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Category Archives: Petplan feature

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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Stories from the Surgery: Treating Gastric Dilatation Volvulus

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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 things he encounters in his surgery.

This month, he tells us of a recent sleepless night because of a dog with Gastric Dilatation Volvulus…

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Stories from the surgery: a lost cat with a broken leg and the importance of microchipping

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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 things he encounters in his surgery.

This month, he tells us the story of a cat presented at his surgery and how their plight made him reflect on the importance of microchipping pets…

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Stories from the surgery: taking the worry out of getting a pet passport

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Each month Petplan vet Brian Faulkner takes a look at some of the issues he comes across in his day-to-day life as a practising vet.

This month Brian takes a look at how to successfully obtain a pet passport when taking your cat or dog abroad…

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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…

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

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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…

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Stories from the surgery: solving Ellie’s troubling ear problems

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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…

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Petplan Find a Pet: top 10 most popular cat breeds

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Petplan’s free Find a Pet service allows you to search for kittens, puppies, cats and dogs for sale and rehoming across the UK.

It’s a wonderful place for responsible breeders to advertise and find new homes for their animals and for would-be owners to find themselves the perfect pet.

We’ve put together our 10 most popular cat breeds from the site along with some helpful information about the typical personality and temperament of each breed…

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The best presents, advice and things to do with your pet at Christmas

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For most people, Christmas is about getting together with friends and family to celebrate and give gifts – and pets are an important part of that experience.

So, to make sure you have a safe, healthy and memorable Christmas with your cat or dog, take a look these simple tips. And let us know of any pet-based Christmas traditions you have in your home…

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The strangest pet toys and gadgets for your cats and dogs

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Petplan has searched high and low to compile this list of the weirdest and most wonderful pet gadgets around.

Some gadgets allow you to finally understand what your pet is saying (allegedly!), some make mundane tasks more convenient, while others are even stranger!

We’ve complied a few of our favourites below – but we know there are more out there. So, please let us know the strangest pet gadgets you’ve ever seen in the comment section below…

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