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Do cats with wild roots make good pets? Bengals, Toygers and more

Do cats with wild roots make good pets? Bengals, Toygers and more
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This article contains: cat pets petplan advice
Unless you happen to own a zoo or safari park, then having your own wild cat will have to remain a daydream.

However, an increasing number of people are buying cats that are descended from cross-breeding domestic cats with wild cat breeds.

Petplan takes a look into the five most popular domestic cat breeds with wild roots, and reveal all about their suitability as pets…

Can you let house rabbits out in the garden?

Can you let house rabbits out in the garden?
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As the days get longer and the nights get lighter, it’s tempting to let your house rabbit into your garden to enjoy some sunshine and outdoor fun.

But is this change of scenery a good idea for your pet?

Petplan takes a looks at whether you should let your house rabbit into your garden during the warmer months...

Dog body language: what does a wagging tail mean?

Dog body language: what does a wagging tail mean?
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This article contains: dog behaviour dog training

As dog owners, many of us like to think we have a deep understanding of our pet and their emotions.

However, dogs, like us, have a large emotional range that can sometimes be tough to decipher.

To help you understand your pet a little better, Petplan takes a look at the body language of dogs and what various external signals can mean, starting with one of the most commonly misunderstood – the wagging of their tail…

Springtime dangers for cats: poisonous plants, fleas and more

Springtime dangers for cats: poisonous plants, fleas and more
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This article contains: cat fleas allergies petplan advice

After the long, dark days of winter, the warm evenings and brightly coloured flowers of spring often can’t come quickly enough – and we’re not the only ones who look forward to this time of year.

Spring also means our cats can get outside, bask in the sun and explore our gardens and beyond.

However, with the sun and the flowers comes a few extra risks for your cat. Petplan takes a look at some of the additional issues your cat may face during the spring months…

Rabbit body language: what is your bunny trying to tell you?

Rabbit body language: what is your bunny trying to tell you?
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This article contains: behaviour rabbits petplan advice

Rabbits have a complex language.

They communicate with each other and with us by using a wide variety of body positions, nibbles, nudges and postures.

Unlike cats and dogs, rabbits do not make proper noises to get our attention. By learning the body language of your bunny, you can figure out what they are up to – most of the time!

Petplan looks at how you can build an understanding of ‘rabbit talk’ by interpreting their hops, kicks and movements…

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