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What to know if you are buying a… Bengal Cat

What to know if you are buying a… Bengal Cat
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There are many aspects that potential cat owners need to consider before acquiring a cat or kitten and each breed has their own unique personalities and health care needs.

Petplan takes a look at the origins, temperament and common health problems of the Bengal cat…

What to do if your cat or dog gets lost or goes missing

What to do if your cat or dog gets lost or goes missing
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It’s a moment every pet owner dreads – the moment you realise your beloved animal may be lost or missing.

Knowing what to do and how to respond is important, as the sooner you take action the more likely your pet is to be returned to you safely.

Petplan takes a look at how to minimise the risk and what to do to ensure the safe return of your pet if they do wander off…

Stories from the Surgery: Treating Gastric Dilatation Volvulus

Stories from the Surgery: Treating Gastric Dilatation Volvulus
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Petplan vet Brian Faulkner has once again taken time out of his busy schedule to tell us all about some of the strange, funny and sometimes difficult things he encounters in his surgery.

This month, he tells us of a recent sleepless night because of a dog with Gastric Dilatation Volvulus…

What to know if you're buying a… Jack Russell Terrier

What to know if you're buying a… Jack Russell Terrier
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There are many aspects that potential dog owners need to consider before acquiring a dog or puppy and each breed has their own unique personalities and health care needs.

Petplan takes a look at the origins, temperament and common health problems of the Jack Russell Terrier…

A guide to the Dwarf Lop, Netherland Dwarf, Sussex and other popular rabbit breeds

A guide to the Dwarf Lop, Netherland Dwarf, Sussex and other popular rabbit breeds
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According to the British Rabbit Council there are more than 60 recognised breeds of rabbit in the UK as of August 2014.

Each has its own typical personality, characteristics and requirements. Long haired breeds for example are for the dedicated as you will need to spend time grooming them.

Large breed rabbits are generally more laid back and less excitable than smaller breeds, but typically large breed rabbit’s life spans are shorter than their smaller breed counter-parts.

Petplan takes a look at five of the most popular breeds in the UK and what you need to know about owning one...

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