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The facts about feline asthma and how to treat your cat


It’s estimated that around 85,000 cats in the UK suffer from asthma but, despite the large number of feline sufferers, it can often go undiagnosed for many years.

Petplan vet Brian Faulkner explains exactly what feline asthma is and how to ensure your cat gets the best treatment, while Petplan customer, June Leckie, tells us the story of her asthma-suffering cat, Stan…

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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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Petplan February prize draw winner: Catcuddles


Petplan’s monthly £500 prize draw continues to help UK animal rehoming charities keep up their great work.

February saw Catcuddles – a London-based cat sanctuary that helps pair unwanted cats with loving homes – bag the prize. We caught up with founder, Evina Koroni, to find out more about the important work they do and how the money has been used…

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New interactive Pet Health profiles


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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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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Customer story: Chewie strikes back

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The Parmee family were devastated when their beloved cat Chewie was diagnosed with lymphoma. But thanks to his vet and lots of love, he’s now well again.

Mum-of-three Elizabeth Parmee welcomed Chewie into her family six years ago, and he has been a cherished member ever since.

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New Year’s resolutions for you and your pet


As 2013 comes to an end, you may start to contemplate good intentions for the new year. But remember, resolutions are not limited to pet owners: our faithful friends can also benefit from some positive thinking. Here Julian Hall explores top tips of how to keep your pet perky in 2014.

More exercise is a great way to kick-start the year for both you and your pet.

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Last chance to apply for a grant from the Petplan Charitable Trust!

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Animal charities take note: with the closing date of 13 December fast approaching, now’s the time to apply for a grant from the Petplan Charitable Trust.

Since the Trust launched in 1994, it has provided more than £7 million in grants to support a wide range of projects – all thanks to the thousands of generous Petplan policyholders who donate to the Trust every year.

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Does your pet like to pinch?


Here at Petplan we adore our animals, but some of them steal more than just our hearts. Sophie Mackenzie reveals the reasons behind our furry friends’ thieving tendencies.

Just about anyone who’s had a puppy will know the horror of hunting for a favourite pair of shoes, only to find one of them chewed beyond recognition in the dog’s basket.

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Nominate in the 2014 Petplan Veterinary Awards!


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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