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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?
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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.

Rabbit health: a guide to anorexia

Rabbit health: a guide to anorexia
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If you notice that your rabbit isn't eating (referred to as anorexia) this can be indicative of underlying health issues, most commonly dental problems.

Rabbits' teeth grow all the time and grind and wear down naturally.

The importance of microchipping your pet

The importance of microchipping your pet
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Nobody wants their pet to go missing, but if the worst happens it is commonly agreed that microchipping is not only the mark of a responsible owner, but provides the best chance of owners and pets being reunited. Writer Sue Corfield discovers two cases where thanks to microchipping, missing pets have been found.

Last year Poppy, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, was found by a dog warden service approximately 30 miles from her original home after being missing for eight years.

Debate: How should we tackle the problem of dog fouling?

Debate: How should we tackle the problem of dog fouling?
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Although most owners are responsible and clean up after their dogs, a small minority are still failing to do so. So what's the best way of dealing with foulers? Sophie Mackenzie looks at various tactics that have been used, from shocking and shaming owners, to rewarding those who clean up.

It was on a normal early morning walk when my eye was caught by what I first thought was graffiti on the road in front of me.

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