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RSPCA fears for pet health as cash-strapped owners cut back

RSPCA fears for pet health as cash-strapped owners cut back

26 June 2022

Animal charities say owners are cutting back on medical bills and pet food as the cost of living crisis squeezes budgets.

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Warning to dog owners over highly toxic blue-green algae

Warning to dog owners over highly toxic blue-green algae

21 June 2022

Dog owners are being told to keep their pets on leads around freshwater as the recent hot weather may increase the growth of toxic blue-green algae.

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How to keep your pets safe in the sun

How to keep your pets safe in the sun

15 June 2022

Heat exhaustion can pose a real danger to pets, so here's the RSPCA's top tips for keeping animals cool and comfortable during the hot weather.

Public urged to report sightings of caterpillar that must not be touched

Public urged to report sightings of caterpillar that must not be touched

09 May 2022

Sightings of a caterpillar, which can cause humans and pets to become very unwell, must be reported urges The Forestry Commission.

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Dog thefts reach seven-year high and these are the breeds thieves want

Dog thefts reach seven-year high and these are the breeds thieves want

27 April 2022

Eight dogs are stolen every day in the UK and these are the breeds most likely to be targeted by thieves.

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Nearly a third of dog owners unaware of the dangers of chocolate, research reveals

Nearly a third of dog owners unaware of the dangers of chocolate, research reveals

15 April 2022

As Easter is right around the corner, vets are urging pet owners to learn the dangers of chocolate poisoning.

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How to have a safe Valentine's Day with your pet

How to have a safe Valentine's Day with your pet

11 February 2022

Expert warns owners to be careful in their choice of Valentine’s Day gifts for your pets.

My cat's got the flu - what should I do?

My cat's got the flu - what should I do?

09 February 2022

Just like humans, cats can also catch a cold. Here are some expert tips on how to take care of your feline friend.

Your pet is probably more spoilt than your children, research reveals

Your pet is probably more spoilt than your children, research reveals

04 February 2022

A study has found that many pet owners are more lenient with their furry friends than their own young ones.

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How to make the most out of your daily dog walks

How to make the most out of your daily dog walks

01 February 2022

An expert has shared 10 tips on how dogs and their owners can fully enjoy their walks.

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Cat owners face £500 fine under new law

Cat owners face £500 fine under new law

06 December 2021

Microchipping for cats is to become compulsory with hefty fines for those owners who don't comply.

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Pet owners told to 'Google the poodle'

Pet owners told to 'Google the poodle'

30 November 2021

Households looking for puppies or kittens for sale this Christmas are being warned about an increase in deceitful pet sellers.

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Minecraft axolotl craze prompts RSPCA warning to parents

Minecraft axolotl craze prompts RSPCA warning to parents

16 November 2021

Exotic axolotls are salamanders native to Mexico, but their arrival in a popular video game has animal welfare experts concerned.

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Avian flu prevention zone in force as public are told to report dead birds

Avian flu prevention zone in force as public are told to report dead birds

04 November 2021

An avian flu prevention zone has come into force across the UK as government officials take steps to contain outbreaks of bird flu.

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99 owners but the pets ain't one

99 owners but the pets ain't one

27 September 2021

A vets in the county has become the biggest practice in the world to become employee owned.

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'Click and collect' puppy buying at risk of becoming the norm

'Click and collect' puppy buying at risk of becoming the norm

21 September 2021

The trend for buying dogs over the internet must stop, says The Kennel Club, which is concerned the habit shows no signs of stopping post-lockdown.

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'Feeding your dog a slice of toast is like you eating two portions of fries'

'Feeding your dog a slice of toast is like you eating two portions of fries'

10 September 2021

People's desire to 'treat' their pets is partly to blame for the numbers of animals piling on the pounds in lockdown, says a leading animal charity.

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Hamster dumped in garden prompts appeal

Hamster dumped in garden prompts appeal

03 September 2021

An appeal has been launched after a pet hamster was found abandoned in her cage with her food and bedding supplies in tow.

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The microchip mistake costing dog owners £500

The microchip mistake costing dog owners £500

31 August 2021

Outdated microchips are one of the most overlooked pet problems, says an animal charity, and a mistake which could land dog owners with a big fine.

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Animal lovers lose millions to pet fraud

Animal lovers lose millions to pet fraud

11 August 2021

Potential pet owners are being told to be cautious when trying to buy an animal through the internet after fraudsters made millions in the last year.

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