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

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

Guide to every breed of pet owner

May 25th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
For every type of pet there is a different type of pet owner. This means they all see pet insurance differently too – from an essential part of caring for their best friend to a costly necessity or even an unnecessary

Ross River Fever

May 25th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Ross River Fever (RRF) is a serious disease that is carried through mosquitoes and distributed through horses and sometimes people. The disease is spread throughout Australia most commonly during the warmer months (Septe
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Most popular dog names of 2017

May 19th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
When it comes to naming your beloved new puppy, the decision can be excruciatingly hard! Traditional names such as Spot, Fluffy and Patch that described the look or personality of the pet have seemed to been taken over w

Tips for the first time breeder

May 17th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Once you’ve discovered your pet is expecting a litter you will need to prepare carefully both for the arrival of the puppies or kittens and to ensure that your dog or cat is kept in the best possible health in preparat