Dog

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Pug Pooch Problems

24/07/18

Pugs are a very popular breed among pet owners, however, they do come with some predisposed health problems. Due to their head shape, many of these health problems are related to their breathing.

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Allergies in cats and dogs

29/06/18

We often see our pets scratch and itch themselves thinking that they are just getting at a little niggle.

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Excessive drinking in dogs

02/07/18

While it is normal for dogs to lap up water, you may notice that your pup is drinking more than what they normally do. This may be alarming to some while others dismiss it as thirst or over exercising.

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Cat

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Jumping Cats!!

24/07/18

​Does your cat keep jump up on counter tops? Strutting around dangerously close to knives? Cats are natural climbers, however not everything is safe to climb.

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Thunderstorms and your scaredy-cat

24/07/18

Thunderstorms and bad weather can leave your pets in a state of panic as the loud noises and bright flashes can scare your furry friend.

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Getting a new kitten: everything you need to know

02/07/18

Getting a new kitten can be an amazing experience. They’re adorable, fluffy and are yet to get to the stage where their claws can do some damage. These little bundles of joy can put a smile on even the grumpiest of faces.

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Horse

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Is your horse dehydrated?

24/07/18

Even when the weather drops dramatically, horses still need an abundance of water to keep them hydrated. We try our best to comfort our horses during the cold with rugs, tweaking their diets, and winterize all our equipment.

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Horse hair whorls: Fact or Myth?

24/07/18

Most people will be familiar with a cowlick – the part in someone’s hair. Horses have very similar things to this that are called whorls or swirls.

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Hoof cracks – what you need to know

02/07/18

As a horse is constantly on their feet, developing hoof cracks at some point in their life is inevitable. Many of these will heal themselves over time with the right nutrition and hoof care; however, there is a wide range of hoof cracks with some needing a little more attention than others.

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Rabbit

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How to earn your bunny's trust

11/12/18

The first thing most new bunny owners are tempted to do is pick up and cuddle their adorable pet. However, handling a rabbit must be undertaken with great care and caution as rabbits are delicate animals who can become frightened when handled by humans.

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Flystrike in rabbits

02/07/18

Flystrike is a condition caused by flies laying eggs on the rabbit, which then hatch into maggots. This is very painful for the rabbit and be fatal if not caught and treated early.

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Keeping your rabbit’s teeth healthy

02/07/18

Rabbits are prone to dental issues, but it’s often easy to miss the signs. Here are some helpful hints on how to maintain your rabbits teeth and spot some of the symptoms when there’s a problem.

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How to train your rabbit

02/07/18

Rabbits love interacting and being social with their owners. When spending one on one time with your rabbit it can be fun for you both to learn some tricks. Here’s our how to guide.

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Exotic

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The laws around owning a bird of prey

10/05/19

Can you legally own a bird of prey as a pet in the UK? Do you need a license to keep a Bird of prey?

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Corn Snake Husbandry Guide

30/04/19

Corn snakes make good beginner pets because they are docile and they rarely present feeding difficulties or costly health problems.

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What to feed a Bearded Dragon

25/04/19

It’s important to know that a Bearded Dragon will have different dietary requirements as a hatchling to that of an adult Bearded Dragon. You must feed them a diet of crickets, meal worms and vegetables, as well as calcium supplements.

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Thinking of getting an unusual pet?

11/04/19

Deciding on a pet to get is tricky, let alone an unusual pet like a reptile or a bird. That’s why we want to help the UK’s community of exotic pet owners with our guide to choosing the perfect pet for you.

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Leopard Gecko housing tips

10/04/19

Leopard geckos are very popular as pets today, and with the right information, anyone can give a leopard gecko a good home.

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5 feathery facts about Macaws

04/04/19

Macaws are a popular choice in pets from the Parrot Family. They’re sociable personalities make for a colourful companion to keep you entertained.

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5 of the most popular snake breeds for beginners

25/03/19

Are you looking for a small easy to manage pet snake? A pet snake that doesn’t eat mice, or doesn’t require feeding all the time? Or just a friendly snake that won’t bite and doesn’t mind being handled?

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Exotic pet insurance for tortoises

19/03/19

Even though your tortoise is currently healthy, things can change, and vet bills can quickly add up in the event of an injury or illness. In the event of an injury or illness vet bills are often unexpected and an unpleasant surprise.

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Do rats make good pets? Dispelling myths

12/03/19

The bad rep that rats have been given is largely undeserved and due to a number of misconceptions.

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Vegetarian reptiles

06/03/19

Are you interested in buying a new scaly friend, but put off by feeding them live stock?

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Exotic celebrity pet influencers – The animals who run social media

25/02/19

We’ve scoured the internet to find the most impressive, exotic and unusual pets that have become the most popular social media influencers in the World.

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Caring for your Cockatoo's emotional needs

18/02/19

Keeping a cockatoo as a pet can be a truly rewarding experience as they often form strong bonds with their owner.

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Friendly Reptiles - Bearded Dragons

14/02/19

Their gentle nature and easy-going personality earn them a spot in the British Pet Insurance list of friendly reptiles.

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10 weird exotic pets you can keep in the UK - Part 2

05/02/19

We go over 10 exotic animals you can keep in the UK. Part 2 of 2.

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D.I.Y Parrot food recipes

28/01/19

Enjoy 3 new and adventurous DIY bird food recipes for your parrot and outdoor birds.

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Shedding in snakes: Do's and Don'ts

22/01/19

One of the most important basics of snake husbandry is to know how to handle problematic sheds.

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10 weird exotic pets you can keep in the UK - Part 1

14/01/19

We uncover some of the weird pets you can keep in the UK, totally legal and totally cool! Part 1 of 2.

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Why choose British Pet Insurance for reptiles?

07/01/19

Even though your reptile is currently healthy, things can change, and vet bills can quickly add up in the event of an injury or illness. In the event of an injury or illness vet bills are often unexpected and an unpleasant surprise.

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Friendly reptiles: Leopard Geckos

20/12/18

The first friendly reptile that features in our list is the Leopard Gecko and there are many compelling reasons to welcome this cute little lizard into your household.

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100 popular pet names for reptiles, snakes, geckos and lizards

13/12/18

We've come up with 100 names to choose from when naming your exotic pet, so you don't have to!

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How to look after your bird

07/12/18

Birds can be joyful companions to have in your home. They can brighten up your house as well as your day, with their colourful feathers and playful characters.

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Why choose us for exotic pet insurance?

03/12/18

Exotic pets can differ greatly in cost and even though your exotic pet may not have cost so much to buy – vet bills can quickly add up. In the event of an injury or illness it's best to have insurance cover.

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5 ways to bond with your bird

28/11/18

The biggest mistake owners can make is leaving their bird in it’s cage. Birds are not meant to be part of the furniture, left to sit in their cage for the rest of their lives.

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Birds: Beak care

22/11/18

The condition of your bird’s beak is a good indicator of their overall health. Learning to look out for abnormalities in the size, texture and colour of your bird’s beak will help you identify and resolve common health problems.

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4 things to consider before buying a turtle

15/11/18

For all the apartment-dwellers out there who dream of owning a pet but have heartless landlords who won’t allow them to keep a dog or cat, I have a solution for you: a turtle!

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Why do chameleons change colour?

12/11/18

So why do chameleons change colour? And how does it work? We give you the science behind this phenomenon.

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Bearded Dragon Set Up - Vivarium Advice

24/07/18

Are you considering getting a bearded dragon? We've created a useful guide to building the perfect vivarium for your bearded dragon.

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Tips on tortoise hibernation

02/07/18

Hibernating your tortoise is not as easy as just setting up a nice bed for your tortoise for winter. Here are some tips to help ensure a safe hibernation.

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Feather plucking in birds

02/07/18

Feather plucking is a symptom, not the actual problem itself. It's when a bird starts to pick at, pull out or mutilate its feathers.

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