Archive for the ‘Dog’ Category


Easter Safety with Dogs

Thursday, April 18th, 2019
With Easter around the corner, chocolate is everywhere in the office at Petplan HQ. We can’t get enough of it! However, we are always mindful that chocolate isn’t so tasty for our canine and feline friends. Many pet

Reduce your Pawprint

Monday, April 1st, 2019
As animal lovers, it is important for us to look after our planet. This involves caring for our pets in a sustainable manner. So we’ve put together a list of things you can do to be a responsible pet owner. Adopt It is

Buckle Down on Bath Time

Thursday, March 28th, 2019
Let’s face it; most dogs despise taking a bath. But regular baths are vital in maintaining a healthy coat and skin. If you brush your dog daily, checking for any irregularities as you go, then you should only need to b

5 Superfoods for Dogs

Thursday, March 21st, 2019
The term ‘superfood’ is thrown around a lot as people try to improve their diets and health. But there are certain foods which are also natural health boosters for our four legged friends. Add the following foods to

Avoidable Dog Behavioural Problems

Thursday, March 14th, 2019
Many behavioural problems that we find in dogs can be easily avoided if given the proper training whilst they are a puppy. But if ignored or not given the training required, these behavioural traits can cause a vast amou

Top Dog Names of 2019

Thursday, March 7th, 2019
We brought you the most popular cat names of 2019. So we thought it would only be fair to bring you the top dog names for this year to. So from most popular to least, here are the top names for dogs in 2019. 1. Molly 2.

Your Dog Loves you More than Food

Thursday, February 28th, 2019
Have you ever wondered if your dog truly loves you, or are you just a food dispenser for your pooch. Many people may see themselves as a ‘doggy waiter’ who only get attention from their canine friend because they fee

Dogs Vs Puppies

Monday, February 25th, 2019
It is common practice for people to go straight for a puppy when deciding to get a new dog. However, there are still numerous dogs that are waiting to be rescued in shelters all across the country. There are advantages a

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

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