Meow-vember Breed Profile: Persian

November 6th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
Perhaps thought to be the most precious and prestigious of the cat breeds, the Persian is also one of the most recognised. Hey there good lookin’ The Persian cat is an impressive looking creature with its long and luxu

Four reasons why you need puppy insurance

October 30th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
Get a new puppy is an exciting time, they’re small, cute, and oh so fluffy that you just want to spend all day patting them. However, they can get into a lot of mischief in their first year of life. Here are four reaso

Grass Seed Season

October 28th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
As the grass gets dryer, grass seed issues can become a problem for pets and owners alike. The good news is that grass seed lodgements are treatable and the earlier that you are able to treat it the better: How to tell i

How to enter the Petplan and Vets All Natural’s Treat-Face Competition!

October 24th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
Does your dog or cat become super excited when you have a treat? Do they start drooling all over the floor, start doing a little-hoppy dance, run around in circles or try and jump at the treat? Capture that cute, crazy-e

Ticks can cause respiratory failure or death!

October 9th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
Vets are urging pet owners to be extra attentive to their pets’ behaviours this spring as the incidents of dogs and cats falling ill to ticks rises. Ticks are parasites that feed off blood. They are usually found in ar

Benefits of Pet Insurance

October 9th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
Petplan pet insurance offers peace of mind for owners and support to the veterinary community. Dog insurance and cat insurance are two of the fastest growing insurance types in Australia. But still many pet owners are un

Moonbeam, the Springer Spaniel with seven tumours

September 30th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
Petplan is committed to helping all dogs, cats, horses and pet owners during difficult times. In the past three years Moonbeam, a beautiful English Springer Spaniel, had a run of bad luck with thyroid, gastric, ear, and

Three things you need to do before getting a dog

September 19th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
Deciding to bring a new dog into your life is exciting, you have decided on the breed, a possible name, purchased the comfiest bed and got all the toys. But before you rush out and bring your new furry family member home

Why do cats purr?

September 16th, 2013 by Petplan Australia
For a cat lover’s there is no more wonderful sound than your cat’s purr. Rhythmic, calming and solid, a cat’s purr is one of life’s mysteries – or is it? Why do cat’s purr? Mostly we a

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