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Desensitising Your Horse

February 9th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
What to do! When you begin training your horse, no matter their age, it is more than likely you will have to desensitise them to something. Desensitising is when you continually apply a stimulus until a response is elimi
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Understanding Animal Dementia

February 9th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Dementia affects around 353,800 people in Australia and animal experts believe it can affect our pets, too. Does dementia exist in animals? In a nutshell, yes. It’s usually known as cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS)
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Check Your Dog’s Ideal Weight

February 6th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Keep track of the healthy weight for your pet dog by watching the body-conditioning scoring video below – you should be able to feel your pet’s ribs and see their waist. Carrying too much weight can lead to problems
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How To Protect Your Dog Pet From Insects and Wildlife Naturally

February 1st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Freelance writer, travel junkie and dog enthusiast, Amber Kingsley, explains how you can keep your pets safe from insects and wildlife the natural way. Depending on where you live, you and your pets could be in danger fr
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Are There Age Limits for Pet Insurance in Australia?

January 30th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Giving a puppy or kitten a new home is one of the most exciting and rewarding commitments you can make. It is your priority to raise them the best way possible and to make sure they are strong and healthy. Like everythin
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Why Does My Cat Need to Knead?

January 23rd, 2017 by Petplan Australia
As part of a series of investigating the quirks of pet behaviour, we examine the feline urge to paw and prod. Most cat owners know what it’s like to be kneaded. Using their front paws and alternating between right and
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Different Types of Horse and Pony Insurance in Australia

January 19th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Anyone who has ever owned a horse, or been around horses, would surely agree on how expensive and high-maintenance they can be. After you purchase a horse, the expenses continue to add up with feed, training, shoeing/tri
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How to Reduce The Risk of Diabetes in Dogs and Cats

January 17th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
One in every 500 dogs and cats develop diabetes, leading to costly daily insulin injections and lifelong monitoring. Yet in many cases, diabetes may be preventable, simply by establishing good feeding habits. Diabetes re
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Food Allergies in Cats and Dogs

January 12th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Skin conditions can erupt for many reasons, and can be very hard to diagnose. One common cause is a sudden allergy to food. Many recurring skin problems in cats and dogs are due to underlying allergies, caused by what th
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Training tips for your horse

January 12th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
When starting to train your horse for the first time, it is important to know and understand how horses think and react. Horses are a flight animal, therefore it is imperative that training your horse is a gradual proces