Retired racehorses – the perfect horse

August 11th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
While many horses have an illustrious career as a race-horse, there are a few that change their career path after retirement.  There are thousands of horses retiring each year from racing, while some are put out to past

Guide to separation anxiety

August 10th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Separation anxiety can be a major problem for dog owners as it is very common. Dogs are highly sociable animals and can become anxious when separated from their owners. This anxiety can be displayed in a number of ways,

Pop-up vet clinics for pets in need

August 9th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
The Sydney University Veterinary Teaching Hospital (SUVTH) is supporting a great cause by offering homeless and disadvantaged people access to quality veterinary care for their beloved pets. This was founded in an effort

Why vet histories are so important

August 3rd, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Knowing your pet’s entire medical history can be hard, as many will have multiple visits to the veterinarian’s over their lifetime. Having a copy of your dog or cats vet records is important in determining what type

Things you don’t want to tell your vet (but should)

July 31st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
For one reason or another, some pet owners find it hard to disclose some information to their vets. This may be due to them thinking that it isn’t important, they’re embarrassed, or that they don’t want to look sil

Importance of vet checks when purchasing a horse

July 27th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Vetting a horse before purchase is an extremely important step that is highly recommended. Buying a horse is not only a daunting experience; it can also be extremely costly. Before you decide to purchase the one that you

What can Petplan offer breeders?

July 26th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Petplan have been working with breeders for many years now, helping to strengthen the bond between business and customers. Our breeder network is over 2,000 strong and is growing daily. Petplan offer support materials to

Equine focus on first aid: Lameness

July 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
With the help of Petplan Equine UK vet Gil Riley we bring you this guide to explain lower limb lameness. The lower limb of a horse is a fragile structure that is constantly busy and is put under a lot of stress! As a res

The Poodle: A dog with beauty and brains

July 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
When people think Poodles, they think a breed groomed to perfection and ready for show competitions. But this isn’t always the case, as the Poodle has in recent years become a very popular household companion and not j

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