Monthly Archives: November 2011

BVA expresses concerns over TV show

Posted On 2011-11-30 04:11:41

Pet insurance customers might be interested to learn that the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has written to the producers of the ITV show Super Tiny Animals to express concern at the timing of its release. The BVA is concerned that, with it being so close to Christmas, the show might... more

TV dog trainer to support RSPCA fayre

Posted On 2011-11-30 04:11:42

Pet insurance customers thinking of heading to the RSPCA Gonsal Farm Animal Centre’s Christmas fayre on December 4th will be able to pick the brain of TV dog trainer Victoria Stilwell. Ms Stilwell who stars in hit show It’s me or the dog will be speaking to the dog insurance... more

Owners need to be aware of pet safety this winter

Posted On 2011-11-30 04:11:04

Pet insurance customers should be taking a number of different precautions throughout the festive period in order to ensure their pets remain safe this winter, an expert has claimed. According to editor at the Pet Gazette Sam Guiry, pets face an increased risk of danger during the winter mainly due... more

Chancellor backs vital research

Posted On 2011-11-30 12:11:23

Pet insurance customers might be interested to know that the chancellor of the exchequer yesterday (November 29th) announced, in the government’s Autumn Statement, that £80 million will be invested in further development of research facilities at Pirbright in Surrey. The chancellor revealed the funding to the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences... more

Bull is 6 feet and still growing

Posted On 2011-11-29 04:11:32

Pet insurance customers might be interested to know that a bull that is six feet four inches and still growing in Somerset has become something of a tourist attraction in the area. The towering bull named Field Marshall is heavier than a Mini Cooper and is now being entered into... more

Scottish SPCA pleads for blankets

Posted On 2011-11-29 04:11:34

Pet insurance customers in Scotland might be looking to donate blankets to the Scottish SPCA after the organisation pleaded with people to give their unwanted garments to the charity. The group cared for more than 900 unwanted cats and dogs last December and with the rehoming centres even busier this... more

Pet insurance customers warned about food poisoning

Posted On 2011-11-29 03:11:47

Pet insurance customers have been warned about over-indulging their animals during the festive season as certain foodstuffs can pose a threat to their beloved companions. Nicci Townley, pet food buyer at the Co-operative, which is currently re-launching its pet food range, urged cat and dog insurance customers to err on... more

Pippa Middleton tiara for Yorkshire Terrier costs £500

Posted On 2011-11-29 03:11:18

A dog enthusiast could be on the hunt for pet insurance after buying her canine a replica tiara modelled on the one worn by Pippa Middleton during the Royal Wedding this spring. The jewel-encrusted accessory set businesswoman Louise Harris back £500, but the pooch fanatic claims it was worth every... more

Stray kitten lives after life saving heart operation

Posted On 2011-11-29 01:11:32

Pet insurance customers could be pleased to know that a stray kitten named Cloudy has been given a second chance in life by the Blue Cross, after vets performed life-saving heart surgery on the moggy. When Cloudy was four months old he was found roaming the streets and was taken... more

RSPCA urging sponsorship for staff member

Posted On 2011-11-29 01:11:01

The RSPCA is hoping as many pet insurance customers as possible donate money to member of staff Zoe Holding who is taking on the Tough Guy Challenge in January 2012. Ms Holding is a veterinary nurse at the East Winch Wildlife Centre in Norfolk and she is hoping to raise... more