Archive for the ‘Petpeople’ Category


What to know if you’re buying a British Shorthair

Thursday, October 19th, 2017
There are many aspects that potential cat owners need to consider before acquiring a kitten or cat, with each breed having their own unique personalities and health care needs. Petplan takes a look at the origins, temp

Stomach upsets

Monday, October 16th, 2017
Most dogs experience tummy troubles from time to time – but it can be difficult to know exactly how to treat them, or when they may point to something more serious. Our guide can help you care for your pooch the next t

Four Life Stages of the Cat and Dog

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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

Rule makers vs rule breakers

Monday, October 9th, 2017
You may lay down the law with your dog, but what can you do if your family bends the boundaries? Tom Ward is all too familiar with the pleading look his family dog, Poncho, gives whenever he wants sofa time – especiall

Guide to every breed of pet owner

Sunday, October 1st, 2017
For every type of pet there is a different type of pet owner. This means they all see pet insurance differently too – from an essential part of caring for their best friend to a costly necessity or even an unnecessary

Body parts special: Joints

Monday, September 25th, 2017
Many owners think that joint problems only happen in older pets. But that’s not always the case, as Colin and Roxy Gateson found shortly after they adopted rescue dog Dexter. At home they noticed that the three year ol

Specialists vs practice

Friday, September 22nd, 2017
Veterinary Specialist Auckland (VSA) Sylvia Park was established in 2016 as an expansion of our surgical practice at VSG which opened in 2000. The main driver for expansion was more space and the need for an on-site CT i

How to train your cat

Monday, September 18th, 2017
It’s high time the myth that cats can’t follow commands was busted. Karen Cornish explains that your feline friend is quite willing to learn, and asks an expert for the steps you should follow. There are cats all ove

What to do if your pet goes missing

Friday, September 15th, 2017
Every pet owner dreads the day they realise their much loved pet is lost or missing. Having the right knowledge of what to do in this situation could be the edge you need to get your pet returned to you safely. Petplan

Pet Insurance and pre-existing conditions

Monday, September 4th, 2017
One issue we deal with every day at Petplan is to help people to understand how pre-existing conditions work on a pet insurance policy. Reassuring them that even if their pet has a pre-existing condition there’s a goo