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

A dog sitting nicely at a puppy training session

What happens at puppy training classes?

2nd July, 2020

Far too many dogs are abandoned each year because they haven’t been taught how to behave as puppies. Make sure your dog has the best start in life by taking him or her to puppy training classes and protect your pooch with dog insurance....

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Why does my dog smell so bad?

2nd July, 2020

So what should you do when your furry friend’s fragrance is less than sweet? Have a quick nose of our guide to pongy pups to find out more....

What is Gastric Upset?

What is Gastric Upset?

22nd June, 2020

Tummy troubles in pets are one of the most common reasons owners contact a vet. The clinical signs of a gastric upset are vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, abdominal pain, inappetence and lethargy. These symptoms can be present for a variety of reasons...

Dog looking at BBQ food

BBQ Tips for pets

19th June, 2020

With the summer months nearly upon us our team of Registered Vet Nurses from the Purely Pets Vet Helpline offer these top tips for BBQ season....

A fluffy ginger kitten wrapped in a towel

Should you give your cat a bath?

17th June, 2020

Bathing a cat is unlikely to be a fun or easy job, but it’s sometimes an essential part of caring for your kitty, along with choosing the right pet insurance. Read on for our quick how-to guide....

A dog looking back in a long grassed field at sunset

How to find a lost dog

17th June, 2020

Every dog owner has the occasional heart-in-mouth moment when they can’t find their beloved pup. Usually, this is only a momentary panic and your dog will return straight away – but what should you do if it doesn’t come back?...

A dog laying on a wooden decking looking sad

What is dysplasia in dogs?

16th June, 2020

If your puppy is limping, stiff or seems less than its usual bouncy self, you’d be right to be concerned. These worrying signs might indicate a problem – and it could be hip or elbow dysplasia, in which a pup’s joints develop with abnormalities, leading to stiffness and pain....

An owner leaning down to stroke a cat in a kitchen

What do these cat noises mean?

16th June, 2020

Ever wondered what your tabby would say if it could talk? Well, it already can – and learning to speak your moggy’s language is essential for feline-human bonding....

Shopping and leisure after lockdown: can you take your dog?

Shopping and leisure after lockdown: can you take your dog?

16th June, 2020

The coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England are gradually being lifted and high street shops, garden centres and zoos are now allowed to reopen. But dog welfare experts have advised owners to check before they travel as many destinations are no longer dog-friendly....