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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.

Heart-warming dogs and walkies with drones

Heart-warming dogs and walkies with drones
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Whether it’s hero cats or surfing spaniels, pets will always fill newspaper columns and television airtime.

May has been no different, with dozens of great stories from around the world showing just how much we continue to be obsessed with animals and their behaviour.

Here are a few of our favourite silly stories and cockle-warming tales…

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...

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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