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

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
The tick season is coming


September 12th, 2012 by Petplan
At Petplan, we come across dozens of cases of tick-bites in pets every year. Even with all the precautions taken by the owners, we still had over 150 claims for cases of tick bites totalling more than $120,000! Tick-bite
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I Think my Pet Just Ate their Ball!

August 27th, 2012 by Petplan
If you think your dog has eaten or swallowed something that it really should not have like its ball or one of your kids toys should you worry? First you need to keep a careful watch on him and provided your dog is eating

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