Tag: pet dog insurance

Case Study: Amanda and Ollie

Posted On 2016-06-13 11:06:54

When Ollie wasn’t his normal boisterous self, Amanda Smith immediately knew that something wasn’t quite right. Usually a vocal Scottish Terrier with a penchant for eating plants and chewing furniture, when Ollie started to behave so lethargically, Amanda began to spot other signs that indicated a visit to the vets... more

Man and dog rescued from harbour in Burntisland in Fife

Posted On 2013-06-04 08:06:18

A dog and his owner have been rescued by the King horn RNLI lifeboat crew after they had fallen into the harbour in Fife. The dog’s owner had tried to rescue his pet Rottweiler from the east dock in Burntisland, Fife, but failed to reach his 9.5 stone pet. The... more

Footballers calling on dog owners to clean up mess

Posted On 2013-01-02 10:01:47

Young footballers in Portland, Dorset, are calling on dog owners to pick up after their pooches so that there isn’t any mess left on pitches. These appeals are being made in order to make Weston sports field a clean and safe environment for youngsters who play there every Saturday morning.... more

Pet-friendly alternative to Brew Dog released

Posted On 2012-06-29 05:06:43

Pet owners may be able to share a cool beer with their dogs this summer after a company in the US developed a drink designed specifically for dogs. Bowser Beer does not contain alcohol and is not carbonated, but contains a mixture of meat broth and malt barley, ABC News... more

Durham pet owners offered free microchipping

Posted On 2012-06-29 05:06:33

Dog owners in Durham have been encouraged to take advantage of an offer that will allow them to get their canine companions microchipped for free. An event is set to take place on Saturday, July 7th between 10:00 and 13:00 BST at the Jubilee Fields Community Centre in Shildon, the... more

Holidaying dogs can now enjoy canine-friendly ice cream

Posted On 2012-06-21 09:06:34

Special ice cream containing no ingredients that are harmful to dogs has gone on sale in Italy. A pet store in Rome has developed the gelato, which is free of milk, eggs and sugar, the Associated Press reports. All three ingredients can cause dogs to fall ill, along with chocolate... more

Man replaces horseless carriage with dogs and skateboard

Posted On 2012-06-20 04:06:37

A man in the US has found a novel job for his two pet pitbulls – he has trained them to pull him along on his skateboard. Corey Spicer of Fort Worth, Texas, uses a harness to keep hold of Layla and Sadie as they pull him along at speeds... more

Dogs could help prevent childhood asthma

Posted On 2012-06-20 04:06:06

Having a pet dog in the home could help prevent asthma in children thanks to the microbes living on the animal. This is according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), led by molecular biologist Dr Kei Fujimura. They found microbes living on... more

Hartlepool council issues warning over beach ban for dogs

Posted On 2012-04-27 04:04:28

Hartlepool council has issued a warning to dog owners, ahead of the seasonal ban, which excludes the animals from certain beaches in the area. Owners infringing on the ban, which covers a stretch of Seaton Carew Beach, the Fish Sands and the Block Sands, will risk a fine of £80.... more

Young children ‘prefer live animals to toys’

Posted On 2012-04-27 04:04:40

Toddlers prefer spending time with live animals to playing with toys, new research has revealed. Scientists from Rutgers University and the University of Virginia in the US recently carried out in a series of experiments, which showed children as young as 11 months showed a predilection toward real creatures. Results... more