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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's your favourite pet film?

What's your favourite pet film?
Posted on by Petplan
The last tear has been shed, the last frock fêted, the last speech cut short… Oscars season is over. But we still can’t get enough of the movies, especially when they feature cuddly, comical or courageous pets.

Here are our favourites, presented in order of release date.

The next Petplan TV ad could feature your pet!

The next Petplan TV ad could feature your pet!
Posted on by Petplan
Have you seen Petplan’s latest TV ad? It features a host of adorable furry friends, from Boxers to Burmese.

The ad was great fun to film and you can watch it right now at petplan.co.uk.

Top 10 best free pet apps

Top 10 best free pet apps
Posted on by Petplan
Do you own a smartphone or tablet? Then check out these great free pet apps…

Animal Translator, Human-to-Cat Translator, Dog Translator:Cat playing hard to get? Dog staring at you with beseeching eyes, but can’t tell you what’s wrong? If you’ve ever wished you could talk (or listen) to your pet, then wish no more – there’s an app for that. In fact, there are several!

Debate: Would you ever own an exotic pet?

Debate: Would you ever own an exotic pet?
Posted on by Petplan
From lizards to llamas, there are thousands of unusual pets sharing the homes of Britain’s animal-lovers. But how exotic is too exotic?

If an allergy or lack of outdoor space precludes you from owning a dog, cat or rabbit, or you simply long for something a bit different, then have you considered chatting to a cockatiel or interacting with an iguana?

Caring for dogs in their later years

Caring for dogs in their later years
Posted on by Petplan
We all love our pooches, but what happens to them when their owners are no longer able to look after them? Michele Simmons meets the Oldies Club, a registered charity with 40 dogs in its care.

It all started back in 2005 with a 13-year-old Collie called Ted. He was blind in one eye and was found wandering the streets of Warrington, looking very thin and terrified of the cars.

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