What Human Foods Can Dogs Eat?

A dog lying on a porch next to an empty bowl, perhaps dreaming of bananas.

“Can dogs eat… bananas, strawberries, apples, blueberries, tomato (the list goes on)…?” Finding out what human food is good for dogs is one of the top pet-related internet searches in New Zealand, along with “what can dogs not eat?” In New Zealand alone, Kiwis punch the “can dogs eat [insert human food]?” question into our … Read more

Blue Heeler / Australian Cattle Dog Price, Pawsonality and More

An Australian Cattle Dog sitting in the woods with autumn leaves in the background.

Aside from being a true blue classic, the Blue Heeler Australian cattle dog has two of everything. It has two names (Blue Heeler and Australian Cattle Dog) and it has two sets of doggie DNA, which we’ll get into below along with so much more. If you’re considering a Blue Heeler puppy as the newest … Read more

Your Need-to-Knows About Dog Microchipping in NZ

A French bulldog with a microchip, and a leash sitting on a polished floor, with people's legs in the background.

Not so long ago, the idea of microchipping pets still seemed like sci-fi and gave some pet parents the shivers. The dog microchip these days is not only normal but for NZ dogs it’s also mandatory (and in some regions, for cats too). The microchip register in NZ is a win-win situation for everyone. Since … Read more

Easter Travel with Pets: Flying, Driving and Staycations

A woman travelling with her dog for the Easter holidays takes a stop off for her dog to play a bit on a grassy patch

Travelling with your dog or cat over the Easter holidays? You’re in luck. New Zealand is perfect for taking a plane or road trip with your cat or dog. Pet friendly accommodation options are plentiful too. In this article, PD Insurance outlines several tips for travelling with your dog or cat. We look at how … Read more

Yes or No to Pet Insurance During a Shallow Recession?

a cat looks at pennies that its owner counts during the New Zealand recession

The New Zealand Herald says there’s “no recession”, The Wall Street Journal describes it by saying our “economy contracted” and The Financial Review says, “New Zealand’s recession is a warning for the rest of world.” Whichever way you look at it, it’s a good time to consider buying cover rather than making plans to cancel … Read more

Can Dogs and Cats Eat Chocolate Easter Eggs – Yes or No?

A dog lies on the floor after getting a bad tummy ache because chocolate is toxic to dogs and it has eaten some without its owner realising

Can dogs eat chocolate? If it’s not a good idea, how much chocolate is actually dangerous to dogs? And do Easter eggs count? These are major questions to answer if you’re hiding chocky goodness around the house. After all, you-know-who will be the first to sniff them out… The last thing you want is a … Read more

How to Find Your Perfect Pup this National Puppy Day!

A little boy chooses a puppy for National Puppy Day

National Puppy Day happens every year on 23 March. Technically, it’s inter-national puppy day… Still, as long as we’re celebrating tiny fluffy cute puppies, it kind-sorta doesn’t matter what we call it, right!? Puppy Day (for short) is a time to enjoy, play with, talk about and – maybe even – choose a puppy to … Read more

8 Reasons to Celebrate World Vet Day 2024

On World Vet Day, a female veterinarian in NZ is carefully examining a dog's head.

World Vet Day is all about celebrating the essential health work vets do. Vets in NZ play a crucial role in the human-animal bond by ensuring our companion animals (and farm animals) stay healthy. As we all know, vets also play an enormous role in human health too. For example, by ensuring the meat products … Read more

0800 738 467