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What makes a dog ‘dangerous’?

What makes a dog ‘dangerous’?
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Most people will have heard the term ‘dangerous dog’ in relation to a horrible incident involving a dog causing harm to a person – but how many of us actually know what it means?Petplan takes a look at what the current laws in the UK are around dangerous dogs, why some dogs may become aggressive and what owners can do to keep their own dogs calm...

Why you should rehome a rabbit

Why you should rehome a rabbit
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Animal welfare charities such as Blue Cross take in hundreds of abandoned rabbits each year, helping them find a loving new home. Rescue centres are a great place to find a new pet bunny. Not only will you be giving an animal the chance of a happy future, but there are other benefits too.Petplan looks into the process of adopting a new bunny and what the benefits are…

How much hair should my dog be shedding?

How much hair should my dog be shedding?
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The shedding of hair is a natural process for many animals, and dogs are no exception.

But, does there come a point where we should be worried about our dog shedding too much hair? Can it ever signal something different to the natural shedding process?

Petplan takes a look at what you need to know about your dog’s hair loss …

How to keep your dog happy whilst you're on holiday

How to keep your dog happy whilst you're on holiday
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The summer holidays are fast approaching and, while many of us may have already booked our holiday, there will still be some of us searching for last minute deals.

However, for the dog owners amongst us, deciding whether we want a fortnight relaxing on a beach or a weekend city break is only one of the things we need to think about.

Petplan takes a look at how you and your dog can have a safe and enjoyable holiday whatever your summer holiday plans...

Should I take my cat on holiday?

Should I take my cat on holiday?
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Taking your cat with you on holiday may seem like a great idea – but would likely cause a lot of unnecessary distress for your furry friend.

Cats are very territorial and therefore feel most secure in familiar surroundings. Put simply, they’re homebodies.

Petplan takes a look into how your cat can be cared for, so that both of you can relax and enjoy your breaks!

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