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Dog Theft; The problem, prevention, and how we can help.

Dog Theft; The problem, prevention, and how we can help.

Dog Theft; The problem, prevention, and how we can help. Incidences of dog theft have been rising over the past few years but in recent months Ireland and the UK have seen a significant increase in dog thefts. Two of the most common reasons for stealing dogs are for...

Pet Bereavement; Coping with the loss of a loyal companion

Pet Bereavement; Coping with the loss of a loyal companion

Owning a pet is one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences for any owner. We watch intently as they grow and develop, nurturing and guiding them at every step as they become our loyalist companions. For many of us we have celebrated our happiest days and...

Covid-19, the new normal and the effect on our pets

Covid-19, the new normal and the effect on our pets

We have all begun to adjust to a new normal in light of Covid-19. It has affected our daily lives and routines in more ways than one, whether that be in terms of working from, home, having reduced hours or only being able to go out for essential shopping and exercise....

Why pets are great for our wellbeing and mental health

Why pets are great for our wellbeing and mental health

Humans and animals have a long history of strong relationships, with the first domestication of animals being estimated between 7,000 and 11,000 BC. At first many were domesticated for the purposes of working, before being kept as a conventional pet. Whilst we still...

Obesity in Pets

Obesity in Pets

Are we killing our pets with kindness? Obesity in our pets is becoming more prevalent, with recent figures estimating that over 50% of the nation’s pets are classed as overweight or obese. In companion animals’ obesity has been linked to adverse health and welfare....

Dental Health

Dental Health

When was the last time you looked at your pets’ teeth? When it comes to looking after our pets we often consider feeding, exercise, training and veterinary care, however, many of us don’t realise the importance of looking after our pets’ teeth. Statistics suggest that...

Petinsure.ie ‘dog of the month’ – Labrador retriever is top dog

Petinsure.ie ‘dog of the month’ – Labrador retriever is top dog

We’ve profiled the Bichon Frise and the Yorkie as ‘dog of the month’ so far; it’s about time for a big dog breed and what better to start with than the most popular dog of all time – the Labrador Retriever. The Labrador retriever is number one on the American Kennel...

Weird and wonderful pet patterns

Weird and wonderful pet patterns

From kittens with eyebrows to puppies with love hearts on their rear – we take a look at some really cool markings and patterns on our furry friends. There are countless genes that determine different aspects of fur colour, length, patterns and other properties....

Summer dog shows – a family affair

Summer dog shows – a family affair

If you’re looking for activities to do with your dog this summer, you can’t go past a good old dog show! There’s dozens of agricultural shows and festivals on all around the country throughout the summer months; and dogs can be a part of them with pet corners and dog...