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DIY dog food is all the rage: will these recipes bowl over my little terrier?
More of us turn our noses up at mass-produced pet food and prepare our own, which must follow strict nutritional advice. Felicity tries out some recipes on Wilf

Felicity Cloake

25, Mar, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Vets warn of new Covid variant’s possible link to heart problems in pets
Specialist hospital stresses: ‘We have strong suspicion of transmission from human to pet, not vice versa’

Linda Geddes

21, Mar, 2021 @12:58 PM

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What’s worse than discovering a mouse problem? Half a mouse problem
I imagine a thriving mouse community going about its business behind the plaster, with an occasional member stopping to say, ‘I think I hear someone typing out there’

Tim Dowling

27, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Rebuild the spire but spare the trees | Brief letters
Brief letters: Notre Dame | Dogs | Cats | Big mistakes | Royal award


19, Feb, 2021 @4:41 PM

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Meaty meals and play stop cats killing wildlife, study finds
Millions of pet cats are estimated to kill billions of animals a year but grain-free food can change cat behaviour

Damian Carrington Environment editor

11, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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The joy of 'Lawyer Cat' is that it teaches us nothing – it's just very funny | Imogen West-Knights
Texas lawyer Rod Ponton told a judge ‘I am not a cat’ after getting stuck in a Zoom filter, and it made my day, says Imogen West-Knights

Imogen West-Knights

11, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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From the archive: are we a nation of cat people?
From women’s lib to working owners, the Observer Magazine in 1982 wondered how cats became such popular pets in Britain

Chris Hall

31, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tim Dowling: the cat has plenty to say. But why should I listen?
‘Your English is poor,’ I tell him. ‘Your accent is atrocious’

Tim Dowling

23, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UK pet bereavement helplines report big rise in calls during Covid
As actor Miranda Hart takes time off to grieve, charities speak of heartache many face after loss of beloved animal

Sarah Marsh

19, Jan, 2021 @5:06 PM

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Animal rescues by London fire brigade rise 20% in pandemic year
Firefighters called to 755 animal incidents in 2020, with cats most commonly in need of help

Constance Kampfner

08, Jan, 2021 @11:34 AM

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Australian wildlife 20 times more likely to encounter deadly feral cats than native predators
Researchers find invasive felines, which kill an estimated 2bn animals a year, hunt with greater intensity, in broader environments and in greater numbers than equivalent native marsupial predator

Graham Readfearn

06, Jan, 2021 @4:03 AM

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Fat felines: we all love a ‘chonky’ cat – but the online trend has to end
Over the last few years, the internet has thrilled to pictures of chubby pets. But now experts are calling for a new era of cat shaming and determined dieting

04, Jan, 2021 @3:00 PM

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