Archive for the ‘Dog’ Category


Why Does My Dog Eat Grass?

Thursday, September 19th, 2019
Although it is surprisingly common for dogs to eat grass, owners are still baffled by it. There are many people throwing out their theories into the reasoning behind this strange behaviour; however, no one is truly certa

Springtime Dangers

Monday, September 16th, 2019
It is officially Spring, bees are buzzing and flowers are blooming. Many New Zealanders keep a floral garden, veggie patch and /or indoor plants and considering how many plants are toxic for dogs and cats, prevention may

The Responsibilities of Owning a Pet

Monday, September 9th, 2019
For many people, their pet is a major part of the family. They can bring all types of joy to you and your family; however they are also a big responsibility that some pet owners don’t realise. Not only do you have to c

Life Stages of a Cat and Dog

Thursday, September 5th, 2019
Cats and Dogs are susceptible to a variety of illnesses at all ages, whether it be when they are a puppy or kitten, or an older animal. It is important to be aware of these and know what to look out for during all stages

Puppies and Bitting

Monday, August 26th, 2019
Just as a toddler feels there way around the big world with their hands, a puppy will do the same with their mouth. It is a common and normal behaviour among all young pups. As they begin to teethe, they naturally need t

Pets and Dental Hygiene

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
It is estimates that nearly 80% of dogs and 70% of cats over the age of 3 will have some form of dental disease. This can range from bad breath to much more serious gum diseases that can get infected and cause your pet h

Why does my Dog Smell?

Monday, August 19th, 2019
Does your pooch let off an odour that is sometimes unbearable to be around? No matter how much you adore and cherish your little four-legged friends, an overpowering stench is one thing that needs to change about them!

Pet Memory

Thursday, August 8th, 2019
We all know our pets are something special and can even remember their name, a number of tricks and where there food and water bowl are located. But just how good are our pet’s memories? Petplan will take a look at how

Finding the Right Breeder For You

Monday, August 5th, 2019
Choosing the breed of your new puppy is a completely personal decision, as it is ultimately you who they will be spending their life with. Before deciding on the breed, ask yourself these questions: Will this breed fit i

What to do in an Emergency?

Monday, July 29th, 2019
In the case of an emergency where your pet is involved in the accident, it is important to stay calm and not panic as your pets survival may count on you. Call your vet as soon as possible as they can advise you what to