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Theft of pooch leaves owners devastated
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A Widnes couple who may have to claim on puppy insurance because their pooch was stolen have described losing their beloved animal as “a nightmare”. Ray and Pat Baxter were still reeling from the loss of two dogs that died within months of each other, reports the Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News. However, they replaced their much loved English Bull Terriers … More

Dog insurance customers told to keep pets on leads in Ashdown Forest
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Owners of canines who walk their pooches in Ashdown Forest might have to claim on dog insurance if they do not heed a recent warning about other animals in the area. Ashdown Forest Centre (AFC) has told pet owners that there have been a number of instances of canines chasing horses and other lifestock, reports ThisIsSussex.co.uk. Tracey Buxton, of the AFC, … More

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TV show features clairvoyant Dachsund
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A new television show has featured a clairvoyant Dachsund called Vinnie Jones. Owners Waldyr and Simeon might have taken out dog insurance to help them meet any vet bills incurred after the pooch was taken on a ghost hunt. The psychic pooch featured on the show A Different Breed and over the course of the programme, he met up with a … More

Blue Cross advises dog owners to beware of ticks

Dog insurance customers should be on the look out for ticks on their animals, according to the Blue Cross. The charity cited a recent report by the University of Bristol, which indicated that more animals in the UK have the parasites than had previously been thought. According to Lyme Disease Action, there are three illness that can be passed on … More

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Katherine Heigl adopts pit bull

One celebrity who might be in need of puppy insurance is actress Katherine Heigl, who has adopted a dog that was used in fights before he was rescued. The star was reportedly moved by the story of a pitbull called Rufus and decided to take the animal into her home, reports the National Enquirer. A source told the publication: “Katherine was … More

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Treats ‘can be useful when training dogs’

Dog insurance customers with unruly canines might find that using treats is an effective method of training them. This is according to an article for K9 magazine cited by SwellPets.co.uk, which indicated that pets respond well to rewards. Small treats can also be an effective way to attract the attention of four-legged friends who have a tendency to get distracted. … More

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Mariah Carey takes Jack Russells to shrink

It may not be a consideration for all dog insurance policyholders but singer Mariah Carey has taken her Jack Russell terriers to a pet psychologist to ready them for when she gives birth. According to the Independent, an expert on the breed believes the pooches can be both possessive and jealous when it comes to their owners, so perhaps Carey’s concern … More

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Teens with pooches ‘get more exercise’
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Parents who want their teenagers to become more active might consider taking out puppy insurance and getting their kids a dog in light of recent research. A study conducted at the University of West Virginia found that teens with pooches in the family did an average 32.1 minutes of activity each day, compared with the 29.5 minutes engaged in by those … More

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