Pet insurance guides

Gardens and pets

We look at the potential dangers posed to pets during spring and summer months.

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Feeding your puppy

Feeding your puppy - advice on how to choose the right food for your puppy

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Dental disease in pets

We take a look at how you can spot dental disease in pets, how to prevent disease in the gums and how to brush pet teeth.

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How to calculate the age of your pet

Most people believe one dog year equates to seven human years, without realising that breeds age differently. In fact, calculating your dog age is far more complicated than simply multiplying by seven.

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10 pet breeds prone to genetic health problems

10 pet breeds prone to genetic health problems - infographic on the genetic health issues in popular cat and dog breeds.

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Dental care for your pets

A brief guide to dental-care for cats and dogs - our pets gnashers need daily brushing and attention, here's how to get started.

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Dog body language

Understanding your dog - an infographic to help you read your dog's body language

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7 top dogs for allergy sufferers

Love dogs but suffer from allergies? Here are some of the most allergy friendly dogs.

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Tips for choosing a cat

Advice for choosing a cat, including kitten or mature, long or short haired, family unit and breed.

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The great British dog poo debate

We’ve all been a victim of ‘dog-poo-shoe’ at some point in our lives. We discuss the pains, politics and pro-active approach to clean up the streets...

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Pet insurance - expecting the unexpected

The importance of pet insurance and the key details to look out for when purchasing pet insurance.

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15 Things Every Cat Owner Should Know

Whether you're getting a cat for the first time or are crazy about cats, see how many you know...

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5 common puppy training mistakes

We look at some common puppy training mistakes and how to overcome them.

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Cats and worms

We look at the effect of worms in cats, spotting the signs and treatments.

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Dangerous plants to cats

Did you know there are a number of household plants that are poisonous to cats? We look at the most common.

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Pets and anti-freeze

Is anti-freeze dangerous to cats and dogs? What happens if they ingest it? We look at the dangers, symptoms and treatments.

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Cruciate ligament rupture

What is cruciate ligament rupture? We look at how this cruciate ligament rupture occurs and how it affects cat and dogs.

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Pet microchipping

We summarise the use of microchipping and why it's a good idea to have your cat or dog chipped.

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Handbag dogs – Fashion accessory or friend for life?

We take a look at the favourite puppy trends, celebrity pups and how to choose your new puppy.

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Why it’s not cool to let your cat get fat

We take a look at keeping an eye on your cat's weight, including how to tell if they are overweight, why it matters and how to keep your kitty slim.

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A guide to microchipping your dog

We review how microchipping dogs works, why it's important, how much it costs and what happens if your dog is caught unchipped.

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6 top tips for introducing your new dog to your other dogs

Socialising your dog with other dogs is important for one-off meetings in the park, friend's dogs and hired dog walkers. Here are our top tips to keep your dog safe and happy around others.

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Top dog walking mistakes

We take a look at the top dog walking faux pas'... public pooch etiquette is a must. Have you witnessed any dog walking misdemeanours lately?

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7 failsafe tips for kitty litter training

Your kitten is so completely adorable and fluffy... until they decide your carpet / sofa / bed is a suitable place to relieve themselves. Here are our top 7 tips for litter training your cat.

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Introduce your dog to your new baby

Introducing your dog to a new baby may have its challenges. We look at various ways to help your beloved pooch adjust to your new arrival.

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Should I buy pet insurance?

We look at whether you really need to buy pet insurance and the various issues to consider if you decide not purchase pet insurance.

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The UK's most popular pet names

Does your pet name appear on the list? Check out our top 20 names for cats and dogs from the Computerquote Pet Insurance database.

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Passports for pets

Do dogs and cats need passports to travel abroad? Yes. We take you through the details of getting a pet passport and various considerations about taking your cat or dog overseas.

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How Brexit may change pet travel

We take a look at the possible outcomes of pet travel in the wake of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Brexit is still big news, with lots of changes coming up.

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The UK's most popular cat names 2016

Does your cat's name appear on the UK's top cat names 2016?

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Keeping your cat and dog cool this summer

Advice for keeping your dog cool in the summer heat.

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Dealing with dog bite incidents

Is your dog protective when strangers come to the door? Whether they just bark or get spooked and attack with a bite, here's our guide on dealing with dogs that bite.

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Dogs in hot cars: would you come to the rescue?

What would you do if you saw a dog in a car on a hot day? We look at ways you can help a dog out if you notice they're suffering from the heat and helping them cool down.

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How to protect your dog from theft

Dog theft is on the rise in the UK. We discuss how you can protect your dog from this form of crime.

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Dog theft: 6 ways to protect your dog from being stolen - Computerquote Insurance Infographic

Dog theft may be a worry for many dog owners, especially when there are reports in your community. Here are 6 ways to keep your dog safe from being stolen.

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The internet: Where your dog (or cat) is more famous than you!

Is your social feed full of cat or dog videos and photos? Does your pet get lots of likes and comments? We take a look at what it takes to make a cat or dog become internet famous!

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Can dogs get colds?

Winter is coming, and as we prepare ourselves for various colds and flus, we look at whether dogs can catch colds and when to spot if your dog has a more serious condition.

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Especially ‘fur’ you: top gifts for pets

With Christmas shopping in full swing, here are some top gift ideas for pets that they'll love! From the quirky, novelty to adorable...

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How to help a new rescue dog settle in

Practical tips for owners of rescue dogs to help them settle into their new home. Learn how to choose the right dog for you and how to protect your rescue dog's health. helping your new best friend settle in and using pet insurance to protect your rescue dog's health.

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How to help a child cope with the death of a pet

Read our practical tips on how to help your child cope when it's time to say goodbye to your beloved pet

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How to prepare for a puppy

Its National Puppy Day on the 23rd March. Here are our top tips for preparing for the latest member of your clan

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What can your pet pick up outdoors?

Prevent health risks to your pet from the dangers lurking outside.

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Dog ownership could be the key to a healthier old age

Want to stay healthy in old age but can’t face the thought of joining a gym? The answer is simple – get yourself a dog!

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Ways to prevent and relieve separation anxiety in dogs

There’s a reason why people say dogs are man’s best friend – they provide us with unwavering loyalty and companionship. However, this same bond can leave our furry friends prone to separation anxiety. But if you follow our top tips, you can learn how to avoid it.

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10 festive dangers that could mean death for your dog

Furry friends up and down the country are rubbing their paws together with glee for Christmas – and for good reason! Our cuddly companions can expect to be showered with gifts from their loving families.

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How to spot a puppy farm this Christmas

The decision to introduce a four-legged friend to your household is a big step for any family, and Christmas is a popular time of year to do so. However, prospective pet owners should be aware that illegal and unscrupulous puppy farms are in action in the UK.

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Top tips for caring for your pets in spring

While many pet owners will be aware of the dangers of extreme weather in summer and winter, spring can also present its own issues. To ensure your four-legged companion is all prepped for the Crufts season, follow these top care tips.

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The world of extreme pet spending

Can you guess the price of owning a dog today? According to a recent survey, it’s a whopping £25,000 for a nine-year lifespan, based on the most expensive dogs (St Bernards and Newfoundlands top the charts). Even the cheaper breeds such as a Beagle cost an average of £15,707 over a lifetime.

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What is Alabama rot and how can you protect your dog?

Dog owners have been urged to be on red alert following the news that a potentially deadly, doggy disease – Alabama rot – is sweeping across the UK. Here’s how you can protect your pet…

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Bring your dog to work day

Computerquote Pet Insurance will be supporting ‘Bring Your Dog to Work Day” on Friday 22nd June, alongside thousands of other businesses across the UK. Staff are being encouraged to take part so we can test the pros and cons of having your pet in the workplace.

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Top tips for keeping pets cool in a heatwave

We all know it’s important to keep our pets active so they stay healthy but how can you do that when it’s baking hot outdoors? With a little thought, you can help your four-legged friend get through searing temperatures and stay happy and stimulated without overheating.

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Where can you take your dog in public?

Dogs are man’s best friend. They’re our loyal companions and wherever we go, they follow – whether that’s for a run in the park, a walk along the beach, to the cafe for brunch, and now for many of us, to the office.

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How do I train a puppy? 10 tips from professional trainers

Training needs to begin immediately. Whether you train your dog yourself, join a training class or go to private trainer, some basic training tips should be considered. Computerquote Pet Insurance has compiled the top ten tips.

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An idiot's guide to Crufts

Ever wondered how did Crufts started and why winning at Crufts holds such importance in the world of dog owners? We answer these questions, and give a little insight into how to enter your pooch for Crufts and what to expect.

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