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Can you let house rabbits out in the garden?

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As the days get longer and the nights get lighter, it’s tempting to let your house rabbit into your garden to enjoy some sunshine and outdoor fun.

But is this change of scenery a good idea for your pet?

Petplan takes a looks at whether you should let your house rabbit into your garden during the warmer months…

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How to have a safe Halloween with your dog or cat

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Halloween can be a tricky time to be a pet owner – especially with the holiday increasing in popularity in the UK.

Lots of noise, sweets and decorations means there are plenty of added hazards for your pet to avoid. However, if you take a few added precautions, your pet can enjoy Halloween along with the rest of your family.

Here are Petplan’s top tips to ensure your pet has a happy and safe time…

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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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Petplan £500 prize draw winner: Waggy Tails dog rescue

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The winner of our monthly prize draw for August is dog rehoming charity, Waggy Tails.

Based near Poole and Bournemouth, Waggy Tails puts their animals first and has a strict adoption criteria that includes dogs not being left alone for more than four hours a day, and the need for any new owners to have a secure back garden.

It’s this attention to detail that has made them such worthy recipients of a £500 cheque from Petplan. We spoke to Office Manager and fundraiser Susan Webster to find out more…

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‘Like to Help’ microchip pets with Petplan and Blue Cross

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Petplan have teamed up with animal charity Blue Cross to help their mission to microchip the pets of Great Britain – but we need your help.

To raise awareness of the importance of microchipping, we’re asking you to like our Help Blue Cross Facebook app and, for every 25 likes we get, Petplan will fund one microchip for a Blue Cross pet.

We’re aiming to microchip 1,000 pets by 31 July to help ensure far less pets are separated from their owners.

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How to take the perfect pet photograph


Taking a great photograph that captures a family member perfectly is not easy – and when your subject happens to be a pet, things become even trickier.

No matter how many times you point and press and bribe with treats and toys, trying to get the perfect snap can often prove a frustratingly difficult endeavour.

So, to help you capture your pet’s personality perfectly, Petplan spoke to award-winning photographer and Paws Pet Photography founder, Paul Walker, to get his top tips on how to get the most out of your pet pictures…

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Pets in the news: heart-warming dogs and walkies with drones

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Whether it’s hero cats or surfing spaniels, pets will always fill newspaper columns and television airtime.

May has been no different, with dozens of great stories from around the world showing just how much we continue to be obsessed with animals and their behaviour.

Here are a few of our favourite silly stories and cockle-warming tales…

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Petplan April prize draw winner: Wild Acre Rescue


Petplan’s monthly £500 prize draw continues to help dozens of charities continue their great work – and this month’s winners, Wild Acre Rescue, are a brilliant example.

Based in Cradley Heath in the West Midlands, Wild Acre Rescue takes ill-treated, abandoned and homeless animals into care with the aim of moving them into ‘forever homes’.

We spoke to one of the founders of the charity, Angela Gelenscer, to find out more about their work…

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Hounds for Heroes assistance dogs takeover Petplan!

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Hounds for Heroes does amazing work providing specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of both the UK Armed Forces and the Emergency Services.

But don’t just take our word for it – see what EJ, a Hounds for Heroes assistance dog, has to say…

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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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