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A list of the greatest fictional dogs of all time

A list of the greatest fictional dogs of all time
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Whether it’s serious literature or a kids cartoon, dogs have provided inspiration for countless novels, films and television programmes.

While we may not have had time to go through every film or book that stars a dog, we’ve come up with a list of our favourite fictional dogs.

We’re sure you’ll have your own opinion about what we’ve missed so, once you’ve had a read through, feel free to tell us which dog should take the tenth place in our list…

Pets in the news: Dolly Parton the dog and George Osborne’s Hamster

Pets in the news: Dolly Parton the dog and George Osborne’s Hamster
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There’s not exactly been a shortage of news over the past few weeks but, no matter what’s going on in the world, there always seems to be column inches spare to write about cats, dogs and other pets.

So, to ensure you don’t miss anything, we’ve sifted through reams of newspapers and webpages to bring you our favourite pet stories from the past couple of weeks – and here they are…

Pet allergies: what you need to know about grass and other allergies

Pet allergies: what you need to know about grass and other              allergies
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If you’ve spent the past few weeks sneezing and desperately trying to scratch the itch in the back of your throat, then you’ll know just how annoying and frustrating allergies can be.

So imagine what it’s like for a pet with hay fever or grass allergies. During the summer, allergies are more prevalent and can cause huge discomfort for your pets.

Below are some simple tips about what you should be looking out for and the steps you can take to keep your pet’s irritation and discomfort to a minimum if they are suffering from allergies…

How to keep your cat or dog safe in the summer months

How to keep your cat or dog safe in the summer months
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The summer is an amazing time to be a pet owner – long walks in the warm evenings and afternoon’s spent in the garden mean plenty of fun for both you and your animal.

However, there are added risks to be considered with all the extra time spent outdoors.

Ahead of Petplan’s annual Old Windsor Fun Day in association with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, we asked vet Brian Faulkner what his top tips for are for keeping your pets safe over the warmer months…

‘Like to Help’ microchip pets with Petplan and Blue Cross

‘Like to Help’ microchip pets with Petplan and Blue Cross
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Petplan have teamed up with animal charity Blue Cross to help their mission to microchip the pets of Great Britain – but we need your help.

To raise awareness of the importance of microchipping, we’re asking you to like our Help Blue Cross Facebook app and, for every 25 likes we get, Petplan will fund one microchip for a Blue Cross pet.

We’re aiming to microchip 1,000 pets by 31 July to help ensure far less pets are separated from their owners.

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