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Heat Stress in Horses

December 17th, 2018 by Petplan Australia
With the temperatures soaring well past 30 degrees, it is important to keep the safety of our horses in mind. The heat and humidity can be a deadly combination and affect our horse’s health and performance if not manag
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Should you shave your pet for summer?

December 13th, 2018 by Petplan Australia
As summer is now in full swing and the days are longer and hotter, we tend to shed clothes until we are down to shorts or swimsuits. As a responsible pet owner, we want what is best for our furry friends. However, is it
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Mosquito Prevention for Horses

December 11th, 2018 by Petplan Australia
Mosquito numbers in Australia have been on the rise this year, meaning these annoying pests are going to be around a lot more. Not only do they cause an irritating bite, mosquitoes can also carry a number of serious dise
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Keeping your Pet Calm around Fireworks

December 11th, 2018 by Petplan Australia
Fireworks are a great way for celebrating events, and can be enormous fun for all of the family. However, one member who may not be so pleased is your pet. Cats and dogs have no understanding of fireworks. Things such a
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How can horses help people?

December 10th, 2018 by Petplan Australia
When thinking of horses helping humans, we tend to get side tracked thinking about farm work, horse and cart or even horse related sports. However, there are numerous health and wellbeing benefits that humans can gain fr
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Strange Vet Requests

December 10th, 2018 by Petplan Australia
As a profession, veterinary medicine is one in which vets are used to going to great lengths to meet the needs of the families they serve. Being asked to make a house call, visit a sick patient outside in the owner’s c
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Preparing your Pet for a Disaster

December 10th, 2018 by Petplan Australia
To most pet owners their cat or dog is an integral part of their family. If you take the time to prepare your human family for natural disasters or major accidents, like house fires, then you should prepare the members o
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The Evolution of Dogs

December 10th, 2018 by Petplan Australia
Is your Toy Dog more similar to a Terrier than you know? Does your Sharpei have some Dingo-like qualities? This beautiful infographic from Fast Company illustrates how modern dog breeds evolved from the Grey Wolf. &nbs
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Renting with Pets

December 10th, 2018 by Petplan Australia
Anyone considering renting with a pet in Australia could be in for a big surprise – It would appear that even though we are supposed to be a nation of pet lovers, Landlords are not so in love with your pets as you! Fin
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Pet Cancer Prevention

December 10th, 2018 by Petplan Australia
It’s far better to avoid cancer than it to have to treat it. Pets are just as likely to get cancer as we are, so what can do to improve the odds? Choice of Pet Its not a big deal for cats, but for dogs there are some b