Is it worth buying pet insurance?

Is it worth buying pet insurance?

Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper. We’re getting a cockapoo puppy at Christmas (yes, it’s for life).

George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully, pays respects to late president at US Capitol

George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully, pays respects to late president at US Capitol

Former President George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully, arrived at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday morning to pay his respects to the late commander-in-chief, who is lying in state.

Bus driver charges dog for bus ticket - so she takes a seat and enjoys the ride

Bus driver charges dog for bus ticket - so she takes a seat and enjoys the ride

(Picture: Kennedy News)Heidi from Twyncarmel, Merthyr Tydfil, said: ‘When the driver said I needed to pay for a ticket, I just laughed and I thought he was joking.

14 fabulous sport stars & their spectacular pets

14 fabulous sport stars & their spectacular pets

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is the proud pet parent of Miley, a Cocker Spaniel-Jack Russell, who has been branded football’s most pampered dog due to the luxurious lifestyle provided by Smalling and his girlfriend Sam Cooke.

Spaying Your Dog: Dog Spay Surgery from Start to Finish

Spaying Your Dog: Dog Spay Surgery from Start to Finish

However, with the advent of modern pain medications and a better understanding of pain control in dogs, most pups experience only minimal discomfort after surgery when all post-surgical recommendations are followed. The risks associated with spaying a dog include pain, infection, dehiscence (opening) of the surgical site and excessive bleeding.

Animal Cruelty: Shocking images inside ‘HOUSE OF HORROR’ show dog living in own faeces

Animal Cruelty: Shocking images inside ‘HOUSE OF HORROR’ show dog living in own faeces

oppy, a Shih Tzu was found by RSPCA inspectors to be iving in its own faeces and urine (Image: RSPCA)RSPCA inspector Fischer found a terrified Poppy hiding under a bed when she visited the property in Fairfield on July 14.The inspector arrived to “extremely dirty conditions” to find Poppy’s fur matted together and crawling with maggots.Yesterday the dogs cruel owners Maureen Payne, 60, and her son Robert Payne, 38, were indefinitely banned from keeping any animal in a hearing at Liverpool Magistrates Court.Peter Mitchell, prosecuting, said: "Inspector Fischer found extremely dirty conditions in the house.

The worst part of being poor: watching your dog die when you can't afford to help

The worst part of being poor: watching your dog die when you can't afford to help

The American Veterinary Medical Association suggests that financially challenged pet owners talk to their veterinarian about payment plans or deferred payments, look into low-cost clinics, and check for charities that might be able to help – all of which we did, to no avail.

Woman fined £1,000 for walking her dog off the lead

Woman fined £1,000 for walking her dog off the lead

Ms Hurry moved house soon after the incident and didn’t receive letters ordering her to appear before magistrates last week – she was fined in her absence (Picture: Eastnews Press Agency)‘I’d not been there for a while as I suffer from bad arthritis so my walks had been short but if I had known about the rule, Max would have been on his lead.

Spay/Neuter Your Pet

Spay/Neuter Your Pet

Dogs can be neutered as adults as well, although there’s a slightly higher risk of post-operative complications in older dogs, dogs that are overweight or dogs that have health problems.For cats: It is generally considered safe for kittens as young as eight weeks old to be spayed or neutered.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Programs

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Programs

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Cutting Pet Care Costs

Cutting Pet Care Costs

Visit our Dog Grooming Tips page to learn more.Protect Your Pet from ParasitesFlea and tick infestations can cause a host of costly medical problems from minor skin irritations to life-threatening blood loss.

Credit Cards for Pet Expenses

Credit Cards for Pet Expenses

This credit card offers the following fee structure and payment plans: In 2013, for example, the CFPB ordered CareCredit (who was issued by GE Capital Retail Bank at the time) to pay $34.1 million in refunds to their cardholders for deceptive health-care credit card enrollment practices.