish SPCA)!

Those of you who have read my previous articles should know I can be prone to exaggeration but believe me, this time round, I am not! ...

Kitten theft could change US law Kitten theft could change US law

A grey and white kitten who was stolen from a rescue centre could end up changing US laws. Ernie's abductors were caught but the case highlighted the anomalies of the law in the US as prosecutors did not think the case was worth ...

Parrot prescribed Prozac Parrot prescribed Prozac

A parrot left traumatised by his owner's death has been prescribed Prozac to help him get over his loss. The African Grey called Fred was so heartbroken by the passing away of George Dance that he began biting all his neck feathers ...

How to keep pets happy over Christmas How to keep pets happy over Christmas

Dogs and cats can become frightened over the busy Christmas period by unfamiliar routines and noise, according to one newspaper. The Daily Telegraph reports that while dogs may enjoy having family members around, they can become ...

Slippery spaniels return Slippery spaniels return

A pair of pooches returned back to their owners' caravan after going awol for six days on a Scottish beach, it has been reported. The King Charles spaniels legged it while holidaying with their owners at Silverlands Caravan Park, ...

Low income is no excuse for pet neglect, says PDSA Low income is no excuse for pet neglect, says PDSA

Free veterinary care is available throughout the UK for pet owners in need ...

Adopted wallaby opts for rucksack Adopted wallaby opts for rucksack

An animal lover has adopted an orphaned baby albino wallaby, it has been reported. Stephen Rowlands, who works at West Midlands animal-rescue centre Tropical Inc, has been causing quite a stir as he carries five-month-old Millie ...

Posh chocs spell disaster for UK pets warns PDSA Posh chocs spell disaster for UK pets warns PDSA

Leading veterinary charity, PDSA, has warned that the increasing popularity of high quality chocolate brands this easter could be fatal to pets ...

All cats originate from Middle East All cats originate from Middle East

All cats originate from an area located in the Middle East, according to a study by the University of California. The findings, which studied 11,000 cats, found that a region known as the Fertile Crescent is where the modern feline ...

Dog returns home after 'hitting the road' Dog returns home after 'hitting the road'

A dog has found her way home after running off at a service stop during a road-trip with her owner, it has been reported. Moon, a two-year-old Siberian husky, returned home after an 80-mile journey across Nevada's high desert and ...

High vet bills 'worry owners' High vet bills 'worry owners'

Animal illness and high vet bills are major worries for pet owners in the UK, it is being suggested by a new survey. The research conducted by Saga found more than nine out of every ten pet owners are concerned at the thought of ...

'Take care of pets' during firework season 'Take care of pets' during firework season

Animal lovers have been reminded to take extra care this year to avoid their pets becoming injured or distressed during the fireworks season, it has been reported. Barnet council has advised pet owners to consider the effects bonfire ...

Jennifer Aniston pampers her pet Jennifer Aniston pampers her pet

Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston has been treating her canine companion to therapy sessions including Reiki treatments, massages and acupuncture. The former Friends actress's pet corgi-terrier Norman is treated to $250 (£143) ...

Princess Beatrice offers reward for her missing pooch Princess Beatrice offers reward for her missing pooch

The Duchess of York is offering a reward for the safe return of her daughter Princess Beatrice's beloved dog Max, a Norfolk terrier. Max, who is cream and sand-coloured, was last seen on Wednesday (December 19th) chasing a squirrel ...

Actor dog fools viewers Actor dog fools viewers

An actor dog did such a good job pretending to be scared that viewers have flooded message boards with complaints. The canine star was one of two very similar-looking dogs appearing in an advert for the Volkswagen Polo. In the ad, ...

Staffies just 'big softies' Staffies just 'big softies'

Staffordshire bull terriers are just big softies and make ideal family pets, despite suggestions to the contrary. According to the UK Kennel Club, they are reliable, highly intelligent and affectionate, especially with children - ...

Oscar's ninth life slipping through his paws? Oscar's ninth life slipping through his paws?

A brave cat is hanging on to his ninth life after a string of unfortunate incidents has left the world-weary moggy's owners with vet bills exceeding £2,000, it has been reported. Oscar was found trembling under a hedge after ...

Home-made pet food 'saves cash' Home-made pet food 'saves cash'

Pet owners can save money by supplementing commercial pet foods with homemade varieties, it has been reported. Owners can pick up scrap bits of fish, such as heads, tails and carcasses, from fishmongers for a number of pence if anything ...

Doggies got talent comp launched Doggies got talent comp launched

A new TV-inspired talent show for dogs has been launched in County Durham port town, it has been reported. Dog trainer David Shaw is searching for pretty pooches in a Britain's Got Talent-style event for canines, according to the ...

Mother calls for road safety Mother calls for road safety

A Lancashire woman is calling for road safety measures to be introduced on her road following the death of her two cats, it has been reported. Michelle Pennington's beloved four-legged friends were mowed down outside their family ...

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