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Is pet insurance worth it?

Find out why pet insurance is worth it to cover the cost of vet bills over your pet’s lifetime, plus how to pick the best type of insurance for your pet.

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Cats | Dogs | News

Share the underdog love this Valentine’s Day

We all know rescue cats and dogs have a lot of love to give. So what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a fun dating profile for your pet.

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Your guide to positive reinforcement dog training

Delve into the world of dog training with expert dog trainer and behaviourist Philippa Short. Learn how to teach your pooch cues using rewards and positive reinforcement.

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Dog and cat blood donation: How does it work?

Vets around the UK need blood for life-saving treatments and operations. Dr Scott Miller looks at how cat and dog blood donation works, and how your pet could get involved.

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Dogs | News

Dog beach sickness virus: What to do if you’re affected

There’s a mystery dog sickness bug that started on the beach but is now spreading inland. Dr Scott Miller is here to explain what we know so far about the virus and gives advice on how to protect your pup.

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How to help your dog lose weight and get fit

If you’re guilty of over-indulging your dog to the point of being overweight, you’re not alone. Take a read of our guide to help your dog beat the bulge.

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How to lead train a puppy

Get the know-hows on lead training your puppy thanks to expert advice from dog behaviourist Philippa Short.

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What are the first three things to train my puppy?

If the idea of starting to train your new pup is daunting, you’re in luck! Dog behaviourist Philippa Short gives her expertise on the first three things to train your puppy.

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Cats | Dogs

How to protect your pet from common winter illnesses

Want to keep your pet happy and healthy during the cold season? Learn about some of the common winter illnesses for cats and dogs, plus how to help protect them from getting ill.

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Keeping cats safe and warm in cold weather

You may not be able to stop your cat from embracing winter adventures, but there are ways to help keep them safe and warm. Check out our cold weather care tips for your feline.