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Are our pets’ personalities programmed at birth?

Are our pets’ personalities programmed at birth?
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Rachael Garside investigates whether nature or nurture has the greater influence on our companions’ behaviour.

Mike Mullan is used to seeing people cross the street to avoid him when he’s out walking his dogs. He’s the proud owner of two impressive Rottweilers, Lazer and Ross, but admits that he gets frustrated when people assume his pets are aggressive and unpredictable.

Where did the Easter Bunny come from?

Where did the Easter Bunny come from?
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As you look forward to a long weekend, spare a thought for the Easter Bunny. The poor soul will be flat-out by Easter Monday, having dispatched multi-coloured eggs far and wide, ready for the frenzy of chocolate consumption that is Easter. But where did the mysterious figure come from? Here, Sophie Mackenzie looks into the famous rabbit's origins.

We’ve all heard the expression ‘breeding like rabbits’, and it’s thanks to their fecundity that the creatures have come to symbolise new life.

Petplan Vet Brian Faulkner answers your questions about pet health

Petplan Vet Brian Faulkner answers your questions about pet health
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Brian Faulkner is a previous winner of the Petplan Vet of the Year award and has been practising for 18 years. You can ask him anything you like about your pet's health during our next live clinic on Facebook.

Debate: Are the laws on dog ownership fair?

Debate: Are the laws on dog ownership fair?
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With the recent announcement of changes to dog-ownership laws, plus a host of local bylaws to stick to, these are confusing times for dog-lovers. We want to know what you think. Are the Government and Local Authorities fair to dog owners, or are they too strict?

The rules and regulations that make up the laws on dog ownership have been put in place with the best intentions. They are intended to protect dogs, owners and the general public. But it can be hard to keep track of additions and changes, and sometimes it might feel like unreasonable restrictions are being placed on your enjoyment of dogs.

What's your favourite pet film?

What's your favourite pet film?
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The last tear has been shed, the last frock fêted, the last speech cut short… Oscars season is over. But we still can’t get enough of the movies, especially when they feature cuddly, comical or courageous pets.

Here are our favourites, presented in order of release date.

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