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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.

The latest news from Bunker

The latest news from Bunker
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Since we last heard from Hounds for Heroes 'puppy parent', Grace Brandon, trainee assistance dog Bunker has started his advanced training. Here, Grace gives us an update on Bunker's good work, and his growing popularity.

'Since Bunker started his advanced training, he has been the centre of attention - mainly due to his affectionate nature and tendency to 'fall over' for a belly rub while being stroked!

Bringing home baby

Bringing home baby
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How do you help your pets adjust to a brand-new member of the family? Hazel Davis, dog-lover and mum of two, shares some advice from her own experiences about how to live together safely and happily.

When I became pregnant with my first child, people gently suggested that our dogs might object to an unannounced arrival - neither is especially known for calmness.

Dyeing Dog - A Harmless Fun or Threat? | Dog Grooming

Dyeing Dog - A Harmless Fun or Threat? | Dog Grooming
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When actress Emily Watson stepped out with a bright pink Bichon Frise last year, it evoked strong reactions. Some were smitten, others horrified. 'Creative grooming' of dogs is shaping up to be the latest trend to land on our shores, but is it a degrading practice or simply harmless fun?

We hosted both sides of the debate in our latest edition of PetPeople magazine.

Scary season: what spooks your pet?

Scary season: what spooks your pet?
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Whether it's things that go bump in the night or things that go bang in the sky, autumn can be a stressful time for pets and their owners. Julian Hall identifies some common causes of fright for our furry friends at this time of year, and how to avoid them.

The autumnal season is that little bit more hectic now with the growing popularity of Halloween and the various activities, from 'Trick or Treating' to the early onset of fireworks, which make up what is now effectively 'Bonfire Fortnight'.

Dog health: a guide to epilepsy

Dog health: a guide to epilepsy
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We have filmed a series of short videos with vet Brian Faulkner to help you spot the signs of common illnesses in your pet. In this video Brian discusses epilepsy in dogs.

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes fitting or seizures.

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