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Rabbit care guide: How to make sure your rabbit is healthy and happy

Rabbit care guide: How to make sure your rabbit is healthy and happy
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This article contains: rabbit Rabbit health
A vast majority of people put a great deal of thought and care into deciding whether to get a cat or a dog – but often the same amount of consideration doesn’t go into deciding whether to get a pet rabbit.

As well as being the UK’s third most popular pet, rabbits are also amongst the most neglected. The Scottish RSPCA rescued more than 700 abandoned rabbits last year, but warns that many more are living miserable lives in lonely hutches.

Petplan takes a look at how you can avoid the many pitfalls of rabbit ownership and ensure your pet lives a happy, contented life…

Is it a good idea to have more than one cat in your home?

Is it a good idea to have more than one cat in your home?
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This article contains: cats Cat advice
Deciding whether to get a cat is a big decision that requires plenty of careful consideration – and if you’re thinking of adding another into a home that already has one (or getting more than one), then there are even more things to deliberate.

All of the things you initially took into account – such as expense and your ability to care for them – are still vitally important, but this time around there is more than one pet to think about.

Petplan takes a look at the considerations of having two (or more) cats in your home…

Stories from the surgery: “Why doggy day care is more than just a fad”

Stories from the surgery: “Why doggy day care is more than just a fad”
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This article contains: dog Dog behaviour
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 practicing vet.

This month he talks us through some unruly visitors to his surgery and why he thinks innovations like doggy day care can be an important way of helping dogs learn vital social skills…

Pedigree cats: What to consider when buying Persian cats, Ragdolls and more

Pedigree cats: What to consider when buying Persian cats, Ragdolls and more
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This article contains: cats pedigree pets Pedigree cats
Owning a pedigree cats can be a fulfilling and rewarding experience for many cat lovers – but there are plenty of things that need careful consideration before getting one of your own.

The added expense, additional care and potential ethical concerns in relation to breeding practices are all things that require further investigation.

Petplan takes a look at these topics and several others to help you decide whether owning a pedigree cat is right for you…

Dealing with dog attacks: what you should do and how third party dog insurance can help

Dealing with dog attacks: what you should do and how third party dog insurance can help
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This article contains: Dog insurance Dog behaviour
The number of people being taken to hospital as a result of dog bites has risen by 76% in the past decade, while 13 children have died in the same period from dog attacks.

Attacks occur due to a number of reasons including a lack of socialisation from an early age, defending territory and natural instincts.

Petplan takes a look at the things you can do if you encounter a situation involving an aggressive dog and how third party liability cover is a vital part of any dog insurance policy...

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