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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.

World Records Set by Cats

World Records Set by Cats
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This article contains: Dog Cat
Cats really are incredible creatures - although we often think of them as a common pet, their skills and natural abilities go far beyond what we might think. Sure, it’s astounding to see them land on all fours, or leap up a six-foot fence in a single bound, but did you know that cats roughly spend just three years of their life awake? Or, rather conversely, that on average cats can run 3mph faster than Usain Bolt? No? Well, that’s why Petplan has decided to investigate world records set by cats. Take a look at this list and prepare to be amazed.

Dog health - A guide to epilepsy

Dog health - A guide to epilepsy
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This article contains: Dog
Epilepsy is a chronic condition that causes repeated seizures, and is the most common neurological disorder in dogs. Unfortunately, there is no cure for epilepsy, but with the treatment options and medication available, dogs can live normal, happy lives. Petplan investigates epilepsy in dogs, and how owners can care for their canine friends...

Do dogs enjoy listening to music?

Do dogs enjoy listening to music?
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This article contains: Dog
Hound Dog, Diamond Dogs, Snoop Dogg, who let the dogs out? It seems that dogs are everywhere in our pop culture consciousness and music is no different. But what about the dogs themselves? Do they have a sense of sound as keen as their sense of smell? Do dogs enjoy listening to music?

Stray vs. Feral Cats: How to Spot the Difference

Stray vs. Feral Cats: How to Spot the Difference
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This article contains: Cat
If you have ever uncovered an unknown kitty stalking the streets or gracing your garden, how would you react to it? On first impressions, it is an important step to figure out if this lone feline is a stray or a feral; though they all hail from domestic cats, there are key differences in their feelings towards humans and the approaches to aid them. In this article, Petplan take a look at the important difference between stray and feral felines, including physical and behavioural characteristics, which can help you to potentially decipher if a cat is in need of rescue.

Recognising the work of exceptional vets

Recognising the work of exceptional vets
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This article contains: Dog Cat Rabbit
Our pets are many things to us, our best friends, our companions, and members of our family. But what happens when they need some help themselves? Pets often need to see a vet at least once in their lifetime, whether it’s for routine mandatory check-up, short-term illness or an unfortunate accident. Here at Petplan we want to take a moment to recognise and celebrate the exceptional work of vets, and show our gratitude to those that work tirelessly to maintain our pet’s health.
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