We use cookies to help us improve website user experience. By continuing to use this site or closing this panel, you agree to our use of cookies. See our cookie policy Close

Our blog

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.

How to stop your dog barking at strangers

Blog Default Image
Posted on by Petplan
This article contains: German Shepherd barking
Q: Oscar, our German Shepherd, met lots of people as a puppy, but has started to bark at people wearing coats and hats. Why? A: This is not an uncommon behaviour, particularly with German Shepherds. It sounds as though you obtained Oscar as a puppy in the spring. Although you spent time socialising him

Some cats are just born lucky

Blog Default Image
Posted on by Petplan
This article contains: cat accident
It seems those superstitious types have had it wrong all these years. New research by Petplan shows that black cats are lucky after allInsurance claims reveal that black moggies are the least accident-prone, and 15% less likely to suffer from accident or injury - while their ginger friends are twice as likely.

Does your quiet cat need to see the vet?

Blog Default Image
Posted on by Petplan
This article contains: cat purr
Q: Our cat seems to have a silent purr. We have never heard him make any purring noises, but we have felt a vibration in his throat when he is content. Is this common?A: It is likely that your feline is purring, but at such a low volume that you

Why has my house rabbit started to wee outside his litter tray?

Blog Default Image
Posted on by Petplan
This article contains: rabbit toilet training toileting
Q: My three-year-old dwarf lop house rabbit was perfectly house trained and used his litter trays with no any 'accidents' until he went into a rabbit boarding hotel for a weekend 18 months ago. After that, he continued to use his tray but occasionally urinated just outside it, too. Recently, he has

Is your jealous pet ruining your relationship?

Is your jealous pet ruining your relationship?
Posted on by Petplan
This article contains: cat dog pet pet relationships Jealous pets
Pets often demand a lot of care and attention – and this can put a strain on other relationships in your life. We take a look at what to do when your pet becomes a green-eyed monster. From the PetPeople magazine archiveWhen your dog insists that you cuddle up to him and not your new partner, or your cat disappears in a huff every time your partner shows their face, it could be down to a case of pet jealousy. The problem of jealous pets is now of such sensitivity that Battersea Dogs & Cats Home have offered their advice to pet owners about how to best to bring your pet and new partner together. ‘Jealous pets can be a deal-breaker for relationships, especially in the early stages,’ says Pat Moore, Battersea’s behaviour unit manager. ‘Over-compensating by mollycoddling them doesn’t work either,
Lightbulb

Look no further

We are pet specialists and have an unrivaled knowledge of pet health and unlike many other insurers. That's why we've designed our policies to cover as many conditions as possible, and are able to pay 97% of all the claims we receive.