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Petplan Blog

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. Here at Petplan we love to hear your opinions – so remember to post your thoughts as comments on each post. All our blog post are tagged using key terms, so whether you’re looking for information on dogs, cats, rabbits, health, travel or behavioural issues you’re sure to find something for you.

What to know if you are buying a… Persian cat

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There are many aspects that potential cat owners need to consider before acquiring a cat or kitten as each breed has their own unique personalities and heath care needs.

Petplan takes a look at the origins, temperament and common health problems of the Persian cat.

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Bringing home a kitten: the first 24 hours

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Whether you are an experienced cat owner or it’s your first time adopting a kitten, it’s vital to properly prepare for the arrival of your new kitty to make it as stress-free as possible for the both of you.

Petplan takes a look at your kitten’s first 24 hours in their new home and offers some advice on how to make settling in as easy as possible.

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What to know if you are buying a… West Highland White Terrier

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There are many aspects that potential dog owners need to consider before acquiring a dog or puppy and each breed has their own unique personalities and health care needs.

Petplan takes a look at the origins, temperament and common health problems of the West Highland White Terrier…

Petplan takes a look at the origins, temperament and common health problems of the West Highland White Terrier…

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The Secret Life of Pets: What to know if you’re buying a Pomeranian like Gidget

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In the new comedy The Secret Life of Pets, which is in cinemas now, we meet Gidget, a sassy little Pomeranian. Just like Gidget, most Pomeranians are packed with personality, making them a great choice of pet for a responsible owner who can keep up with them!

Petplan is delighted to be a brand partner for the film and explores this great little dog, helping you to decide whether to get a Gidget of your own!

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What can rabbits eat? Vegetables, hay and other top diet tips!

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Despite what Bugs Bunny may have led you to believe, carrots shouldn’t be a major part of a rabbit’s diet as they contain high sugar levels, although can be given as an occasional treat.

Petplan takes a look at which types of food are good for rabbits and which should be avoided…

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The Secret Life of Pets: Max has to learn to get along with Duke. How should you introduce two dogs to each other for the first time?

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The new comedy The Secret Life of Pets, which is in cinemas now, shows what pets get up to when their owners’ backs are turned. One character is Max, a pampered Terrier who struggles to adapt when his owner brings …

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The Secret Life of Pets: Chloe loves her food! How can you keep your cat’s waistline trim?

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If you think you know what your pet gets up to when you’re not around, the new comedy The Secret Life of Pets, which is in cinemas now, may make you think differently. Set in Manhattan we see how Max, …

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The Secret Life of Pets: It’s a secret Snowball doesn’t want you to know – how to keep your rabbit happy and domesticated…

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If you think you know what your pet gets up to when you’re not around, the new comedy The Secret Life of Pets, which is in cinemas now, may make you think differently.

Petplan is delighted to be a brand partner for the film and explores the best ways to enrich your rabbit’s environment and keep them in the best of spirits!!

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The Secret Life of Pets: Pops may be old, but that doesn’t stop his adventures! How to ensure senior dogs, like Pops, stay happy and healthy 

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If you think you know what your pet gets up to when you’re not around, the new comedy The Secret Life of Pets, which is in cinemas now, may make you think differently.

Petplan is delighted to be a brand partner for the film and takes a look at health problems that can affect dogs as they age and how best to ensure your dog stays happy like Pops…

Having an older dog is a great experience. While they may not have the youthful energy of a young pup, they more than make up for it with their calm demeanour and loving nature.

However, as they enter their twilight years, they may be susceptible to health issues. Petplan identify health problems that may creep up and offers advice & tips & on how to help your ageing pooch…

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Stories from the surgery: treating cataracts and Lenticular Sclerosis in dogs

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Petplan vet Brian Faulkner has once again taken time out of his busy schedule to tell us all about some of the strange, funny and sometimes difficult cases he encounters in his surgery.

This month, he tells us about how one very innocuous condition is regularly being mistaken for a far more serious one…

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