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Pet 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 Pet’s health.

There are many things you can do to keep your friend 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 Pet. 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.

What dangers you need to know about this Spring

Posted on 07/03/2019

Spring is an exciting time for a pet, there are new smells, new walks, and new friends to meet, but spring it also a time that can bring hazards to your pet’s wellbeing. These are some important things to look out for this spring.   Spring flowers can cause serious harm to your pet, daffodils […]

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Human food as dog food: why it is a problem

Posted on 18/02/2019

When it comes to weight gain, dogs aren’t too dissimilar from their human masters. Just like us, it’s easy for dogs to put on a few extra pounds if they consume too many calories and aren’t getting enough exercise, particularly as they get older.

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What can you do this National Cat Health Month

Posted on 11/02/2019

In 2018 the PDSA found there were 11.1 million pet cats in the UK, with only 81% of these cats being registered with a vet. With this month being National Cat Health Month, it serves as a healthy reminder to book an appointment at your local vet practice to check your cat’s health. Cats are […]

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How to help your child cope with the loss of a pet

Posted on 06/02/2019

Losing a pet can be a child’s first experience of death in their family, and they can find it incredibly hard to understand the concept. Below are our top tips on talking to your child and helping them to understand the concept of their pet dying or having to be to be euthanised. When you […]

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Fireworks – Keeping your Cat Calm

Posted on 02/11/2018

Cat fireworks

Cats are not thought to show sound sensitivities as dogs do, however they will be frightened by the loud bangs and flashes. We want to help you support your cat through the Firework season. Here are some of our top tips to keep your cat calm:

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Fireworks – Keeping your Dog Calm

Posted on 02/11/2018

dog fireworks

We want to help you support your dog through the Firework season. Here are some of our top tips to keep your dog calm…

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Play biting – how to control it

Posted on 03/09/2018

Puppies like to chew but they must learn early on that human hands, skin and clothes are off limits.  When a puppy is playing with his littermates whenever he bites another puppy too hard the pup will yelp, stop playing and move away.  From this behaviour the puppy learns to inhibit his bite.  By mimicking […]

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Older pets and dementia in animals

Posted on 08/08/2018

It is very distressing for owners to see their once vibrant and energetic pets become slower and less enthusiastic as they enter old age. In some cases, specific problems ensue that can be severe enough for owners to even consider euthanasia. Cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) is a well-documented disorder in dogs and cats whereby there […]

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Keeping your pet safe during summer

Posted on 24/07/2018

To keep your pets safe during this time we have made a list of tips on preventing accidents and safeguarding your pet during the summer time.

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Alabama Rot and Lyme disease: Two rare dog diseases on the rise in the UK

Posted on 18/06/2018

New data indicates that Alabama Rot, a serious disease affecting dogs, may be taking a foothold in the UK and that Lyme disease, a bacterial disease spread by ticks, is on the rise, too.

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