Pets

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    Video caption: What if your pet could 'talk'?

    It's hard enough training your dog to respond to "sit" but now there may be a new way for your pets to communicate.

  2. Dogs are humans' oldest companions, DNA shows

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    Video caption: Scientists find dog domestication can be traced back to the last Ice Age

    Scientists find dog domestication can be traced back to the last Ice Age

  3. Coronavirus: Pet food bank helps stricken owners

    BBC Radio Devon

    A dog owner who was inspired to start up a food bank service for pets has found there are plenty of animal owners needing a little help.

    Bramble

    Plymouth businesswoman Jo Butler aims to help households who are finding it difficult to feed their animals, as a result of Covid-19.

    Bramble's Pet Food Bank is named after Jo's Cocker Spaniel Bramble and she says so far they've helped more than 20 pets.

    People can donate online or at various drop off locations across the city.

    Now the community organisation may seek charity status if the public response to both donations and collections continues to grow.

    "I just would not like to think of anyone having to give up their pet because they can't afford to feed them.

    "All our pets mean the world to us and it's a simple thing we can help with."

    Jo Butler
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    Video caption: Stopping tenants from having a pet is 'discrimination'

    Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell says his proposed bill would treat dogs as "equal members of the family".

  5. Pet Shop owner wins Weymouth Football Club shirt sponsorship raffle

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    Video caption: "I couldn't believe it, absolutely gob-smacked, still am to be honest!".