Pet Phobias

June 19th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
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

Take your dog to work

June 16th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
June 23rd is National Take Your Dog to Work Day with many businesses around Australia opening their doors to their employee’s four legged friends. Not only does having a pet in the office boost your mood, it has also b

What to know if you’re buying a Jack Russell Terrier

June 15th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
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

Is your dog eating too quickly?

June 13th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Some dogs are notoriously fast eaters, barely having time to breathe as they scoff down their meals. This can make mealtime even harder if there are multiple dogs that eat at a different pace, allowing for competition co

Coping with the death of a family pet

June 8th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
It can be difficult to come to terms with the loss of a pet. We grow close to our pets, sharing a special bond with them – they are not just a cat or a dog, but a valued and much loved member of the family. It’s impo


June 8th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Stringhalt is a somewhat common disease in Australia, but what is it exactly and how can you help your horse? Petplan will take a look in to stringhalt, the causes, diagnosis and treatment for your horses. What is string

Big dog breeds: what to consider

June 6th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Living with a large, boisterous dog can be an incredibly rewarding experience. However, whilst a big dog can be perfect for many people, potential owners should be aware of many different considerations including the ext

Keeping pets safe during winter months

June 1st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
As winter in Australia edges closer and closer, it is important to keep your pets safety in mind as the weather drops and the days shorten. Just like humans, as the weather becomes colder our pets also require more layer

Horses and winter

June 1st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Winter can be a tough time when it comes to you and your horses, especially if you have older horses. As the weather and ground cool, significant grass growth may not occur until well into spring. This is why it is impor

Adopting an older dog

May 29th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
When considering getting a dog, many people will have an ideal scenario pictured in their heads. Often it will involve a cute-as-a-button puppy running around their garden, being mischievous and providing boisterous fun