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Spain: Europe’s No. 1 for Abandoned Pets

Posted On 2014-07-03 02:07:00

According to statistics from the Affinity Foundation Monitor, Spaniards abandon on average of one animal every three minutes. This results in 150,000 homeless animals per annum – the highest number in Europe. The economic crisis in Spain and the failure of pet owners to consider the cost of animal ownership... more

Skyping Your Pet is Now a Thing

Posted On 2014-07-03 02:07:00

Imagine this: You’re on holiday, far away from your beloved pet. You wonder what they’re up to, and how they’re getting on without you. Why not give them a call? According to new research from car company Hallmark, more than one third of the UK’s car owners have admitted to... more

Retirement Home for Dogs Opens in Japan

Posted On 2014-07-03 02:07:00

When it comes dog grooming and pampering, it’s usually the younger and prettier dogs that have all the best places to go. Nail clipping, hair coiffeuring and even nail painting are just some of the services on offer that will turn that scruffy mutt into a perfectly pampered pooch. Every... more

OBE for Animals?

Posted On 2014-07-03 02:07:00

It’s the animal equivalent of the OBE and a new honour created by leading veterinary charity, the PDSA. The first to receive this Order of Merit are ten police horses and a police dog. The horses and dog (representing all police dogs) from the Metropolitan Police were given their awards... more

Meet Titan, Battersea’s Fattest Cat

Posted On 2014-07-03 02:07:00

When it comes to fat cats and mammoth moggies, they don’t get much bigger than nine-year-old feline Titan. He currently tips the scales at a whopping 10kg – that’s double the recommended weight for a domestic short-haired cat. The pudgy pussycat with the very apt name has now been crowned... more

Let’s Practice that Doggy Paddle

Posted On 2014-07-03 02:07:00

Everyone knows that dogs love the water (well most dogs), so it was only a matter of time before a dedicated doggie swimming pool opened up. The Resort Canino Can Jane in Roca del Valles, Spain is the first ever waterpark designed exclusively for dogs (and their owners can come... more

Guildford Known for its Missing Pets

Posted On 2014-07-03 02:07:00

According to Petlog, the UK’s most prolific lost and found pet database, the South East region has the highest rate of missing pets in the UK. Between May 2003 and May 2014, over 10,900 cats and 2,300 dogs were reported lost or stolen in this region, and are yet to... more

Farewell Poppy! The World’s Oldest Cat Passes Away at 24

Posted On 2014-07-03 02:07:00

It’s a cruel world sometimes. Just a few weeks after being officially awarded the Guinness World Records title of the world’s oldest cat, Poppy passed away at the ripe old age of 24. An Extraordinary Cat 24 is quite an amazing age for any cat. The average lifespan of a... more

Dog and Horse Unit Cuts

Posted On 2014-07-03 02:07:00

The number of police dog and horse units in the UK has been reduced because of government budget cuts. Five police forces have scrapped their mounted units since 2009 and there are 200 fewer police dogs now available to the police. The Home Office has reduced funding to police by... more

Could Medical Marijuana be used for Dogs?

Posted On 2014-07-03 02:07:00

The answer to this question is that it already has been. In the United States, where medical marijuana can be prescribed to humans in 20 states, a few vets have experimented with giving dogs cannabis as a form of pain relief. The most famous case was that of Doug Kramer,... more