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UK motorists need to check road transport rules and regulations before heading on the streets with their pets in the car. They need to be extra careful as the accident may not only harm them and their pets but result in invalidation of their car insurance cover. If they are found guilty of causing an accident due to distraction from the pets, then the car insurance provider may cancel coverage. As per the rule, the pet should be restrained with a harness, pet carrier, cage or guard in a moving vehicle. As per Rule 57 of the Highway Code, “When in a vehicle make sure dogs or other animals are suitably restrained so they cannot distract you while you are driving. A seat belt harness, pet carrier, dog cage or dog guard are ways of restraining animals in cars.” Failing to assure safety could lead to a £100 on-the-spot fine […]

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Pit bulls have been considered dangerous across the world. They were bred as fighting dogs and were used for dog fighting for years. Due to their specific biting style of hold and shake, these dogs can maul their prey very badly. Therefore, they are considered hazardous dogs which are subjected to the Dangerous Dogs Act. This act does not allow the owners to keep the dog in public places or any other space where they should not be living. If found, then these animals would be taken away by the police, even if they do not show any harmful behaviour. Four dog breeds, including Pit BullTerrier, Japanese Tosas, Dogo Argentino and Fila Brasiliero have been banned in the UK under the Dangerous Dogs Act. However, statistics suggest more than 3,000 pitbulls existing in the Britain, even when they have been banned for more than 25 years. Apart from the fear […]

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Spring has arrived in the UK, the sun is shining now and this calls for the best time for some outdoor fun. If you are a pet owner then it is the time to take your pooch for long walks and make it exercise in the warm sun. However, spring season comes up with some unwelcome pet care rituals as it exposes the pet to pollens, toxic plants and diseases. It is also the best time to buy pet insurance for your lovely pets. To keep your pet happy and healthy in the spring time, you must practice some vigorous pet care habits to make sure your furry pal remains lively during the sunny days. You must have a pet insurance policy to help you manage finances in case the pet suffers from spring time diseases. Following are the spring time pet healthcare tips: Brush off the coat shedding: In […]

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Now this one is a mind ticker for all you cat lovers as it breaks the myth of offering two meals to our kitties. Cat owners follow this practice to keep their cat fit and prevent it from being overweight. The max we do is to give it some table scrap or milk in between the meals. However, veterinarians named Dr Sarah Ellis and Dr Lizzie Rowe says that this is a wrong way of feeding the felines. According to them, you should give five or more small meals at regular intervals during the day. They have done extensive study in International Cat Care and thus suggest that the five meal plan suits the natural instincts of cats. They say that as the cats spend max time hunting in the wild so their natural habit is to eat food at periodic intervals. The doctors also suggested that cats tend to […]

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Pet health care becomes all the more important especially in the winter season which is considered unsafe for the animals. Apart from keeping them warm, you need to be watchful about their skin and coat, which may show signs of dry weather that increases the habit of itching and scratching the skin. You should not ignore any kind of lesions on the skin, coat and lower limb of your furry friend as outbreaks of one of the deadly dog diseases called ‘Alabama Rot’ in the UK has been spotted. Vets suggest that the disease had originated in the United States somewhere around the 1980s and was specifically found in greyhounds. However, now days it is found in all breeds of dogs and its occurrence can be suspected if you find any sores and lesions around the elbows, knees, paws and sometimes the tongue. The lesion looks like a popped mass […]

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Christmas is a time when we tend to overindulge in the celebrations so much that we kick our diet goals and get merry for the festivities. It is also a time when we invite guests and family members to spend some quality time. While we are busy bonding with the guests and family, the little pooch in our home may have a sip of the left over drinks or a quick bite of sweets and food. This curiosity stunt of the pets may not work in their favour and they may end up having an upset stomach or alcohol poisoning. Even a small amount of alcohol is bad for your furry four-legged friends. They may show reactions like increased anxiety and staggering, frequent urination and in extreme cases, slowed breathing and cardiac arrest.  The quote ‘curiosity kills the cat’ holds true here as vets suggest that alcohol poisoning can fatal […]

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Does your pet insurance cover alternative therapies? Find out here! Alternative therapies are a big way of treating your pet without any side effects. Many pet owners are considering natural remedies to keep their pets up and healthy. According to statistics, 51% of pet parents prefer herbal medicines for their furry babies while 46% choose massage therapy for their snuggle buddies. 36% would opt for acupuncture while only 24% would go for aromatherapy for their pets. With such a big number of pet owners choosing alternative form of treatments for their pets, there should be some mechanism for covering these expenses in their pet insurance policies. And there are! Yes! Around 96% of the companies offer a cover for alternative remedies for their pets. Surprisingly, not many pet owners know this. Only 21% of the owners are aware that the cover includes complementary therapies. The pet insurance cover the costs […]

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