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

Dog Birthday Cake Recipes, Woof!

A dog birthday cake with candles

Yes, there is such a thing as a dog birthday cake and we have some tail wagging recipes. You can spoil your pooch on their next milestone with many a delectable confection. From a moreish peanut butter cake to meat and veggie concoctions, we’ve recipes to delight a sweet or savoury canine palette. The best … Read more

Every Schnauzer Has His Story – Here’s Harvey’s

A cute miniature Schnauzer named Harvey

They say every dog has its day. For Miniature Schnauzer Harvey, a relatively new PD Insurance member, this was indeed the case. Not only did this dog have his day – he had three! And Harvey’s only a few months old. However, before his three good days of luck (read: well-insured quality vet care), he … Read more

Pug: Is This Small Dog with a Big Heart for You?

Did you know the Pug is one of the oldest dog breeds around? Yet, little often means new – so you’d be forgiven for thinking this pint-sized pup was a modern breed. With their unbearably cute flat face and wrinkly nose, pugs have many sterling qualities that make them great pets. If you wanna know … Read more

Famous Dogs That Saved Lives in New Zealand

One of the famous dogs of New Zealand who protects his owner.

Dogs save us from many things, like loneliness, boredom, and sometimes they even save our lives. In this article, we’re celebrating famous dogs who selflessly saved human lives and protected us in times of need. If you know of Kiwi canine heroes who deserve to have their stories shared, tell us about them on our … Read more

Finding Ethical Dog Breeders in 10 Steps

Taking puppy health care seriously is important for finding ethical breeders like this

Ethical dog breeders are finding their competition stacking up as the pandemic lags on. Not because these ‘good eggs’ of the breeding industry are few and far between – New Zealand has plenty of caring, professional breeders. The real problem is the increasingly clever tactics of unethical dog breeders are making it harder to separate … Read more

Introducing Your Dog to a New Baby

big dog with new baby sitting on blanket

So your family has grown and you now have a little bundle of joy. Congratulations! If you’re wondering how to go about introducing your dog to a new baby, you’ve come to the right place. Responsible pet parents will make sure this process happens slowly and carefully, so you stand the best chance of having … Read more

Maltese Dog Personality, History and Facts

Maltese are devoted and loving dogs.

The Maltese dog may be on the small side, but it sure packs a punch when it comes to a big heart. Extremely devoted and loving, these perky pups love to be at your side every minute of the day, or better still on your lap. Maltese may look like characters straight out of a … Read more

How to Prove Your Dog is Purebred – Part One

Find out how to prove your dog is purebred in New Zealand.

How to prove your dog is purebred is probably the first thing you’ll ask yourself before forking out thousands of dollars for a pedigree pup. This has become a hot topic worldwide, though especially in New Zealand due to the rise of puppy mills and resulting puppy scams. Both puppy farms and smaller breeders have … Read more

How to Tell if a Dog is Purebred – Part Two

Find out how to tell if a dog is purebred.

How to tell if a dog is purebred is a question we’re seeing often. It’s not just something pet parents are asking one another, it’s also become a regular feature in the news, on dog forums and across social media. And it’s no wonder there’s so much hype around the topic – people are paying … Read more