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Pets in the News: a luxurious cattery and dog language secrets revealed!

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There’s never a shortage of great pet stories on television or in print – but the past few weeks seem to have been particularly fruitful for fans of feline fun or dog drama.

Here’s Petplan’s rundown of our favourite recent stories about our furry friends but, as always, if you think we’ve missed any gold, let us know in the comments section below…

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Pet furniture ideas for your cats and dogs

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Owning a cat or dog means giving over your home to a pet who, surprisingly enough, may not have the same respect for your newly refurbished chaise lounge as you do.

However, there’s a growing trend for specially-designed pet furniture that will allow your furry friend to be stimulated and entertained within your home.

Below are some of the most innovative and interesting examples that Petplan has come across. As always, if there’s anything you think we’ve missed, let us know in the comments below…

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A list of the greatest fictional dogs of all time

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Whether it’s serious literature or a kids cartoon, dogs have provided inspiration for countless novels, films and television programmes.

While we may not have had time to go through every film or book that stars a dog, we’ve come up with a list of our favourite fictional dogs.

We’re sure you’ll have your own opinion about what we’ve missed so, once you’ve had a read through, feel free to tell us which dog should take the tenth place in our list…

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Pets in the news: Dolly Parton the dog and George Osborne’s Hamster

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There’s not exactly been a shortage of news over the past few weeks but, no matter what’s going on in the world, there always seems to be column inches spare to write about cats, dogs and other pets.

So, to ensure you don’t miss anything, we’ve sifted through reams of newspapers and webpages to bring you our favourite pet stories from the past couple of weeks – and here they are…

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Petplan’s favourite pet quotes and sayings of all time

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From Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs to modern day pet owners, cats, dogs and other domesticated animals have always inspired people from all walks of life.

Great books have been written – such as White Fang or Black Beauty – and some classic films have been made – such as Beethoven’s Big Break.

However, the thing most people are inspired to do by their pets is talk about them. So, with that in mind, here are a few of our favourite pet quotes and sayings of all time…

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What’s the most common name for a cat insured by Petplan?

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Petplan insure thousands of animals in all shapes and sizes – from diminutive dogs to huge horses and everything in between.

To find out more about our community, watch this brilliant new video where you can discover what the most common name for a cat owner is, what the oldest animal we insure is, and loads of other interesting facts…

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Pets in the news: giant rabbits and puppy love

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Pet news sometimes looks like it starts and ends with the fluffy stories about surfing spaniels or commuting cats that appear at the end of the Six O’Clock news bulletin.

However, pets are big news, and April has been another interesting month for them and their owners. Here is our round up of the pet stories that have caught our eye at Petplan over the past few weeks…

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National Pet Month

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What better way to share the joy of pet ownership than by taking part in National Pet Month, this year marking its 25th anniversary. Running from 1 April – 5 May, the charity has chosen the apt theme of ‘Celebrating Our Pets’ for 2014.

National Pet Month promotes responsible pet ownership and aims to raise money for pet charities across the UK.

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Spring in their step

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Spring is a glorious time of year, and there’s no better way to enjoy it than being outdoors with your pet. Following on from our first blog about spring-cleaning for you and your pet, here we remind you of the importance of lifestyle changes and springtime dangers to be aware of.

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Just as you pack away the winter wardrobe, and lay off the gloves and hats, your pets have lifestyle changes too, to accommodate the change in seasons.

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Time for a Spring clean

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Spring has nearly sprung! For our pets, the excitement of the new outdoor ventures to come is nigh, and for us it’s an opportunity to put the last signs of winter to bed.

In the first of our two-part blog about the advent of spring, we explore how to spring-clean and dust-bust your home for you and your pet.

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