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IKEA Cats Advert

Saturday 11th September, 2010 by Compare Pet Care.


Swedish home and furniture store IKEA has launched it’s new advertising campaign with the help of 100 cats! Advertising agency Mother London came up with the original concept for the ad, in which 100 cats are released into the IKEA Wembley store, along with the new slogan of ‘happy inside’.

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Common Illnesses in Older Cats

Wednesday 8th September, 2010 by Compare Pet Care.


Cats are living longer than ever before due to better care and diets. There are approximately 2.5 million senior cats currently living in the UK so it is important they are looked after well in old age.

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Vet says irresponsible owners should have benefits cut

Sunday 5th September, 2010 by Compare Pet Care.


Paul Manning appeared in a Panorama episode called Britain’s Unwanted Pets after BBC staff read his letter in the Veterinary Times. In his letter he stated he euthanised 100 unwanted dogs annually, most being Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

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Appeal to help 4 month old Rose

Sunday 22nd August, 2010 by Compare Pet Care.


Rose is a 4 month old Collie who is suffering from a major heart defect called patent duct arteriosus. She has been given only a matters of weeks before she goes into into heart failure.

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Plastic Whiskers for Blind Dogs

Tuesday 17th August, 2010 by Compare Pet Care.


A new idea of using plastic whiskars has been thought up by a vet in Nottingham to help blind dogs find thier way around more easily.

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New study reveals more Dogs are becoming obese

Sunday 15th August, 2010 by Compare Pet Care.


The university of Glasgow carried out a study to reveal that 6 out of 10 dogs are either overweight or obese. They have also discovered links between these overweight dogs and the owners income and age.

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Common Questions about Animal Parasites

Tuesday 10th August, 2010 by Compare Pet Care.


Worm infections are transmitted to your pet when they eat the eggs, normally from licking where other animals have defecated such as parks and gardens. Many puppies are born with worms normally roundworms that have been passed to them from their mother.

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Healthy Pets Insurance

Thursday 5th August, 2010 by Compare Pet Care.


Just a quick blog post to say that we've added a new pet insurance company to the comparison tables, Healthy Pets Insurance. All policies from Healthy Pets are lifelong insurance policies, and claims are per condition/per year.

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BBC Panorama – Britain’s Unwanted Pets

Monday 2nd August, 2010 by Compare Pet Care.


Today’s episode of Panorama on BBC One follows the very sad, and alarming story of unwanted pets in Britain. Tom Heap investigates this story through the Battersea Dogs Home, with a shocking insight to the severity of this problem. The rehoming centre had to put down over one third of the dogs they took in last year, just over 2,800 animals, 1,931 of which were fit & healthy.

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Win a Holiday to LA with Direct Line Pet Insurance

Sunday 1st August, 2010 by Compare Pet Care.


Direct Line have launched a competition to celebrate the release of Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (out in 3D from 6th of August), they are giving away a family holiday to Los Angeles! The lucky winner will also receive get an exclusive tour of the Warner Brothers Film Studio!

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9 Tips to Prevent Dog Obesity

Thursday 29th July, 2010 by Compare Pet Care.


We all want our pets to be healthy and live a long enjoyable life, by changing simple things in your dogs every day routine, you can significantly reduce the risk of obesity.

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Warning Artificial Sweeteners can be bad for your Pet too

Tuesday 27th July, 2010 by Compare Pet Care.


A new report from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has come out on the dangers of artificial sweeteners if digested by dogs as well as possibly cats and ferrets. The sweetener Xylitol is used in lots of sweets on the market like chewing gum, cakes and biscuits.

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Westie Dog eats 5 Cats

Sunday 25th July, 2010 by Compare Pet Care.


Snowy the West Highland Terrier had been feeling unwell for several weeks with clinical signs including vomiting, lethargy and poor appetite. After several tests including urine samples for a possible kidney problem, a course of antibiotics was prescribed along with a change of diet.

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The Amazing Bionic Cat

Tuesday 20th July, 2010 by Compare Pet Care.


This story has been featured in the news recently and as part of a new BBC series, The Bionic Vet, this particular episode on BBC1 followed the story of a cat called Oscar that had his back feet severed by a combine harvester whilst he was asleep in the sun.

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New Lifelong Pet Insurance Page

Sunday 28th March, 2010 by Compare Pet Care.


We’re pleased to say that we’ve added a new page to Compare Pet Care, for pet owners who are looking to compare lifelong pet insurance policies only, we now have a dedicated page.

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