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Preventative healthcare for cats and dogs

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Taking care of your pets can be both difficult and rewarding at the same time. You may be able to help your pet and their health and wellbeing in the future to ensure that your pets live healthy, happy, and long lives.

Below are important steps you can take to provide preventive healthcare for your pets:

Regular check-ups

Having a vet check your pet regularly can help detect early signs of illness or disease and ensure that your pet stays healthy. Annual visits are recommended to help maintain a healthy pet, while senior pets may need more frequent check-ups. You can also speak to one of our vets or vet nurses by using our 24/7 petconnect service that’s included as part of your pet insurance.


Vaccinations are an essential part of preventive healthcare. They help protect your pets from common diseases and can prevent the spread of these diseases to other animals. Your vet can recommend a vaccination schedule based on your pet’s age, lifestyle, and health status.

Dental Care

Dental disease is a common problem in pets, which can lead to serious health problems. Regular dental check-ups and teeth cleaning, as well as daily brushing, can help prevent dental disease.


A healthy diet is important to help keep your pets in good health. Feed your pets a balanced and nutritious diet that is appropriate for their age and breed. Avoid feeding them table scraps and foods that are toxic to them.


Regular exercise is crucial to maintain your pet’s physical and mental wellbeing. Daily walks, playtime, and other activities can help prevent obesity, improve cardiovascular health, and reduce stress. Playing with your pet can also help their wellbeing and improve stimulation.

Parasite Control

Fleas, ticks, and heartworm can cause serious health problems in pets. Use preventive measures such as topical treatments, collars, and regular testing to control and prevent these parasites.

If you are ever worried about the health of your pet, it’s always important to contact your vet.

Pet care advice when you need it the most.

Our pet insurance includes 24/7 expert advice by phone, chat and video from vets and vet nurses if your pet becomes unwell and may help save you an unnecessary trip to the vet. Our pet care service also offers behavioural and nutritional support, to help you take care of your pet.

Learn more about our petconnect 24/7 service

Do you need pet insurance?

We understand being a pet parent can be tough, especially if your pet becomes ill or gets injured. It’s important to consider pet insurance if you get a new pet, as cover can help provide peace of mind when it comes to paying for veterinary fees should they need to visit the vet. You can easily compare our insurance plans and get a quote through our website.

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By Melissa Pickburn

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