Equine Vaccinations

June 22nd, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Many equine vaccinations are standard and will be administered for all horses, although there are a range of vaccinations that will only be prescribed if there is a significant risk to the horse due to a possible outbrea

10 questions breeders should be asking buyers

June 20th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
As a responsible breeder, you want to be very upfront with your customer, and hope that they will be upfront as well. A great breeder has the best interests of their puppies in mind, not whoever has the money. To work ou

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

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