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Cat Returns Home after 13 Years Missing

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

A cat owner in Australia is overjoyed after being reunited with her pet that went missing w hopping 13 years ago. Shelby the cat disappeared from her home in Geelong, Victoria in 2001 and had not been seen since. However, the wandering moggie staged a surprise return last month, turning... more

Is your pet fatter than you?

Posted On 2014-07-03 12:07:00

We’ve all heard about the obesity epidemic in the UK, but did you know that obesity is increasingly becoming an issue for our pets as well? According to research from the PDSA, the UK’s biggest veterinary charity, around 2.9 million dogs and approximately 3 million cats are clinically overweight. That’s... more

Owners concerned over dog disease

Posted On 2014-01-24 03:01:07

Dog owners are getting increasingly worried about their pets after a disease killed 13 animals in the UK in recent months. The source of the disease, which is similar to Alabama Rot and causes kidney failure, has not be established. Most of the dogs affected have been in the New... more

Researcher believes cats are still essentially wild animals

Posted On 2014-01-21 01:01:59

Cats have not come as far on the road to domestication as some people think, according to the conclusions of one researcher. Dr John Bradshaw, founder of the Anthrozoology Institute at the University of Bristol, has studied cats for 25 years. He believes that cats have not evolved to live... more

Pub in Inverness named Britain’s most dog-friendly

Posted On 2014-01-15 01:01:14

An Inverness pub has been awarded the prize for being the most dog-friendly in the country, after a poll was conducted online. The Clachnaharry Inn scooped the accolade due to the biscuits and towels it hands out to its four-legged customers and the fact that dogs were also given Christmas... more

Jasper the cat is a regular on public transport

Posted On 2014-01-07 10:01:46

It can be difficult for cat owners to know what their moggies get up to when they are let out of the house, but one woman from North Tyneside has a fair idea with her feline Jasper. Steph Keenan lives close to the Metro station in North Shields and Jasper... more

Dog translator in development

Posted On 2014-01-02 10:01:41

Ever wondered exactly what your pet dog is trying to say to you? Well it may not be long before you can get a direct translation. Scientists in Sweden and Finland are working on a dog-to-English translator, which will mean you no longer have to guess what your best friend... more

Robbie the cat named Survivor of the Year by PDSA

Posted On 2013-12-23 03:12:41

The pet charity PDSA has named a black and white cat called Robbie its Survivor of the Year after the feline was trapped inside a sofa that was set on fire. Robbie thought he had found the perfect place to take shelter when he came across an abandoned sofa, but... more

A dog is for life, not just for Christmas slogan turns 35

Posted On 2013-12-18 01:12:54

We have all heard the slogan, a dog is for life, not just for Christmas and this month marks 35 years since it was originally coined. Clarissa Baldwin OBE, chief executive of the Dogs Trust, came up with it to highlight the plight of puppies that are given as Christmas... more