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Welcome to Petplan’s blog, a space where you can read up on the latest pet-news, find out interesting facts and tips about keeping your pets happy and healthy, and share your views on hot topics.

What to know if you're buying an… English Cocker Spaniel

What to know if you're buying an… English Cocker Spaniel
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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 English Cocker Spaniel...

How to give your cat or dog their medicine

How to give your cat or dog their medicine
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Many cats and dogs dislike taking medicine - but if they need to take regular medication tablet time can become a nightmare!

Petplan looks at the best tips and tricks to get your four-legged companion to take their medicine happily and fuss-free...

What to know if you're buying a... Labrador Retriever

What to know if you're buying a... Labrador Retriever
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Each breed of dog has their own unique personalities and health care needs that need to be taken into consideration.

Petplan takes a look at the things any potential owner should be aware of when considering a Labrador Retriever…

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…

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