Pet Benefits to our Mental Health

December 20th, 2018
All pet owners know the immediate benefits of sharing their lives with a companion, however there is an abundance of physical and mental health advantages that come from being around your furry friend. Having a pet aroun

Hay Quality for Horses

December 20th, 2018
Unless your horse lives in a climate that allows them access to fresh, green pasture all the time, you will most likely feed them hay. The hay quality that you feed your horse should be of the utmost importance. The diff

Introducing a Second Dog

December 17th, 2018
One of life’s greatest joys is getting a new puppy. Another great joy is when you get a second puppy. However, introducing a new puppy to the household, especially to your existing pup, can be a lot harder than you thi

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