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Welcome to Petplan’s blog, a space where you can read up on the latest pet-news, find out interesting facts and tips about keeping your pets happy and healthy, and share your views on hot topics.

Celebrity Big Brother's Judi James on pet behaviour

Celebrity Big Brother's Judi James on pet behaviour
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This article contains: dog pet relationships
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…

Petplan July prize draw winner: Battersea Old Windsor

Petplan July prize draw winner: Battersea Old Windsor
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Battersea Old Windsor has been helping rehome cats and dogs for more than 30 years but, despite their huge success, they can always do with some extra help.

That’s why they’re an official charity partner of Petplan and why this great charity is the deserving recipient of our £500 charity cheque for July.

We caught up with Communications Officer, Melissa Clarke, to find out more about the work they do and what the money has been used for…

How to adopt a rescue dog

How to adopt a rescue dog
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Adopting a rescue dog can be life-changing experience for you and your new pet.

However, many rescued animals will have experienced a tough start to their life and need people who will give them all the love and attention they missed out on.

Because of that, any person considering rehoming one of these dogs should think long and hard before making such a big commitment. Here are some of the questions you will need to ask to get the full picture…

Hounds for Heroes update: Assistance dog bunker enters advanced training

Hounds for Heroes update: Assistance dog bunker enters advanced training
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At Petplan we are extremely proud of our work with Hounds for Heroes – and we love catching up with them to hear all about the great work they do by providing specially trained assistance dogs to disabled men and women of the UK armed forces and emergency services.

For the past year we’ve been following the progress of Bunker – one of their trainee assistance dogs – as he gets ready to become fully qualified and make a big difference to someone’s life.

However, things haven’t been going quite to plan over the past couple of months, as Hounds for Heroes founder, Allen Parton, explains…

Petplan Debate: Should you take pets on summer holidays?

Petplan Debate: Should you take pets on summer holidays?
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The school summer holidays are in full swing and, while many of you will have booked your holiday months ago, there will still be some looking around for last minute deals.

However, choosing whether to go half board or all-inclusive is just one summer problem for pet owners – deciding if your pet should go with you can often cause headaches.

Do you think your pets deserve a holiday too or do you think it’s best to leave them at home? We’ve taken a look at both sides of the debate – but what do you think?

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