Diabetes in Dogs and Cats – What You Need to Know

diabetes in dogs and cats like these can be avoidable

We’ve all been tempted from time to time to give in to those big, pleading eyes and dish out an extra portion of dinner for our pets. While occasional treats won’t harm your furry friends in the long term, weight gain needs to be taken seriously. Diabetes in dogs and cats is a growing problem … Read more

Halloween Dog Costumes, Tricks, Treats and More

A dog in a Halloween pet costume sits alongside a pile of pumpkins

Dog Halloween costumes can totally break the cuteness radar (who said Halloween had to be scary). But are they safe and do dogs like them? If you’re all about Halloween pet fun, making sure your pet is actually having fun is key. In this article, PD Insurance shares how to tail-or spooky celebrations to your … Read more

Cat Enclosures to Keep Cats Safe: All About the Catio

a cat crosses a homemade pond inside its cat enclosure

Cat enclosures are incredibly useful ways to keep kitty safe while also protecting wildlife, and they’re growing in use across the country. What us Kiwis call catios (or sometimes cat runs) are made using cat netting around a wooden structure, and they’re an all in one playpen and sanctuary for your whiskery family. Notwithstanding their … Read more

Everything You Need to Know About the Basset Hound

This loyal Basset Hound is an exceptional scenthound.

It’s no secret Basset Hound puppies make beloved pets, but did you know they started out as hunting cousins to the Bloodhound? Here’s everything you need to know about this charming dog breed with trailing ears and an adorable droopy face… 🐶 Basset Hound history at a glance🐾 The Basset Hound was bred to hunt … Read more

How to Stop Your Dog Peeing Inside: Vet Advice

Are you struggling to stop your dog from peeing inside? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. This is a common problem that many pup parents face. You’ll be happy to know there are a few things you can do to help your dog break the habit of urinating inside. We spoke to Dr Cath Watson, Kiwi … Read more

Why Does Pet Insurance Reimburse Me Instead of Directly Paying the Vet?

Cat Lying Down and Playing, her pet parent my want to know about insurance reimbursement

Pet insurance is a great way to protect your fur-friend-related financials from unexpected veterinary bills. There’s an obvious benefit to a big (or little!) insurance payment. What might not be obvious is why, when it comes to those treatment costs, you first must pay the vet directly then claim an insurance reimbursement. After all, often … Read more

Dry Eye in Dogs: What Is It and How Do You Treat It?

Close up shot of a pekingese short hair puppy. She may be suffering from dry eye in dogs

Ever noticed your dog having ‘boogers’ in their eyes? Every now and again probably isn’t anything too serious, but extremely gunky eyes can mean an infection or dry eye in dogs. Dry eye syndrome in dogs is uncomfortable for your pup and you’ll want to get it treated ASAP. Below, we look at exactly what … Read more

5 Howling Halloween Treats for Your Pup

a dog sitting in front of a bunch of pumpkins. he may get a halloween dog treat

Booooooo, fellow dog-loving ghouls and gals! It’s that time of year when pumpkins glow, costumes reign supreme, and dog treat recipes are in abundant supply. And guess what? Your four-legged friend wants in on the Halloween dog treat action! 🎃🐾 This spooky season let’s cast a spell of deliciousness with homemade dog treat recipes that’ll … Read more

Cancer in Dogs: Why Breed, Age and Gender Matter

A woman holds her Labradoodle who has been screened for canine cancer as she looks out at the ocean wondering about the test results

Sadly, cancer in dogs is just as common as it is in humans. In terms of numbers, roughly half of all dogs will develop some form of cancer after their 10th birthday, with lymphoma in dogs being the most common canine cancer. But don’t give up hope – it’s not all bad news! As scary … Read more

Tips to Find Your Lost Pet on a Holiday Roadtrip

How to find your lost pet like this Weimaraner dog, on a holiday road trip.

If you’ve ever lost a pet during a holiday road trip, we’re sorry. Hopefully, you’re reading this as a precaution, but either way, you’re in the right place. This article is all about how to find a lost pet – in case yours ever does go missing. Our research shows that more and more pet parents are … Read more