With the rising cost of living many people are forced with tough decisions when something goes wrong with the pets. Make sure you give your best friend the best chance possible and get them insured. The following advises you on the types of pet insurance out there as its a little different from your car or home insurance, make sure you read the small print as the cheapest option is usually cheap for a reason.........
Many of us are guilty of it and don't even realise it, overfeeding your pets can kill.
Obesity is the most common disease and dogs and cats, not just in the UK but throughout the world millions of pets affected. Up to 44% of our pets are obese so we need to start accepting that this is a problem and get it treated.
Obesity has been linked to an increase risk of arthritis, diabetes mellitus, liver disease, heart disease, respiratory distress, cancer and early mortality in cats and dogs. The risk for the development of diabetes increases eight times in a obese cats! All of these diseases can be extremely disabling and cause a lot of unnecessary suffering.
The solution is easy, control the calories, increase exercise and ignore those eyes! As a result your pet will be healthier, fitter and more fun.
For dogs and cats there are a few simple checks you can do which, if carried out regularly, can help you to prevent your pet from becoming obese
•You should be able to see* and feel the outline of your pets ribs without excess fat covering
•You should be out to see* and feel your pets waist and it should be clearly visible when viewed from above
•Your pets belly should be tucked up when viewed from the side
*it may not be possible to see through thick coats but you should be able to feel the outline.
If your pet does not pass all three checks above, or if you're in any doubt of your pets weight and need help with setting your pet a weight-loss plan you can stick to then please get in touch
On January 1 the UK's Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) was harmonised with the rest of the EU so cats, dogs and ferrets entering the UK from EU and certain listed countries - while still needing to be microchipped and vaccinated against rabies - will only have to be quarantined for 21 days, rather than six months.
Other changes to the scheme mean:
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