Pet Dental Insurance: What’s Covered?

pet dental insurance

When you think about pet insurance you usually think about getting cover for treating medical emergencies, but what about pet dental insurance? Different insurance providers manage their pet dental insurance differently – if they offer it at all. It’s important to understand if it’s included in a provider’s regular plan or as an add-on, or … Read more

What is the Yulin Dog Meat Festival and Should It Be Banned?

dogs are sold for the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

Warning: This article on the Yulin Dog Meat Festival contains information and images of a sensitive nature that may be upsetting to some readers. You may have heard about the Yulin Lychee and Dog Meat Festival held in China every year. As implied by the name, dogs are seen as livestock to be eaten. You … Read more

What Do Cats Like to Eat for Breakfast?

ginger cat eating breakfast from white bowl on wooden floor

In books and movies, cats always drink milk for breakfast. But cats are actually lactose intolerant, so this shouldn’t be standard! In that case…what do cats like to eat for breakfast? Wet food? Dry food? Fish? Chicken? If you’re wanting to give your cat the best breakfast possible, we have some ideas for both daily … Read more

Fat or Obese Dog? Why and How to Shed the Chunk

too much fat on your dog is a health risk

The internet is awash with fat dog images because let’s face it, a chubby baby face gets more likes. But are those added kilos putting your dog’s health at risk? And will those likes protect your overweight dog from unwanted trips to the vet? According to research, over a quarter of Kiwi canines are overweight … Read more

Hereditary and Congenital Conditions in Dogs: What’s the Difference?

puppy plays after having a hereditary and congenital conditions health screening for dogs

Hereditary and congenital conditions in dogs are just about as common as they are in humans. Interestingly and perhaps not surprisingly, certain breeds can be more prone to specific hereditary and/or congenital conditions. Knowing which of these conditions is more likely to affect your pooch can help you plan their roadmap to prolonged health. You’ll … Read more

Why You Should Always Ask Before Petting Someone’s Dog

person approaches to pet a dog but shouldn't because the dog is nervous

If Shakespeare was alive today he’d probably be an avid internet user (and therefore lover of dog memes). No doubt he’d have written something along the lines of “to pet a dog or not to, that is the question?” And that’s a valuable question to be asking. Because seriously, you should ALWAYS ask before you … Read more