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

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

Parvo Symptoms, Signs, Prevention, and Treatment

puppy at vet with parvo symptoms

Parvovirus (often known simply as parvo) is a deadly virus which can cause severe illness in young and unvaccinated dogs. We wanted to do our bit by outlining parvo symptoms, signs, and what you can do to treat and prevent parvo. The Facebook posts of animal shelter HUHA show a concerning recent increase in parvo … Read more

Is Chocolate Toxic to Dogs and Cats? Yes, Keep Easter Eggs Away!

This cat wants to know why is chocolate toxic to dogs and cats - but she's satisfied with a toy bunny!

While Easter breaks all the culinary rules and means we can eat chocolate for breakfast, there are some considerations. Besides extra teeth brushing, there’s the question of why is chocolate toxic to dogs and cats? And, just how toxic can it be? More on this below. Firstly, while you’re hiding Easter eggs around the house … Read more

Love Your Pet Day: 10 Ways They Wished You Did

As dedicated pet parents, love your pet day is not just once a year, it’s every day.

Love your pet day is not just once a year, it’s every day. Nevertheless, who can resist a little bit of added festivity with the official Love Your Pet Day this 20 Feb! To celebrate, we’ve done our homework on the top 10 ways your pet wishes you loved them. We couldn’t find a pet … Read more

First Time Pet Owner: Preparing Mentally

Being a first-time pet owner is like being a new parent – or rather it is being a new parent.

Is becoming a first time pet owner occupying all kinds of awesome daydreams at the moment? Is your work ending up on the backburner while you Google puppies and/or kittens instead? Does imagining being a pet parent make the coffee taste even better? If you’re getting ready to take the leap, you’ll want to be … Read more

Can’t Keep a Pet You Got for Christmas? Take These Steps

If you can't keep a pet like this hound take it to a shelter

Getting a pet you can take care of for life requires considerable planning and finding that special connection. If you’ve received a pet for Christmas (or adopted at another time), becoming a pet parent overnight may have sent you into shock. Are you realising you can’t keep a pet? Perhaps you asked for a pet … Read more

5 Routine Pet Care Focuses for Your New Puppy or Kitten

routine pet care for this grey cat makes it happy

Routine pet care is crucial to keeping our furkids in tip top shape right from the young puppy and kitten stage. Much like people go for dental check ups and take our vitamins to keep us healthy, keeping on top of your pet’s medical wellbeing helps ensure a healthy and happy life. From tick and … Read more

Dress Up Your Pet Day: What’s New on the Catwalk

Dress up Your Pet Day is an excuse for this chihuahua to don a raincoat

This 14 January is time to celebrate National Dress Up Your Pet Day! But before we dive in, want to know the big difference between us and our pets? Our fur babies are born wearing their clothes (whereas we, uh, erm… are not). Plainly put, our pet kids are always dressed to the nines. They’re … Read more

Kennel Cough in New Zealand: What You Need to Know

kennel cough in New Zealand has affected this dog

You may have heard there’s been an outbreak of kennel cough in New Zealand. With surges occurring nationwide, dog owners are being urged to be extra cautious. But how serious is kennel cough (also called canine cough), what are the symptoms, and how is it treated? Here’s everything you need to know about kennel cough … Read more