Archive for the ‘PetPeople’ 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

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

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

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

Puppy Training: Toileting

Monday, July 3rd, 2017
Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting time but it can also be a very steep learning curve, especially when it comes to toilet training. Petplan shares how to toilet train your pup and overcome these initial challenge