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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.

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.

The growing trend of dogs in the workplace

The growing trend of dogs in the workplace
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Recent research has shown that taking your dog to work can have positive benefits on the workplace. Kath Stathers looks into this growing trend of canine companions at work.

It's tough being separated from your dog for the whole working day.

Cat health: a guide to kidney disease

Cat health: a guide to kidney disease
Posted on by Petplan
Despite their reputation for having nine lives, cats are susceptible to many ailments and illnesses just like other pets.

With this in mind, we've filmed a series of short videos (available on our website and YouTube Channel) about pets' health with Petplan's Vet of the Year 2008, Brian Faulkner.

How to prepare your home for a new pet

How to prepare your home for a new pet
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The first few days in its new home can be daunting for a pet - it takes time and some forward thinking to prepare your home to welcome them.

Here’s some advice on putting the new family member at ease.

Could you win our Guess the Breeds game?

Could you win our Guess the Breeds game?
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Against a ticking clock, how many cat, dog or rabbit breeds can you recognise? Play Petplan's Guess the Breeds game to test your skills.

If you're accurate – and the quickest – you could win £500 of Pets at Home vouchers.

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