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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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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.

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Cats | Dogs

Healthy Valentine’s Day pet recipes

We know you don’t need a reason to spoil your pet. If you want to bring your cat or dog in on the Valentine’s Day celebrations, check out our tasty and healthy homemade recipe ideas.

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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.