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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.

Do our pets understand us?

Do our pets understand us?
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This article contains: Debates
Having a companion is one of the biggest benefits to owning a pet. 'Just look at him – he understands every word we’re saying!’ - is a boast we often hear from doting dog owners, but how much do our canine companions and feline friends really understand?

Why do cats purr? Here's why...

Why do cats purr? Here's why...
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There’s more to that evocative, soothing sound than you might think. From the PetPeople magazine archive

Cats always keep you guessing. Are they happy to see you? Cross with the world? They rub against your legs when you’d forgotten they were in the room, purr in your ear in the middle of the night… And what’s with that purr, anyway?

Famous animals that have changed the world

Famous animals that have changed the world
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This article contains: Cat Dog Advice
Some of the world’s most famous animals have had a huge impact on our lives today from stray dogs paving the way for space exploration to cats helping to keep the peace in Parliament.

Hero Stories of Service Dogs and Animals

Hero Stories of Service Dogs and Animals
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This article contains: Cat Dog Advice
With the recent news of the heroic police dog Finn, who risked his life to protect his handler, PC Wardell, Petplan have decided to look back at their most inspiring service animal stories.

Are Dogs Colour Blind?

Are Dogs Colour Blind?
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This article contains: Cat Dog Advice
It’s a topic that’s long been debated and discussed; are dogs colour blind? This idea has been widely accepted for decades, but is everything in a dog’s world really black and white?
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