Pet news and guides

Our latest pet news and guides, carefully selected to bring you more than just insurance.

Five fun games to play with your dog

Dogs are just like us; they get bored. Here are five fun games your dog can play, some with you and some when you are out. 

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Is your dog feeling down?

As energetic and loving as your dog may seem, it may not be spritely and playful all the time. Find out how to identify the signs that your dog may not be feeling his usual happy self...

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Essential information for your pet's diet

Read our guide to giving your pet the best diet for good health and vitality.

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A guide to your renewal price

When you receive your renewal letter your price might have increased. We’re here to help you understand the reasons behind a price change and the importance of continuing cover for your pet:

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Peace of mind with pet insurance

Read our 2018 Future of Pet Ownership Report and find out how having pet insurance offered two customers peace of mind when their pets became unwell.

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Our guide to pet friendly holidays in the UK

There’s nothing worse than finding the perfect holiday location, only to see a ‘No Pets Allowed’ notice next to the property details. We’ve looked into the best pet-friendly options for you to help make that booking a little easier.

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It's a dog's life!

We wanted to find out more about the relationship between humans and their canine best friend, so asked more than 1,000 dog owners a series of questions. Here are the results...

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Flowers and plants that are poisonous to dogs

The poisoning of your dog can be incredibly upsetting for the owner and hugely distressing for the animal. We run through the plants and flowers poisonous to dogs and what to look out for if you think your animal has been poisoned.

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The top pet trackers and gadgets

Discover the top tech on the market for pets, from GPS trackers for dogs to pretend prey for cats, there are new and exciting gadgets to make everyone’s life easier.

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The best dog-friendly beaches in the UK

Take your dog to the beach with our recommendations of best dog friendly beaches in the UK. Whatever the weather, enjoy a stroll along the seaside with your four-legged friend.

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A guide to moving house with a pet

Moving house is complicated enough, without trying to explain what’s going on to a confused cat or perplexed pooch.

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How to have a happy holiday with your dog

Find out where you can take your dog on holiday in the UK and make travelling stress-free.

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Understanding your pet's vaccinations

Read our guide to vaccines your pet needs to stay healthy, how many they need, for what and when.

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Guide to microchipping your pet

It's now a legal requirement for all dog owners in England, Scotland and Wales to microchip their pet. We’ve put together a guide on what it means for you and how it works.

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A guide to cat health

Get our guide to cat diseases and illnesses, and keep your favourite feline healthy.

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A guide to dog ailments and illnesses

For a happy, healthy dog read our guide to helping your best friend avoid common doggy ailments.

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Discover a sensory garden for dogs

Adding a few plants and features to your garden can create a whole new environment for your pet to discover. We've created a downloadable sensory garden map that you can create for your dog.

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A guide to getting your pet microchipped

Find out everything you need to know about microchipping your pet with our handy guide.

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Tips for travelling with pets in Europe

Discovering the world and relaxing with your family are what holidays are all about, but having to leave your pet at home can dampen your holiday spirit. If you decide to travel with your pet, check out our top tips for travelling in Europe.

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Cats and dogs take stage at Bark in the Park

Forget the prancing and preening of dog and cat shows – Bark in the Park was the first ever event that pets begged to be a part of.

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Advice for adopting or rehoming a cat

Whether you’re looking to rehome a cat for a friend, or you’d like to adopt from a local rehoming centre, here’s all you need to know about cat adoption.

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Discover a sensory garden for cats

Adding a few plants and features to your garden can create a whole new environment for your pet to discover. We've created a downloadable sensory garden map that you can create for your cat.

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Which pet is right for me?

Choose the right pet for you and your family with our guide.

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Caring for your pet during the summer

Did you know that pets can get heatstroke, just like us? Find out how to keep your pet away from the heat so that they can stay safe this summer.

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Dog friendly places to visit in the UK

Pets, just like their owners, need a change of scenery from time to time. So why wait for a dog friendly holiday? Pack your dog’s toys, put your suitcases in the car boot and hit the road! We’ve picked our favourite dog-friendly hotels to stay in the UK and some fun activities to do while you're there.

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Pet safe garden - A to Z of safe plants

We want to help pet owners keep their pets safe and healthy, which is why we’ve created this guide to safe garden care for cats and dogs.

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Advice for what your cat can eat

Cats need the right food to fuel their metabolism and keep them in tip-top condition. Meat is essential to fulfill their dietary requirements, but they can eat a broad range of other things too. We've put together some recipes for some tasty treats you can make at home.

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What to consider when getting a kitten

If you’re thinking about bringing a new kitten or young cat into your home, there are a few things you need to consider and prepare for in advance of their arrival.

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Danger for dogs in springtime

Spring is a great time to get out in the garden or take those long walks which you've missed out on during the dark and cold winter. However, there are some hidden dangers for your dog which you may not be aware of. We've compiled a list of things to look out for in your four-legged friend.

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A guide to caring for pets at Christmas

Whether you're treating your own pet or giving one as a gift, be sure every cat or dog a very merry Christmas.

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How to treat your dog at Christmas

We Brits adore our dogs. But when it comes to Christmas complacency creeps in and we’re often oblivious to the health hazards that surround our beloved pets. So we’ve created a merry little ditty to ensure dogs enjoy a new leash of life at this special time of year.

Springtime care for your pets

Spring is in the air, and with the winter behind us it's time to look forward to better weather (we hope!). Here are a few tips and reminders to help you have happy dogs and cats through the warmer months.

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Christmas presents for your pets

Treat your pet this Christmas with our pick of the best presents.

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Advice for what your dog can eat

Dogs can eat meat, vegetables and starchy food but like us and need a balanced diet in order to stay healthy. However, that’s not to say you can’t treat them every now and then, so we’ve created some tasty recipes for your dog to enjoy.

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How to treat your cat at Christmas

We Brits adore our moggies. They are beloved family members, especially at Christmas. Yet, we’re often oblivious to the health hazards that surround them during the festive season. So, we’ve created this merry little ditty as a reminder to be mindful of cats at this special time of year. 

Five tips to stop your pet being stolen

Both dogs and cats are being targeted by opportunist thieves and organised gangs causing heartache for owners. With pet thefts in the UK on the rise, we share a few tips to help you keep your pet safe and, hopefully, recover your pet should thieves strike.

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We translate secret language of cats

Cats' moods can change rapidly – it can be hard to know what to do, and when! But don’t worry. We’re here to help you understand what’s going on inside that little feline head. It’s not just about the meowing, it’s also about body language. Pay attention to the ears, tail, eyes and body posture and you'll be closer to understanding cats.

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Safer travelling with pets

Travelling can be stressful for the whole family, but for animals that may not be used to long journeys, it can be especially traumatic. Here are a few tips on how to make travelling with pets as smooth and safe as possible.

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Is your dog getting hot under the collar?

We've developed a revolutionary way to let you know when your dog is getting too hot with the MORE TH>N Thermocollar and provided some top tips to help keep your pet cool.

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50 bucket list experiences for dogs

Every dog has its day - or at least they should have 50 essential doggy must-dos under their collar in their lifetime. We've worked with TV vet Marc Abraham and Visit Britain to compile a "Bucket List" for our canine friends.

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How to help a dog scared of fireworks

Firework displays might be wonderful to us but they can be absolutely terrifying for dogs. Follow our tips to help your dog deal with fireworks without becoming overly anxious and distressed.

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Cold weather advice for pets

Winter can be a dangerous time for pets, especially when the weather turns to ice and snow. We've prepared some cold weather tips to keep your pets happy when the weather turns nasty.

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How to calm your dog on bonfire night

It's the least favourite time of the year for cats and dogs as bonfires blaze and a flurry of fireworks are blasted into the skies. But we're trying to make things more bearable for your pets this Bonfire Night with the world’s first films for cats and dogs, created to help them relax around loud noises.

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How to find a lost dog or cat

We run through some steps to help you find your lost dog or cat quickly.

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The top dog friendly holidays in the UK

Discover great dog-friendly days out and weekends away - use our tool to unlock the perfect countryside corners and city secrets for you and your four-legged friend.

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