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Lyme's disease: what is it, and why is it dangerous?

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This article contains: ticks lymes disease
Q: Our Border Collie has been limping and the vet diagnosed Lyme's disease, caught from a tick. We had no idea he had a tick or that it could be dangerous. What can we do to stop it happening again?

A: Spread by bites from certain types of ticks, Lyme's disease is caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria. Your dog's lameness can be attributed

Supercat's 10-storey fall

Supercat's 10-storey fall
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This article contains: cat pet insurance insurance claims accident
When 'Supercat' Shale had a horrific fall, her owner feared the worst. Here's how she fought her way back to health

We have two cats, Shale and Sable. We often call Shale 'Supercat', because when you hold her she likes to stretch out her legs in front of her, as though she were flying. We live on a top floor flat, with an outside roof terrace and a wide wall surrounding it. We installed a cat flap to allow the cats freedom out onto the terrace.

Is this the world's luckiest cat?

Is this the world's luckiest cat?
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This article contains: cat pet lives accident
If cats really do have nine lives, it's safe to say that Lex from London has used nearly all of his, after a 70-mile journey in the engine bay of a van.

Curious Lex leapt into the van of a local animal-lover as she set off for Wood Green Animal Shelter near Cambridge.On arrival, the driver discovered Lex, covered in oil. Staff cleaned him up, checked him for injuries and

Lucky's lucky return to health

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This article contains: cat pet insurance claims accident
Here's a lovely letter we received from Margaret Mortham, whose Petplan policy has been essential in saving her cat Lucky.

Is the man in your life a cat?

Is the man in your life a cat?
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This article contains: cat women pet relationships
He’s self-reliant, spurns affection, comes home late and never tells you where he’s been… remind you of anyone? Give your cat the space he needs and you’ll both be happy. From the PetPeople magazine features archive.

It may be a stereotype, but there’s no denying that women and cats seem to go together. Is it simply because they’re inherently feminine and sensual – or is there more to it? I’ve long been fascinated by the bond between people and pets, and recently conducted a survey about owners’ relationships with their moggies. A massive 96 per cent of the respondents were women. Which is not to say that men don’t like cats, it’s just that women are more likely to talk about them.
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