Guide to separation anxiety

August 10th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Separation anxiety can be a major problem for dog owners as it is very common. Dogs are highly sociable animals and can become anxious when separated from their owners. This anxiety can be displayed in a number of ways,

Pop-up vet clinics for pets in need

August 9th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
The Sydney University Veterinary Teaching Hospital (SUVTH) is supporting a great cause by offering homeless and disadvantaged people access to quality veterinary care for their beloved pets. This was founded in an effort

Why vet histories are so important

August 3rd, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Knowing your pet’s entire medical history can be hard, as many will have multiple visits to the veterinarian’s over their lifetime. Having a copy of your dog or cats vet records is important in determining what type

Things you don’t want to tell your vet (but should)

July 31st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
For one reason or another, some pet owners find it hard to disclose some information to their vets. This may be due to them thinking that it isn’t important, they’re embarrassed, or that they don’t want to look sil

Importance of vet checks when purchasing a horse

July 27th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Vetting a horse before purchase is an extremely important step that is highly recommended. Buying a horse is not only a daunting experience; it can also be extremely costly. Before you decide to purchase the one that you

What can Petplan offer breeders?

July 26th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Petplan have been working with breeders for many years now, helping to strengthen the bond between business and customers. Our breeder network is over 2,000 strong and is growing daily. Petplan offer support materials to

Miniature Schnauzer Breed Profile

July 25th, 2017 by Petplan Australia
The Miniature Schnauzer originated in Germany in the 15th and 16th centuries with their name coming from the German word ‘snout’ which means ‘moustache’, because of the breeds distinctively bearde

Equine focus on first aid: Lameness

July 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
With the help of Petplan Equine UK vet Gil Riley we bring you this guide to explain lower limb lameness. The lower limb of a horse is a fragile structure that is constantly busy and is put under a lot of stress! As a res

The Cavalier King Charles: A gentle and loyal companion

July 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
The delicate Cavalier’s doe-eyed expression has made the breed a popular choice for those after a cute companion. They are generally gentle and friendly, and love human contact. Yet their desire for company means they

The Poodle: A dog with beauty and brains

July 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
When people think Poodles, they think a breed groomed to perfection and ready for show competitions. But this isn’t always the case, as the Poodle has in recent years become a very popular household companion and not j