Cats and Babies: The Health Risks

cats and babies can be great friends

Cats and babies can be best of friends with a helping hand from mum and dad. Friendship, whether between humans or animals and humans, is a privilege that comes with a modicum of responsibility. Namely taking care of everyone’s health while nurturing good relations – as the adult, that falls on you. In this article … Read more

Is PD Insurance Good for Pet Insurance?

This pup knows PD insurance is good for pet insurance

Is PD Insurance good for pet insurance? Yes! Our insurance is affordable, online, easy to use and claims are turned around lightning quick. The local team are passion pet people and they know insurance back to front, which means they’re as empathetic as they are professional. With Simplicity and Soft Landings at the heart of … Read more

Dogs in Hot Cars: Spring Heat Rising

don't leave dogs in hot cars like this

Just nipping into the store to buy milk? Or popping in to an empty cafe for a takeaway flat white? It may seem harmless leaving dogs in hot cars while running the briefest of errands like these, but is it safe? After all, how long is too long? How hot is too hot and at … Read more

Flea Treatment in NZ (and Ticks Too!)

dog needs flea treatment in NZ

It’s that time of the year; summer’s round the bend and extra degrees are dancing across the temperature gauge. Humans aren’t the only ones who are invigorated by the heat – creepy crawlies are too, and they multiply fast. It’s why flea treatment in NZ is of particular importance to cat and dog parents right … Read more

Steve the Russian Blue Cat Shares His Tail

Steve the Russian Blue cat and his dad Richard

Steve is a Russian Blue Cat whose trademark is his urge to explore and discover new things. When his cat dad Richard opens any door, whether it’s a door to another room or a cupboard, he can count on Steve to come investigate its contents. Until one recent day, when Steve suddenly stopped eating, playing … Read more

IVDD in Dachshunds (and Other Dogs)

Brown Dachshund - their long backs make them susceptible to IVDD

Many purebred dog breeds are prone to certain health conditions as a result of selective breeding because it reduces genetic variation. IVDD in Dachshunds is a good example, as one that’s more commonly reported. IVDD – or intervertebral disc disease – is a degenerative spinal condition in dogs. Certain breeds like the Dachshund are more … Read more

Cat Health Care Milestones: 1st year

this kitten has had its first cat health care milestones

Kittens take their first wobbly steps around three weeks old, just one week after they first start to see and hear. At about six weeks they’re likely to have been weaned from their mum’s milk and the immunity gained from the milk’s maternal antibodies wears off. Having your cat health care plan in place even … Read more

Is Dog Insurance Worth It? Cat Insurance? Yes – Now!

Is dog insurance worth it - this pup thinks yes!

Is dog insurance worth it? What about cat insurance? And if so, when should you take it out? These are high value questions for pet parents, all of whom want the best for their fur kid. The real underlying question is ‘do you ever want to put a price on your pet’s wellbeing?’ At its … Read more

Kiwis Give Up Pets for Adoption

Kiwi pet owner gives up pet for adoption

On-and-off lockdowns and social interaction restrictions have caused a sharp rise in pet adoptions across New Zealand. However, pandemic pressure has also forced many Kiwis to give up pets for adoption – this is the lesser-known story. It’s not all bad news, and you might just be able to play a part in building the … Read more