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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 tip-top shape

How to keep your pet in tip-top shape
Posted on by Petplan
This article contains: Cat Dog Health
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 dog trim and healthy.

How to keep your pet in prime condition

How to keep your pet in prime condition
Posted on by Petplan
This article contains: Cat Dog Diet
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.

Are you feeling controlled by your cat?

Are you feeling controlled by your cat?
Posted on by Petplan
This article contains: Cat Behaviour
You’re not alone. Our experts explain how (and why) wily felines can get you to do whatever they want.

Animal Charity Awards 2014

Animal Charity Awards 2014
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This article contains: petplan animal charity rehome charity awards
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
Posted on by Petplan
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.

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