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Our four-legged friends make us feel happier, according to new research.

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Posted 16 April 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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A new government campaign encourages pet owners to accept their vet's professional advice when they say that antibiotics might not be the best remedy.

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Posted 13 April 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is appealing to the public to adopt a rescue animal rather than finding a new pet online.

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Posted 09 April 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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Two thirds (67%) of dog owners in the UK plan to go away with their dogs this year, according to new research.

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Posted 05 April 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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Take care to keep medicines out of the reach of your pets, the PDSA has warned.

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Posted 03 April 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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The UK's first ever Easter egg hunt specially for dogs will be held this weekend near Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales.

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Posted 28 March 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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It's important to look after your teeth and gums -- and the same goes for your pets.

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Posted 26 March 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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The harmful effects of second-hand smoke in humans have long been known, with passive smoking linked to potentially fatal diseases such as lung cancer and heart disease.

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Posted 23 March 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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Customers will not be able to buy or adopt a rabbit at Pets at Home stores over the Easter weekend. Instead, the pet shop chain will be holding a series of free interactive pet workshops.

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Posted 16 March 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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Do dogs enjoy listening to music? 

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Posted 14 March 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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Using a special voice to talk to your dog is important in building the relationship between pet and owner, according to new research.

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Posted 09 March 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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How far do you walk with your dog? New research by pet food maker Harringtons reveals that the average dog owner walks more than 1,000 miles, plays 2,080 rounds of fetch, and calls their pet's name 3,120 times while walking them each year.

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Posted 06 March 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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Earlier this week we discussed how to look after your dog during the current spell of cold weather -- now let's think about cats.

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Posted 02 March 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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The 'Beast from the East' has arrived, making this week one of the coldest of the winter.

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Posted 27 February 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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Labour has suggested that tenants should have a default right to keep pets unless there is evidence that a pet would be a nuisance.

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Posted 23 February 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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Having a pet can help people with mental health problems, according to new research.

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Posted 19 February 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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More than a third of pet owners prefer their pets to their partners, according to new research.

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Posted 13 February 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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After less than a year of adding pet policies to its insurance offering, Geoffrey Insurance is thrilled to have been awarded a five star rating for its enhanced and standard lifetime cover across both dog and cat categories.  

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Posted 07 February 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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Your personality type may be linked to your risk of being bitten by a dog, according to new research.

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Posted 06 February 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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We all like to indulge our pets from time to time, but too many treats and not enough exercise can mean your furry friend ends up piling on the pounds.

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Posted 05 February 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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