Monthly Archives: June 2010

Robocat

Posted On 2010-06-29 11:06:45

A cat whose hind paws were severed by a combined harvester has been given a set of prosthetic limbs by the pioneering vet Noel Fitzpatrick. The operation – a world first – was carried out by Noel Fitzpatrick, a veterinary surgeon who work is explored in a BBC documentary called... more

Dog Ugly: Princess Abby Wins the Title of the World’s Ugliest Dog

Posted On 2010-06-28 12:06:23

Would you enter your dog into a competition? Most pet owner’s are under the assumption that their pet is the cutest thing to walk the earth.An inbred Chihuahua with a hunched back and a closed-up left eye have earned the four-year-old rescue dog the prestigious title of the World’s Ugliest... more

Dogged determination

Posted On 2010-06-24 10:06:15

Meet Myron a four year old Boxer/Border Collie cross from New South Wales in Australia, who had both his eyes removed when he was just a few months old. However, due to his lust for life and amazing sixth sense he still manages to sprint around and catch toys just... more

An unlikely friendship

Posted On 2010-06-22 12:06:42

You don’t often see a chick and a dog living harmoniously together but a chick and a dog from Coventry have struck up a very unlikely friendship. Scramble can’t leave Dyson alone after hatching two weeks ago. The chick follows the six-year-old dog everywhere and even hitches a ride on... more

The dog that ate the cats

Posted On 2010-06-18 09:06:03

Carol Baker, a vet in Cambridgeshire treating a dog who couldn’t keep his food down got a big surprise when she found 5 toy cats in the pooch’s stomach. Snowy, a white highland terrier was given a routine X-ray after her owner brought her to the Cromwell Veterinary Group at... more

Does your pet look like a celebrity?

Posted On 2010-06-17 10:06:59

The vet charity PDSA have launched a national search to find pets who look like famous people. The charity which provides free veterinary care to the sick and injured pets of people in need and promotes responsible pet ownership, is calling on owners of celebrity-lookalike pets to enter its annual... more

Health benefits to owning a dog

Posted On 2010-06-16 10:06:06

When the question, Is there any hard evidence on the relationship between dogs and health? was recently posed to a GP. Her fervently pro dog owning beliefs came across when she responded quite resolutely with lower cholesterol and blood pressure, a reduced chance of your child suffering from asthma, better... more

Welsh dogs up for home office award

Posted On 2010-06-15 09:06:47

Wagtail UK in Flintshire has been shortlisted for a Home Office Supplier Value for Money award. The company’s team of sniffer dogs have been nominated for an award for their success in detecting hidden illegal immigrants and explosives. The 20 dogs and handlers work in ports such as Dover and... more

Domestic dogs are too reliant on owners

Posted On 2010-06-11 02:06:03

A recent study on suggests that pet dogs have become so reliant on their owners, they have lost the capacity to think for themselves. The study was based on the research that Dr Bradley Smith carried out which revealed that pet dogs failed intelligence tests that wild dogs and wolves... more

RSPCA appeals information after cat deaths

Posted On 2010-06-09 11:06:54

The RSPCA have appealed information after two cats have died of food poisoning within two days of each other. Both cats who lived in the same area in died after ingesting anti-freeze. RSPCA inspector Simon Evans said: “The fact that two cats died within days of each other is very... more

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