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Mystery over prize budgie deaths at show

Bird lovers and exhibitors watched on in horror as 38 prize budgies keeled over and died during a show.

Pet charity PDSA makes £1m from tax back scheme

Veterinary charity PDSA has announced it is £1 million better off thanks to its supporters signing up to tax-back scheme Gift Aid.

Man jailed for drowning partner's dog

A man has been jailed after drowning his partner's dog in the kitchen sink while drunk, the RSPCA said today.

Demands grow for 'weapon dogs' to be brought to heel

Number of dangerous pets seized by police has doubled in the last year

Firefighters in six-hour rescue of pet duck

Firefighters "went beyond the call of duty" during the six-hour rescue of a pet duck from a water pipe, its grateful owner said today.

Win a doggy weekend away

And they call it puppy love...

Luxury hotels for VIP dogs beat strays crisis

Taipei's dogs are living it up at hotels, complete with VIP suites and pools, that aim to ease the problem of strays that has plagued the city for decades.

'Poopless Pets' set to be top dog for Christmas

Argos have announced their predictions for the best selling toys this Christmas - which include a talking hamster and an electronic kitten.

World's oldest dog dies at 147

A dachshund that held the record as the world's oldest dog has died at 21 - or 147 in dog years.

Hair of the dog excites scientists

Just three genes determine why the coats of sleek Beagles and shaggy sheepdogs look so different, say scientists.

Lost dog 'fell off the back of a lorry'

A boxer dog which fell off the back of a lorry after a 1,300-mile trip from Spain is being made an internet star in a bid to reunite it with its owner.

Youths attack ugly dog contest winner

One of Britain's ugliest dogs is recovering today after he was attacked by a gang of youths who pulled out his only clump of hair, his owner said.

RSPCA warns dog-lovers to beware of pet-shop puppy traffickers

Families planning to buy a new puppy for the kids during the summer holidays are being urged to do their homework before rushing off to the pet shop.

Luxury ice cream - just for dogs

A new range of luxury ice cream has been developed - just for dogs.

Missing dog found after two years

A Jack Russell turned up two years after she went missing and more than 60 miles from home, a vet said today.

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