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Man Jailed for Illegal Tail Docking of Puppy
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A man has been given a 12 week prison sentence after being found guilty of cutting off his eight week-old Jack Russell puppy’s tail. Walter Doe, 24,  of Campbell Close, Uckfield was also banned from keeping all animals for 10 years at Hastings Magistrates Court yesterday (Monday 14 April) after previously being found guilty (on […]

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Crufts Champion is Stolen in House Break-In
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Five dogs, including a Crufts champion worth several thousand pounds, have been stolen during a robbery. Humberside Police said the five Chihuahuas were taken from the property on Allison Lane, Lissett, near Driffied, East Yorkshire, on Thursday. Mal Hilton, 65, who owns the dogs, said he was “devastated” by the robbery and feared for the […]

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Dog Sprints Past Metro Train to Amazement of Passengers
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A feisty little pooch took on a 400-ton Metro-North train on Tuesday — bravely running with it from the South Bronx to Manhattan. “She was just running like she didn’t have a care in the world,” said engineer Joseph Delia, 52, who was at the controls of the 10:39 a.m. Hudson Line train to Grand […]

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Pet Insurance Provider Offers One Night Getaway This April
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The Co-operative Pet Insurance, proud sponsors of dog adoption site, DogsBlog.com, is helping to get April off to a good start for new customers by offering them the chance to receive a free one night getaway when they take out pet insurance for their four-legged extended family members. The offer, which is available for new […]

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Iams Pet Food Sold to Makers of Pedigree & Whiskas
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Mars, the purveyor of Snickers and M&M’s, expanded its pet food business on Wednesday with a deal to acquire Procter & Gamble’s pet food brands Iams, Eukanuba and Natura for $2.9 billion in cash. “This acquisition is a perfect fit with our Mars Petcare vision of making ‘A Better World For Pets’,” said Mars Petcare […]

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New Research Claims British Dog Owners Could Be Killing Pets With Kindness
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New research published by Direct Line Pet Insurance reveals even our dogs now gorge on junk food, giving rise to fears of a pet obesity epidemic. The research shows that millions of dogs are scoffing human treats on a regular basis, with a third (33 per cent) of pet owners admitting to feeding their four-legged […]

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Could This Dog’s OCD Change The World?
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Texas is a very energetic, smart and playful German shepherd dog. “He always tries his best to please me,” said his owner Helene Bäckman. But when Texas was six months old, Helene noticed that he started to behave unusually. He started to jump and bite the air repeatedly. “It´s like he sees something. He jumps […]

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Most Loved Canine Film Characters Revealed
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New research from Direct Line Pet Insurance reveals the nation’s soft spot for dogs on film, with rom-com classic ‘Marley and Me’ stealing the top spot for the best dog movie. The Golden Retriever star Marley was also voted top dog for Britain’s favourite cinematic canine. Direct Line’s study also revealed that one in eight […]

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Pet Obesity Problems Continue In The UK
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A new report released today by  the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) has found that despite past efforts most (77%) vets believe pet obesity is on the rise since 2009, but 63% of pet owners feel that more important problems face their pets. Also, while the vast majority (93%) of pet owners say they would be […]

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Dogs Trust CEO to Step Down
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Clarissa Baldwin OBE to retire as Dogs Trust CEO after 40 years at the charity After forty years at Dogs Trust, Chief Executive Clarissa Baldwin OBE has announced she will be retiring from her role at the end of October 2014. Her passion, dedication and determination to improve dog welfare and the rehoming of stray […]

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Welsh Dog Owners Urged To Microchip Within Next Year
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Dog owners in Wales have been urged to microchip their dogs ahead of it becoming a legal requirement in 2015. Speaking to the National Assembly, the Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Alun Davies, confirmed that he would be bringing forward regulations that would require all dogs in Wales to be identified with a microchip […]

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