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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…

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…

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