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Viral Haemorrhagic Disease in rabbits: what you need to know about the cause, symptoms and vaccination

Viral Haemorrhagic Disease in rabbits: what you need to know about the cause, symptoms and vaccination
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This article contains: rabbit petplan advice
Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (RVHD) virus continues to be a cause for concern for many rabbit owners.

The summer of 2016 saw several outbreaks of RVHD (as well as its mutated form RVHD2) and owners should remain vigilant against this deadly virus.

Petplan looks at the causes, symptoms and precautions that you can take to ensure your rabbit remains as safe from infection as they can be…

Adopting Older Dog | Benefits Of Rehoming Elderly Pet

Adopting Older Dog | Benefits Of Rehoming Elderly Pet
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This article contains: dog training dogs petplan advice
When considering getting a dog, many people will have an ideal scenario pictured in their heads.

Often it will involve a cute-as-a-button puppy running around their garden, being mischievous and providing boisterous fun for the family.

Yet it’s older dogs that need us the most.

Petplan takes a look at why adopting an older dog could be the right decision when it comes to bringing a new pet into your home…

Christmas pet safety: trees, decorations, food and more

Christmas pet safety: trees, decorations, food and more
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This article contains: safety dog training Christmas Cat advice
Christmas is often the most exciting time of the year for the family. The tree goes up with its baubles, lights, and tinsel, whilst the kitchen is filled with turkey, mince pies and plenty of festive booze.

However, what is all harmless fun for us, can present a problematic situation for our pets.

Here are Petplan’s 12 tips of Christmas to ensure you avoid any unwelcome mishaps when it comes to your pet…

New Year’s Eve pet safety: how to keep your dog, cat or rabbit calm during the fireworks

New Year’s Eve pet safety: how to keep your dog, cat or rabbit calm during the fireworks
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This article contains: behaviour dog training fireworks cats dogs
While many of us will be all too aware of the unease that bonfire night and the surrounding period can cause our pets, it can be easy to forget that New Year’s Eve can also be a time of stress for our furry friends.

Petplan looks at tips to help keep your pet calm and safe during this New Year’s Eve…

What to know if you're buying a… Labradoodle

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

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

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