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Rabbit eye health - how to look after your bunny’s eyes

Rabbit eye health - how to look after your bunny’s eyes
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It’s simply not enough to give your rabbits carrots to help them see in the dark – their eyes need plenty of care and attention. Rabbits are known for their adorably large eyes, but those same eyes are also prone to eye problems. After looking at eye health in dogs and cats, Petplan looks at the best ways to keep your bunny’s eyes healthy, and things to look out for which may signal something is wrong…

Is there such a thing as a child-friendly dog?

Is there such a thing as a child-friendly dog?
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Choosing a pet is a difficult process and when there are children involved, it is especially important you choose the right dog for you.Petplan looks at whether certain dogs have a natural propensity to calmness and children or whether it's all in the rearing…

Cat eye health: how to look after your cat’s eyes

Cat eye health: how to look after your cat’s eyes
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Although cats are known and loved for being independent, this quality means that, as a cat owner, you need to keep a close eye on their health. Cat eye problems can often go untreated, so it’s vital that you know the warning signs that suggest that your cat may have an issue.Petplan gives you an insight into some of the eye conditions that your cat is most likely to develop, symptoms to look out for and general advice on cat eye health that all pet owners can follow…

Dog eye health: how to look after your dog’s eyes

Dog eye health: how to look after your dog’s eyes
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Looking after your dog’s eyes is a vital part of being a responsible pet owner. Just like with people, there are lots of things that can lead to issues with your dog’s eyes - from getting dirt or dust in them, to more serious problems.Petplan looks at ways to care for your dog’s eyes, issues to look out for and common conditions in your furry companion…

Stories from the surgery: why dog owners need to be aware of snake bites

Stories from the surgery: why dog owners need to be aware of snake bites
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Petplan vet Brian Faulkner has once again taken time out of his busy schedule to tell us about some of the strange, funny and sometimes difficult cases he encounters in his surgery. This month, he tells us about a case of a dog receiving a snake bite.A few weeks ago Archie, an eight-month cocker spaniel, was brought into my surgery after a walk along the banks of the local river. His owners informed me Archie had shot out of the undergrowth and run back to them in distress and limping slightly.
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