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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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