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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.

Why do dogs lick you?

Why do dogs lick you?
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This article contains: Dog
Dogs lick themselves in nature for several reasons. It helps them with healing, grooming, social interactions and even nurturing their young. Why do dogs lick us though? Are they giving us love or is it for another reason?

How to stop cats scratching furniture

How to stop cats scratching furniture
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This article contains: Cat
Even the most patient of pet owners recognise the irritation that can come from hearing our cat’s claws scraping down the side of the sofa.

6 Benefits of having a pet

6 Benefits of having a pet
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This article contains: Dog
Thinking of getting a pet? Find the right pet at the right time and the benefits for you both will be endless. Discover more about the positive impact of pet ownership with these handy facts and figures.

Setting up an indoor rabbit hutch

Setting up an indoor rabbit hutch
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If you’ve always wanted a rabbit but don’t have a garden, why not try an indoor rabbit hutch? Petplan looks at safely setting up an indoor rabbit hutch

The History of Cats

The History of Cats
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This article contains: Cat
These days, if someone mentions cats, it’s usually in the context of the cat being their pet, their friend, or even a member of their family.

How to have a safe holiday with pets

How to have a safe holiday with pets
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This article contains: Dog Cat
Petplan explores some ideas for making your break as stress-free as possible, whether you're taking your pet with you or not...

How to prepare your home for a new pet

How to prepare your home for a new pet
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This article contains: Cat Dog Advice
Bringing home a dog or a cat for the first time can be a special but daunting time for both you and your pet – that’s why we’ve created a handy new puppy checklist and have some top tips for bringing a kitten home.

Animal Rescue Live

Animal Rescue Live
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This article contains: Dog
Animal Rescue Live is returning to our screens on the 12th of August. Each year, approximately 250,000 pets are placed in rescue shelters and the brilliant staff do everything they can for these animals in need.

Where to adopt a pet

Where to adopt a pet
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This article contains: Dog Cat
Whether you’re looking to get your first pet or add another to your household, there are several avenues you can explore. One of these is adoption through a cat or dog rescue centre – where animals that have been neglected, abandoned, abused or are no longer able to be cared for, await loving new owners. Here, we reveal all you need to know about adopting a pet.

Dog-friendly places to go in summer

Dog-friendly places to go in summer
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This article contains: Dog
If you’re looking for a fun day out for both you and your dog this summer, take a look at Petplan’s recommendations for dog-friendly places to go in summer.
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