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Stories from the surgery: why e-cigarette nicotine is dangerous for cats and dogs

Stories from the surgery: why e-cigarette nicotine is dangerous for cats and dogs
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Petplan vet Brian Faulkner has seen plenty of strange and interesting things in his career and this month talks us through a new problem that he and his colleagues have come across.

The surge in e-cigarette usage in recent years means many households have the devices lying around in places where dogs and cats are able to access them which can cause some serious problems…

Alternatives to dog walking: different activities to keep your dog fit and healthy

Alternatives to dog walking: different activities to keep your dog fit and healthy
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The warm weather and long evenings of the summer months offer plenty of opportunities to get out and about with your dog.

However, rather than walking your dog down the same streets and paths as the rest of the year, why not take advantage of the summer to do something different?

Here are Petplan’s top alternatives to dog walking that can help keep your pet fit and stimulated...

Summer BBQ pet safety: how to keep your cat or dog safe

Summer BBQ pet safety: how to keep your cat or dog safe
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In the summer time, our pets can often appear to enjoy a BBQ just as much as we do.

The opportunity to be surrounded by lots of meat sizzling away, smelling fantastic and tasting great can prove irresistible.

However, it’s important to remember that BBQ’s can also be dangerous for pets, so here are Petplan’s top tips for keeping your cats and dogs safe and happy during the BBQ season…

Can a vegetarian or vegan diet be good for cats Petplan debate: can a vegetarian or vegan diet be good for cats and dogs? dogs?

Can a vegetarian or vegan diet be good for cats Petplan debate: can a vegetarian or vegan diet be good for cats and dogs? dogs?
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Dog and cat owners are often on the lookout for new and innovative ways to keep our pets fit and healthy – and our pets’ diet is one area that often receives plenty of attention.

Pet food is no longer unappetising-looking meat served from tins with little thought of the nutritional benefit. There are hundreds of products and supplements available and the choice can sometimes appear overwhelming.

However, there are an increasing amount of pet owners who are going back to basics by feeding their pets simple, natural food.

We spoke about the pros and cons of a raw food diet previously, but some pet owners are going even further and are advocating the benefits of veggie or vegan food, with many sighting ethical and environmental concerns about how pet food is produced.

How to keep cats out of your garden | Cat Safety

How to keep cats out of your garden | Cat Safety
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We aren’t the only ones who like to spend time outside enjoying our gardens – our cats love to get out and about as well.

Your garden provides a stimulating and exciting place for your cat to explore. However, it’s also important to remember that the garden can be dangerous for cats, plus you may find yourself with other feline visitors who may not be welcome.

Here are Petplan’s top tips for keeping your pet safe and happy in the garden, and keeping any unwanted cats out…

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