Archive for the ‘Dog’ Category


Walk Your Dog Month – January 2021

Saturday, January 16th, 2021
January is Walk Your Dog Month and what better way to kick start your New Year Resolutions by heading out into the great outdoors and walking off some of that festive food and drink? We’re very fortunate that New Zeala

How to keep your pet safe around fireworks

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020
FIREWORKS!!! There’s nothing more spectacular than a fireworks display to bring in the New Year. We may love them, but many of our pets don’t. For our sensitive-eared pets, it’s a terrifying experience; explosions,

Ways to keep your dog cool this Summer

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
While the Summer period is a fun and exciting time, it could end up in catastrophe for our four-legged family members. It’s important to understand exactly how heat affects your dog’s body and the healthiest ways of

What Are Some Common Dog Illnesses and When To Call a Vet?

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
Nothing causes pet parents to panic like a sick dog, especially when you aren’t completely sure what’s wrong. We all know how dogs are – they like to take chances, dive headfirst into trash cans or roll into an

Dangers of Easter Time

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
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

Is your dog eating too quickly?

Thursday, March 12th, 2020
Some dogs are notoriously fast eaters, barely having time to breathe as they scoff down their meals. This can make mealtime even harder if there are multiple dogs that eat at a different pace, allowing for competition co

7 Signs You’ve Found the Perfect Dog Name

Monday, March 9th, 2020
Picking the best name for your new pooch is a stressful challenge to take on for new pet owners and experienced ones alike. Unlike human children, you don’t run the risk of them being bullied for their names (as far as

Excessive drinking in Dogs

Thursday, February 27th, 2020
While it is normal for dogs to lap up the water, you may notice that your pup is drinking more than what they normally do. This may be alarming to some while others dismiss it as thirst or over exercising. However, there