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Pet firework safety checklist: keep your animal safe on Bonfire Night

Pet firework safety checklist: keep your animal safe on Bonfire Night
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While Bonfire Night can be a source of excitement for most of the family, it can be a nightmare for your cats, dogs and other pets.

With November 5th falling on a Wednesday this year, it is a particularly tough one for pet owners – with the firework displays spread over the whole week and into the following weekend, there’s no let up.

Here’s some advice courtesy of our friends at Blue Cross to ensure a calm and stress free week of fireworks fun…

How to have a safe Halloween with your dog or cat

How to have a safe Halloween with your dog or cat
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Halloween can be a tricky time to be a pet owner – especially with the holiday increasing in popularity in the UK.

Lots of noise, sweets and decorations means there are plenty of added hazards for your pet to avoid. However, if you take a few added precautions, your pet can enjoy Halloween along with the rest of your family.

Here are Petplan’s top tips to ensure your pet has a happy and safe time…

Petplan debate: is premium cat or dog food worth the money?

Petplan debate: is premium cat or dog food worth the money?
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Exercise and a healthy diet are vital for humans and animals alike but, unlike us, our pets have very little say in what they put into their bodies.

Which is why choosing the right food for your pet is something that should be given serious attention. However, with so many brands and so many different prices, the choice can often appear overwhelming.

How do you go about choosing food for your pet? Do you use the most expensive one you can afford? Or do you think cheaper products are just as good?

The strangest pet toys and gadgets for your cats and dogs

The strangest pet toys and gadgets for your cats and dogs
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Petplan has searched high and low to compile this list of the weirdest and most wonderful pet gadgets around.

Some gadgets allow you to finally understand what your pet is saying (allegedly!), some make mundane tasks more convenient, while others are even stranger!

We've complied a few of our favourites below - but we know there are more out there. So, please let us know the strangest pet gadgets you've ever seen in the comment section below...

The best autumn dog walking locations in Great Britain

The best autumn dog walking locations in Great Britain
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Getting out and about with your pet is one of the best things about being a dog owner – and there’s no better time to do it that autumn.

We’ve already dealt with how to keep your pet healthy and safe in autumn but now it’s time to look at where you and your dog can go to make the most of these great months.

Check out five of the best places for autumn dog walking below and let us know of your own personal favourites…

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