Cats and Babies: The Health Risks

cats and babies can be great friends

Cats and babies can be best of friends with a helping hand from mum and dad. Friendship, whether between humans or animals and humans, is a privilege that comes with a modicum of responsibility. Namely taking care of everyone’s health while nurturing good relations – as the adult, that falls on you. In this article … Read more

Is PD Insurance Good for Pet Insurance?

This pup knows PD insurance is good for pet insurance

Is PD Insurance good for pet insurance? Yes! Our insurance is affordable, online, easy to use and claims are turned around lightning quick. The local team are passionate pet people and they know insurance back to front, which means they’re as empathetic as they are professional. With Simplicity and Soft Landings at the heart of … Read more

Dogs in Hot Cars: Spring Heat Rising

don't leave dogs in hot cars like this

Just nipping into the store to buy milk? Or popping in to an empty cafe for a takeaway flat white? It may seem harmless leaving dogs in hot cars while running the briefest of errands like these, but is it safe? After all, how long is too long? How hot is too hot and at … Read more

Flea Treatment in NZ (and Ticks Too!)

dog needs flea treatment in NZ

It’s that time of the year; summer’s round the bend and extra degrees are dancing across the temperature gauge. Humans aren’t the only ones who are invigorated by the heat – creepy crawlies are too, and they multiply fast. It’s why flea treatment in NZ is of particular importance to cat and dog parents right … Read more

Steve the Russian Blue Cat Shares His Tail

Steve the Russian Blue cat and his dad Richard

Steve is a Russian Blue Cat whose trademark is his urge to explore and discover new things. When his cat dad Richard opens any door, whether it’s a door to another room or a cupboard, he can count on Steve to come investigate its contents. Until one recent day, when Steve suddenly stopped eating, playing … Read more

All About IVDD in Dachshunds and Other Dogs

Brown Dachshund - their long backs make them susceptible to IVDD

Many purebred dog breeds are prone to certain health conditions as a result of selective breeding because it reduces genetic variation. IVDD in Dachshunds is a good example, as one that’s more commonly reported. IVDD – or intervertebral disc disease – is a degenerative spinal condition in dogs. Certain breeds like the Dachshund are more … Read more

The Bengal Cat: One of a Kind

bengal cat lying on back with paws in the air

The Bengal cat is unique in more ways than just its coat. While all other domestic cats descend from the African Wild Cat (which sounds formidable, but looks pretty much like a regular tabby housecat), Bengals have both African Wild Cat and Asian Leopard Cats in their genes.   So they come with a pretty … Read more

Cat Health Care Milestones: 1st year

this kitten has had its first cat health care milestones

Having your cat health care plan in place right from the get go will allow for a well coordinated handover from mummy immunity to great cat health care… Kittens take their first wobbly steps around three weeks old, just one week after they first start to see and hear. At about six weeks they’re likely … Read more