Monthly Archives: February 2012

Pet owners warned not to overlook dental care

Posted On 2012-02-29 04:02:58

Most people are aware that they need to regularly brush their teeth in order to keep oral diseases at bay but many pet insurance customers overlook the dental health of their pooches, it has been claimed. Numerous studies have indicated that levels of decay and gum disease among pets are... more

Jack Russell spike in adoptions could lead to more abandonments

Posted On 2012-02-29 01:02:31

Rehoming and adopting an animal for its novelty value or pop culture seal of approval has a dangerous side and could end up with more cases of pets being abandoned, it has been claimed. Carly Perry, rehoming coordinator at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, said people that obtain pooches on... more

AM Rebecca Evans has ‘eyes opened’ by RSPCA visit

Posted On 2012-02-29 12:02:05

Animal welfare is of paramount importance to organisations such as the RSPCA and it could now be high on the priority list of the Welsh Assembly following a visit from Rebecca Evans. The assembly member for mid and west Wales, Ms Evans took to the road with RSPCA inspector Keith... more

Kennel Club working on important health issues

Posted On 2012-02-29 11:02:39

Following the airing of the TV show Pedigree Dogs Exposed: Three Years On earlier this week, the Kennel Club has assured pet insurance customers it is working towards resolving health issues caused by inbreeding. It indicated that it is working with vets, welfare organisations, breeders and geneticists to try and... more

People ignoring cost of keeping a dog

Posted On 2012-02-28 12:02:45

Despite the current financial troubles being seen around the world, some people are still not fully considering the price of keeping a pooch when taking out a dog insurance policy, it has been suggested. Too few people consider the long-term costs involved with caring for a pooch and instead are... more

Pets need ’37 essential nutrients’ to stay healthy

Posted On 2012-02-28 12:02:05

People looking to take out a pet insurance policy in order to adopt a new pooch must be aware of the fact that canines need a combination of 37 essential nutrients each day in order to stay healthy. It is a pet’s natural instinct to try and find food whenever... more

People being fooled by ‘rogue puppy breeders’

Posted On 2012-02-28 11:02:14

More than one in three pet insurance customers in the UK are being duped into buying a puppy-farmed pooch, which often need thousands of pounds worth of veterinary care, it has been suggested. Research conducted by the Kennel Club has found that the internet and demand for designer crossbreeds is... more

Recession has adversely affected dog owners

Posted On 2012-02-28 11:02:00

The financial bite of the recession has resulted in a number of dog insurance customers in the UK not caring for their pooches properly, it has been claimed. People are still looking to take out pet insurance policies to get new pooches but it is increasingly apparent that some people... more

Crufts could be overshadowed by inbreeding controversy

Posted On 2012-02-27 04:02:36

A BBC documentary, due to be aired tonight (February 27th), will be highlighting the health problems that some pooches suffer when their owners excessively inbreed dogs to accentuate traits such as coat colour, body shape and size. This follows a documentary in 2008 also on the BBC that compared the... more

Friends For Life to honour brave pooches

Posted On 2012-02-27 02:02:18

Friends For Life will once again be a main feature at next month’s Crufts competition as pet insurance customers will hear five stories of friendship in adversity, where dogs have really been man’s best friend. It has been running alongside the biggest dog show in the world for the last... more