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

Veterinarians: Protect your Career, Practice and Income

August 27th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
Petplan Professional insurance is a must for all veterinarians who are serious about protecting their career, practice and income. Protect your Practice If a break-in occurs at your practice, Petplan Professional insuran

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

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

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

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

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