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Has your dog got diabetes?

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Q: My nine-year-old spayed Cocker Spaniel has started drinking a lot and always licks her sides afterwards. She is not overweight and gets plenty of exercise. Could she have diabetes?

A: It's possible, so take a urine sample from your Cocker in a clean jar and give it to your vet for testing.

Could you adopt a rescue animal?

Could you adopt a rescue animal?
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Thinking of adopting a rescue animal? Here's some expert advice from animal behaviourist Dr David Sands. From the PetPeople magazine features archive.


There are many thousands of pets in the UK in need of a good home and the decision adopt a rescue pet is usually a hugely rewarding one. But, while every animal has its individual requirements and temperament to consider, there are a few additional factors to bear in mind when you take ownership of your new

Making a claim with Petplan: it's easy

Making a claim with Petplan: it's easy
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Should the worst happen and you need to make a claim against your Petplan policy, we will do everything we can to settle your claim quickly and with as little fuss as possible. Here are the five easy steps to making a claim.

Step 1Download a claim form at www.petplan.co.uk/claims, where you can also find helpful advice on how to fill the form in, and even track the progress of your claim. Alternatively, you can request a claim form by calling 0845 074 3030.

Step 2Fill in the form (your vet needs to fill it in too) and get it back to us as soon as possible. We'll need a few simple details,

How to end your flea infestation once and for all

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Q: My cat had fleas, and although I treated him and sprayed my house twice with Acclaim, it is still infected. What can I do?A: The spray you used should have residual action for six months, so discuss this with whomever you bought it from. Ensure that you're washing your bedding and

How to control your puppy's teething

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Q: My four-month-old Collie-Jack Russell terrier cross keeps digging up the lawn and biting at wood in a particular place. I realise he may be teething. Is there any way we stop this?

A: Puppies will chew and many may continue to do so until they are more than a year old as their new teeth ˜'settle in'. Never tell your puppy off if he is chewing something he shouldn't. Call him to you enthusiastically and give him a chew toy - and praise him for chewing
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