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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 to do if your dog is overweight

What to do if your dog is overweight
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Do you have a chubby Collie? Is your Puli looking a little roly-poly? You're not alone: canine obesity is a common problem. Vet Marc Abraham explains the tell-tale signs of an overweight dog and offers some tips getting your pet in shape

You've probably heard about the 'obesity crisis' in Britain, but you may not be aware that it is as much of a problem among our canine population as it is in humans.

What tales does your pet's tail tell you?

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This article contains: cat dog behaviour emotions communication tail
Cats and dogs use their tails, in combination with body, ear and eye signals, for communication. So if you want to know how your pet is feeling, one look at its tail can give you a pretty good clue. From the PetPeople magazine archive

Why microchipping your pet is essential

Why microchipping your pet is essential
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Vet Marc Abraham explains why microchipping your pet is an important part of being a responsible owner.

June is not only Dental Care Month - it's also National Microchipping Month

Debate: should we use DNA testing to tackle dog fouling? Part 2

Debate: should we use DNA testing to tackle dog fouling? Part 2
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This article contains: dog poo toileting DNA Dog poo
Last week, Councillor Robert Coghill told us how he supports registering dogs' DNA in the battle against dog fouling. On the other side of the debate is Councillor Phil Scott, who believes that the answer is education, not enforcement

We recently ran a hard-hitting campaign to tackle the issue of dog fouling and the response was fantastic. We gathered enough intelligence to deal with the perpetrators by way of fixed-penalty notices.

How to keep your pet's teeth and gums healthy

How to keep your pet's teeth and gums healthy
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June is Dental Care Month, and many veterinary practices across the country are joining in by offering free dental health checks for pets. Vet Marc Abraham offers some tips for keeping pets' mouths in tip-top condition

Many pets show signs of gum disease as early as four years old due to a combination of the wrong diet, a lack of access to decent chew toys, few or no visits to their vet for check-ups, and minimal proper oral care...

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