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The next Petplan TV ad could feature your pet!

The next Petplan TV ad could feature your pet!
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Have you seen Petplan’s latest TV ad? It features a host of adorable furry friends, from Boxers to Burmese.

The ad was great fun to film and you can watch it right now at petplan.co.uk.

Top 10 best free pet apps

Top 10 best free pet apps
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Do you own a smartphone or tablet? Then check out these great free pet apps…

Animal Translator, Human-to-Cat Translator, Dog Translator:Cat playing hard to get? Dog staring at you with beseeching eyes, but can’t tell you what’s wrong? If you’ve ever wished you could talk (or listen) to your pet, then wish no more – there’s an app for that. In fact, there are several!

Debate: Would you ever own an exotic pet?

Debate: Would you ever own an exotic pet?
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From lizards to llamas, there are thousands of unusual pets sharing the homes of Britain’s animal-lovers. But how exotic is too exotic?

If an allergy or lack of outdoor space precludes you from owning a dog, cat or rabbit, or you simply long for something a bit different, then have you considered chatting to a cockatiel or interacting with an iguana?

Caring for dogs in their later years

Caring for dogs in their later years
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We all love our pooches, but what happens to them when their owners are no longer able to look after them? Michele Simmons meets the Oldies Club, a registered charity with 40 dogs in its care.

It all started back in 2005 with a 13-year-old Collie called Ted. He was blind in one eye and was found wandering the streets of Warrington, looking very thin and terrified of the cars.

Does your pet have the winter blues?

Does your pet have the winter blues?
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If you’re finding it hard to cope with the cold, grey winter days, then spare a thought for your pet, who might be suffering too. Julian Hall investigates.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is the medical name for what many people call ‘winter blues’. If you have SAD, you may find that your sleep pattern, energy levels and mood change during the winter months.

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