Horses and Bushfires

December 13th, 2018
Bushfires can occur at any time in New Zealand. With high temperatures and dry summers come conditions of high fire danger. People put themselves at risk trying to save their pets and livestock at the last minute when un

Food Allergies in Pets

December 11th, 2018
Skin conditions can erupt for many reasons and can be very hard to diagnose. One common cause is a sudden allergy to food. Many recurring skin problems in cats and dogs are due to underlying allergies, caused by what th

Alternatives to Dog Walking

December 10th, 2018
The warm weather and long evenings of the summer months offer plenty of opportunities to get out and about with your dog. However, rather than walking your dog down the same streets and paths as the rest of the year, why

What to Look for when Buying a Horse

December 10th, 2018
Buying a horse is an exciting time for all riders, and it is pivotal that you choose the right horse for you. It’s one of the proudest moments in any horse lover’s life with each horse marking a special day in their

Is my Dog Depressed?

December 10th, 2018
Mental health issues aren’t restricted to humans and it seems dogs can also develop depression. Petplan takes a look at the symptoms of depression in dogs and the things you should do if you suspect your dog is depres

Dog Jobs

December 10th, 2018
Dogs with Jobs When we think about dogs, we usually envision them living alongside and being part of the family unit. Running on the beach and playing at the park. But not all dogs are destined to end up as family pets.

What to Know if you’re Buying a Border Collie

December 10th, 2018
  There are many aspects that potential dog owners need to consider before acquiring a dog or puppy and each breed has their own unique personalities and health care needs. Petplan takes a look at the origins, tem

Toxic Plants

December 10th, 2018
Summer has arrived and while it’s the season for kittens, puppies and all things cuddly, it’s also a time when your backyard can turn into a minefield for your furry friends. When the Petplan UK office researched ju

First Time Pet Owner’s Guide

December 10th, 2018
As any new pet owner knows, it can be an exciting yet stressful time when you introduce a puppy or kitten in to your house. Not only do you have to get them comfortable in their new surroundings, you also have to make su

Horse Body Language

December 10th, 2018
Your horse’s body language can provide clues to his physical well being. Petplan Equine look at the possible reasons behind a range of ‘bad’ behaviours. Unhappy Riding If your horse resents his girth being tightene