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How can you stop cats climbing?

Cats are natural climbers, and this can mean that expensive items and furniture can become damaged by actions that are normal to their behaviour.

However, this isn’t inevitable and there are certain steps you can take to ensure your cat doesn’t fray the curtains.

With Christmas coming up, Petplan look at the best ways to train your cat to stop climbing the curtains, furniture, and that all important decorated Christmas tree.

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Animal Charity Awards 2018

As the year draws to a close, Petplan, the UK’s most trusted pet insurance provider, and Association of Dogs and Cats Home begin nominations for their annual Animal Charity Awards.

Launched in 2013 to celebrate the exceptional work of animal charities and non-profit organisations across the UK, the awards offer recognition for dedication, perseverance and commitment of teams, employees and volunteers.

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How much should my dog be barking?

Dog barking is a natural action, however it can cause stress for dog owners and neighbours.

You might not know what they’re barking about, or whether they’re barking too much.

Petplan looks at why dogs bark, the amount of barking considered normal, and the different types of barks you should be aware of…

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How long should you leave a cat alone for?

Cats are solitary and independent animals and for most cat owners, this is an attractive trait when choosing a pet. However, just how independent are they when it comes to heading off on vacation?

When booking holidays or planning a business trip, you might be uncertain what exactly to do with your cat.

However, Petplan looks at how to ensure a smooth ride for both you and your feline companion…

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Rabbit Health: How Do I Care for My Rabbit’s Teeth?

Whilst our dentists are satisfied with us brushing and flossing our teeth, rabbits have a much more complex dental system that requires regular care and attention.

With consistent monitoring and a carefully planned diet, you can ensure that your rabbit’s teeth stay healthy and pain-free.

Petplan takes a look at how rabbits’ teeth function, how you can prevent any complications from occurring, and what symptoms to look for if they do…

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Gerbil Care

Do you have what it takes to be a gerbil guardian? If you’re looking for […]

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Kidney Disease in Cats

  Is your older cat drinking lots and leaving big puddles in the litter box? […]

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Heartworm and What You Should Know

Heartworms are foot-long worms that live in the heart, lungs, and major blood vessels of […]

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FLUTD – Why My Cat Can’t Pee

What do FLUTD, kennel cough, and eczema all have in common? They are all umbrella […]

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How to Crate Train a Puppy

Where do you go to feel safe? When you’ve had a bad day at work, […]

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Dog Skin Conditions

Dog skin is surprising stuff. For example, canine skin is thinner and more fragile than […]

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Why is My Cat Vomiting?

Most cats vomit occasionally, so how do you know when to worry? This depends on […]

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Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs

It’s the stuff of nightmares: Your active Labrador jumps for a ball, yelps, and limps […]

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How much should my dog be sleeping?

Unlike humans who generally stay up all day and then sleep for one long stretch at night, dogs spread out their sleep.

Dogs can sometimes appear to sleep for days at a time, and you might think they’re just being lazy. Sometimes this can be natural, or a symptom of something else.

Petplan looks at how much sleep is considered normal for your dog, and why their sleep cycle is so different to ours…

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Why do rabbits eat their own faeces?

You may have noticed your rabbit eating their faeces and naturally questioned whether this is normal. However, it’s not just normal, but vital to your rabbit’s health.

Petplan explains the process of this second ingestion, and why it’s so important…

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Cat Health: What is cat diabetes?

Diabetes is a common condition in cats often causing serious problems if left untreated. Symptoms overlap with other diseases, making diabetes harder to diagnose.

With a healthy lifestyle, the right diet and treatment you can successfully manage the health of your diabetic cat.

Petplan takes a look into this well-known condition, giving you signs to be aware of, and treatment options for diabetes in cats…

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Iguana Care

Interested in a pet iguana or wondering how to care for it properly?  This guide […]

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3 Vital Tips To Train Your Cat

Does this mean training a cat is impossible? Our answer is ‘No!’  The secret to […]

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Seizures in Dogs

To control seizures in dogs it’s important to get your dog checked by a vet […]

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Why Is My Dog Peeing on the Bed?

The causes for your dog peeing on the bed, can be broken down into medical and behavioural causes. We run through what you need to know about both.

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Is it normal for my cat to snore?

It’s no secret that cats love to sleep, they do it often, and they do it best.

Many people will be familiar with the sound of their cats gently snoring whilst cuddled up on the couch - but is it actually normal for your cat to snore?

Petplan looks at reasons why cats snore, and some of the more common cat health issues associated with snoring…

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Is it natural for cats and dogs to not get along?

It’s an age-old perception that’s been passed down through the ages, the myth that has fuelled countless cartoons and movies – the feud between cats and dogs.

The idea of ‘fighting like cats and dogs’ is nothing new, and humankind’s two closest allies have always battled out for table scraps and the human lap.

Petplan looks at the famous phrase and whether there is any truth behind it…

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Unusual Cat Breeds

Many of us have an ordinary old domestic shorthair, but if you are looking for […]

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Why Does My Dog Lick His Paws?

The most common reason for dogs licking their paws is skin disease. We run you through what this means, and some other common causes as well.

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Hedgehog Care Guide

Hedgehogs: Think of them as an out-sized, meat-eating hamster covered in spikes! This may sound […]

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Rabbit eye health: how to look after your bunny’s eyes

It's simply not enough to give your rabbits carrots to help them see in the dark – their eyes need plenty of care and attention.

Rabbits are known for their adorably large eyes, but those same eyes are also prone to eye problems.

After looking at eye health in dogs and cats, Petplan looks at the best ways to keep your bunny's eyes healthy, and things to look out for which may signal something is wrong…

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Is there such a thing as a child-friendly dog?

Choosing a pet is a difficult process and when there are children involved, it is especially important you choose the right dog for you.

Petplan looks at whether certain dogs have a natural propensity to calmness and children or whether it's all in the rearing…

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No Free Lunches – Simple Tips for Good Behavior

Reward-based training, good communication and structure is useful as a basis for fixing many different […]

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Feliway for Cats: A Pet Parent’s Guide

Feliway is a safe, effective and natural way to improve problem behaviours and help your cat cope with changes like moving house and introducing new pets.

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Pet store

A pet store or pet shop is a retail business which sells different kinds of animals to the public. A variety of animal supplies and pet accessories are also sold in pet shops. The products sold include: food, treats, toys, collars, leashes, cat litter, cages and aquariums. Some pet stores provide engraving services for pet tags, which have the owner’s contact information in case the pet gets lost.

In the USA and Canada, pet shops often offer both hygienic care (such as pet cleaning) and esthetic services (such as cat and dog grooming). Grooming is the process by which a dog or cats's physical appearance is enhanced and kept according to breed standards for competitive breed showing, for other types of competition, like creative grooming or pet tuning contests, or just to their owners taste. Some pet stores also provide tips on training and behaviour, as well as advice on pet nutrition.

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