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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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Choosing Soft Toys That Are Safe For Your Pet

Buying toys for your pets is like buying toys for your toddler. You need to watch for dangers in every toy.

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Irish Wolfhound

The giant Wolfhound has a gentle temperament and a somewhat reserved nature

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Cat eye health: how to look after your cat’s eyes

Although cats are known and loved for being independent, this quality means that, as a cat owner, you need to keep a close eye on their health.

Cat eye problems can often go untreated, so it’s vital that you know the warning signs that suggest that your cat may have an issue.

Petplan gives you an insight into some of the eye conditions that your cat is most likely to develop, symptoms to look out for and general advice on cat eye health that all pet owners can follow…

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Border Collie

Border Collies are best known for their intelligence and working roles as sheep herding dogs.

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Pancreatitis in Dogs

For dogs that have developed this painful condition you may be wondering what to expect […]

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Great Dane

This popular gentle giant will eat you out of house and home but repay you with endless loyalty and love.

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10 Fun Facts You Might Not Know About Cats

Are you pretty knowledgeable when it comes to our feline friends? Here are 10 fun facts about cats that you might not know.

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Why Worming Your Pet is so Important

What worms are important in our cats and dogs and what is the best way to protect them and your family from parasites?

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Bichon Frise

This bright white powder-puff has a fun-loving, happy nature and loves to socialise.

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Why Does My Dog Lick the Air?

If your dog is a bit of a ‘licky dog’, then it may just be a normal behavior. If it is a new thing, there could be underlying medical or behavioural issues.

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Fun Guinea Pig Facts

Guinea pigs are fascinating, fun pets, particularly good for families. We share our nine favourite facts about these pocket pets.

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Boston Terrier

Known as the ultimate gentleman for its dapper good looks and gentle nature the Boston Terrier makes a great apartment pet and loves kids.

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10 Simple Tips to Help Your Cat Lose Weight

So, you have been told your feline friend is a little on the "round" side. Unlike dogs, we can’t just make sure our cat is going for walks. How can we help them lose weight?

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Homemade Dog Ice Cream

It’s nice to treat yourself to some dessert every now and again. Who doesn’t love indulging in a little bowl of ice cream? Now you can treat your dog too.

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Golden Retriever

If you can put up with the tumbleweeds of hair throughout your home, a Golden Retriever is a great addition to any household.

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Dog eye health: how to look after your dog’s eyes

Looking after your dog’s eyes is a vital part of being a responsible pet owner.

Just like with people, there are lots of things that can lead to issues with your dog’s eyes - from getting dirt or dust in them, to more serious problems.

Petplan looks at ways to care for your dog’s eyes, issues to look out for and common conditions in your furry companion…

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Stories from the surgery: why dog owners need to be aware of snake bites

Petplan vet Brian Faulkner has once again taken time out of his busy schedule to tell us about some of the strange, funny and sometimes difficult cases he encounters in his surgery.

This month, he tells us about a case of a dog receiving a snake bite.

A few weeks ago Archie, an eight-month cocker spaniel, was brought into my surgery after a walk along the banks of the local river. His owners informed me Archie had shot out of the undergrowth and run back to them in distress and limping slightly.

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Boredom Busters for Dogs

Many dogs really churn through the toys, with the smarter dogs in particular soon working […]

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Teacup Cats…cute or crazy?

Teacup cats are cats and Munchkins have been bred to be smaller than usual. They […]

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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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