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Pet allergies: why some people are allergic to cats and dogs and how to treat it

Pet allergies: why some people are allergic to cats and dogs and how to treat it
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Many pet owners will be familiar with the particular problems that this time of year can bring – grass and pollen allergies can affect both us and our pets.

However, many people suffer allergies all year round and, unfortunately, there are thousands of people who are allergic to cats and dogs.

This can prove problematic for people with pets, regardless of whether it’s them themselves that have allergies or close friends and family who also come into contact with their pets.

Petplan takes a look at what causes this issue in some people and if there’s anything that can be done to treat it…

The pros and cons of pedigree dogs and cats: are they the right type of pet for you?

The pros and cons of pedigree dogs and cats: are they the right type of pet for you?
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There has been plenty of controversy surrounding the breeding of pedigree pets for a number of years.

Following the BBC programme, Pedigree Dogs Exposed, several sponsors withdrew their support from the world’s largest dog show Crufts over fears that many of the dogs entered were in poor health, whilst several types of cat have medical conditions that are very common within their breed.

However, there remain plenty of people who are passionate supporters of pedigree pets and the benefits of selective breeding. Petplan takes a look at the pros and cons of owning a pedigree pet.

Your job is getting the right pet insurance - but what's your pet’s job?

Your job is getting the right pet insurance - but what's your pet’s job?
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As a pet owner, your job is to make sure your pet is loved, healthy and that they have the best pet insurance.

However, you aren’t the only one with a job in the relationship.

Petplan’s latest television advert brings to life the sheer joy our pets bring (their job) and establishes that, in return, it’s your job to take out the right pet insurance...

The pros and cons of a raw food diet for dogs

The pros and cons of a raw food diet for dogs
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The latest issue of Petplan’s PetPeople magazine featured an article by animal nutritionist Marge Chandler on the risks of raw food diets for dogs (scroll down to read it).

This article caused plenty of debate on our Facebook and Twitter feeds, with people in favour of the diet keen to point out its potential benefits.

To provide the other side of the story, we spoke to Liesbet Lester, a vet and advocate of the diet...

Stories from the surgery: solving Ellie’s troubling ear problems

Stories from the surgery: solving Ellie’s troubling ear problems
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Each month Petplan vet Brian Faulkner will reveal some of the strange, funny and sometimes difficult things he encounters in his surgery.

This month it’s the turn of standard poodle, Ellie, who’s been having a tough time with a difficult-to-treat ear problem…

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