Spring: how we love and hate it.

September 30th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
Itchy eyes, sniffily noses and constant sneezing are all tell-tale signs the much loved, and hated, season of Spring has arrived. While we humans automatically reach for the antihistamines to regain some control of our l

Best in Show

September 23rd, 2013 by Petplan Australia
With The Royal Melbourne Championship Dog Show upon us, many of us are excited and looking forward to seeing who “Best in Show” will be this year. And then there are some of us who are attending The Royal Melbourne C

Three things you need to do before getting a dog

September 19th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
Deciding to bring a new dog into your life is exciting, you have decided on the breed, a possible name, purchased the comfiest bed and got all the toys. But before you rush out and bring your new furry family member home

Why do cats purr?

September 16th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
For a cat lover’s there is no more wonderful sound than your cat’s purr. Rhythmic, calming and solid, a cat’s purr is one of life’s mysteries – or is it? Why do cat’s purr? Mostly we a

Weight loss tips for overweight dogs

September 13th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
Do you have a chubby Collie? Is your Lab looking a little roly-poly? You’re not alone: canine obesity is a common problem. Vet Marc Abraham explains the tell-tale signs of an overweight dog and offers some tips for get

21 Symptoms you should never ignore in your Dog

September 12th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
There are serious symptoms that should never be ignored. A symptom is defined as “any problem that can indicate an underlying disease” and may be your first clue to the presence of a life-threatening problem in your

The cost of veterinary care:

September 9th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
The cost associated with veterinary care is a contentious issue for pet owners and veterinary professionals alike. It is common to hear a pet owner say that vet bills are too expensive, although we almost never hear why.

Strange but wonderful…

August 29th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
In the Pet Insurance industry we are lucky enough to hear about many pet stories. Sometimes it’s a friendly update on one of our member’s recovery after a claim and sometimes it’s something strange but wonderful. A

Dog Breed Profile: The Australian Cattle Dog

July 30th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
The Australian Cattle Dog, which is also known as a red or blue heeler, was bred for maximum performance on the farm. Although in recent years it has become a popular pet. History: Some say that Australia owes its thrivi

Update: Hendra Virus

July 24th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
Hendra virus infects dogs, and potentially cats Horse owners are vigilantly protecting their horses from the Hendra virus, but did you know that your dog can become ill from it too? Last year a dog in Queensland was put