Buddies Pet Insurance - Dog Smart Kids

Are Your Kids Dog Smart?

Here at Buddies, we know the importance of teaching kids to be ‘dog smart’. We wanted to share our top tips. Do not approach a dog when eating. They may become defensive of their food. Do not approach or disrupt a sleeping dog as they may startle easily. Never approach a dog without permission. Children…

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Advent Calendar Dangers

It’s that time of year again, and while adults and kids alike love advent calendars, it is important to remember the dangers they pose to our furry friends. Chocolate contains a chemical called theobromine, which is poisonous to dogs and cats. Generally speaking, the darker and more expensive the chocolate, the more theobromine it contains,…

Buddies Pet Insurance - Dog Walking Etiquette

Dog Walking Etiquette

For all dog parents, dog walking is on the daily to do list. But, are we all aware of common dog walking etiquette? In this blog we have a refresh on the do’s and don’ts when out walking your dog. The Do’s Do pick up poop – The only thing worse than treading in dog…

Dog-Cam

Buddies team member Becks recently welcomed tiny Jorkie, Serge, to her family. Although we are a dog friendly office, Becks wanted to ensure Serge was content being at home without his humans and occasionally even big brother Elvis. Dogs react differently to being left alone. Some are fine, some get bored and some get anxious.…

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Boredom Busters

For the few of our office dogs that don’t enjoy snoozing the day away, office life can be a little boring. While the majority of our office dogs spend their day alternating between snoozing, playing in the toy box and doing the rounds for treats, a couple of our office dogs seem to have endless…

Buddies Pet Insurance - Bonfire Night Tips

Buddies Bonfire Night Tips

The staff here at Buddies know all too well how stressful Bonfire Night can be for our furry friends. We asked the team for their top tips on how to ensure your fur-baby is as safe and as comfortable as possible during firework season. Before – Leanne – Check local display times. Izzy quite enjoys…

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Pet Plaques

The world’s first commemorative ‘Pet Plaque programme has been launched in the UK and we couldn’t be happier. The new scheme which has launched nationwide is dedicated to celebrating the nation’s most amazing animals. ‘TrustedHouseSitters’ which is a house and pet sitting business, has launched ‘Pet Plaques’. This will see green markers attached to houses…

Eco-Dog

People love their pets, and many pet owners welcome their furry friends as a member of the family. However, doting on your pet can come with extra costs – one expense being the household’s energy bill. This is because, often on a daily basis, people leave lights, radios or TVs on. This is to try…