How to help a child cope with pet bereavement ?

August 20th, 2012 by Petplan
Although distressing, saying goodbye to a childhood pet can be an important part of growing up. Vet and dad-of-two Mark Pinches says honesty with your child is the best policy when your family pet passes away. Australia

Why is My Cat’s Tongue like Sandpaper?

August 14th, 2012 by Petplan
Have you ever wondered why getting licked by a cat feels like you are being brushed with sandpaper? It is because cats have little hooked papillae, barb-like “hairs” pointing toward the back of their mouths that cove

Nine foods that are bad for pets

August 7th, 2012 by Petplan
Many human foods are unsuitable for animals and can cause health problems if eaten, so think twice before giving your pet a titbit or treat. Here are some bad-uns… HAM, FATTY MEATS OR RAW MEAT Can lead to an inflamed p

Do pets really have emotions?

July 27th, 2012 by Petplan
It’s hard to tell how our pets are feeling. Do they feel emotions as complex as ours? Or are we overly attentive to how they feel? ‘My cat, George, went missing recently,’ says his owner, Daisy Jones. ‘When I men

All About The Breed – PUG

July 11th, 2012 by Petplan
Country of Origin: China Dog Group: Toy Origin Originally bred in China, over a thousand years ago, the Pug was brought to Europe by the Dutch East India Company. In Europe they became the dog of aristocrats and royalty

Pet Insurance and Pre-existing Conditions

June 26th, 2012 by Petplan
One issue we deal with every day at Petplan is to help people to understand how pre-existing conditions work on a pet insurance policy. Reassuring them that even if their pet has a pre-existing condition there’s a