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What pet owners should know about lumps

What pet owners should know about lumps
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Finding a mysterious lump on your pet can be a real worry - and while most turn out to be harmless, you should always take the precaution of a veterinary checkup, says vet Marc Abraham

Customer story: dealing with diabetes

Customer story: dealing with diabetes
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This article contains: cat diabetes insurance
Weeks after getting her characterful cat Horace, Janet Parnell discovered he had diabetes. Luckily, a Petplan Covered for Life policy means Horace gets all the treatment he deserves. From the current issue of PetPeople magazine.The moment she spotted Horace on The Blue Cross website, Janet Parnell knew he was the cat for her. 'It was love at first sight,' she says.However, within a few weeks of starting his new life, Janet and husband David became concerned that Horace was drinking excessively, sleeping a lot and not grooming.

Springtime dangers for pets: what you need to know

Springtime dangers for pets: what you need to know
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With the sunnier and longer days of spring, many of us will be spending more time outdoors - as will our cats and dogs. But did you know that our gardens harbour an array of pet health hazards? Vet Marc Abraham explains

Spring has now sprung - and while April showers and hosepipe bans make easy distractions for pet owners, it's now time to put our four-legged friends' health and happiness first

Do pets really have emotions?

Do pets really have emotions?
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It's hard to tell how our pets are feeling. Do they feel emotions as complex as ours? Or are we overly attentive to how they feel? Deirdre Vine investigates. From the new issue of PetPeople magazine

How the humble rabbit became the Easter bunny

How the humble rabbit became the Easter bunny
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Ever wondered why rabbits are so often associated with Easter? Vet Marc Abraham enlightens you

This Easter, most of us will be looking forward to getting some chocolate, perhaps in the shape of a bunny. But how did the rabbit become so inextricably linked with Easter tradition?

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