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Dog 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 dog’s health.

There are many things you can do to keep your dog 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 dog. 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.

Do’s and don’ts if your dog has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis

Posted on 03/02/2011

DO get your dog to follow a weight control and adapted nutrition programme.
Joint problems are aggravated by excess weight. If a joint is not working efficiently, carrying excess weight causes both additional pain and increased damage to the joint. Therefore, it is important that your dog maintains his or her ideal weight. You should refrain […]

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Should I neuter my dog?

Posted on 03/02/2011

Neutering involves removing the reproductive organs; testicles in the male (castration) and ovaries and uterus in the female (spaying). We strongly recommend neutering at 6 months of age if you are not intending to breed from your pet. There are several reasons why you should neuter your dog. Bitches have changes in behaviour associated with […]

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Cat and dog obesity – a problem of epidemic proportions….

Posted on 26/01/2011

Obesity is one of the most serious problems faced by the pet population today. Almost half of all cats and dogs are now clinically defined as being obese (over 120% of ideal body weight) and this figure is still growing. Most cases of obesity are as a result of overfeeding, poor diet and lack of […]

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Taking your pet abroad on the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)

Posted on 25/01/2011

The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) means that you can now take your dog or cat with you when you travel providing all the requirements of the scheme have been met. To do this you will need to get a Pet Passport, which requires your pet to be microchipped and vaccinated.  In addition, you might need […]

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