Archive for the ‘Cat’ Category


Allergic to your Pet?

Thursday, February 21st, 2019
It can be a tough life for a person who loves dogs but is also allergic to them. There are thousands of people who suffer from these types of allergies. But there are now ways to treat these symptoms without having to r

Cats vs Kittens

Monday, February 18th, 2019
When it comes to choosing between a cat and a kitten, many owners prefer to opt for the kitten due to the cuteness. In saying this, people will often not take in to account their own circumstances and the behavioural cha

Dementia in Pets

Thursday, February 14th, 2019
Dementia affects around 63,000 people in New Zealand and animal experts believe it can affect our pets, too. Does dementia exist in animals? In a nutshell, yes. It’s usually known as cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS

A Cat’s Need to Knead

Monday, February 11th, 2019
Most cat owners know what it’s like to be kneaded. Using their front paws and alternating between right and left, your little fluff ball manipulates you as though she’s kneading dough. It’s a common and uniquely fe

Safety around Fireworks

Monday, February 4th, 2019
Fireworks are a great way for celebrating events, and can be enormous fun for all of the family. However, one member who may not be so pleased is your pet. Cats and dogs have no understanding of fireworks. Things such a

Pet Benefits to our Mental Health

Thursday, 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

Food Allergies in Pets

Tuesday, 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

First Time Pet Owner’s Guide

Monday, 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

Toxic Plants

Monday, 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

How to Give your Pet Medicine

Friday, December 7th, 2018
Many cats and dogs dislike taking medicine – but if they need to take regular medication, tablet time can become a nightmare! Petplan looks at the best tips and tricks to get your four-legged companion to take thei