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How to keep your pet healthy and safe in autumn

How to keep your pet healthy and safe in autumn
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Having just been through one of the driest and warmest Septembers on record, it’s all too easy to forget that autumn is well on its way.

And while the problems that summer and winter can pose for pets and their owners are generally well known, there can be important issues to overcome in the transitional autumn months.

Below are just some of the things that cat and dog owners may need to look into as the nights draw in and the temperatures drops…

Petplan £500 prize draw winner: Waggy Tails dog rescue

Petplan £500 prize draw winner: Waggy Tails dog rescue
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The winner of our monthly prize draw for August is dog rehoming charity, Waggy Tails.

Based near Poole and Bournemouth, Waggy Tails puts their animals first and has a strict adoption criteria that includes dogs not being left alone for more than four hours a day, and the need for any new owners to have a secure back garden.

It’s this attention to detail that has made them such worthy recipients of a £500 cheque from Petplan. We spoke to Office Manager and fundraiser Susan Webster to find out more…

Nominate now for the 2014 Petplan Veterinary Awards

Nominate now for the 2014 Petplan Veterinary Awards
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Petplan are once again looking to celebrate the amazing work done by vets and veterinary staff across the UK – and we need your help.

While your pets might not be able to speak for themselves, you can speak for them and nominate their vet, vet nurse or veterinary practice staff in the 16th annual Petplan Veterinary Awards.

It seems only right that we are able to help you say ‘thank you’ for the amazing work that is done at the more than 4,000 vet practices across the country…

Introducing a new dog or new cat to your family home

Introducing a new dog or new cat to your family home
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Introducing a new pet into your home can be a stressful experience for both the new and existing pets and, if things aren’t done properly then problems can soon arise.

Patience and understanding how nerve-racking it can be for your pet can go a long way to helping things go more smoothly, but there are other things to bear in mind.

Here are a few top tips that our friends at Blue Cross have helped us with to ensure a successful start…

Celebrity Big Brother's Judi James on pet behaviour

Celebrity Big Brother's Judi James on pet behaviour
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There’s been no shortage of incidents in the Celebrity Big Brother house for body language expert Judi James to get stuck into this summer.

However, as well as spending her time analysing the behaviour of Gary Busey, writing books and running training courses and seminars, Judi is the owner of three cats and so the study of pet body language is naturally something that interests her.

She’s managed to find time to speak to Petplan about her love of animals and what she’s learnt about how to read her pets’ behaviour…

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