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Animal Charity Awards 2018

Animal Charity Awards 2018
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As the year draws to a close, Petplan, the UK’s most trusted pet insurance provider, and The Association of Dogs and Cats Homes 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. Animal welfare is at the heart of Petplan, and since our beginnings 41 years ago, we have worked closely with animal rehoming centres and charities nationwide. We have witnessed the remarkable effort which goes into improving animal wellbeing and the Animal Charity Awards gives an opportunity to celebrate those behind the scenes.

Veterinary Awards 2018

Veterinary Awards 2018
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The annual Petplan Veterinary Awards are back, looking to celebrate the outstanding achievements and work carried out by vets and veterinary staff across the country. Now in its 19th year, we need your help to nominate individuals and teams from veterinary practices who have shown dedication to pets, always putting animal welfare first. Although your pet can’t speak for themselves, nominating on their behalf is a way of saying thank you to all those who have helped you over the years. As almost half of the households in Britain own at least one pet, our aim is to find exemplar members of the veterinary profession who have gone above and beyond for you and your pets. Whether it’s their regular work to ensure your pet is healthy, giving you as a pet owner peace of mind, or doing something extraordinary for those animals who are vulnerable, nominate today and help us celebrate this fantastic work.

Stories from the surgery: keeping your pets safe from Christmas hazards

Stories from the surgery: keeping your pets safe from Christmas hazards
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Each month Petplan vet Brian Faulkner looks at some of the issues he comes across in his day-to-day life as a practising vet. On the lead up to Christmas, Brian shares insights from his surgery, plus helpful tips to keep the winter months’ fun and safe for pets and their owners. Every year around December we always see a few pets at the surgery with avoidable issues related to the Christmas festivities. Some of the most common visits are from owners whose pets have been injured by decorations or have been fed something unsuitable as a treat. We all want to involve our pets in our celebrations but there are precautions you should be taking before getting carried away with the Christmas excitement and I’m often asked how to strike a balance between a fun and safe Christmas for your pets.

How long should you leave a cat alone for?

How long should you leave a cat alone for?
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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…

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

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