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Why does my pet have whiskers?

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Pets are intriguing, which is part of the joy of ownership. Questions about why they do certain things or why they have certain features are abundant. Take whiskers for example; why do our pets have them? Here we investigate the science behind something seemingly so normal.

As ships and aeroplanes have radars, pets have their own navigational tools – whiskers.

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New Year’s resolutions for you and your pet

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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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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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The 12 tips for Christmas with your pet

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The trees are going up, the presents are being wrapped, the food preparations are beginning, and the excitement is escalating – Christmas is just around the corner!

The festive season provides many exciting opportunities for our furry friends too; decorations to play with, wrapping paper to hide in – the choices are endless!

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Bringing home baby

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How do you help your pets adjust to a brand-new member of the family? Hazel Davis, dog-lover and mum of two, shares some advice from her own experiences about how to live together safely and happily.

When I became pregnant with my first child, people gently suggested that our dogs might object to an unannounced arrival – neither is especially known for calmness.

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Scary season: what spooks your pet?

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Whether it’s things that go bump in the night or things that go bang in the sky, autumn can be a stressful time for pets and their owners. Julian Hall identifies some common causes of fright for our furry friends at this time of year, and how to avoid them.

The autumnal season is that little bit more hectic now with the growing popularity of Halloween and the various activities, from ‘Trick or Treating’ to the early onset of fireworks, which make up what is now effectively ‘Bonfire Fortnight’.

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Does your pet like to pinch?

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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!

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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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Rabbit health: a guide to anorexia

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If you notice that your rabbit isn’t eating (referred to as anorexia) this can be indicative of underlying health issues, most commonly dental problems.

Rabbits’ teeth grow all the time and grind and wear down naturally.

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Could you win our Guess the Breeds game?

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Against a ticking clock, how many cat, dog or rabbit breeds can you recognise? Play Petplan’s Guess the Breeds game to test your skills.

If you’re accurate – and the quickest – you could win £500 of Pets at Home vouchers.

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