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Stray vs. Feral Cats: How to Spot the Difference

Stray vs. Feral Cats: How to Spot the Difference
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This article contains: Cat
If you have ever uncovered an unknown kitty stalking the streets or gracing your garden, how would you react to it? On first impressions, it is an important step to figure out if this lone feline is a stray or a feral; though they all hail from domestic cats, there are key differences in their feelings towards humans and the approaches to aid them. In this article, Petplan take a look at the important difference between stray and feral felines, including physical and behavioural characteristics, which can help you to potentially decipher if a cat is in need of rescue.

How to have a safe Halloween with your cat or dog

How to have a safe Halloween with your cat or dog
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This article contains: Dog Cat
Halloween is one of the best times of the year, from the fancy dress and sweets, to spooky scary skeletons and fantastic decorations. In recent years the tradition has been increasing in popularity in the UK, but this is making it a little bit harder for pet owners. The festivities, decorations, and food all pose hazards to the home, especially for pets. However, if you want to have a pet friendly Halloween, take a look at Petplan’s tips to ensure a happy, fun, and above all, safe, holiday.

Recognising the work of exceptional vets

Recognising the work of exceptional vets
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This article contains: Dog Cat Rabbit
Our pets are many things to us, our best friends, our companions, and members of our family. But what happens when they need some help themselves? Pets often need to see a vet at least once in their lifetime, whether it’s for routine mandatory check-up, short-term illness or an unfortunate accident. Here at Petplan we want to take a moment to recognise and celebrate the exceptional work of vets, and show our gratitude to those that work tirelessly to maintain our pet’s health.

How to plan ahead and make Bonfire Night fireworks more bearable for your cat, dog, or rabbit

How to plan ahead and make Bonfire Night fireworks more bearable for your cat, dog, or rabbit
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This article contains: Dog Cat Rabbit
As autumn draws closer to an end and the shorter winter days start to settle in, fireworks provide some much-needed levity to beat the cold weather blues.

Recognising Animal Charities

Recognising Animal Charities
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This article contains: Dog Cat Rabbit
We all love our furry friends, we take care of them and in return they give us their love and affection, but sometimes they aren’t capable of looking after themselves or someone has refused to look after them. In unfortunate cases like this, we have numerous animal charities here in the UK to ensure that these pets are well-looked after and often find them new homes of their own. Petplan takes a look at some of the most important animal charity work being done and how it helps pets that need this love and care.
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