Archive for the ‘Dog’ Category


Pet dental care myths

Thursday, August 17th, 2017
Vets estimate that 85% of dogs over the age of 4 are suffering from some form of dental disease that if untreated can cause serious consequences. Oral hygiene in our pets can often be overlooked, however it is extremely

Guide to separation anxiety

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Separation anxiety can be a major problem for dog owners as it is very common. Dogs are highly sociable animals and can become anxious when separated from their owners. This anxiety can be displayed in a number of ways,

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 Poodle: A dog with beauty and brains

Friday, July 21st, 2017
When people think Poodles, they think a breed groomed to perfection and ready for show competitions. But this isn’t always the case, as the Poodle has in recent years become a very popular household companion and not j

The Dachshund: Tiny but independent companions

Friday, July 21st, 2017
Perhaps one of the most famous breeds worldwide, the Dachshund, or as the nickname goes ‘sausage dog’, is known for its elongated body and tiny, fast-moving legs. Even though their small stature may suggest they are

Helping a German Shepherd’s digestion

Friday, July 21st, 2017
The fearlessness, strength and intelligence of the German Shepherd makes them one of the best breeds for guarding and police work. However, even though these magnificent dogs look powerful on the outside, they frequently

How to manage the Golden Retriever’s skin problems

Friday, July 21st, 2017
The Golden Retriever’s distinctive golden coat is one of their finest features but because of the density of their fur, they are prone to skin problems. Their thick, water-resistant undercoat means they store lots of h