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CAT INSURANCE & PET HEALTH INFORMATION ARTICLES

Cat insurance plays an important part in keeping your four legged friend fit and healthy and provides peace of mind should the unexpected happen. At Vetsure, we believe you should never have to compromise on your Cat’s health.

There are many things you can do to keep your Cat happy and healthy. Our network of trusted vets provide check-ups and preventative healthcare solutions (such as worming and flea treatments) to help ensure the health and happiness of your Cat. They can also offer advice about nutrition, behaviour and many other aspects of pet care. In addition to the routine care you provide your furry friend, we have worked together with our network of vets to bring you a variety of information to assist you in taking care of your pet. We hope you will find these articles useful whether you are deciding on a name for your new pet, researching different breeds or just looking for helpful hints and tips.

Please browse our library of information below.

Pet poisons & toxins pt 7: Paracetamol

Posted on 19/08/2011

The Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS)* have received approximately 4,292 enquiries to date relating to poisoning resulting from the ingestion of Paracetamol – the 4th most common poisoning reported to them. Paracetamol is a type of freely available analgesic, typically in tablet form, which is very commonly found in household medicine cabinets across the country. […]

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Pet poisons & toxins pt 8: Chocolate

Posted on 19/08/2011

Wow – we are into our Top 3 now!  The Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS)* have received approximately 8,645 enquiries to date relating to poisoning resulting from the ingestion of Chocolate – the 3rd most common poisoning reported to them.  The number of chocolate poisoning cases is more than double that of Paracetamol which is the 4th […]

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Pet poisons & toxins pt 6: Permethrin

Posted on 05/08/2011

The Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS)* have received approximately 2,687 enquiries to date relating to poisoning resulting from the ingestion of Permethrin – the 5th most common poisoning reported to them. Firstly, what is it??  Permethrin is an insecticide that is commonly found in some flea treatments available from pet shops, supermarkets and some DIY […]

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Pet poisons & toxins pt 3: Grapes, raisins & sultanas

Posted on 22/07/2011

The Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS)* have received approximately 2,029 enquiries to date relating to poisoning resulting from the ingestion of raisins, grapes and sultanas – the 8th most common poisoning reported to them.  This may come as a surprise to many as they are probably not the first things you would think of when […]

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Pet poisons & toxins pt 2: Batteries

Posted on 15/07/2011

The Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS)* have received approximately 1,369 enquiries to date relating to poisoning resulting from the ingestion of common household batteries – the 9th most common poisoning reported to them.  The culprits are typically cell style (button) batteries like the one in the picture and AA and AAA batteries that you would […]

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Vetsure Vet p3 – How do vets apply a bandage?

Posted on 08/07/2011

In this video our expert Fiona explains how your vet would typically apply a bandage if your pet becomes injured. With the help of ‘Daisy’ the dog she demonstrates the process involved and the materials that might be used. It is important to point out that we would always recommend that any bandage is applied […]

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Pet poisons & toxins pt 5: Metaldehyde (Slug pellets)

Posted on 05/06/2011

The Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS)* have received approximately 2,309 enquiries to date relating to poisoning resulting from the ingestion of Metaldehyde (found in commonly in slug pellets) – the 6th most common poisoning reported to them. Slug Pellets and Dogs Lots of gardeners will use slug pellets around their plants to prevent pesky slugs […]

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Toilet training your cat

Posted on 14/03/2011

Cats are very fussy about their toilet habits and kittens will usually have learnt to use a litter tray by copying their mother.  You may just need to show your new kitten where the litter tray is and place it on the tray on waking up from a sleep and after meals, or when the […]

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Podcast on Spaying and Neutering Pets

Posted on 22/02/2011

Source – North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association has announced the release of a podcast discussing the benefits of spaying or neutering pets.  In the podcast Dr. Sue Stephens, a veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Clemmons in Clemmons, N.C., discusses what questions dog and cat owners should ask their veterinarians before the […]

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Preventative Dental Care Key to Healthy Pets

Posted on 22/02/2011

Source – Kansas State University Prevention is always better and often cheaper than treatment. This is the message that two Kansas State University veterinarians hope owners will remember when it comes to pet dental care. “Although prevention may be more effort for the owners, it has the best end result for their pets and often their pocketbook,” […]

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