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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.

Rabbit Health A Guide to Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Rabbit Health A Guide to Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Posted on by Petplan
This article contains: Rabbit Health Diet
Keeping an eye on your bunny's weight will make sure he doesn't pile on the pounds or become too thin – both can be a sign of health problems as well as dietary issues. Petplan takes a look into maintaining a healthy weight for your rabbit, and how to tell if your bunny is overweight or underweight.

The facts behind a cat's nine lives

The facts behind a cat's nine lives
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This article contains: Cat Health
A common myth that we’ve all heard is that cats have nine lives. But where does this fiction of feline immortality actually come from? And why is it the number nine? Petplan unravels the myth of a cat’s nine lives, exploring how the phrase came about and giving you the real facts behind it!

Five things you should never feed your dog

Five things you should never feed your dog
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This article contains: Dog Diet
It's hard to resist those big brown eyes staring up at you, but can a little reward from the table really be that bad for your dog? Well, that depends on what it is and what's in it. Some foods are just incredibly bad for our furry friends and can lead to all sorts of health problems. Being a good parent for your fur baby is knowing when to say, 'No'.

How to keep your pets warm in winter

How to keep your pets warm in winter
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This article contains: Dog Cat Rabbit
During winter, temperature drops, weather worsens and keeping warm becomes top of our agenda. Hot chocolate, blankets, getting warm by the fire – you name it, we’ll do anything to keep toasty during the chilly months! However, how do you keep your pets warm in the winter? Despite their fur coats which act as a layer of warmth and protection, all pets can suffer from the cold. From hypothermia to frostbite, your pets are at risk during the winter. Petplan looks at ways to keep your dogs, cats and rabbits warm in the cold weather and why it’s so important…

New Years resolutions for pets

New Years resolutions for pets
Posted on by Petplan
New Year’s resolutions are as much a part of the festive season as Christmas trees and decorations. However, for many of us ... Launched in 2013 to celebrate the exceptional work of animal charities and non-profit organisations across the UK, the awards offer recognition for dedication, perseverance and commitment of teams, employees and volunteers. Animal welfare is at the heart of Petplan, and since our beginnings 41 years ago, we have worked closely with animal rehoming centres and charities nationwide. We have witnessed the remarkable effort which goes into improving animal wellbeing and the Animal Charity Awards gives an opportunity to celebrate those behind the scenes.
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