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By keeping pets healthy, Vetsure believe that we are more able than most to provide competitive premiums for life. Browse our library of useful information below.

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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Shopping around for pet insurance and using comparison websites

Posted on 03/02/2011

Comparison websites have become extremely popular over the last few years and do provide a convenient option for those looking to get the best deal on their insurance and other financial products.  However, there are unique considerations to bear in mind if you are thinking of switching your pet insurance provider or using a comparison […]

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Introductory discounts

Posted on 03/02/2011

Whilst, it is always possible to switch pet insurance providers, any pre-existing conditions or claims that your pet may have or had in the past may be excluded from cover on any new policy you take out. So, the likelihood is that further claims for the same conditions will not be covered under your new policy.

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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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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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Direct claims – an explanation

Posted on 26/01/2011

A ‘direct claim’ is a claim that is settled directly with your vet.  You would pay your vet any applicable excess and for the cost of any treatments not covered on your policy and the balance of the claim is paid by your insurer to your vet. Many popular pet insurance providers promote ‘direct claims’ […]

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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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At last! A pet insurance policy that believes in Prevention AND Cure!

Posted on 11/01/2011

Vetsure Cover & Care combines the comprehensive insurance coverage clients receive with Vetsure Premier Plus with a Preventative Health Package worth at least £160 a year! Cover & Care Vouchers will enable clients to receive discounts on a range of services and treatments redeemable at participating Vetsure-affiliated clinics. Prevention may be better than cure, but […]

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‘Vetsure Partnered Consultants’ offer a high quality alternative to Specialist Referral centres

Posted on 29/09/2010

There is growing concern about the increasing cost of Specialist Veterinary Referral services in the UK.  Whilst there is no doubt about the amazing level of expertise and facilities on offer and the huge medical strides being made, the cost of these services is making quality pet insurance unaffordable for some pet owners. At the […]

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Pierson Stewart & Partners live with Vetsure!

Posted on 29/09/2010

We are excited to announce that yet another veterinary group has begun promoting Vetsure Pet Insurance:  Pierson Stewart & Partners located in the Weald of Kent. Pierson Stewart & Partners have a hospital (in a beautiful building) located in Cranbrook – with 4 branches located in Marden, Staplehurst, Tenterden and Headcorn. They deal with all […]

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