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Exercising your dog in tough weather conditions

July 17th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
If you find it hard to drag yourself out of bed to walk your dog on cold, wet and windy mornings, you are not alone. With temperatures hovering just above zero degrees at dawn, you can be forgiven for trying to sneak in
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How To Keep Your Pets Warm This Winter?

June 26th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
Brr! The weather is cooling down out there and it won’t be long before you need to pull on your winter woollies, cook some soup and cuddle up next to the heater. But what about your furry friends, how can you keep them
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The History of Pets, part 2: Dogs

May 29th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
Ever wondered how dogs moved out of the cold and into our homes and hearts? Writer and pet-lover Julian Hall examines the evidence in this second instalment of Petplan’s series on the history of pets. For tens of thous
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The history of pets, part 1: Cats

May 14th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
Ever wondered how cats and dogs came to share our homes and gardens? In the first of a two-part series for Petplan, writer and pet-lover Julian Hall looks at the history of cats… If you sometimes marvel at how far your
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How to keep your pet content in old age

March 6th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
We all want our animal companions to live long and happy lives, so how can we ensure they stay in optimum health during their advancing years? Victoria Spicer seeks advice from the experts. As with humans, animals’ bod
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Weight gain and upset tummies – What to do?

February 4th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
Eating unusual foods or too many treats can be harmful to your pet. Vet and writer Alison Logan explains what to do if your companion has gained weight or is suffering from an upset tummy NEW FOOD If vomiting and diarrho
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What to do about pet toileting problems

January 23rd, 2013 by Petplan Australia
You never know when your pet might become a toilet rebel. But what’s behind it, and what can you do? Deirdre Vine investigates. ‘Inappropriate elimination’ – two sinister words that strike fear into every pet own
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Brushing your pet’s teeth – what to remember

January 3rd, 2013 by Petplan Australia
Good dental health contributes to the long-term wellbeing of your dog, cat or rabbit. Vet Alison Logan explains what to bear in mind when brushing your pet’s teeth. CHOOSE YOUR MOMENT Since it’s not natural for a cat
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Holiday Hazards For Pets

December 19th, 2012 by Petplan Australia
Christmas is that wonderful time of the year filled with celebration. It is natural for owners to want to share the excitement and joy with their pets. Whilst this can be a wonderful experience for both the pet and the o
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Our 5 favourite online pet videos

November 29th, 2012 by Petplan Australia
Animals and animal capers have been a staple of video-sharing website YouTube since its first content was uploaded in 2005. This first video was 18 seconds long and featured an elephant in a zoo. Rather more exciting vid