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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.

Breed profile: the Irish Wolfhound

Breed profile: the Irish Wolfhound
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From the wide range of dog, cat and rabbits we insure, we pick a Petplan ‘Breed of the Week’ to star on our Facebook page. This week, it's the turn of the Irish Wolfhound. Here's all you need to know about this giant of the dog world...

Standing at around a yard (about 91cm), the Irish Wolfhound is the tallest of all dog breeds and roughly the height of a small pony.

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!

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