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The pros and cons of pedigree dogs and cats: are they the right type of pet for you?

The pros and cons of pedigree dogs and cats: are they the right type of pet for you?
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This article contains: pedigree pets
There has been plenty of controversy surrounding the breeding of pedigree pets for a number of years.

Following the BBC programme, Pedigree Dogs Exposed, several sponsors withdrew their support from the world’s largest dog show Crufts over fears that many of the dogs entered were in poor health, whilst several types of cat have medical conditions that are very common within their breed.

However, there remain plenty of people who are passionate supporters of pedigree pets and the benefits of selective breeding. Petplan takes a look at the pros and cons of owning a pedigree pet.

Your job is getting the right pet insurance - but what's your pet’s job?

Your job is getting the right pet insurance - but what's your pet’s job?
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This article contains: TV advert Facebook competition
As a pet owner, your job is to make sure your pet is loved, healthy and that they have the best pet insurance.

However, you aren’t the only one with a job in the relationship.

Petplan’s latest television advert brings to life the sheer joy our pets bring (their job) and establishes that, in return, it’s your job to take out the right pet insurance...

The pros and cons of a raw food diet for dogs

The pros and cons of a raw food diet for dogs
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The latest issue of Petplan’s PetPeople magazine featured an article by animal nutritionist Marge Chandler on the risks of raw food diets for dogs (scroll down to read it).

This article caused plenty of debate on our Facebook and Twitter feeds, with people in favour of the diet keen to point out its potential benefits.

To provide the other side of the story, we spoke to Liesbet Lester, a vet and advocate of the diet...

Solve Your Dog's Ear Problem | Stories from the surgery

Solve Your Dog's Ear Problem | Stories from the surgery
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Each month Petplan vet Brian Faulkner will reveal some of the strange, funny and sometimes difficult things he encounters in his surgery.

This month it’s the turn of standard poodle, Ellie, who’s been having a tough time with a difficult-to-treat ear problem…

Kitten and puppy proofing your home: how to keep them safe and away from danger

Kitten and puppy proofing your home: how to keep them safe and away from danger
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This article contains: Puppies Kittens
Baby proofing a house is something every new parent knows they need to do – but making sure your home is safe for any new pets is also vitally important.

Whether you have a boisterous new puppy or an inquisitive kitten, there are plenty of dangers in any home that can cause injury or distress to your new arrival

Petplan explores just a few of the things you need to consider when pet proofing the different rooms in your home…

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