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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, ...

Sugar glider flies into UK homes Sugar glider flies into UK homes

One native Australasian animal is being tipped to become the new exotic pet of choice in the UK. The sugar glider, native to Australia and New Guinea, can glide for up to 200 feet thanks to a stretchy membrane they have across their ...

Hotel for holidaying hounds Hotel for holidaying hounds

A hotel in the Lake District is to launch a service which will give pampered pooches a chance to relax, it has been reported. From August, the Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel will start a Designer Doggy Package, which lets dogs ...

UK's dogs to shine at new show UK's dogs to shine at new show

The dogs equivalent of Glastonbury is attracting a plethora of cool canines and heroic hounds as it aims to brighten up the world of pet shows, it has emerged. Animal lovers and their four-legged friends are invited to attend the ...

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 ...

Most unusual pet names announced Most unusual pet names announced

The world's most unusual pet names have been revealed, according to a source. Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) has conducted research involving 4650,000 animals to uncover the strangest monikers, reported the Chicago Tribune. The ...

Cat poisoned by anti-freeze Cat poisoned by anti-freeze

A pet owner is warning others to be aware of the dangers of anti-freeze, it has been reported. Kim Halliday spoke out after watching her beloved pet cat die after being poisoned by the liquid, according to the Bracknell Forest Standard. ...

Dog fostering service launched Dog fostering service launched

A new scheme has been set up in Manchester to deal with the seasonal growth in abandoned pets, it has been reported. Manchester Dogs' Home has set up a pet fostering service to deal with what they fear will be a Christmas of increasingly ...

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 ...

Welsh Wag picks up some piggies Welsh Wag picks up some piggies

Charlotte Church and Gavin Henson have bought two miniature pet pigs for their South Wales family home, it has been reported. The Welsh It couple ordered the designer piggies - that fetch £250 each - after taking their baby ...

Dog saves six kittens Dog saves six kittens

A two-year-old dog in Reno, Nevada, has been credited as rescuing six abandoned kittens. The dog was turned over to the Nevada Humane Society after carrying out the heroic act, reports the Associated Press. Diane Blankenburg, the ...

Dogs can catch yawn too, says research Dogs can catch yawn too, says research

It has long been known that yawning is contagious between humans but scientists have discovered that pet dogs can catch the tiresome bug too, it has been reported. Researchers at the University of London's Birbeck College claim canines ...

Microchips are on council Microchips are on council

One Country Durham council is offering animal lovers the chance to get their pets microchipped for free, it has been reported. Easington district council is offering the opportunity to pet owners to bring down their four legged friends ...

Dog visible from space Dog visible from space

A Dorset dog can be spotted from space dozing outside his home, it has been reported. Boris, a three-year-old bull mastiff, is visible on Google Earth as he lazes around his owner's garden, according to the Daily Mail. The 14-stone ...

Cannes to crown top dog Cannes to crown top dog

Critics will meet on Friday (May 23rd) to decide which dog to crown at the Cannes Film Festival, it has been reported. The Palm Dog recognises the animals' contribution to the big screen and is backed by a pack of renowned critics ...

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