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Insurance to Pay For Dog Attacks in Australia

February 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
The number of people being taken to hospital as a result of dog bites has risen a fair amount in the past decade, while a number of people have died in the same period from dog attacks. Attacks occur due to a number of r
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The Importance of Correct Saddle Fitting For Rider and Horse

February 17th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Correct saddle fitting can make all the difference to both you and your horse when it comes to comfort and safety. It is the all-important link between horse and rider. An ill-fitting saddle could give your horse sores a

Allergies in Dogs and Cats

February 17th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
From fleas and mites to shampoos and toys, there are many causes of itchy, sensitive skin. What are the main causes of pet allergies, and how can I spot them? The main sign is scratching, which often results in skin irri
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Four Life Stages in the Life of a Cat and Dog

February 14th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
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Desensitising Your Horse

February 9th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
What to do! When you begin training your horse, no matter their age, it is more than likely you will have to desensitise them to something. Desensitising is when you continually apply a stimulus until a response is elimi

Understanding Animal Dementia

February 9th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Dementia affects around 353,800 people in Australia and animal experts believe it can affect our pets, too. Does dementia exist in animals? In a nutshell, yes. It’s usually known as cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS)

Check Your Dog’s Ideal Weight

February 6th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Keep track of the healthy weight for your pet dog by watching the body-conditioning scoring video below – you should be able to feel your pet’s ribs and see their waist. Carrying too much weight can lead to problems
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How To Protect Your Dog Pet From Insects and Wildlife Naturally

February 1st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Freelance writer, travel junkie and dog enthusiast, Amber Kingsley, explains how you can keep your pets safe from insects and wildlife the natural way. Depending on where you live, you and your pets could be in danger fr
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Are There Age Limits for Pet Insurance in Australia?

January 30th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Giving a puppy or kitten a new home is one of the most exciting and rewarding commitments you can make. It is your priority to raise them the best way possible and to make sure they are strong and healthy. Like everythin
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Why Does My Cat Need to Knead?

January 23rd, 2017 by Petplan Australia
As part of a series of investigating the quirks of pet behaviour, we examine the feline urge to paw and prod. Most cat owners know what it’s like to be kneaded. Using their front paws and alternating between right and