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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.

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.

Hounds for Heroes: Bunker update

Hounds for Heroes: Bunker update
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With the help of ‘puppy parents’, the Hounds for Heroes charity trains dogs to assist former armed forces members and emergency service workers injured in the line of duty. Here, Grace Brandon tells us how her cadet pup, Bunker, has been getting on since we last heard from the pair in September.

'Bunker is now nine months old and has grown into a slim, handsome dog.

Dates for your diary in 2013

Dates for your diary in 2013
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Are you interested in raising money for your favourite charity? Perhaps you’re keen to show off your prize pooch, or want to learn more about training your animal. Whatever interests you, here’s our pick of the best UK pet events taking place over the next few months.

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.

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