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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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Irish Wolfhound

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

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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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5 Questions to Ask Before Getting Your Next Pet

Deciding to get a new furry family member is an exciting time. There are so many cute, playful, loving cats and dogs out there - but how do you choose your perfect forever friend?

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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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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

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

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How to Build a Cat Tree and Scratching Post

Building your own cat tree to fit in with your decor and your cat's personality is within easy grasp with a few basic tools.

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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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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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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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Iguana Care

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

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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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Gerbil Care

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

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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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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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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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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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