How Many Times a Day Should a Dog Eat?

How many times a day should a dog eat, like these black and brown puppies seen with bone biscuits

Are you planning on bringing home a new pooch? If the answer’s yes, then there’s also probably a million questions running through your mind right now. Questions like should you get a basket or kennel? What lead should you get? How many times a day should a dog eat? Best boy/girl dog names? Dog feeding…how … Read more

Meet the Young at Heart and Super-Smart Burmese Cat

A Burmese cat is loving, like this dark brown feline snuggled up in a white fluffy blanket.

If the sentiment, “you’re only as old as you feel” resonates with you, then the Burmese cat can be your spirit animal. It may be the companion you’ve been searching for! Check out this breed profile for the Burmese cats in NZ and beyond, for more about this charming feline. The Burmese cat: Its history … Read more

5 Top Spots for a Luxury Pet Vacation or Pampering

Spoil your pooch with a luxury pet vacation like the one this black and white dog wearings sunglasses is enjoying.

Everyone needs a break every now and then. So why would that be any different for your favourite four-legged friend? Does Boris need his own space to switch off? Is it time Bella had her pedicure? What if you must go away for a while on a business trip and your pet can’t join? Let’s … Read more

Our Guide to a Pet Friendly Diwali 2022

Diwali 2022 is set to be bigger than ever in New Zealand this year. Fireworks and gatherings were stopped in the last two years due to Covid-19, but this year the Diwali fireworks are back and celebrations are already kicking off all over the country. As pet parents, we all know that cats, dogs and … Read more

What Does a Dog Wagging His Tail Mean: Fist Bump? 

A brown dog standing on a log in the woods, awaiting its vet consult.

Most of us think we know the answer to this seemingly simple question – but what does a dog wagging his tail mean, really… Is he happy, anxious, excited? A combo of them all? Or something else? This tail wagging business can actually be confusing. To put it simply, it can be a ‘yes’ to … Read more

Devon Rex: Breed Profile, Health, and History

The Devon Rex cat is a super friendly, obscure little furball with a lot of love to give. Their big, elfin ears give them an alien-like appearance that’s surprisingly endearing. Because of their curly fair and the fact that they’re known to wag their tails, they’re also sometimes called the Poodle that purrs. One of … Read more

What You Need to Know About Pancreatitis in Dogs

sick brown dog lying on bed having head stroked

Pancreatitis in dogs is a serious illness that can even be fatal. You might have heard of it before because it’s relatively common. Some research has indicated around 1.5% of dogs and cats have lesions that could develop into pancreatitis.   Though any dog can develop pancreatitis, it’s more common in female dogs and in … Read more

Can Pets Get Monkeypox? 

What is Monkeypox? As of late September 2022, nine cases of this viral disease had been diagnosed in New Zealand, and you may be worried about yourself and your pets. In terms of monkeypox in animals – it’s been confirmed that dogs and some other pets CAN be infected. The disease has been declared a … Read more

Become Wildlife Wise: Top Tips and a Quiz

It’s New Zealand’s Save the Kiwi Week from 10-16 October, and we’re taking the opportunity to teach dog owners about wildlife conservation – especially on our beaches. PD Insurance recently partnered with the Department of Conservation (DOC) to launch the Lead the Way Auckland programme, which aims to reduce the impact of dogs on our … Read more

PD and Department of Conservation Are Leading the Way

As the climate crisis escalates, now is an important time to take proactive steps in safeguarding the environment and wildlife we share it with. To this end, the Department of Conservation and PD Insurance are taking the lead in an initiative to protect our coastal creatures and our dogs, with a program that guides us … Read more