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Breed of the Month: German Shepherd – Smarter Than the Average Dog

Posted On 2013-10-07 08:10:15

German Shepherd: Smarter Than the Average Dog German Shepherds are renowned for their intelligence and their great temperaments. Since their breed was first recognised, they have been workers, show dogs, film stars, and pets. There are quite a few benefits to owning a German Shepherd. Clever dog German Shepherds are... more

New vest lets dogs talk

Posted On 2013-10-02 09:10:16

A research team at Georgia Tech has developed a vest that lets dogs communicate with their owners. It is called the Facilitating Interactions for Dogs with Occupations (FIDO) project and aims to help service dogs, although any owner could find a use for it. The vest is designed so a... more

Hundreds taking their pets on holiday with them

Posted On 2013-09-24 09:09:43

Each year, hundreds of people like to take their pet abroad with them on holiday. Airpets near Heathrow’s terminal five has reported a large number of animals coming in and out of the country, the Guardian reports. The organisation goes to great lengths to ensure comfort for pets – especially... more

Dog owners photograph pets more than partners

Posted On 2013-09-16 02:09:37

New research is showing just how much owners love their dogs. They’re keen to take photographs, with 90 per cent of those questioned pointing the camera at their pet more than their partner, according to findings from K9 Media and Direct Line Pet Insurance. Almost a third – 31 per... more

New device helps absent owners talk to their dogs

Posted On 2013-09-09 11:09:21

Dog owners can often find it difficult leaving their pooches behind when they go on holiday. Starved of the daily contact they are so used to, it is easy for guilt to set in as people think about their canine being walked by a stranger. However, a new device could... more

Pet insurance needs to ‘move with the times’

Posted On 2013-09-05 11:09:39

Vet fees have doubled in the past ten years and show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Analysis of claims data by Sainsbury’s Bank has discovered the expense associated with using a vet is going up by 12 per cent a year, while 96 per cent of professionals expect... more

Dogs Trust to get food help

Posted On 2013-09-03 12:09:32

The Dogs Trust has agreed an innovative three-year deal with Pets At Home that will see £2 million worth of dog food donated to the charity. It will be used to feed abandoned canines and will allow the charity to cut back drastically on its expenses. Every dog will also... more

Poppy the most popular name for cats and dogs

Posted On 2013-08-27 11:08:08

Choosing a pet name is a very personal thing for animal owners. Some will opt for names that are commonly associated with cats and dogs, such as Spot or Felix, while others prefer titles usually reserved for humans. Research by John Lewis Pet Insurance has found the most popular name... more

3 Common Health Problems Experienced by Dogs and How They Can Be Treated

Posted On 2013-08-16 01:08:38

3 Common Health Problems Experienced by Dogs and How They Can Be Treated If you are like millions of pet owners up and down the country, your dog will be a fully-fledged member of your family. So, when your dog becomes ill, it can be a very worrying time for... more

Fighting Feline Flea Infestations

Posted On 2013-08-16 01:08:27

Fighting Feline Flea Infestations At some time in their lives, your feline friends will most probably pick up fleas. The most common flea found on cats is the ordinary cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis). While outdoor cats are most at risk of getting fleas, indoor cats are not immune to these... more