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Dog training: socialising your puppy with people, other animals and dogs

Dog training: socialising your puppy with people, other animals and dogs
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After the initial excitement of getting a new puppy has subsided, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the task of training the new addition to your family.

We’ve already covered toilet training your puppy, but an area that is just as important is puppy socialisation.

Here are Petplan’s top tips for ensuring your dog is comfortable in any situation…

Stories from the surgery: treating pyloric stenosis in dogs

Stories from the surgery: treating pyloric stenosis in dogs
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Each month Petplan vet Brian Faulkner takes a look at some of the issues he comes across in his day-to-day life as a practising vet.

This month Brian discusses a case that surprised even him…

Pet Christmas presents: safe and healthy treats for your cats, dogs and rabbits

Pet Christmas presents: safe and healthy treats for your cats, dogs and rabbits
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Christmas can be a fantastic time for all the family – and there’s no reason our pets should be left out of the festivities.

There are plenty of ways you can make your pet feel extra special.

Petplan has scoured the web and found some of the best Christmas presents that will help your pets have a happy and healthy Christmas…

Dog training: how to toilet train a puppy

Dog training: how to toilet train a puppy
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Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting time but it can also be a very steep learning curve – especially when it comes to toilet training.

Petplan shares how to toilet train your pup and overcome these initial challenges...

Winter paw care for cats and dogs: shoes, balms and more

Winter paw care for cats and dogs: shoes, balms and more
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The weather may still be someway off its winter worst, but now is the perfect time to start preparing your pet for the colder months – and one thing that needs plenty of attention is their paws.

Despite cats and dogs appearing to stride around on harsh terrain without a care in the world, their paws can be sensitive and require lots of care.

Petplan takes a look at how you can ensure your pet’s paws come through the winter months unscathed…

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