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The perils of having fat friends

Almost nine in ten people can’t tell when someone is dangerously overweight, a study has found.

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Gallery: Surf's pup

Dogs compete at the 6th Annual Surf City surf dog contest in Huntington Beach, California.

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Sleepless and stressed? Is it your pet?

More than half of cat and dog owners regularly lose sleep because their pets wake them up early, according to a survey.

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Got an ugly pet? Try airbrushing...
July 23 2014 at 11:45

For some pet owners the latest thing is to have photographs of their beloved pet digitally retouched.

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When friends feel like family
July 15 2014 at 11:43

The truism that friends are the family you choose may be more accurate than you might think.

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High-tech catflap goes global
July 8 2014 at 12:05

The inventor of high-tech catflaps must be grinning like a Cheshire moggie after seeing sales of his product soar.

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Is your dog lactose intolerant?
June 26 2014 at 14:32

A British expert says food sensitivities are not exclusive to human beings...

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Tired? Look to your pets
June 17 2014 at 11:58

Growing numbers of people are being kept awake at night by their pets, doctors have warned.

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Does Fido need a treadmill?
June 12 2014 at 12:18

Want to keep your dog fit, healthy and happy without braving the great outdoors?

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Cracking the canine play code
June 6 2014 at 14:31

Dog play reveals more than just the emotional lives of the animals involved, writes David Grimm.

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The house for the dog who has everything
May 30 2014 at 11:55

High-tech lights. Underfloor heating. Tom Rawstorne and his Labrador inspect the ultimate kennel.

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Adventures of a royal dog
May 13 2014 at 14:41

An author has came up with a series of children's stories based on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's pet.

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What carbon paw-print does your dog leave?
May 12 2014 at 14:54

Gourmet dog food isn't necessarily better for your dog or for the planet, writes Brian Palmer.

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