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Student's guide dog GPS nominated for award Student's guide dog GPS nominated for award

A device developed by a mature student amateur inventor which helps blind people better navigate themselves with the help of a guide dog is up for an award. Jason Perkins, a student at the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff, ...

Schoolgirl donates rabbits to school Schoolgirl donates rabbits to school

A schoolgirl in Newbury, Berkshire has donated two of her pet rabbits to an afterschool club after its pet was killed. Kate Parkin, who is eight years old, decided to donate two of her pet rabbit's 14 babies, Mopsy and Flopsy, to ...

American Idol finalist to make dog ring bearer at wedding American Idol finalist to make dog ring bearer at wedding

A finalist of the 2004 season of America's version of the X Factor, American Idol, has announced that she will invite her dogs to play a prominent part in her wedding. Jennifer Hudson, the rhythm and blues singer who won an Academy ...

Airline allows pets on board Airline allows pets on board

An American airline has announced that it will begin to let pet owners bring their animals on board for a fee. Southwest Airlines will allow dogs and cats to be present in the aircraft cabin as long as they are kept in a carrier ...

Obama wants Portuguese water dog Obama wants Portuguese water dog

When president Barack Obama announced in his acceptance speech on November 4th last year he promised his two daughters a puppy, and now first lady Michelle Obama thinks she has found the right breed. Mrs Obama has announced to People ...

Catnapper suspected of taking 18 pets in one village Catnapper suspected of taking 18 pets in one village

The hunt is on for a mystery catnapper who has so far taken 18 of the pets from their owners in the normally quiet village of Newton Flotman. Cats have been going missing since the end of April, when Michael Rump reported his cat ...

Healing oil for animals Healing oil for animals

Research in Australia has uncovered a drug-free treatment which claims to be able to help animals suffering from arthritis and muscle pains. Medivet has developed Bio-Bute Advanced Pain Relief Oil which claims to provide relief from ...

Cat becomes TV weather star Cat becomes TV weather star

A cat has become an overnight celebrity in Germany after wandering onto the set of a live weather forecast by the country's most prominent meteorologist, Joerg Kachelmann. Black and white moggy Lupin made his appearance just as Mr ...

British Pets Face Bank Holiday Blues British Pets Face Bank Holiday Blues

We may be a nation of animal lovers but a new survey has revealed that pets should watch out for their ownerís antics this bank holiday ...

Dog owners warned to take care after dog dies in icy lake Dog owners warned to take care after dog dies in icy lake

Dog owners have been warned to ensure their beloved pets do not stray on frozen lakes after a Jack Russell died after falling through ice at Wootton Bassett. According to the Swindon Advertiser, Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service ...

Python hungry and on the loose in Cambridge Python hungry and on the loose in Cambridge

Residents in Cambridge be warned – Monty the roving royal python has slipped his coop and looking for a meal. Police and animal welfare officers are on the look-out for the 5 ft-long snake who escaped yesterday morning, reports ...

Owner desperate to find missing pet snake Owner desperate to find missing pet snake

The owner of a five-ft carpet python has been searching for his beloved pet for ten days after it disappeared from his garden. Colonel vanished from a back garden in Newtownabbey during a recent spell of hot weather and distraught ...

Microchips urged for London dogs Microchips urged for London dogs

The number of stray dogs on the streets of London in the past year has increased, leading the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home (BDCH) to urge pet owners in the city to get their dogs chipped. Figures released last week show that the ...

Pets can fly Pets can fly

Pets will now be able to travel in luxury after the launch of an animal-only airline in the US. With its first chartered flight planned for July 14th, leaving from New York and stopping at Washington, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles, ...

'Replace treats with play and praise' for healthier pets 'Replace treats with play and praise' for healthier pets

Pet owners should make sure they are treating their animals to play and praise to combat the risk of obesity, it has been claimed. Making its comments in Get Bracknell, Reading-based company Castle Vets states that rather than giving ...

Honda to introduce dog-friendly car Honda to introduce dog-friendly car

Global car manufacturer Honda is to attempt to boost sales of its six-year-old Element light truck by revamping it into a more dog-friendly version. The new model, unveiled at the New York International Auto Show, will include a ...

Missing pet goat saved from slaughter Missing pet goat saved from slaughter

A pet pigmy goat is to be reunited with its owners after being saved from an "inhumane" slaughter. Pet lover Emma Beckett had discovered that her family's pet pigmy goats Cindy and Betty had gone missing last week from ...

Welsh dog recycles litter Welsh dog recycles litter

A dog from Torfaen in Wales is to receive a prize for his work in reducing the effects of climate change - he regularly picks up plastic bottles on his walks for his owner to recycle. Tubby, a Labrador, has recycled more than 20,000 ...

Downing Street mourns the death of Sybil Downing Street mourns the death of Sybil

The first cat of Downing Street has died after a short illness. Sybil, the first cat to reside at the home of the prime minister, died in peace at her new home in Scotland. The cat belonged to Maggie Darling, who introduced her ...

Will You Be My Pooch-Friend? Will You Be My Pooch-Friend?

Itís been 3 months since Valentines Day and are you still lonely? Petplan have discovered that one of the best ways to bag yourself a date is by having a pet. ...

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