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What to know if you’re buying a… Staffordshire Bull Terrier

What to know if you’re buying a… Staffordshire Bull Terrier
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There are many aspects that potential dog owners need to consider before acquiring a dog or puppy, and each have their own unique personalities and health care needs.

Petplan takes a look at the origins, temperament and common health problems of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier…

Stories from the surgery: spotting Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease in cats

Stories from the surgery: spotting Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease in cats
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This article contains: health cats petplan advice
Petplan vet Brian Faulkner has once again taken time out of his busy schedule to tell us all about some of the strange, funny and sometimes difficult cases he encounters in his surgery…

One issue that crops up regularly in the surgery is Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease, otherwise known as FLUTD. It’s not a specific condition, but is a term used to describe conditions that may affect the urinary tract and bladders of cats.

It’s a common problem area in cats and something that owners need to be aware of.

Let’s look at it in more detail…

What to know if you are buying a… Maine Coon Cat

What to know if you are buying a… Maine Coon Cat
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This article contains: cats Maine Coon cat
There are many aspects that potential cat owners need to consider before acquiring a cat or kitten and each have their own unique personalities and health care needs.

Petplan takes a look at the origins, temperament and common health problems of the Maine Coon...

Dog separation anxiety: symptoms and what you can do to help

Dog separation anxiety: symptoms and what you can do to help
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This article contains: behaviour dogs petplan advice
Dogs, like us, are very social animals. Whether you’re leaving your dog alone for just a few hours or for longer periods it can be a difficult time for the both of you.

However, while you know why this is happening and that it’s only temporary, for your dog, this separation can be confusing and disorientating.

Petplan takes a look at separation anxiety in dogs and what you can do to help your pet be as calm and comfortable as possible when left alone…

How to train your kitten to use a scratching post

How to train your kitten to use a scratching post
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This article contains: kitten tips petplan advice
Finding your brand new sofa has been clawed to shreds courtesy of your new kitten can be an incredibly frustrating and disheartening experience.

Often our natural reaction is to tell them off for their naughty behaviour. However, it’s common for kittens to use their claws to mark what they feel is their territory and as a way of filing down their claws.

So, the best way to save your furniture from being ruined is to train your cat on how to use a scratching post.

Petplan look at how to train your kitten to scratch the pole instead of your sparkling new upholstery…

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