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Dog eye health: how to look after your dog’s eyes

Dog eye health: how to look after your dog’s eyes
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Looking after your dog’s eyes is a vital part of being a responsible pet owner. Just like with people, there are lots of things that can lead to issues with your dog’s eyes - from getting dirt or dust in them, to more serious problems.Petplan looks at ways to care for your dog’s eyes, issues to look out for and common conditions in your furry companion…

Stories from the surgery: why dog owners need to be aware of snake bites

Stories from the surgery: why dog owners need to be aware of snake bites
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Petplan vet Brian Faulkner has once again taken time out of his busy schedule to tell us about some of the strange, funny and sometimes difficult cases he encounters in his surgery. This month, he tells us about a case of a dog receiving a snake bite.A few weeks ago Archie, an eight-month cocker spaniel, was brought into my surgery after a walk along the banks of the local river. His owners informed me Archie had shot out of the undergrowth and run back to them in distress and limping slightly.

Petplan insurance: is vaccination, microchipping and neutering covered?

Petplan insurance: is vaccination, microchipping and neutering covered?
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Along with pet insurance; vaccinations, microchipping and neutering are all important parts of responsible pet ownership.Many pet owners still have questions around the benefits of vaccination, microchipping and neutering, and whether or not their policy covers these procedures.Petplan takes a look at these measures in more detail.

The difference between domestic and wild rabbits

The difference between domestic and wild rabbits
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Domestic rabbit's come in a variety of breeds, shapes and sizes and each bunny has their own unique personality. Unlike their wild ancestors, domestic rabbits rely on us to care of them. But are domestic rabbits that different from their wild cousins?Petplan takes a look at the difference between wild rabbits and our fluffy family members…

What to know if you’re buying a small dog

What to know if you’re buying a small dog
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There are lots of things to consider if you are buying a new dog. Tiny canines are great companions, and their small size makes them perfect for smaller homes and gardens. Small dogs are known for being passionate, inquisitive and quick on their feet.Petplan looks at the all the little things you need to consider if you’re thinking of getting a small dog.
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