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8 Known Danger Foods for Dogs

October 9th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
We all give our pets a treat from the table now and then, but do you know which foods for humans are dangerous for dogs? Here’s a guide to the food and drink that vets agree your dog should never have.   Downl
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Worming your horse

October 4th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Worming your horse regularly should be of top priority as they are susceptible to a number of internal parasites – along with a number of species of worms. These worms can include strongyles, roundworms, tapeworms, pin
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Pet Paw Care

September 28th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Here are Petplan’s top tips for making sure your dog’s feet stay in top condition all year round…   Download our printable PDF version here: Pet Paw Care
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AVA Pets and People Education Program

September 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
PetPEP (Pets and People Education Program) is an education initiative for primary schools throughout Australia, started by the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) in 1991. The program was developed to promote respons
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Understanding pet therapy

September 18th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Animals, especially dogs, seem to have a special ability when it comes to healing. This is evident in the amount of pet therapy animals available for a wide range of therapeutic jobs. These therapies can be suited for pe
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Tick Season

September 14th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Ticks are a common problem within Australia, especially among dogs, with the season starting around September. This means that the beginning of spring is the ideal time to remind yourself to protect your pets from these
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Signs of pain in dogs

September 11th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Every dog owner dreads the day that their furry friend becomes ill or injured. However, it is not always easy to tell that there is something wrong seeing as dogs will do anything to be happy and hide their pain. Petplan
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Horse hair whorls

September 7th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Most people will be familiar with a cowlick – the part in someone’s hair that no matter what you do to it, it won’t do what it’s told and will often go against the natural flow of your hair. Horses have very simi
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Dogs and apartment life

September 4th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
As much as we love dogs and want them to be around us all the time, our living arrangements can sometimes make this impossible. However, although you may live in a building that may not look like the typical home for a p
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Focus on colic

August 31st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Colic in horses is a fairly common illness that relates to the horses digestive system. It relates to severe abdominal pain that is characterised by pawing, rolling and restlessness.  Colic can come in a number of forms