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Tag Archives: Cat advice

Christmas pet safety: trees, decorations, food and more

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Dog wearing a santa hat

Christmas is often the most exciting time of the year for the family. The tree goes up with its baubles, lights, and tinsel, whilst the kitchen is filled with turkey, mince pies and plenty of festive booze.

However, what is all harmless fun for us, can present a problematic situation for our pets.

Here are Petplan’s 12 tips of Christmas to ensure you avoid any unwelcome mishaps when it comes to your pet…

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How to give your cat or dog their medicine

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Grumpy brown cockapoo

Many cats and dogs dislike taking medicine – but if they need to take regular medication tablet time can become a nightmare!

Petplan looks at the best tips and tricks to get your four-legged companion to take their medicine happily and fuss-free…

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Is it a good idea to have more than one cat in your home?

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Two cute black and white moggie kittens

Deciding whether to get a cat is a big decision that requires plenty of careful consideration – and if you’re thinking of adding another into a home that already has one (or getting more than one), then there are even more things to deliberate.

All of the things you initially took into account – such as expense and your ability to care for them – are still vitally important, but this time around there is more than one pet to think about.

Petplan takes a look at the considerations of having two (or more) cats in your home…

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How to keep your pet healthy and safe in autumn

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Labrador

Having just been through one of the driest and warmest Septembers on record, it’s all too easy to forget that autumn is well on its way.

And while the problems that summer and winter can pose for pets and their owners are generally well known, there can be important issues to overcome in the transitional autumn months.

Below are just some of the things that cat and dog owners may need to look into as the nights draw in and the temperatures drops…

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