Golden Retriever: Breed Profile, Health, and History

Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever. Where to start? Between their endearing nature, great work ethic and soft and luscious fur, they’ve a lot going for them. These pups are great companions; soft and gentle cuddlers who will easily get along with the whole family. How could you not hold them in high regard! We’ll dive into the … Read more

Epilepsy in Beagles and Other Dogs: How to Help

woman researches beagle epilepsy

Beagles are a breed with a high prevalence of seizures. And judging from how many Kiwis are researching Beagle epilepsy online we gather there’s a growing concern. In recent times, nearly 100 New Zealanders have been searching Google every month for info on Beagle epilepsy. If you’re a Beagle fan or a Beagle mum or … Read more

Year of the Tiger: What’s in Store?

baby in tiger suit for year of the tiger celebrations

2022 is the Year of the Tiger. Whether that means letting your inner tiger roar, getting a pet Toyger (more on this pawsome breed fur-ther down) or celebrating by getting up to adventures with your cat is up to you! We welcomed Year of the Tiger on 1 February. If you’re an energetic, determined, confident … Read more

Average Cat Weight: How Does Your Cat Compare?

average cat weight

What is the average cat weight? Well, it depends on their breed. Many of us may find ourselves Googling ‘average cat weight’ to see if our cats are under or overweight. Unfortunately it’s not that easy – there’s no mean weight for all cats. A Siamese cat, for instance, has a far more slender build … Read more

3 Reasons for Adopting an Adult Cat on Love Your Pet Day!

someone is adopting this older cat

Is it a coincidence Love Your Pet Day comes back-to-back with Valentine’s Day? Nu-uh, we think not. February is all about the lurrrve. From hairballs to furry cuddles! But let’s spare a thought for the amazing cats and dogs behind bars in pet shelters. This Feb we’re all about adopting an adult cat or dog; … Read more

French Bulldog: Little Guy, Big Personality!

French Bulldog cuddles with owner

The French Bulldog is a small but robust canine with lots to offer, which is probably why you’re reading this! This relatively new breed started its story a few hundred years ago and since then it’s gone from being a ratter to a much-loved lap dog. Now that’s moving up the ladder for you. We … Read more

Does My Dog Love Me? An Answer for Valentine’s Day

does my dog love me

We know you adore your dog. After all, you’re reading this article. But have you ever wondered: “Does my dog love me?” Sure, they wag their tails when they see you. They lick you and cuddle with you. But do they really love you – or is it just the food and shelter you provide? … Read more

Hypoallergenic Cats: Be My Valentine

owner holds siberian cat - top on the hypoallergenic cats list

What could be a better Valentine’s Day gift than a snuggle with your glorious feline friend, right? Not necessarily. For those who suffer from cat allergies, having a cat rub his or her forehead across one’s leg can be unnerving (and itchy and sneezy). Unless of course hypoallergenic cats exist? Do they? Strictly speaking, all … Read more

Top Dog Friendly Beaches for Kiwi Canines

woman takes her dog to dog friendly beach in NZ

Dog friendly beaches in New Zealand offer the best of both worlds… Picturesque settings that welcome both people and their pets. However, not every beach accommodates canines, so before you don your sunscreen and hat and Rover hops in the backseat, be sure to know which ones do. Kiwi beaches are known for their immaculate … Read more

Can Dogs Eat Vegemite?

close up of vegemite on toast to eat at breakfast

It looks like Kiwis are battling Aussies for Vegemite-related Google searches. Apparently, a lot of you have a burning desire to know the answer to the (very important, obviously) question “can dogs eat vegemite?” Well, PD Insurance to the rescue. Let’s get straight to the point. Can dogs eat the black, sticky stuff? And if … Read more

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