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Can brushing your dog’s teeth cure bad breath?

Can brushing your dog’s teeth cure bad breath?
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Whether you’ve got a Chihuahua or a Doberman, all dogs can been prone to bad breath.

But did you know that bad breath can often indicate more serious health and dental problems?

Just like humans, dogs can develop dental problems like plaque build-up, gingivitis and tartar which not only contribute to bad breath but can actually lead to serious issues like heart, liver, and kidney disease.

Brushing your dog’s teeth is the best way to combat bad breath and Petplan has put together some useful advice to help you get started…

Petplan reveals the truth behind common cat myths

Petplan reveals the truth behind common cat myths
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Whether it’s the unlucky black cat or their nine lives, cats are a rich source of mystery and myth.

However, there are many other things said about cats that aren’t quite as easy to dismiss – and getting the facts straight is crucial, as misinformation can cause unnecessary stress to both owners and pets.

Petplan is here to help! We’ve found some common myths about cats and revealed the truth behind these claims…

Is a rabbit an ‘easy option’ for pet owners?

Is a rabbit an ‘easy option’ for pet owners?
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While rabbits are often perceived to be low-maintenance alternatives to cats and dogs, a happy rabbit actually needs the same level of care and attention as larger types of pet.

So, while it can be tempting to rush into things and get a rabbit as a ‘starter pet’ for yourself or young family members, there are still plenty of things you need to consider.

Here are just some of them…

Petplan’s key points for responsible pet ownership

Petplan’s key points for responsible pet ownership
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Getting a pet can bring a lot of happiness to both you and your new cat, dog or any other furry friend you welcome into your home.

However, it’s also a serious commitment with many important duties to consider that may not be immediately apparent – responsible pet ownership consists of more than simply feeding and playing with your pet.

Here are some things to bear in mind before and after you get a new pet…

Petplan reveals the truth behind common dog myths

Petplan reveals the truth behind common dog myths
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Whether it's an old wives tale or something you’ve found recently online, there is no shortage of conflicting and misleading information available about dogs.

While it’s all meant to be helpful, some of it can cause undue distress to owners and pets, which is why getting the facts straight is so crucial.

Thankfully, Petplan is here to help! We’ve found some of the more common myths surrounding dogs and revealed the truth behind these claims…

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