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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.

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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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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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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