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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.

Stories from the surgery: keeping your pets safe from Christmas hazards

Stories from the surgery: keeping your pets safe from Christmas hazards
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Each month Petplan vet Brian Faulkner looks at some of the issues he comes across in his day-to-day life as a practising vet. On the lead up to Christmas, Brian shares insights from his surgery, plus helpful tips to keep the winter months’ fun and safe for pets and their owners. Every year around December we always see a few pets at the surgery with avoidable issues related to the Christmas festivities. Some of the most common visits are from owners whose pets have been injured by decorations or have been fed something unsuitable as a treat. We all want to involve our pets in our celebrations but there are precautions you should be taking before getting carried away with the Christmas excitement and I’m often asked how to strike a balance between a fun and safe Christmas for your pets.

How long should you leave a cat alone for?

How long should you leave a cat alone for?
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This article contains: Cat Holidays
Cats are solitary and independent animals and for most cat owners, this is an attractive trait when choosing a pet. However, just how independent are they when it comes to heading off on vacation? When booking holidays or planning a business trip, you might be uncertain what exactly to do with your cat. However, Petplan looks at how to ensure a smooth ride for both you and your feline companion…

Rabbit Health - How Do I Care for My Rabbit’s Teeth?

Rabbit Health - How Do I Care for My Rabbit’s Teeth?
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This article contains: Rabbit Teeth
Whilst our dentists are satisfied with us brushing and flossing our teeth, rabbits have a much more complex dental system that requires regular care and attention. With consistent monitoring and a carefully planned diet, you can ensure that your rabbit’s teeth stay healthy and pain-free. Petplan takes a look at how rabbits’ teeth function, how you can prevent any complications from occurring, and what symptoms to look for if they do…

How much should my dog be sleeping?

How much should my dog be sleeping?
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This article contains: Dog Sleep
Unlike humans who generally stay up all day and then sleep for one long stretch at night, dogs spread out their sleep. Dogs can sometimes appear to sleep for days at a time, and you might think they’re just being lazy. Sometimes this can be natural, or a symptom of something else. Petplan looks at how much sleep is considered normal for your dog, and why their sleep cycle is so different to ours…

Why do rabbits eat their own faeces?

Why do rabbits eat their own faeces?
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This article contains: Rabbit Faeces
You may have noticed your rabbit eating their faeces and naturally questioned whether this is normal. However, it’s not just normal, but vital to your rabbit’s health. Petplan explains the process of this second ingestion, and why it’s so important…
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