• Petsecure presents a cheque to Nova Scotia SPCA

    by Petsecure Pet Heath Insurance | Mar 30, 2015


    Here's Petsecure Territory Manager Robin presenting a cheque to Courtney from the Nova Scotia SPCA for $495 for their involvement in our Adoptsecure program!

    Thanks for the great work you're doing with Nova Scotia's pets!

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  • Clinic of the Week: Hawkesbury Animal Hospital

    by Petsecure Pet Heath Insurance | Mar 27, 2015


    Congratulations to our latest Clinic of the Week, Hawkesbury Animal Hospital in Hawkesbury, ON!

    This clinic, selected by Petsecure Territory Manager Cathy, have become advocates for the benefits of pet health insurance and are doing a great job encouraging their clients to keep their dogs and cats protected.

    Keep up the good work!

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  • Vet Answers with Dr. Pukay: Problem-free cats?

    by Petsecure Pet Heath Insurance | Mar 25, 2015


    I have had no health issues with my two cats. My question: is this normal? (Knocking on wooden cat tree right now!)

    It's hard to use the word “normal” when it comes to cats! With preventive veterinary care and vaccinations, good nutrition and regular play and exercise, most cats tend to be healthy and live long, happy lives.

    I think the key is to take care of them while they are healthy rather than wait for something to go wrong and then react.

    f you have a pet health question for Dr. Pukay, post it to our Facebook timeline or tweet it to @Petsecure!


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  • Vet Answers with Dr. Pukay: Aggression in cats

    by Petsecure Pet Heath Insurance | Mar 11, 2015


    We have four cats, but our biggest (4-year-old male) thrives on stalking and attacking our smallest (11-year-old female). We got him a brother to play with (he's 3) and they do play but sometimes they both chase her. They don't chase our oldest (12-year-old female) at all. Why do they pick on just one and how can we curb their behaviour? It's awful to see her sneaking around hoping not to be noticed! She is just 9-10 lbs whereas he is 22 lbs!


    Aggressive behaviour in cats is normal instinctive behaviour and most cats will exhibit some form of aggression for any number of reasons depending on the circumstances. There can be many reasons for aggressive behaviour between cats in the same household: fearfulness, defensiveness, frustration (redirected), territorial, predatory, pain-induced and even medical reasons.

    In your particular situation, the reason is likely territorial (your cats are bossing around the weakest member of the household) or play/predatory aggression (i.e. they treat the smaller cat as if she were prey).

    Since there are so many possible causes and multiple solutions, you should ask you veterinarian to help you with your situation. Correction usually involves redirecting aggressive behaviour towards objects and away from the smaller cat. The idea is to reward good behaviour i.e. when the “bully” cats behave well, they are rewarded. You can also try distracting them with toys that can be chased, ping pong balls to attack, laser pointers to chase after and other items that redirect their aggression. When an "attack" appears imminent, a toy can be used to re-focus and redirect the cats away from the smaller cat.

    Also ask your veterinarian about a product called Feliway TM, a pheromone that can reduce tension in cats. Feliway is usually dispersed via a diffuser or a spray.

    An excellent source of reliable information on this topic can be found on the ASPCA website: https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/cat-behavior/aggression-between-cats-your-household




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  • Clinic of the Week: Columbia Summit Veterinary Hospital

    by Petsecure Pet Heath Insurance | Mar 06, 2015


    For our latest Clinic of the Week, Petsecure Territory Manager December surprised the staff of Columbia Summit Veterinary Hospital in Kamloops, BC!

    Thanks to the Columbia Summit staff for being strong pet insurance advocates! Keep up the good work!

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