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PUPPY INSURANCE & PET HEALTH INFORMATION ARTICLES

Puppy 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 Puppy’s health.

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

Microchipping your pet

Posted on 03/02/2011

Every year, more than 6,000 pets go missing. Whilst collars and tags help recover pets, they are far from reliable. There’s no guarantee that a collar and tag will stay with your pet, but there are no such worries with pet microchips. A pet microchip is a tiny electronic chip (the size of a grain […]

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Preventing flea infestations!

Posted on 03/02/2011

Fleas are very undesirable parasites which feed off our domestic pets – their natural hosts. When environmental conditions are optimal, the flea population will grow at a very rapid pace, and once you have a flea infestation, it is very difficult to get rid of the problem. Fleas can cause enormous problems to pets by […]

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How frequently should dogs and cats be vaccinated?

Posted on 03/02/2011

Contrary to many pet forums out there, vets are not ripping you off when they recommend annual vaccination. To achieve protection against all the most common infectious diseases dogs and cats usually require annual vaccination, although not necessarily against all of the infectious diseases as some vaccine components have now been demonstrated to last longer […]

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Hollywood or Bust…our pets need a dazzling smile too!

Posted on 03/02/2011

We all take a lot of care over our teeth.We brush them everyday, we floss, and we visit the dental hygienist to have them cleaned regularly. At the first sign of toothache, we would go to the dentist straightaway. What about our pets? It is vital that dental health is a priority for owners. Understandably, […]

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Getting dogs back into a positive light

Posted on 03/02/2011

There are now 10 million dogs and 10 million cats in 20 million households in the UK – more than ever before! However there are some often cited negatives of having pets in society which we need to think about in order to assess just how real the problems are. These include – Dogs fouling […]

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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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Tips for puppy and kitten vaccination

Posted on 26/01/2011

What vaccines do kittens need? Cats are vaccinated against viruses that cause severe flu-like symptoms, Feline Leukaemia Virus – a cancer-inducing disease of cats and against Panleukopaenia virus – a fatal gastroenteritis. In kittens the initial course of two vaccinations is typically administered at 8 and 11 weeks although you should consult with your vet […]

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