Dog Birthday Cake Recipes, Woof!

A dog birthday cake with candles

Yes, there is such a thing as a dog birthday cake and we have some tail wagging recipes. You can spoil your pooch on their next milestone with many a delectable confection. From a moreish peanut butter cake to meat and veggie concoctions, we’ve recipes to delight a sweet or savoury canine palette. The best … Read more

Pampered Pets and How To Spoil Them

pampered persian pet cat sleeping outside

With much of the country (and world) spending more time holed up at home, we’re enjoying increased time with our furry companions. It’s natural these newly pampered pets are getting treated to all kinds of spoils, loving that ‘the humans’ are mostly WFH and spending less time away from them. And that’s part of what … Read more

Retired Greyhounds Adoption in NZ

One of many retired Grehounds adoption NZ dogs with his owner

Did you know New Zealand is one of only seven countries in the world that still allows greyhound racing? As you can imagine, this means there are several retired greyhounds adoption NZ programs. All of them are full of friendly ex-racer greyhound dogs needing to be rehomed – perhaps your next pet is there, waiting … Read more

The Pet Prenup: Have You Thought About It?

pet dog sits between couple working out pet prenup documents

Nobody likes thinking about things that could go wrong, but in an uncertain world it’s always best to plan for the worst as well as the best. When it comes to a potential split-up in future, a pet prenup is something pet parents should be considering. After all, managing your risk in other ways means … Read more

Dog and Cat Art ‘n Craft Ideas

a puppy paints his own cat art canvas.

Dog and cat art can be a great way to show your furry BFF some love while spending time with your children or even as a bonding opportunity with your pet! Getting hands (and paws) dirty in this way is especially useful to pass the time in the ever-changing throes of lockdown, and beyond. You … Read more

Dachshund: Sausage Dog with a Heart of a Lion

The Dachshund is small and easy to carry.

The Dachshund is sometimes affectionately called a sausage dog in NZ. But don’t be fooled – the tasty snack is named after the dog and not the other way around. The infamous hotdog was first called a Dachshund sausage, but that was too long. So, this cute canine is the inspiration behind a global food … Read more

Famous Cats Who Shaped Society

cat christmas dinner

Cats pretty much rule the internet. But they ruled our hearts for decades before that. So in honour of our regal feline friends, we’re looking into some of the most famous cats in history. If you’re more of a dog person, don’t run away quite yet.  We wrote about famous dogs earlier too – now it’s just … Read more

Every Schnauzer Has His Story – Here’s Harvey’s

A cute miniature Schnauzer named Harvey

They say every dog has its day. For Miniature Schnauzer Harvey, a relatively new PD Insurance member, this was indeed the case. Not only did this dog have his day – he had three! And Harvey’s only a few months old. However, before his three good days of luck (read: well-insured quality vet care), he … Read more

Home Renovations and Pet Safety

Plan home renovations well, so protect your pet.

Home renovations can be loud, dusty, and full of strange smells. However, once they’re done and your bathroom, kitchen, etc has a ‘new look’, it can be well worth the trouble. From your cat’s or dog’s perspective, the reno process may seem much more different. One morning things are hunky-dory, the next strangers are marching … Read more