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

Where did the Easter Bunny come from?

March 25th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
As you look forward to a long weekend, spare a thought for the Easter Bunny. The poor soul will be flat-out by Easter Monday, having dispatched multi-coloured eggs far and wide, ready for the frenzy of chocolate consumpt

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

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

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

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