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First Time Pet Owner Checklist

February 28th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
As any new pet owner knows, it can be a stressful time not only getting your pet comfortable in their surroundings, but also making sure that you have everything they need. Whether it is a new kitten or a puppy, there is
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Alternatives to Dog Walking

February 23rd, 2017 by Petplan Australia
The warm weather and long evenings of the summer months offer plenty of opportunities to get out and about with your dog. However, rather than walking your dog down the same streets and paths as the rest of the year, why
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Fitness Techniques To Help For Riding

February 22nd, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Horseback riding can be an enjoyable pastime for many, however without the right fitness levels it can be very demanding on your body and the horse’s body. Getting actively fitter for horse riding can build muscle cond
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Insurance to Pay For Dog Attacks in Australia

February 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
The number of people being taken to hospital as a result of dog bites has risen a fair amount in the past decade, while a number of people have died in the same period from dog attacks. Attacks occur due to a number of r
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The Importance of Correct Saddle Fitting For Rider and Horse

February 17th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Correct saddle fitting can make all the difference to both you and your horse when it comes to comfort and safety. It is the all-important link between horse and rider. An ill-fitting saddle could give your horse sores a
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Allergies in Dogs and Cats

February 17th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
From fleas and mites to shampoos and toys, there are many causes of itchy, sensitive skin. What are the main causes of pet allergies, and how can I spot them? The main sign is scratching, which often results in skin irri
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Four Life Stages in the Life of a Cat and Dog

February 14th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
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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