News and Blogs

Read our blogs and current news from around the world relating to cats and dogs!

20/09/2019 12:00 AM

Anybody’s who’s owned a cat knows that they have a habit of finding the highest part of the house: on top of the refrigerator or door are both quite common, whilst some pet owners will purchase a cat tree to indulge their pet’s fondness for heights....

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19/09/2019 12:00 AM

Is your four-legged friend struggling to get down from the sofa? Perhaps they don’t run to greet you as you open the front door anymore? Your dog could be suffering from arthritis, which causes inflammation of the joints and limits their mobility....

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11/09/2019 12:00 AM

Over 7 million pets in the UK are at risk of suffering and disease through lack of vaccination, according to the latest PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report....

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09/09/2019 12:00 AM

As dog owners, we know it’s our responsibility to walk our pooches come rain or shine, but there are some days in winter when other forms of exercise come in handy....

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09/09/2019 12:00 AM

Are you being driven up the wall by your cat’s love for climbing your curtains? Puzzled about your pussycat’s perch on top of your wardrobe?...

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05/09/2019 12:00 AM

Are you a dog or a cat person? No points for guessing, this probably isn’t the first time you’ve been asked to ponder such a decision. With so many differences in their personalities, behaviour and individual requirements, dogs and cats come with quite a few differences....

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04/09/2019 12:00 AM

Tough week at work? Lying awake worrying at night? Stressed about upcoming exams? Then get a dog!...

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27/09/2019 12:00 AM

Cat owners are no more ‘crazy’ than anyone else and there is no evidence to support the ‘crazy cat lady’ stereotype, researchers have found....

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20/08/2019 12:00 AM

Vets are warning dog owners to be on the alert for potentially toxic blue-green algae when walking their dogs close to affected water bodies....

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20/08/2019 12:00 AM

If you’re a seasoned dog owner, you’ll understand just how much happiness a pooch can bring to your life. But if you’re new to pup ownership you might not understand just how many benefits there are to owning ‘man’s best friend’....

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20/08/2019 12:00 AM

Feline friends or canine chums? We could probably argue for months about why we prefer cats or dogs. But whether you favour Felix or Fido, it’s fair to say pets have been an important part of human lives for thousands of years....

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20/08/2019 12:00 AM

Whether you’re a new parent to your fur baby or you’ve had your kitty cat for a few years, you’ll know just how precious they are. One thing is for sure though, if you have a female cat and she’s yet to be spayed it’s important to be able to tell if she has become pregnant or not....

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19/08/2019 12:00 AM

Before becoming a dog owner, it’s important to know what you can expect from your chosen breed – not only in terms of temperament and needs but also how much it’s going to shed....

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07/08/2019 12:00 AM

When you welcome a new kitten into your home, you have hours of fun ahead of you. But in those first few days it’s also important to master some of the basic household rules – like where your kitty should go to toilet....

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06/08/2019 12:00 AM

You arrive home after a long day at work, and your dog greets you with a big, wet sloppy kiss. But is it really a sign of affection?...

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01/08/2019 12:00 AM

Dogs and cats are at risk of heat stroke in the summer months. Cats do like to sunbathe but tend to know when they have had enough heat and will move to a more shaded spot. Dogs are sometimes not quite so smart and may need to be moved from the sun to prevent overheating....

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29/07/2019 12:00 AM

Some people like dogs, while others can’t live without their cats. But what if you love both? If you want to welcome both canine and feline companions into your home at the same time, there are some important things to keep in mind....

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29/07/2019 12:00 AM

As our oldest animal companions, we’re still fascinated to find out how, why and when exactly dogs became our best friends. It’s hard to imagine how a Chihuahua or Yorkshire Terrier ended up curled at our feet when, at one point, they were mighty and fearsome predators....

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24/07/2019 12:00 AM

As the RSCPA tells us, good training can improve a pup’s quality of life. It can also keep you both active, beat boredom and give you greater control over your pet’s safety when you’re out and about on walkies....

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23/07/2019 12:00 AM

The debate still ensues over which animals are more affectionate – canines or felines? Dogs and cats have been living with humans for thousands of years, and yet still, a whole host of factors can affect the way that they behave with us....

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23/07/2019 12:00 AM

Ear infections, skin infections and obesity are just some of the health issues that the iconic British bulldog is particularly prone to, new research shows....

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16/07/2019 12:00 AM

If you’re taking your pet on holiday abroad this summer, what can you do to make sure they don’t pick up worms, ticks and other parasites?...

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09/07/2019 12:00 AM

If your furry friend has a tendency to catch rodents or birds and bring them home, you’ll admire the work of Amazon employee Ben Hamm, who has spent hours (and hours) training a machine-learning system to stop his ‘sweet, murderous’ cat Metric from coming in through the cat flap when carrying prey....

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09/07/2019 12:00 AM

We all love our cats but have you ever felt the feeling’s not mutual? Do our feline friends really love us as much as we love them?...

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05/07/2019 12:00 AM

Today’s pampered and much love pooches are a far cry from wild wolves. We treat our dogs like family, make sure they’ve covered by dog insurance and spoil them with plenty of treats! To many owners, their dog is literally their best friend....

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25/06/2019 12:00 AM

The Old English Sheepdog has fallen to historic low rates of puppy registrations and risks extinction if the trend continues, the Kennel Club has warned....

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02/07/2019 12:00 AM

If you're getting out and about this summer, why not take your dog with you?...

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20/06/2019 12:00 AM

Bring Your Dog To Work Day is this Friday (21st June) and we’re thrilled to be an official sponsor of the day!...

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11/06/2019 12:00 AM

There has been a lot of publicity over the health concerns associated with flat-faced dogs - such as breathing and heart problems - but did you know it's also an issue that concerns cats?...

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31/05/2019 12:00 AM

Thousands of dog owners across the UK may be suffering serious hand injuries caused by dog leads and collars, surgeons have warned....

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28/05/2019 12:00 AM

Arthritis is a common condition in dogs, causing inflammation in the joints and making movement painful and difficult....

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14/05/2019 12:00 AM

Nine in 10 people say they felt less lonely after welcoming a pet into their lives....

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07/05/2019 12:00 AM

New research could one day lead to improved treatments for osteoarthritis (OA) in both dogs and humans....

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01/04/2019 12:00 AM

WIN a drawing of your pet by professional artist Ros Ingram worth £185!*...

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20/02/2019 12:00 AM

For any new pet insurance policy purchased between February 2019 and February 2020...

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20/02/2019 12:00 AM

Presents for your favourite Pooch! Here at Purely Pets Insurance we’ve been looking at great presents to give our four-legged other half – and these are some of our current favourites!...

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