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

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

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

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