Archive for the ‘Dog’ Category

 
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Three things you need to do before getting a dog

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Deciding to bring a new dog into your life is exciting, you have decided on the breed, a possible name, purchased the comfiest bed and got all the toys. But before you rush out and bring your new furry family member home
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Weight loss tips for overweight dogs

Friday, September 13th, 2013
Do you have a chubby Collie? Is your Lab looking a little roly-poly? You’re not alone: canine obesity is a common problem. Vet Marc Abraham explains the tell-tale signs of an overweight dog and offers some tips for get
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The cost of veterinary care:

Monday, September 9th, 2013
The cost associated with veterinary care is a contentious issue for pet owners and veterinary professionals alike. It is common to hear a pet owner say that vet bills are too expensive, although we almost never hear why.
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Strange but wonderful…

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
In the Pet Insurance industry we are lucky enough to hear about many pet stories. Sometimes it’s a friendly update on one of our member’s recovery after a claim and sometimes it’s something strange but wonderful. A
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How To Keep Your Pets Warm This Winter?

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
Brr! The weather is cooling down out there and it won’t be long before you need to pull on your winter woollies, cook some soup and cuddle up next to the heater. But what about your furry friends, how can you keep them
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The History of Pets, part 2: Dogs

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
Ever wondered how dogs moved out of the cold and into our homes and hearts? Writer and pet-lover Julian Hall examines the evidence in this second instalment of Petplan’s series on the history of pets. For tens of thous
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Where did the Easter Bunny come from?

Monday, March 25th, 2013
As you look forward to a long weekend, spare a thought for the Easter Bunny. The poor soul will be flat-out by Easter Monday, having dispatched multi-coloured eggs far and wide, ready for the frenzy of chocolate consumpt
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How to keep your pet content in old age

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
We all want our animal companions to live long and happy lives, so how can we ensure they stay in optimum health during their advancing years? Victoria Spicer seeks advice from the experts. As with humans, animals’ bod
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Weight gain and upset tummies – What to do?

Monday, February 4th, 2013
Eating unusual foods or too many treats can be harmful to your pet. Vet and writer Alison Logan explains what to do if your companion has gained weight or is suffering from an upset tummy NEW FOOD If vomiting and diarrho
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What to do about pet toileting problems

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
You never know when your pet might become a toilet rebel. But what’s behind it, and what can you do? Deirdre Vine investigates. ‘Inappropriate elimination’ – two sinister words that strike fear into every pet own