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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.

Petplan April prize draw winner: Wild Acre Rescue

Petplan April prize draw winner: Wild Acre Rescue
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Petplan’s monthly £500 prize draw continues to help dozens of charities continue their great work – and this month’s winners, Wild Acre Rescue, are a brilliant example.

Based in Cradley Heath in the West Midlands, Wild Acre Rescue takes ill-treated, abandoned and homeless animals into care with the aim of moving them into ‘forever homes’.

We spoke to one of the founders of the charity, Angela Gelenscer, to find out more about their work…

Hounds for Heroes assistance dogs takeover Petplan!

Hounds for Heroes assistance dogs takeover Petplan!
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Hounds for Heroes does amazing work providing specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of both the UK Armed Forces and the Emergency Services.

But don't just take our word for it - see what EJ, a Hounds for Heroes assistance dog, has to say...

What's the most common name for a cat insured by Petplan?

What's the most common name for a cat insured by Petplan?
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Petplan insure thousands of animals in all shapes and sizes – from diminutive dogs to huge horses and everything in between.

To find out more about our community, watch this brilliant new video where you can discover what the most common name for a cat owner is, what the oldest animal we insure is, and loads of other interesting facts...

The facts about feline asthma and how to treat your cat

The facts about feline asthma and how to treat your cat
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It’s estimated that around 85,000 cats in the UK suffer from asthma but, despite the large number of feline sufferers, it can often go undiagnosed for many years.

Petplan vet Brian Faulkner explains exactly what feline asthma is and how to ensure your cat gets the best treatment, while Petplan customer, June Leckie, tells us the story of her asthma-suffering cat, Stan...

Pets in the news: giant rabbits and puppy love

Pets in the news: giant rabbits and puppy love
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Pet news sometimes looks like it starts and ends with the fluffy stories about surfing spaniels or commuting cats that appear at the end of the Six O’Clock news bulletin.

However, pets are big news, and April has been another interesting month for them and their owners. Here is our round up of the pet stories that have caught our eye at Petplan over the past few weeks...

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