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Why do puppies bite?

October 16th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Just as a toddler feels there way around the big world with their hands, a puppy will do the same with their mouth. It is a common and normal behaviour among all young pups. As they begin to teethe, they naturally need t
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Excessive drinking in pets

October 11th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
While it is normal for dogs to lap up the water, you may notice that your pup is drinking more than what they normally do. This may be alarming to some while others dismiss it as thirst or over exercising. However, there
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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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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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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
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Why does my pet have exclusions?

August 31st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Pet insurance provides peace of mind that your pet will have access to the very best veterinary attention should an unexpected injury or illness happen – that you otherwise would not be able to budget for. In saying th