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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.

How to keep your pet in prime condition

How to keep your pet in prime condition
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In Britain, around two-thirds of us are classified as either overweight or obese and now, it seems, half of our pets are overweight too. We weigh up the best ways to keep your cat trim and healthy.

Animal Charity Awards 2014

Animal Charity Awards 2014
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Now in their second year, the Petplan and ADCH Animal Charity Awards are back!

Created together by Petplan and the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) to celebrate the outstanding work of animal charities and not-for-profit organisations across the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands, the awards recognise the hard work, dedication and commitment of charity teams, employees and volunteers.

Body scoring: how to check your pet's weight

Body scoring: how to check your pet's weight
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Body condition scoring is a useful method to determine whether your dog, cat or rabbit is at a healthy weight. This can be especially useful at this time of year; the indulgences of the festive season can affect our pets just like us. But being underweight is unhealthy too. Here, vet Brian Faulkner takes us through the 3 simple steps of body scoring your four-legged friend.

There isn't a single ideal weight for pets. Greyhounds are slimmer than St Bernards, while Siamese cats tend to be thinner than large breeds like the Bengal.

Why does my pet have whiskers?

Why does my pet have whiskers?
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Pets are intriguing, which is part of the joy of ownership. Questions about why they do certain things or why they have certain features are abundant. Take whiskers for example; why do our pets have them? Here we investigate the science behind something seemingly so normal.

As ships and aeroplanes have radars, pets have their own navigational tools - whiskers.

Customer story: Chewie strikes back

Customer story: Chewie strikes back
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The Parmee family were devastated when their beloved cat Chewie was diagnosed with lymphoma. But thanks to his vet and lots of love, he's now well again.

Mum-of-three Elizabeth Parmee welcomed Chewie into her family six years ago, and he has been a cherished member ever since.

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