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A happy holiday for you and your pet

A happy holiday for you and your pet
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Are you taking your dog or cat away with you this year? If so, you'll be among the 23% of pet-owners that can't imagine leaving their animal at home.

Here are some ideas for making your break as stress-free as possible, whether you're taking your pet with you or not.

Rabbit health: a guide to fly strike

Rabbit health: a guide to fly strike
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With any luck we will enjoy some sunshine this summer. But while we might love those warm lazy days, they do bring problems: flies. Kath Stathers looks at the danger of fly strike in rabbits.

Fly strike – or myiasis to give it its scientific name – is a problem that can afflict rabbits in hot weather and even be fatal.

Is your dog susceptible to grass seed injury?

Is your dog susceptible to grass seed injury?
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Summer may mean more outdoor play for you and your dog, but it is also a time to be aware of environmental risks. Find out more about grass seed in our need-to-know guide.

Grass seeds are something dogs frequently get lodged in their ear canals or between the toes. Long-eared breeds like Cocker and Springer Spaniels are most susceptible.

Debate: should cats be allowed out at night?

Debate: should cats be allowed out at night?
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Not so long ago, most cats were let out each evening to roam as they pleased while their owners slept peacefully. Nowadays it's becoming less common. With around one in four cats killed on the road, should all our feline friends be locked in at night? Sophie Mackenzie examines the issue for Petplan.

If you are a cat owner, you will be familiar with the feeling of being jerked from sleep in the small hours by needle-sharp claws kneading your body.

Breed profile: the Irish Wolfhound

Breed profile: the Irish Wolfhound
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From the wide range of dog, cat and rabbits we insure, we pick a Petplan ‘Breed of the Week’ to star on our Facebook page. This week, it's the turn of the Irish Wolfhound. Here's all you need to know about this giant of the dog world...

Standing at around a yard (about 91cm), the Irish Wolfhound is the tallest of all dog breeds and roughly the height of a small pony.

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