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There are health risks associated with feeding your pet a raw meat-based diet, instead of dry or canned pet foods, according to a new study.

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Posted 16 January 2018 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: cats, dogs, food, geoffrey, insurance, meat, pet, pets, raw

With 49% of dogs and 44% of cats in the UK now considered overweight or obese by vets, pet food company Iams is encouraging owners to sign up to its 'Pet Pledge', making a commitment to their pets' health and wellbeing.

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Posted 12 January 2018 by Ellie Priestley

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The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed proposed legislation in the UK to crack down on unscrupulous breeders and illegal puppy smuggling.

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Posted 10 January 2018 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: dogs, geoffrey, insurance, puppy, welfare

Did you choose a name for your pet? And if so, did you go for a regular name that you like -- or something more unusual?

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Posted 09 January 2018 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: bird, cat, common, dog, fish, horse, lizard, names, pet, popular

Animal welfare groups have called on companies to stop using pugs and bulldogs in advertising or marketing campaigns.

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Posted 05 January 2018 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: bulldogs, dog, dogs, faced, flat, geoffrey, insurance, pet

British pet owners are set to spend as much as £750m on their pets this Christmas.

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Posted 18 December 2017 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: Cats, Christmas, Dogs, Insurance, Kittens, Pet, Pets, Puppies

With much of the country blanketed by snow, and severe weather warnings issued for many areas, the RSPCA is urging people to make sure their animals are safe and warm.

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Posted 14 December 2017 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: cold, geoffrey, insurance, pet, weather, winter

Over a quarter (29%) of UK pet owners believe their pet has seen a ghost or supernatural presence, according to new research.

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Posted 07 December 2017 by Ellie Priestley

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More than a quarter of dog owners say they think their dog has sleepwalked, according to new research.

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Posted 01 December 2017 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: Dogs, Geoffrey, Insurance, Puppies, Sleeping

Pets can help humans stay emotionally grounded as technology develops at a rapid pace, according to a leading futurologist.

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Posted 27 November 2017 by Ellie Priestley

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Dog owners have a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes, according to a Swedish study.

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Posted 21 November 2017 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: age, dogs, geoffrey, insurance, pet

Around half of all cats and dogs in the UK are overweight, so it's important to make sure your furry friend is keeping active.

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Posted 17 November 2017 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: Cat, Fat, Insurance, Overweight, Pet

One in five British workplaces now allow employees to bring pets into the office, according to new research.

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Posted 16 November 2017 by Ellie Priestley

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Pet ownership is falling, with a just over half (56%) of UK households now owning a pet, down from 63% five years ago.

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Posted 14 November 2017 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: cats, dogs, fewer, geoffrey, household, in, insurance, pet, pets

Six in ten pet owners are risking their furry friends' health by giving them human foods that are toxic when consumed by dogs and cats, according to a new survey.

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Posted 08 November 2017 by Ellie Priestley

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People love dogs more than other humans -- and new research proves it.

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Posted 06 November 2017 by Louise Page

Tags: dogs, love, study, survey

Does your cat prefer exploring outdoors, or curling up in the comfort of your home?

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Posted 01 November 2017 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: cat, geoffrey, house, indoor, insurance, kitten, pet

Captain Cat Sparrow and Miss Doris Badger are amongst the most unusual names of pets taken in by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home this year.

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Posted 27 October 2017 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: and, Battersea, Cats, Dog, Dogs, Geoffrey, Insurance, Names, Pet, Quirky

We are delighted that one of our call centre representatives is taking part in the event ‘Wear your Whiskers’ for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home on Friday 27th October 2017. 🐱

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Posted 25 October 2017 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: charity, day, geoffrey, insurance, pet, pets, wear, whiskers, you

Cats Protection has criticised an astronaut-inspired backpack which cat owners can use to take their pet out into the world.

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Posted 24 October 2017 by Ellie Priestley

Tags: bag, bubble, cat, geoffrey, insurance, pet

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