Written by Elena Barnard | Thursday, February 2, 2017
Here at Animal Friends Insurance, we believe that keeping our pets happy and healthy is a lot easier with a little help! This is why we’ve put together some handy guides to responsible ownership, as well as explaining some of the illnesses and injuries that could befall your animals, how to spot them and what to do.
Having a dog or cat is one of the most rewarding experiences we can have through our lives. Opening up our homes to an animal who will rely on us for their care is a wonderful thing, but it isn’t without its challenges and responsibilities.
Of course, we believe that providing pet insurance is a crucial element of responsible pet ownership, so your pet will be protected if the worst should happen, but there are numerous other aspects of ownership which need your attention. This is why we’ve written these guides on matters from microchipping to animal welfare, and what you can do to make sure your kitten or puppy lives a long, happy, healthy life at your side.
When making travel plans, we have to decide whether we take our pets along for the ride or make other provisions for them. These guides can help you to choose a kennel or cattery, or travel safely with your pet in tow.
It’s now a legal requirement to microchip dogs, cats and horses, so why not find out more about how they work, how to make the most of them, and how they can help if your pet goes missing?
We do what we can to help the animals covered by our policies, but we also donate money to international animal charities. Animal welfare is at the forefront of our business practice, and we love to talk about issues that affect animals, and what we can do about them!
Whether you’ve just brought home your first puppy or you’re a seasoned owner with a few faithful hounds, there’s always more to learn about caring for your dog!
Anyone who has had a cat can tell you that they can be quite independent and aloof, so hopefully our little guides will help you feel a little less mystified by your feline’s behaviour.
Horses are incredible animals, with specific needs and guidelines for their care. While your local pony club will be able to help you, we’re here to explain many aspects of horse care and how to spot illnesses and injuries early.