Archive for the ‘Dog’ Category


Road Safety & Your Pet:

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
Sadly at Petplan we see too many claims for road related accidents. Often when it comes to the road, often pet’s come off second best. With Petplan Pet Insurance you are best placed to help your pet survive, but preven

Four reasons why you need puppy insurance

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Get a new puppy is an exciting time, they’re small, cute, and oh so fluffy that you just want to spend all day patting them. However, they can get into a lot of mischief in their first year of life. Here are four reaso

Grass Seed Season

Monday, October 28th, 2013
As the grass gets dryer, grass seed issues can become a problem for pets and owners alike. The good news is that grass seed lodgements are treatable and the earlier that you are able to treat it the better: How to tell i

How to enter the Petplan and Vets All Natural’s Treat-Face Competition!

Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Does your dog or cat become super excited when you have a treat? Do they start drooling all over the floor, start doing a little-hoppy dance, run around in circles or try and jump at the treat? Capture that cute, crazy-e

Ticks can cause respiratory failure or death!

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
Vets are urging pet owners to be extra attentive to their pets’ behaviours this spring as the incidents of dogs and cats falling ill to ticks rises. Ticks are parasites that feed off blood. They are usually found in ar

Benefits of Pet Insurance

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
Petplan pet insurance offers peace of mind for owners and support to the veterinary community. Dog insurance and cat insurance are two of the fastest growing insurance types in Australia. But still many pet owners are un

Moonbeam, the Springer Spaniel with seven tumours

Monday, September 30th, 2013
Petplan is committed to helping all dogs, cats, horses and pet owners during difficult times. In the past three years Moonbeam, a beautiful English Springer Spaniel, had a run of bad luck with thyroid, gastric, ear, and

Three things you need to do before getting a dog

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Deciding to bring a new dog into your life is exciting, you have decided on the breed, a possible name, purchased the comfiest bed and got all the toys. But before you rush out and bring your new furry family member home

Weight loss tips for overweight dogs

Friday, September 13th, 2013
Do you have a chubby Collie? Is your Lab looking a little roly-poly? You’re not alone: canine obesity is a common problem. Vet Marc Abraham explains the tell-tale signs of an overweight dog and offers some tips for get

The cost of veterinary care:

Monday, September 9th, 2013
The cost associated with veterinary care is a contentious issue for pet owners and veterinary professionals alike. It is common to hear a pet owner say that vet bills are too expensive, although we almost never hear why.