How to make a tasty Christmas dinner for your pet

November 19th, 2012 by Petplan Australia
With the Christmas season just around the corner, here is a very special recipe for your dog from writer Elaine Everest, author of hit book Canine Cuisine, and a recipe for a festive dinner for your cat from Marie R

Great games to play with your dog

November 7th, 2012 by Petplan Australia
Playing regularly with your dog will keep him stimulated, teach you about his personality and strengthen the bond between you. All dogs enjoy different games, so working out which kind he enjoys and the rewards he respon

Tales told by Tails

October 18th, 2012 by Petplan Australia
What tales does your pet’s tail tell you? Cats and dogs use their tails, in combination with body, ear and eye signals, for communication. So if you want to know how your pet is feeling, one look at its tail can give y

Renting with Pets: Quick Tips

October 10th, 2012 by Petplan Australia
Anyone considering renting with a pet in Australia or New Zealand could be in for a big surprise – It would appear that even though we are supposed to be a nation of pet lovers, Landlords are not so in love with your p

Why do cats purr?

October 1st, 2012 by Petplan Australia
There’s more to that evocative, soothing sound than you might think. Cats always keep you guessing. Are they happy to see you? Cross with the world? They rub against your legs when you’d forgotten they were in the ro

Do I need Horse Insurance?

September 20th, 2012 by Petplan Australia
Anyone who has ever owned a horse, or been around horses, would surely agree on how expensive and high-maintenance horses can be. It is not just that horses require a lot of care and maintenance, but there are so many ty

Could owning a pet make you live longer?

September 18th, 2012 by Petplan Australia
You already know that being greeted by your pet at the end of a hard day brings a smile to your face. But owning a pet has other long-term health benefits, too. Adnan Qureshi, Professor of Neurology at the University of
The tick season is coming


September 12th, 2012 by Petplan
At Petplan, we come across dozens of cases of tick-bites in pets every year. Even with all the precautions taken by the owners, we still had over 150 claims for cases of tick bites totalling more than $120,000! Tick-bite

What to do if your dog is overweight?

September 4th, 2012 by Petplan
Do you have a chubby Collie? Is your Puli looking a little roly-poly? You’re not alone: canine obesity is a common problem. Here are the tell-tale signs of an overweight dog and some tips for getting your pet in shape
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I Think My pet just ate his/her ball!

August 27th, 2012 by Petplan
If you think your dog has eaten or swallowed something that it really should not have like its ball or one of your kids toys should you worry? First you need to keep a careful watch on him and provided your dog is eating