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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.

What to do about pet toileting problems

What to do about pet toileting problems
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You never know when your pet might become a toilet rebel. But what’s behind it, and what can you do? Deirdre Vine investigates.

‘Inappropriate elimination’ – two sinister words that strike fear into every pet owner – can happen out of the blue, even with the most domesticated, well-trained animals. It’s certainly not uncommon, but it’s vital at the onset to rule out any underlying medical reason for the toileting dysfunction.

Happy new year from Petplan!

Happy new year from Petplan!
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Everybody at Petplan would like to wish you and your pet a very happy 2013. Rest assured that we'll be here throughout the year to offer help and support when you need it.

And remember, we're not just here to help cover the cost of vets' fees when your companion is unwell. We can also offer support at other stressful times – including if your pet goes missing.

10 great animal shows on TV this Christmas

10 great animal shows on TV this Christmas
Posted on by Petplan
Animal-lovers can look forward to many great programmes on the box this festive season. Here are 10 of the best.

Rolf’s Animal Christmas, Christmas Eve, 6pm, Channel 5. This Yuletide special from everyone’s favourite cartoonist-turned-pet-lover features a host of heart-warming and memorable stories from the popular series Rolf’s Animal Clinic.

Brushing your pet's teeth – what to remember

Brushing your pet's teeth – what to remember
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Good dental health contributes to the long-term wellbeing of your dog, cat or rabbit. Vet Alison Logan explains what to bear in mind when brushing your pet's teeth.

Since it’s not natural for a cat or dog to have their teeth brushed, it’s wise to introduce dental care from an early age and make it part of your pet’s daily routine.

Staffies really are softer than you think

Staffies really are softer than you think
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In recent years, hundreds of unwanted Staffordshire Bull Terriers have flooded animal rescue centres because of the breed’s unfairly tarnished reputation. But now action is being taken to put this right.

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has experienced a staggering 326% increase in abandoned Staffies in 15 years (that's from 580 dogs to 2,470) and other rescue centres have similar stories to tell.

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