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How to reduce the risk of diabetes

How to reduce the risk of diabetes
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One in every 500 dogs and cats develops diabetes, leading to costly daily insulin injections and lifelong monitoring. Yet in many cases, diabetes may be preventable, simply by establishing good feeding habits.

Diabetes results in excessive levels of glucose (sugar) in the bloodstream and is more common in middle-aged, neutered pets

The History of Pets, part 3: Rabbits

The History of Pets, part 3: Rabbits
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In the last of a three-part series, writer and pet-lover Julian Hall looks at the history of rabbits...

Used as a source of food for many centuries, rabbits took a lot longer than cats and dogs to become a popular choice of domestic pets. However, they have more than made up for this awkward start and have bounded into our affections in a very real way.

Do our pets understand us?

Do our pets understand us?
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“Just look at him – he understands every word we’re saying!” It’s a boast we often hear from doting dog owners, but how much do our canine companions and their feline friends really comprehend?

Scientists have been studying pets’ language learning ability for decades, with some remarkable discoveries.

Catch up with Hounds for Heroes puppy, Bunker

Catch up with Hounds for Heroes puppy, Bunker
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‘Puppy parent’ Grace Brandon shares the latest achievements of her trainee assistance dog, Bunker. The two have been paired up by Hounds for Heroes, a charity that trains dogs to assist former emergency service and armed forces employees who’ve been injured in the line of duty. Petplan continues to follow their story.

Bunker is now 13 months old and is growing into a very handsome boy!

The History of Pets, part 2: Dogs

The History of Pets, part 2: Dogs
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Ever wondered how dogs moved out of the cold and into our homes and hearts? Writer and pet-lover Julian Hall examines the evidence in this second instalment of Petplan's series on the history of pets.

For tens of thousands of years, dogs and people have lived side-by-side. But according to some scientists it's our canine friends that domesticated us rather than the other way around.

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