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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.

Your pets are Petplan's new TV stars!

Your pets are Petplan's new TV stars!
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A new TV advert starring dogs, cats and rabbits selected via a competition we ran on our Facebook page airs for the first time tonight.

After we broadcast our previous Petplan TV advert at the beginning of this year, we were inundated with hundreds of requests from people who wanted to see their own pet on the telly.

Does my dog need to wear a collar?

Does my dog need to wear a collar?
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Absolutely. It is a legal requirement for dogs to wear a collar in public. To avoid a hefty fine, owners must also ensure that the dog displays their name and address.

By law, when a dog is in a public place, it must wear a collar. This – or a tag attached to the collar – must also bear its owner's name and address.

Great days out for pet lovers this summer

Great days out for pet lovers this summer
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While our summer has been far from inspiring this year, what is getting the Petplan team excited is the number of fabulous events to look forward to.

Pet lovers have a slew of great shows and days out to attend over the coming months. Check out these dates for your diary - some of which let your pets come too!

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.

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