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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.

Dog health: a guide to epilepsy

Dog health: a guide to epilepsy
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This article contains: dog pet puppy vets pets health dogs canine epilepsy
We have filmed a series of short videos with vet Brian Faulkner to help you spot the signs of common illnesses in your pet. In this video Brian discusses epilepsy in dogs.

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes fitting or seizures.

Does your pet like to pinch?

Does your pet like to pinch?
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Here at Petplan we adore our animals, but some of them steal more than just our hearts. Sophie Mackenzie reveals the reasons behind our furry friends' thieving tendencies.

Just about anyone who's had a puppy will know the horror of hunting for a favourite pair of shoes, only to find one of them chewed beyond recognition in the dog's basket.

New tricks

New tricks
Posted on by Petplan
Our feline friends can master tricks just like dogs. In fact teaching your cat some clever tricks can improve their mental agility and wellbeing, as well as strengthening the bond between you.

Pets can learn to perform all manner of tricks, from heeding a potentially life-saving 'wait' command to more unusual activities such as skateboarding.

Nominate in the 2014 Petplan Veterinary Awards!

Nominate in the 2014 Petplan Veterinary Awards!
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Every year we embark on a nationwide expedition to find the UK's top veterinary professionals in the prestigious Veterinary Awards.

Often referred to as the 'Oscars' of the veterinary world, the awards set out to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication of staff and practices throughout the nation.

The best pet song: what gets your vote?

The best pet song: what gets your vote?
Posted on by Petplan
This article contains: cat dog pet pets cats dogs feline pet song music
It goes without saying that we love our pets, and by association are delighted by anything featuring our furry friends.

From the big screen, like the tear-jerking Marley and Me or the heart-warming Homeward Bound, and page-turners such as My Family and Other Animals and Watership Down, to the world of music, our four-legged companions are often in the limelight.

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