Pet Health Plans blog

Getting started with telemedicine

Getting started with telemedicine

 

March 30, 2020

 

A practice guide on how to get the best out of remote consulting, helping you and your teams to engage effectively with clients.

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We're in this together

We're in this together

 

March 27, 2020

 

A message from Simplyhealth CEO, Romana Abdin, about coronavirus, and how we're all in this together. 

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Update from Simplyhealth on Coronavirus

 

March 27, 2020

 

It is important that as a veterinary business and as individuals we stay up to date so we have provided some useful sources of information in this article.

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Keeping your pets safe this Christmas

 

December 13, 2019

 

A massive 81% of vets saw a pet that had eaten something they shouldn't have over the Christmas period. That's what one survey by the British Veterinary Association found. So let's try and bring that percentage down this year.

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Antimicrobial resistance in the veterinary profession

 

November 15, 2019

 

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major One Health challenge.  This is not something that can be easily fixed by one group alone; clinicians, animal owners, patients, consumers, business organisations, pharmaceutical companies, governments, scientists and others must all play their part. It is vital that we all work together to combat AMR. 

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The elements of a good working environment

 

November 12, 2019

 

Experiences and the environment at work significantly shape our career progression and determine our engagement, enjoyment and satisfaction with our job. Unsurprisingly this all has an effect on retention in a job, something that the veterinary profession is challenged by.

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Passive smoking and pets - what you need to know

 

October 01, 2019

 

Does smoking affect your pets? A recent study shows that pets who share their homes with smokers have measurably higher levels of nicotine and smoke in their fur. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Find out more about the impact smoking can have on your furry friends.

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Exercise for any pet is unique

 

August 30, 2019


Pets and their exercise is a tough topic. There isn't a straightforward answer, and the number of articles can confuse owners. It's time to be clearer. 

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Caring for current and future generations of brachycephalic dogs

 

August 01, 2019

 

Brachycephalic dogs are dogs like pugs and French and British bulldogs. Their short heads can make it hard for them to breathe, a condition called Brachycephalic (‘short head’) Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS). Find out how to care for your dog’s breathing challenges.

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Educating pet owners about the importance of dental health

 

July 01, 2019


Periodontal disease is one of the top disorders seen in dogs. And dental problems with pets are common. So what can be done to help?

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Rehoming a dog

 

June 01, 2019

 

Dogs are more than pets – they’re part of the family. Rehoming a dog is a wonderful way to find a furry friend AND solve the problem of strays. Here’s how vets can help people looking to rehome a dog. 

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Pet behaviour, helping the client make the right choice

 

May 01, 2019


Dog behaviour is a complex part of anyone's relationship with their pets. Animal psychology plays an important role, but every dog owner can make a big, positive impact with just a few good choices. See how to support your clients.  

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Felcana - Interview with Dr James Andrews

 

April 01, 2019

 

From visits to the vets to helping elderly pets. We sat down with Dr James Andrews, founder and CEO of Felcana, to learn about their wearable tech.

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Case Study: Natasha, Woody and Allergies

 

March 01, 2019

We sat down with pet owner Natasha, who discovered her dog, Woody, had allergies that needed treating. Read their journey, from recognition to remedy.

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What causes allergies in pets?

 

March 01, 2019

 

Allergies aren't nice. For us, or for our pets. But they're controllable. Find out the top 3 causes of their allergies and how you can get on top of them!

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Parasites, allergies, skin and itches

 

March 01, 2019

Otitis externa has been found to be the most frequent disorder in primary practice, itchy dog and cat. Find out how communication can be a great preventor.

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A pet pre-purchase consultation is key to a healthy pet

 

Katrina

 

February 06, 2019

 

A good vet can be key to the health of a pet - even before the pet is bought. A good pet pre-purchase consultation will help pet owners make responsible choices

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Top tips to help you know how to buy a pet responsibly

 

Gudrun

February 06, 2019

Time for a new pet? If you're wondering how to buy a pet, it's key to be responsible when choosing your new best friend. Find out more.

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Pet obesity, what can the industry do to help?

 

Gudrun

 

January 08, 2019

 

A survey in 2016 by the British Veterinary Association found that over 60% of vets agreed that obesity was the biggest health and welfare concern facing pets.

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Five easy ways to help your pet maintain a healthy weight

 

Katrina

January 08, 2019

Pet obesity is one of the key welfare issues facing pets in the UK today.

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How to avoid a trip to the vet this Christmas

 

Heather

 

December 10, 2018

The festive period can be a great time for all the family including our furry family but it is also the time when pets really do prove that they can get into anything.

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Our new partnership with Felcana

 

Katrina

November 19, 2018

Using digital technology to improve outcomes for pets and practices.

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Antimicrobial Awareness Week

 

Gudrun

November 12, 2018

If we don’t all work together to combat AMR, then, in the words of Chief Medical Officer, Sally Davies “Antimicrobial resistance poses a catastrophic threat.”

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The Simplyhealth Great North Run – a veterinary perspective

 

Katrina

September 24, 2018

We caught up with Liesbeth, a vet from Westport vets in Linlithgow to get her take on the day.

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Animal establishment licensing

 

Gudrun
 

September 20, 2018
 

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 are new regulations that will license a number of activities involving animals.

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Laura Muir announces new canine event as part of Simplyhealth Great South Run

 

Lee
 

July 13, 2018
 

Laura Muir announces new canine event as part of Simplyhealth Great South Run

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The importance of safe exercise

 

Katrina

 

July 09, 2018

 

We all need space from time to time but unlike humans, a dog on a lead isn't able to escape from another dog that has innocently approached it, 'just to say hello'.

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Dog Behaviour

 

Gudrun

 

July 09, 2018

 

The Dangerous Dogs Act with its focus on breed not deed has long been seen to be unfit for purpose and it is positive to see that the government is now consulting on this.

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