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Video: Royal Wedding penguin born

A penguin born at London Zoo on Easter Sunday is to be named after Kate Middleton or Prince William, depending on its sex.

Puppies may have to be chipped in battle against violent animals

Dog owners could be forced to have a microchip implanted under their pet's skin under government plans to combat dangerous animals.

Owners urged to neuter their cats

Pet owners are being warned to neuter their cats after last year saw a record number of homeless and unwanted kittens.

A stink in the tale: Why Britain is swooning over the pet with a pong

The skunk might seem an odd choice for domestication, but Tom Peck is smitten

Cliffs warning to dog owners

Dog owners are being warned to keep their pets on a lead if they head to the coast to enjoy the sunny weather.

Video: Suitcase puppies reunited after 2 years

Seven puppies left to die in suitcase have been reunited for the first time in almost two years.

Video: Flushing cat toilet on show

A mind control device and a self-flushing cat toilet are among the gadgets on show in Birmingham.

Video: The dog who goes shopping

A pet dog from China has been trained to help his owner with everyday chores.

Video: Tsunami dog reunited with owner

A dog rescued from floating tsunami wreckage after three weeks adrift has been reunited with her owner.

World goes to the dogs as cats lose their cool

Cats look likely to be caught by their canine rivals and be overtaken in the hierarchy of British pets.

Pet of the week: The Rhode Island red hen

Friendly and full of character, hens make great family pets, and require surprisingly little space to roam free. More than half a million households in the UK keep chickens as pets, and that number is increasing every year as the lure of eating fresh produce grows stronger. And once you've tasted your own eggs, you'll find that un oeuf is never enough...

Your Questions: 'My dog whines and barks whenever my partner and I try to get intimate'

Q. I have a delicate problem: whenever my partner and I try to get intimate, my cocker spaniel starts to whine and bark, even though she's downstairs and we have our bedroom door shut. She likes my partner very much, even though my partner's only recently moved in. Jeff, via e-mail

The A-Z of dogs in pictures

After being attacked by an alsatian when he was two years old artist Rob Clarke grew up as a self-professed "dog hater”.





Video: Is this the loudest cat in the world?

A gray-and-white tabby by the name of Smokey has catapulted to fame with purring so loud it has been recorded at 73 decibels.

Nasty by Nature: Horned lizards

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