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Welcome to Petplan’s blog, a space where you can read up on the latest pet-news, find out interesting facts and tips about keeping your pets happy and healthy, and share your views on hot topics.

Five things you should never feed your dog

Five things you should never feed your dog
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This article contains: Dog Diet
It's hard to resist those big brown eyes staring up at you, but can a little reward from the table really be that bad for your dog? Well, that depends on what it is and what's in it. Some foods are just incredibly bad for our furry friends and can lead to all sorts of health problems. Being a good parent for your fur baby is knowing when to say, 'No'.

How to keep your pets warm in winter

How to keep your pets warm in winter
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This article contains: Dog Cat Rabbit
During winter, temperature drops, weather worsens and keeping warm becomes top of our agenda. Hot chocolate, blankets, getting warm by the fire – you name it, we’ll do anything to keep toasty during the chilly months! However, how do you keep your pets warm in the winter? Despite their fur coats which act as a layer of warmth and protection, all pets can suffer from the cold. From hypothermia to frostbite, your pets are at risk during the winter. Petplan looks at ways to keep your dogs, cats and rabbits warm in the cold weather and why it’s so important…

New Years resolutions for pets

New Years resolutions for pets
Posted on by Petplan
New Year’s resolutions are as much a part of the festive season as Christmas trees and decorations. However, for many of us ... 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.

Animal Charity Awards 2018

Animal Charity Awards 2018
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This article contains: Awards Charity
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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This article contains: Awards Veterinary
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.
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