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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
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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
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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
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Why are Labradors prone to weight gain?

Friday, July 21st, 2017
The Labrador is a family favourite in Australia, which is no surprise when you consider their happy-go-lucky nature, strong intelligence and ability to bond well with children. But while Labradors are renowned for their
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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
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The Maltese: Delicate appetites and fussy eaters

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
The Maltese is a friendly little breed. Generally, these dogs love nothing more than sitting by your side, being your constant companion day and night. But they’re also a breed that tends to prefer having a set rou
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Introducing a new pet to the family

Thursday, July 13th, 2017
Introducing your new pet to your household is an exciting time, however if done incorrectly their can be serious consequences. Whether you’re introducing a dog to a cat; dog to a dog; or a dog to children, the way
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Understanding routine care cover

Monday, July 10th, 2017
In the pet insurance industry, there is a wide debate about whether or not including routine care cover in policies is worth it – or is it just an added expense that many pet owners do not need? Routine Care is the pro
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Pet Phobias

Monday, June 19th, 2017
Phobias are extremely common in humans – but our pets can also suffer from seemingly irrational fears. Many of the things that scare both humans and animals are a result of responses built up over millions of years of
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What to know if you’re buying a Jack Russell Terrier

Thursday, June 15th, 2017
There are many aspects that potential dog owners need to consider before acquiring a dog or puppy and each breed has their own unique personalities and health care needs. Petplan takes a look at the origins, temperamen