Monthly Archives: December 2011

Pet owners warned against overfeeding animals at Christmas

Posted On 2011-12-30 02:12:56

Christmas is often seen as a time of indulgence, but pet insurance customers have been warned not to overfeed their animals this holiday period. According to LF Press, owners can sometimes be encouraged to fill their pets as well as themselves with goodies and extra-large portions this time of year,... more

Pet owners warned to be careful over holiday period

Posted On 2011-12-30 02:12:25

Pet insurance customers have been warned that the holiday period is the busiest time of the year for runaway animals. Doors being constantly opened and closed due to the conveyor belt of visitors coming and going around Christmas time can encourage cats and dogs to go on trips of their... more

Dog returns to owners after 5 years

Posted On 2011-12-30 02:12:35

A family of dog insurance customers received an unexpected and most welcome Christmas present this year. Ann and Craig Magnussen and their two teenage daughters, who are from California, were reunited with their pet Chihuahua Taz, who went missing five years ago, reports the Province. The Magnussen’s daughters were just... more

Dog owners urged to keep pets under control

Posted On 2011-12-29 12:12:45

Pet insurance customers have been warned to keep their beloved dogs under control when walking near livestock. Central Scotland Police community constable for Kippen, Andrew Faulds, issued the warning following an incident involving a terrier and a ewe. Speaking to the Stirling Observer, PC Faulds said: ‘After the New Year,... more

Cat insurance customers at risk of allergies

Posted On 2011-12-29 12:12:54

Cat insurance customers are much more at risk from allergies than non pet owners. According to researchers from Italy, having a cat during adulthood almost doubles a person’s risk of developing an allergy to felines. The research, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, was led by Mario... more

Leicester RSPCA appeals to pet owners

Posted On 2011-12-29 12:12:54

The Leicester branch of the RSPCA has appealed to pet insurance customers to consider adopting another cat or dog following a dramatic rise in abandoned animals over the Christmas period. During the festive season, around 300 animals came through the doors of the charity’s Woodside Animal Centre. Speaking to the... more

Slimming dog wins calendar place

Posted On 2011-12-28 02:12:30

Pet insurance customers know the problems that obesity can cause for their animals – with long-term health problems proving to be a major cost for animal lovers. So slimming, especially after the festive season, which is known for its excesses, is a must. And pet pooch Milo is setting a... more

Hugh Hefner in pet custody battle

Posted On 2011-12-28 02:12:00

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has become embroiled in a custody battle with his ex-bride to be Crystal Harris over the former couple’s pet dog Charlie. After Ms Harris abandoned plans to marry the media mogul, she decided to hold onto a three-carrat diamond ring and a Bentley. But the model... more

Animal charity rescues exotic pets

Posted On 2011-12-28 01:12:12

An animal charity in Scotland has rescued more than 100 exotic pets – including snakes and reptiles – in the past year. The Scottish SPCA has cared for 48 reptiles, 43 snakes, seven amphibians and three spiders. According to the charity, the pets were either abandoned or handed in as... more

Stolen pet replaced by charity

Posted On 2011-12-28 01:12:02

A three-year-old boy has had his stolen pet rabbit replaced this Christmas by a local charity. Pets at Home, along with Newham Grange Country Farm, gave Dylan Clyburn a new rabbit – along with a hutch to house it in – after thieves made off with the boy’s previous pet,... more