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Microchipping your dog: are you up to date with all the facts?

Microchipping your dog: are you up to date with all the facts?
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Microchipping your dog is now a legal requirement across England, Wales and Scotland as of 6th April 2016.

As an important part of responsible pet ownership (alongside pet insurance) as it vastly improves the chance of you and your lost pet being reunited.

However, many dog owners still have questions and reservations about the benefits of microchipping and why the government has made it a legal requirement.

Petplan takes a look at some of the key questions around the issue and why you should ensure your dog is microchipped…

Should I keep my rabbits indoors or outdoors?

Should I keep my rabbits indoors or outdoors?
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For many potential pet owners, a rabbit may seem like an easy option.

However, as they can live up to 10 years old, they are a long-term commitment and have complex care and nutritional requirements that need to be carefully considered.

Another consideration is whether to keep your rabbit outdoors or as an indoor house rabbit?

Petplan looks at the differences between keeping rabbits indoors and outdoors to help you decide what is best for both your rabbit and you...

What is Babesiosis? Expert advice on symptoms and treatments

What is Babesiosis? Expert advice on symptoms and treatments
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As more and more dogs travel abroad, and as our climate seems to be getting milder, the UK is at risk of invading new parasites to which our pets are not currently immune.

This week’s story of the unfortunate incident in which a dog has died from Babesia, probably spread via ticks, has caused alarm.

Petplan vet Brian Faulkner takes an in-depth look at Babesiosis, including the cause, the symptoms, and the precautions you can take to keep your dog as safe as possible...

Is my dog depressed? The facts about dog depression

Is my dog depressed? The facts about dog depression
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Mental health issues aren't restricted to humans and it seems dogs can also develop depression.

Petplan takes a look at the symptoms of depression in dogs and the things you should do if you suspect your dog is depressed…

Stories from the surgery: a lost cat with a broken leg and the importance of microchipping

Stories from the surgery: a lost cat with a broken leg and the importance of microchipping
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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 the story of a cat presented at his surgery and how their plight made him reflect on the importance of microchipping pets…

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