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

Who will look after your pet when you die?

Who will look after your pet when you die?

22nd December, 2021

As a pet owner, you might sometimes think about how long you’ve got left with your cat or dog. Their lifespans are much less than our own and pet insurance helps you to provide the care they need throughout their time with you....

How to treat a dog with a cold

How to treat a dog with a cold

21st December, 2021

Let's look into these doggie equivalents of the common cold, what to do if your pet falls ill with them and how pet insurance could help if your dog needs emergency treatment....

Dog eating bone treat

Dog welfare experts concerned about rising demand for flat-faced puppies

8th December, 2021

Vets, responsible breeders and welfare organisations are urging caution over buying a puppy in the run up to Christmas, particularly flat-faced (‘brachycephalic’) breeds. In-demand brachycephalic breeds like French Bulldogs, Pugs and English Bulldogs can face a number of health problems such as poor breathing, eye and skin-fold issues....

How to keep your pet safe this Christmas

How to keep your pet safe this Christmas

7th December, 2021

The festive season can be quite stressful – at times even dangerous – for our beloved pets. Especially if you own a puppy or kitten. There will be lots of ‘firsts’ for them, so make sure their curiosity or cheekiness doesn’t get them into a sticky Christmas spot....

A-Z of dog health problems - part 2

A-Z of dog health problems - part 2

29th November, 2021

Every canine will suffer from ill health from time to time, but with specialist pet insurance in place, you don’t have to delay getting them the treatment they need....

What is pancytopenia in cats?

What is pancytopenia in cats?

25th November, 2021

There has been a sudden increase in feline pancytopenia in recent months, prompting a recall of cat food. Hundreds of cats are believed to have died from the mysterious illness....

What is luxating patella in dogs?

What is luxating patella in dogs?

24th November, 2021

Luxating patella is one of the most common orthopaedic conditions of dogs, diagnosed in more than one in 20 puppies. It is a condition which affects primarily small dogs, particularly breeds such as Boston and Yorkshire Terriers, Chihuahuas, Pomeranians, and Miniature Poodles....

Vet staff caring for dog

Keep household medicines away from prying paws, vets warn

23rd November, 2021

Vets have urged owners to keep cold and flu medication away from their pets this winter after a puppy needed emergency treatment after swallowing ibuprofen. Six-month-old Lilly the Labrador cross was saved with the help of vet charity PDSA and pet emergency service Vets Now after eating tablets that she had found on a bedside table....

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Kennel Club urges new owners to avoid virtual puppy buying

23rd November, 2021

Many people who bought a new puppy during the pandemic did so ‘virtually’, without seeing the pup before making a commitment. This isn’t ideal in terms of animal welfare, because it allows rogue traders and puppy farms to hide poor breeding conditions. But the Kennel Club has warned that ‘click and collect’ and ‘click and drop’ puppy buying are now seen as the norm......