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The best presents, advice and things to do with your pet at Christmas

The best presents, advice and things to do with your pet at Christmas
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For most people, Christmas is about getting together with friends and family to celebrate and give gifts – and pets are an important part of that experience.

So, to make sure you have a safe, healthy and memorable Christmas with your cat or dog, take a look these simple tips. And let us know of any pet-based Christmas traditions you have in your home...

Is it ever a good idea to give a pet as a Christmas present?

Is it ever a good idea to give a pet as a Christmas present?
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Christmas is fast approaching which means that, unless you’ve been particularly organised, you’re in the midst of buying presents for friends and loved ones.

However, after years of warnings about how ‘a dog is for life not just for Christmas’ the thought of giving a pet as a present will not even enter a lot of people’s heads – and with good reason.

Below are some of the questions you should think very carefully before buying an animal as a present at any time of the year, not just at Christmas…

Pets in the News: a luxurious cattery and dog language secrets revealed!

Pets in the News: a luxurious cattery and dog language secrets revealed!
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There’s never a shortage of great pet stories on television or in print – but the past few weeks seem to have been particularly fruitful for fans of feline fun or dog drama.

Here’s Petplan’s rundown of our favourite recent stories about our furry friends but, as always, if you think we’ve missed any gold, let us know in the comments section below…

Pet Winter Safety Checklist: dogs, cats and smaller pets

Pet Winter Safety Checklist: dogs, cats and smaller pets
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The longer nights and colder days don’t just affect people – the winter months can also have a big effect on our pets.

In spite of the recent mild conditions, winter is most definitely on its way, so to help ensure your cats, dogs and other pets are kept safe and healthy, we’ve put together this quick checklist to help you prepare…

Pet furniture ideas for your cats and dogs

Pet furniture ideas for your cats and dogs
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Owning a cat or dog means giving over your home to a pet who, surprisingly enough, may not have the same respect for your newly refurbished chaise lounge as you do.

However, there’s a growing trend for specially-designed pet furniture that will allow your furry friend to be stimulated and entertained within your home.

Below are some of the most innovative and interesting examples that Petplan has come across. As always, if there’s anything you think we’ve missed, let us know in the comments below…

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