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Petplan’s key points for responsible pet ownership

Petplan’s key points for responsible pet ownership
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Getting a pet can bring a lot of happiness to both you and your new cat, dog or any other furry friend you welcome into your home.

However, it’s also a serious commitment with many important duties to consider that may not be immediately apparent – responsible pet ownership consists of more than simply feeding and playing with your pet.

Here are some things to bear in mind before and after you get a new pet…

Petplan reveals the truth behind common dog myths

Petplan reveals the truth behind common dog myths
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Whether it's an old wives tale or something you’ve found recently online, there is no shortage of conflicting and misleading information available about dogs.

While it’s all meant to be helpful, some of it can cause undue distress to owners and pets, which is why getting the facts straight is so crucial.

Thankfully, Petplan is here to help! We’ve found some of the more common myths surrounding dogs and revealed the truth behind these claims…

How Your Pet Can Help With Your New YearNew Year’s resolutions: how your pet can help you keep yours!rsquo;s Resolutions

How Your Pet Can Help With Your New YearNew Year’s resolutions: how your pet can help you keep yours!rsquo;s Resolutions
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New Year’s resolutions – a lot of people make them, but not many people are able to keep them.

However, if you’re able to get your pet involved with your goals for 2015, then we think there’s a good chance you’ll be able to stick to your plans.

Here are some of the most common New Year’s resolutions people make and how your pet can help you achieve them…

Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Pet | Pet Tips The best presents, advice and things to do with your pet at Christmas Advice

Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Pet | Pet Tips The best presents, advice and things to do with your pet at Christmas Advice
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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…

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