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Monthly Archives: February 2011

  • Dogs rescued from burning van
  • 28 February 2011 | 0 Comments
  • The importance of taking out dog insurance may be highlighted to people following a recent event in the US. On Monday (February 21st) fans attending a canine show at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds had to rescue five pooches from a van that had caught on fire, the Silicon Valley Mercury News reports. The blaze started at the front of the … More

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  • Luxury ‘dog hotel’ opens in France
  • 28 February 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Dog insurance customers who want to treat their canines and offer them a little luxury may be interested in a new establishment that has opened in Paris, France. A hotel designed especially for the furry friends is now welcoming guests though its doors and there are plenty of activities to keep the animals occupied. Actuel Dogs – which is the … More

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  • Tips for looking after older pets
  • 28 February 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Animal owners might be able to avoid making a claim on their pet care insurance by taking into consideration a range of expert tips. According to the Cherokee Chronicle Times, research carried out by a number of leading veterinarian organisations has suggested there are six pieces of advice that people should adhere to if they have ageing pets. The news source … More

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  • Pets need ‘good diet and exercise’
  • 28 February 2011 | 0 Comments
  • People who want to avoid making a claim on their pet insurance should make sure their animals are well fed and exercised, it has been suggested. Speaking to wsaw.com, executive director of the Humane Society of Marathon County Mary Kirlin explained owners could find their furry friends develop lung, kidney, liver and heart problems if they are overweight. The expert noted … More

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  • Tennis balls are safe for dogs, says expert
  • 28 February 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Animal owners concerned they may need their pet insurance to cover treatment for dogs that become ill after chewing tennis balls could have had their fears allayed following comments from one expert. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, veterinarian Pete Wedderburn explained that around 20 years ago, some tennis balls were found to have high levels of lead in their fabric coating, … More

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  • Pets saved from burning building
  • 28 February 2011 | 0 Comments
  • The owners of animals that were trapped in a burning building could find their pet insurance is useful for potential treatment needed by their furry friends. It was recently revealed that oxygen masks had to be used by fire fighters in Ottawa, Canada, to save the life of a cat stuck inside a six-storey structure after a pot on a stove … More

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  • Jimmy the cat ‘gives thumbs up’
  • 28 February 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Cat insurance customers may be amused by a video of one unusual moggy that is currently doing the rounds on video-sharing website YouTube. The clip shows a black feline called Jimmy apparently giving his owners a thumbs up upon request. In fact, the cat appears to have polydactyly, which means he has extra digits. Because of this, when he flexes … More

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  • Animals causing ‘pet-ty crime’ in houses
  • 28 February 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Pet insurance customers may also want to consider the policies they have for their homes if their furry friend likes to get into mischief around the house. This is because, as Confused.com explains, creatures have caused an estimated £690 of damage to the average animal lover’s household over the past 12 months. Overall, this equates to £3.3 billion worth of … More

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