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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.

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...

Petplan February prize draw winner: Catcuddles

Petplan February prize draw winner: Catcuddles
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Petplan’s monthly £500 prize draw continues to help UK animal rehoming charities keep up their great work.

February saw Catcuddles – a London-based cat sanctuary that helps pair unwanted cats with loving homes – bag the prize. We caught up with founder, Evina Koroni, to find out more about the important work they do and how the money has been used...

The mystery of chocolate unwrapped

The mystery of chocolate unwrapped
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Following the post-Christmas lull, chocolate is big on the scene again with Easter just round the corner. But before you decide to treat your cat, dog or rabbit with a taste of your chocolate egg, remember that it's toxic for them. But why is the treat, which we consume more at Easter than any other time of year, so bad for our pets?

The active ingredient in chocolate is the cause of the problem. Theobromine is a stimulant similar to caffeine and is very difficult for cats, dogs and rabbits to break down.

National Pet Month

National Pet Month
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What better way to share the joy of pet ownership than by taking part in National Pet Month, this year marking its 25th anniversary. Running from 1 April - 5 May, the charity has chosen the apt theme of 'Celebrating Our Pets' for 2014.

National Pet Month promotes responsible pet ownership and aims to raise money for pet charities across the UK.

Common illnesses in cats

Common illnesses in cats
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Here at Petplan, keeping pets healthy and happy is our number one priority. Many pet owners assume that injuries are the biggest risk their pet faces, but 90% of the claims Petplan receives are for illness rather than injury.

We pride ourselves on our pet health knowledge and sharing this expertise with you.

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