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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.

Neutering: behind the scenes

Neutering: behind the scenes
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This article contains: cat dog rabbit vets neutering spaying castration
Having our pets neutered is highly recommended by most vets - but what actually happens to our four-legged friends when they have the operation? Vet Marc Abraham explains allNeutering is an important part of responsible pet ownership: it not only stops your pet having unwanted litters, but also prevents potential behavioural, medical and surgical problems such as breast cancer. It's also the perfect opportunity to get your pet microchipped.

Spraying: everything you need to know

Spraying: everything you need to know
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This article contains: cat toileting spraying cats
Spraying is usually done by cats to mark their territory. But if your cat is spraying inside your home, or excessively, it could be anxious. Here's what to do about it... From the current issue of PetPeople magazine.What is? Spraying is normal behaviour for cats, but is a problem when it occurs in the home. Scent is incredibly important to cats.

What pet owners should know about lumps

What pet owners should know about lumps
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Finding a mysterious lump on your pet can be a real worry - and while most turn out to be harmless, you should always take the precaution of a veterinary checkup, says vet Marc Abraham

Customer story: dealing with diabetes

Customer story: dealing with diabetes
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This article contains: cat diabetes insurance
Weeks after getting her characterful cat Horace, Janet Parnell discovered he had diabetes. Luckily, a Petplan Covered for Life policy means Horace gets all the treatment he deserves. From the current issue of PetPeople magazine.The moment she spotted Horace on The Blue Cross website, Janet Parnell knew he was the cat for her. 'It was love at first sight,' she says.However, within a few weeks of starting his new life, Janet and husband David became concerned that Horace was drinking excessively, sleeping a lot and not grooming.

Springtime dangers for pets: what you need to know

Springtime dangers for pets: what you need to know
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With the sunnier and longer days of spring, many of us will be spending more time outdoors - as will our cats and dogs. But did you know that our gardens harbour an array of pet health hazards? Vet Marc Abraham explains

Spring has now sprung - and while April showers and hosepipe bans make easy distractions for pet owners, it's now time to put our four-legged friends' health and happiness first

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