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Stories from the surgery: mammary cancer in dogs and the importance of spaying

Stories from the surgery: mammary cancer in dogs and the importance of spaying
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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 worrying increase in the number of cases of mammary cancers in dogs that he has seen in the past few years…

How to keep your pets safe and healthy during autumn

How to keep your pets safe and healthy during autumn
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Autumn can be a great time of year – the chunky scarves and thick coats come out, your garden becomes a blaze of reds and yellows, and, of course, there’s the joy of letting your cat or dog leap about in piles of crisp leaves.

However it’s vital to keep in mind that, while autumn can be fun, it can also play host to a variety of problems for your pet.

Petplan looks at some of the things you need to keep an eye out for...

Are cat collars safe? Petplan looks at the pros and cons

Are cat collars safe? Petplan looks at the pros and cons
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While a collar is a helpful accessory for a dog, in cats they can be problematical and may not be the best option for your beloved pet.

Petplan takes a look at the common reasons for fitting cats with a collar and what you need to consider...

Bringing home a new puppy? How to deal with the first 24 hours

Bringing home a new puppy? How to deal with the first 24 hours
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Bringing a new puppy home for the first time is an incredibly exciting time for the whole family – but lack of planning and preparation can make those early days stressful.

Petplan takes a look at the things you need to consider to make the first 24 hours with your new puppy as stress-free as possible.

Stories from the surgery: why myxomatosis symptoms and treatments are vital to know about

Stories from the surgery: why myxomatosis symptoms and treatments are vital to know about
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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 takes a look at how to spot the symptoms of myxomatosis in pet rabbits and what can be done to treat it…

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