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New interactive Pet Health profiles

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Over the past 36 years Petplan have helped millions of pets through all kinds of illnesses and injuries – and all this experience has enabled us to gain a unique insight into pet health.

We’d like to share this knowledge with you, so we’re delighted to announce the arrival of the new Pet Health section on our website.

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Spread the love

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Roses, hearts and cuddly toys fill shop windows as the celebration of St. Valentine’s Day approaches. Our four-legged friends provide us with unconditional love every day of the year, so who better to spend this Valentine’s Day with? Why not pamper them with their favourite things. And if you are looking for Cupid’s bow to strike, you could find a soul mate in another pet lover with online dating sites created for likeminded people.

Date night
In order to spoil your cat, dog or rabbit, set some playtime aside. For cats and rabbits, toys – whether homemade or newly bought – are a fantastic way to spend time together.

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Top five pet events of 2014

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There are many exciting pet events taking place in the UK this year, whether you want to show off your prize pooch, raise money for pet charities, or just find out more about your four-legged friends – there’s something for everyone. As we don’t want you to miss out, we’ve selected our top five for you to pop into your diary:

1. National Pet Month
1 April-5 May, throughout the UK
Spread the word about responsible pet ownership and celebrate life with your pets by taking part in National Pet Month.

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Animal Charity Awards 2014

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Now in their second year, the Petplan and ADCH Animal Charity Awards are back!

Created together by Petplan and the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) to celebrate the outstanding work of animal charities and not-for-profit organisations across the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands, the awards recognise the hard work, dedication and commitment of charity teams, employees and volunteers.

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Christmas presents for pets

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What treats has Santa got in store for your dog, cat or bunny this year? Sophie Mackenzie finds out about great gifts for your furry friends this winter.

A pet isn’t just for Christmas, but many of us like to make the festive season as special for our furry friends as it is for us.

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Nominate in the 2014 Petplan Veterinary Awards!

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Every year we embark on a nationwide expedition to find the UK’s top veterinary professionals in the prestigious Veterinary Awards.

Often referred to as the ‘Oscars’ of the veterinary world, the awards set out to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication of staff and practices throughout the nation.

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The best pet song: what gets your vote?

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It goes without saying that we love our pets, and by association are delighted by anything featuring our furry friends.

From the big screen, like the tear-jerking Marley and Me or the heart-warming Homeward Bound, and page-turners such as My Family and Other Animals and Watership Down, to the world of music, our four-legged companions are often in the limelight.

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The importance of microchipping your pet

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Nobody wants their pet to go missing, but if the worst happens it is commonly agreed that microchipping is not only the mark of a responsible owner, but provides the best chance of owners and pets being reunited. Writer Sue Corfield discovers two cases where thanks to microchipping, missing pets have been found.

Last year Poppy, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, was found by a dog warden service approximately 30 miles from her original home after being missing for eight years.

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Your pets are Petplan’s new TV stars!

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A new TV advert starring dogs, cats and rabbits selected via a competition we ran on our Facebook page airs for the first time tonight.

After we broadcast our previous Petplan TV advert at the beginning of this year, we were inundated with hundreds of requests from people who wanted to see their own pet on the telly.

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Great days out for pet lovers this summer

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While our summer has been far from inspiring this year, what is getting the Petplan team excited is the number of fabulous events to look forward to.

Pet lovers have a slew of great shows and days out to attend over the coming months. Check out these dates for your diary – some of which let your pets come too!

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