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The British Shorthair: A charming and easygoing companion

July 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
The British Shorthair is one of the original pure breed cats. It has been specifically bred over generations to bring certain traits to the fore. These traits are what make it such a popular cat, but they are also why it
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The Dachshund: Tiny but independent companions

July 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Perhaps one of the most famous breeds worldwide, the Dachshund, or as the nickname goes ‘sausage dog’, is known for its elongated body and tiny, fast-moving legs. Even though their small stature may suggest they are
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Helping a German Shepherd’s digestion

July 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
The fearlessness, strength and intelligence of the German Shepherd makes them one of the best breeds for guarding and police work. However, even though these magnificent dogs look powerful on the outside, they frequently
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How to manage the Golden Retriever’s skin problems

July 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
The Golden Retriever’s distinctive golden coat is one of their finest features but because of the density of their fur, they are prone to skin problems. Their thick, water-resistant undercoat means they store lots of h
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Why are Labradors prone to weight gain?

July 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
The Labrador is a family favourite in Australia, which is no surprise when you consider their happy-go-lucky nature, strong intelligence and ability to bond well with children. But while Labradors are renowned for their
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The Ragdoll: The ideal lap-cat

July 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
The docile Ragdoll earned its name for their tendency to go limp on those who hold them – just like the Ragdoll toy. Yet even though they are one of the largest domestic cat breeds out there, their laidback personality
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Every breed has different nutritional needs

July 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Long gone are the days when there was a one-diet-fits-all approach to pet food. Now there are specifically targeted diets for individual pet breeds that include nutrients to address the specific needs of that breed. If y
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Siamese Breed Profile

July 20th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
The Siamese is one of the most popular breeds in Australia and is easily one of the most recognisable. It is a medium sized cat with a long, thin body that is both elegant and muscular. This means they should feel a lot
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The Maltese: Delicate appetites and fussy eaters

July 18th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
The Maltese is a friendly little breed. Generally, these dogs love nothing more than sitting by your side, being your constant companion day and night. But they’re also a breed that tends to prefer having a set rou
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Health problems in flat faced cats

July 17th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
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