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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
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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
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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
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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
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The British Shorthair: A charming and easygoing companion

July 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
The British Shorthair is one of the original pure breed cats. It has been specifically bred over generations to bring certain traits to the fore. These traits are what make it such a popular cat, but they are also why it
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The Dachshund: Tiny but independent companions

July 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
Perhaps one of the most famous breeds worldwide, the Dachshund, or as the nickname goes ‘sausage dog’, is known for its elongated body and tiny, fast-moving legs. Even though their small stature may suggest they are
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Helping a German Shepherd’s digestion

July 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
The fearlessness, strength and intelligence of the German Shepherd makes them one of the best breeds for guarding and police work. However, even though these magnificent dogs look powerful on the outside, they frequently
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How to manage the Golden Retriever’s skin problems

July 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
The Golden Retriever’s distinctive golden coat is one of their finest features but because of the density of their fur, they are prone to skin problems. Their thick, water-resistant undercoat means they store lots of h
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Why are Labradors prone to weight gain?

July 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
The Labrador is a family favourite in Australia, which is no surprise when you consider their happy-go-lucky nature, strong intelligence and ability to bond well with children. But while Labradors are renowned for their
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The Ragdoll: The ideal lap-cat

July 21st, 2017 by Petplan Australia
The docile Ragdoll earned its name for their tendency to go limp on those who hold them – just like the Ragdoll toy. Yet even though they are one of the largest domestic cat breeds out there, their laidback personality