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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

Does my pet need supplements?

Thinking about introducing some supplements into your pet’s diet? Dr Scott Miller explains what they are and how to know if your cat or dog needs them.

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Do I need a dog behaviourist or trainer?

Knowing whether your dog needs behavioural or training support can be confusing. But don’t worry - expert dog behaviourist and trainer Philippa Short is here to clear things up.

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What human foods can cats eat?

Be prepared to start sharing a few of your fave nibbles with your kitty! FirstVet vet Dr Jessica May is here to let you know which human foods can be enjoyed by your hungry feline.

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Fun cat enrichment ideas

No one wants to see their feline feeling sad and bored. Bring some fun and excitement into your kitty’s life with these easy cat enrichment ideas from FirstVet vet Dr Jessica May.

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Cats | Dogs

When should I visit an emergency vet?

Cats and dogs can sometimes have accidents. But how do you know when they need to see an emergency vet? Dr Scott Miller guides you through the must-knows about out-of-hours vet visits.

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Does a raw food diet help dog skin allergies?

Raw food diets are becoming an increasingly popular choice for many dog owners. But do they actually help your pup’s skin allergies? Find out from Dr Scott Miller.

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How to build your dog’s confidence in public

Does your dog struggle in busy places like shops, pubs and restaurants? Check out these top confidence-building tips from expert dog trainer Philippa Short.

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How to create a cat-friendly spring garden

Thinking about freshening up your garden this spring? Make sure it’s safe for your favourite feline with Dr Jessica May’s cat-friendly garden ideas.

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Understanding your dog’s body language with other dogs

Knowing when your dog consents to play is important for their safety and wellbeing. Expert dog behaviourist Philippa Short shows you how to read and understand your dog’s body language with other dogs.