Archive for the ‘Cat’ Category


Pop-up vet clinics for pets in need

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
The Sydney University Veterinary Teaching Hospital (SUVTH) is supporting a great cause by offering homeless and disadvantaged people access to quality veterinary care for their beloved pets. This was founded in an effort

Why vet histories are so important

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
Knowing your pet’s entire medical history can be hard, as many will have multiple visits to the veterinarian’s over their lifetime. Having a copy of your dog or cats vet records is important in determining what type

Things you don’t want to tell your vet (but should)

Monday, July 31st, 2017
For one reason or another, some pet owners find it hard to disclose some information to their vets. This may be due to them thinking that it isn’t important, they’re embarrassed, or that they don’t want to look sil

What can Petplan offer breeders?

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Petplan have been working with breeders for many years now, helping to strengthen the bond between business and customers. Our breeder network is over 2,000 strong and is growing daily. Petplan offer support materials to

The British Shorthair: A charming and easygoing companion

Friday, July 21st, 2017
The British Shorthair is one of the original pure breed cats. It has been specifically bred over generations to bring certain traits to the fore. These traits are what make it such a popular cat, but they are also why it

The Ragdoll: The ideal lap-cat

Friday, July 21st, 2017
The docile Ragdoll earned its name for their tendency to go limp on those who hold them – just like the Ragdoll toy. Yet even though they are one of the largest domestic cat breeds out there, their laidback personality

Every breed has different nutritional needs

Friday, July 21st, 2017
Long gone are the days when there was a one-diet-fits-all approach to pet food. Now there are specifically targeted diets for individual pet breeds that include nutrients to address the specific needs of that breed. If y

Siamese Breed Profile

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
The Siamese is one of the most popular breeds in Australia and is easily one of the most recognisable. It is a medium sized cat with a long, thin body that is both elegant and muscular. This means they should feel a lot

Health problems in flat faced cats

Monday, July 17th, 2017
The rising popularity of flat-faced cat breeds has led to the continuous breeding of these feline friends. Although most are a perfect family pet, they tend to come with a predisposition to certain health problems. These

What to know if you’re buying a Persian Cat

Thursday, July 13th, 2017
There are many aspects that potential cat owners need to consider before acquiring a cat or kitten as each breed has their own unique personalities and heath care needs. Petplan takes a look at the origins, temperament