Archive for the ‘Dog’ 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

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

Adopting an Older Dog

Thursday, February 7th, 2019
When considering getting a dog, many people will have an ideal scenario pictured in their heads. Often it will involve a cute-as-a-button puppy running around their garden, being mischievous and providing boisterous fun

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

Introducing a Second Dog

Monday, 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

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

Alternatives to Dog Walking

Monday, 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

Is my Dog Depressed?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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.