Archive for the ‘Dog’ Category

 
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Taking Care of Elderly Pets

Thursday, March 29th, 2018
As your beloved pet gets older, more care must be taken to ensure that your furry friend stays healthy. Just like elderly humans, elderly pets need a bit more specialised attention. The first signs of aging are a greying
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Dogs and Chocolate

Thursday, March 29th, 2018
With Easter around the corner, chocolate is everywhere in the office at Petplan HQ. We can’t get enough of it! However, we are always mindful that chocolate isn’t so tasty for our canine and feline friends. Many pet
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Responsibilities of pet ownership

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
For many people, their pet is a major part of the family. They can bring all types of joy to you and your family; however, they are also a big responsibility that some pet owners don’t realise. Not only do you have to
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Spaying 101 – Everything you need to know

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Spaying, Neutering and De-sexing are all the same procedures with different terms. As pet owners, these terms might be overwhelming with many apprehensive concerns and questions. As advocated by almost every animal welfa
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Bad weather and your pets

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Thunderstorms and bad weather can leave your pets in a state of panic as the loud noises and bright flashes can scare and stress out your furry friend. We’ll take a look at what makes your pets so anxious during storms
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Why does my dog eat grass?

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Although it is surprisingly common for dogs to eat grass, owners are still baffled by it. There are many people throwing out their theories into the reasoning behind this strange behaviour; however, no one is truly certa
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Pug pooch problems

Monday, February 19th, 2018
Pugs are a very popular breed among pet owners, however, they do come with some predisposed health problems. Due to their head shape, many of these health problems are related to their breathing. Petplan has given a ru
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Why does my dog chase its tail?

Monday, February 19th, 2018
Our canine companions can keep us entertained for hours with all the shenanigans they get up to! One of the most amusing things you pup does is chase their tail, often perplexed why they can never catch it. This behaviou
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Teaching your dog to sit

Monday, February 5th, 2018
Training your dog is an important part of raising them. It allows you to spend quality time with them whilst improving their behaviour. Whether it’s simple commands such as sit or stay, to more experienced commands
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Sports for your dog

Monday, February 5th, 2018
Do you love spending time exercising with your pet, but get sick of doing the same thing over and over again? There are so many ways that you and your four-legged friend can stay active that doesn’t involve walking aro