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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.

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?

Petplan June prize draw winner: North of England Siamese Cat Rescue

Petplan June prize draw winner: North of England Siamese Cat Rescue
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The North of England Siamese Cat Rescue is the latest charity to benefit from Petplan’s monthly £500 prize draw.

The charity is a labour of love for founder Pauline Crenshaw who started the rescue more than 20 years ago and continues to do brilliant work in rescuing and rehoming Siamese and Oriental cats.

We spoke to Pauline about what her work entails and her plans for the future…

A list of the greatest fictional dogs of all time

A list of the greatest fictional dogs of all time
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Whether it’s serious literature or a kids cartoon, dogs have provided inspiration for countless novels, films and television programmes.

While we may not have had time to go through every film or book that stars a dog, we’ve come up with a list of our favourite fictional dogs.

We’re sure you’ll have your own opinion about what we’ve missed so, once you’ve had a read through, feel free to tell us which dog should take the tenth place in our list…

Pets in the news: Dolly Parton the dog and George Osborne’s Hamster

Pets in the news: Dolly Parton the dog and George Osborne’s Hamster
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There’s not exactly been a shortage of news over the past few weeks but, no matter what’s going on in the world, there always seems to be column inches spare to write about cats, dogs and other pets.

So, to ensure you don’t miss anything, we’ve sifted through reams of newspapers and webpages to bring you our favourite pet stories from the past couple of weeks – and here they are…

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