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Stories from the surgery: taking the worry out of getting a pet passport

Stories from the surgery: taking the worry out of getting a pet passport
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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 takes a look at how to successfully obtain a pet passport when taking your cat or dog abroad…

Pet paw care: how to ensure your cat or dog’s feet are pedicured perfection

Pet paw care: how to ensure your cat or dog’s feet are pedicured perfection
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The way cats and dogs scamper over concrete, grass and sand without a care can give the impression their paws are tough as old boots – but the reality is very different and it’s vital you make sure their paws are well looked after.

Here are Petplan’s top tips for making sure your pet’s feet stay in top condition all year around…

It’s important to remember the below is general advice for looking after your pet’s paws. If you have any concerns or are worried about your pet, then your first port of call should always be your vet.

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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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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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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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…

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