Equine First Aid Kit

May 18th, 2017
At some point in a horse’s life, this box is going to be the treasure that saves your horse. With their nature, exorbitant energy and speed you must be prepared for unexpected injuries. It is always advisable to be pre

Coping With Winter

May 17th, 2017
Winter has set in earlier than expected, here in New Zealand the weather can get extremely cold – ice and snow coating our yards. As warm, comfortable and cozy that we would like it to be for us, we must care for our f

Horseback Riding Safety

May 14th, 2017
Horseback riding is refreshing, invigorating and fun, but all this excitement comes with risks. Riding your horse is also scary and dangerous to a certain extent. It involves speed, strength and the unpredictable nature

Horse Grooming

May 4th, 2017
Grooming your horse should be an activity that is enjoyable for both you and your horse. Daily grooming gives you a chance to bond with the horse while monitoring any changes, injuries and infections. It is advisable to

Puppy Socialization – Get Off to a Good Start

May 2nd, 2017
Puppy Socialization is a massive project to undertake as dog owners. It refers to the time and effort that both puppy and owners put into developing a much more happy, confident and accommodating dog. Socialization is a

Saddle Fitting

April 27th, 2017
You can equate saddle fitting on a horse to right shoe size and fitting for us humans. As torturing and painful as it can be for us to walk or even run around for hours in tight fitting shoes, or narrow ones; it is much

Spaying 101 – Everything Pet Owners Need To Know

April 24th, 2017
Spaying, Neutering and De-sexing are all the same procedures with different terms. As pet owners these terms might be overwhelming with many apprehensive concerns and questions. As advocated by almost every animal welfar

Chocolate Toxicity

April 12th, 2017
With Easter around the corner, chocolates galore! As much as we all love chocolate and is a desired delight we must be mindful that this is not the same for our Canine and Feline friends.  As pet owners and care takers

Vet, Breeder, Charity and Pet Shop Programs

April 3rd, 2017
Petplan has been working with veterinary practices, breeders, charities and pet shops for many years now, helping to strengthen the bond between the business and customers. Veterinarians Petplan helps build a financial b

Bad Weather And Your Pets

March 20th, 2017
Thunderstorms and bad weather can leave your pets in a state of panic as the loud noises and bright flashes can scare and stress out your furry friend. We’ll take a look at what makes your pets so anxious during storms