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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.

Four easy ways to get fit - with your dog's help

Four easy ways to get fit - with your dog's help
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This article contains: exercise fitness Cani-cross Working Trials
Looking to improve your fitness, but less keen on blowing hundreds of pounds on a gym membership? Then why not combine a new fitness regime with your dog's daily exercise? It's easy, and your dog will love it too.

Expert research has shown that the average cost of a monthly gym membership is £31*, which works out at £372 a year. So if you want to shed the pounds but keep your bank balance healthy too, exercising with your dog is the perfect solution.We've spoken to personal trainer Mickey Cunningham from Body Studio gym, and he's recommended these fun, effective and low-cost ways to get fit with your dog.

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.
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