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How to get the perfect pet fit your family

Looking to add a furry friend to the family? Adopting a cat or dog is one of the best ways of securing the pet love so many of us crave. Parenting one, however, is a long-term commitment so, whichever way you go about it, getting it right is crucial… CLICK HERE


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Recognising Cat Health Month with top cat health tips

With February being Cat Health Month and 27 February recognised across the globe as ‘World Spay Day’, it’s a good time to review your kitty’s health with a few tips and tricks for their comfort and wellbeing… CLICK HERE


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Pet owners warned against parvovirus outbreak

Parvovirus is a deadly virus that can cause severe illness in dogs, especially the young and unvaccinated. It’s a highly resistant virus and can withstand extreme temperatures and common disinfectants. This means that when there’s an outbreak it can spread quickly… CLICK HERE


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Our top 10 insurance claims for cats and dogs in 2023

As the new year moves into full swing, a look back at the most common pet insurance claims by New Zealand’s dog and cat owners is chock-a-block full of insights for pet lovers to use in better protecting their furry loved ones… CLICK HERE


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Experts give their tips for Walk Your Dog Month 

It’s January, the sun is out, and dogs and their owners everywhere are enjoying relaxed time together in the great outdoors. With January being ‘Walk Your Dog Month’, now is the perfect opportunity to discover how to get the best outcome from those summer outings… CLICK HERE


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Caution: toxic algae among many water dangers 

While summer is a great time to have fun in and around New Zealand’s beaches, lakes, rivers and creeks, it presents myriad hazards pet owners should be cautious of. Pets are completely reliant on their owners for safety, so it’s your role to sight dangers before they happen… CLICK HERE


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PD urges pet heat protection; heatstroke claims surge 

While most Kiwis welcome a hot summer, sun and heat exposure can pose significant dangers to pets. Like humans, pets can also suffer from heatstroke, dehydration, sunburn and heat exhaustion, not to mention burned paws… CLICK HERE


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Survey reveals Kiwi pet owners prefer dogs on-lead

It’s not just our country’s flightless birds benefiting from tethered pups. Recent research shows New Zealand’s people also generally prefer seeing dogs on a lead. It’s not difficult to see why; even the friendliest of pooches can be a problem, even for those of us whose adventures in the great outdoors are canine oriented…. CLICK HERE


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Avoid pet dental catastrophes with these measures

Anyone who’s ever had a toothache truly gets a first-hand appreciation of the necessity for good oral hygiene. While our pups and kitties are our pets, they too have dental requirements and, as is always the case with teeth and gums, prevention is always better than cure… CLICK HERE


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PD snaps up Reader’s Digest Award for quality service

Only three years into its journey in New Zealand, PD Insurance has added another trophy to its collection of awards and accolades by winning a Reader’s Digest Quality Service Silver Award for Pet Insurance… CLICK HERE


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Survey reveals vets performing well under pressure

While doing their jobs as best as possible in challenging conditions, many veterinarians in NZ and across the world often face the firing line from emotional pet parents. When the health of dogs and cats is at stake, owners’ words and actions can get unintentionally heated… CLICK HERE


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Survey shows pet owners’ willingness to pay more

Most of us accept that pet parenting comes with responsibilities and costs, which include food and health expenses. But investment property owners might not realise that pet parents will readily pay more in rent and are also happy paying extra for getaway stays… CLICK HERE


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Survey explores pets & kids: a match made in heaven?

There’s little question we love our pets and children, with many of us not seeing great difference between the two in our hearts. Through PD’s recent research exploring many aspects of pet parenting – and, tangentially, ‘regular’ parenting – we’ve learned a few choice nuggets about how Kiwis relate to pets and how pets relate to family, our wellbeing and more… CLICK HERE


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Cut cost of living crunch by grooming pets at home

With the cost of living crisis nipping at Kiwi pet owners’ heels, many are looking at ways of reducing costs without disadvantaging their pet’s health. Home-based DIY pet grooming is taking the stage as one of the simplest ways to save on fur friend-related finances… CLICK HERE


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Survey reveals pet owner peeves, fears, finances, more

To raise awareness for World Animal Day, we surveyed 2,000 customers with 20 questions to seek insights into how they relate to their companion animals, including how they feel about vet costs and pet tech, whether they’d date someone who didn’t like pets, and more… CLICK HERE


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Why a pet first aid kit could come to your pet’s rescue

While most people have an emergency first aid kit in the home, car and boat, its supplies are almost always suitable only for people. Yet, when accidents and weather events happen pets can suffer the consequences just as severely as their humans… CLICK HERE


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Catios trend taking off to protect cats & native wildlife

Cats are loved for their adventurous, independent natures, but they can be a real worry for pet parents when they venture into the unknown. That’s a big reason why catios – cat enclosures often built on patios – are becoming a trend globally for keeping cats safe… CLICK HERE


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Alliance deepens with Dogs NZ Insurance by

Less than six months after announcing a multi-year partnership, PD Insurance and Dogs NZ are strengthening their alliance by introducing a co-branded product offering that provides special benefits to Dogs NZ breeders and members… CLICK HERE


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Insurance claims highlight household dangers for pets

As we all spend more time inside away from winter, PD Insurance is reminding pet owners that their households likely harbour potentially lethal and other threats to the wellbeing of dogs and cats. This warning emerges from an analysis of our recent claims: seemingly innocuous items can cause real damage, and preventing any incident is always far better than cure… CLICK HERE


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Tips to avoid a pocket over pet health decision

It’s a sobering thought: something goes horribly wrong one day and you’re faced with the choice between vet bills you can’t afford or putting your pet down. There are three ways of handling the possibility of this scenario. The first is hoping it won’t happen. The second is creating building a ‘rainy day’ pet medical care fund. The third is taking out pet insurance… CLICK HERE


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Let’s celebrate National Take Your Dog to Work Day

With mental health a constant focus in our communities, on 23 June there’s a fun day that could significantly boost our wellness. It puts a furry spin on BYOD, changing the D to Dog. National Take Your Dog to Work Day 2023 encourages us to Bring Your Own Dog and see how that shifts the mood in the office… CLICK HERE


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World Oceans Day: Dogs meet sea life to Lead the Way 

With tomorrow marking World Oceans Day, the Department of Conservation and PD Insurance joined the renowned SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium to show dogs and sea creatures can live in harmony, even when they meet unexpectedly… CLICK HERE


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Lead the Way on World Migratory Bird Day & save lives

Saturday 13 May 2023 marks ‘World Migratory Bird Day’, a time to stop and think about how we protect our important native and migratory birds. Aotearoa New Zealand is the southernmost point of the East-Asian Australasian Flyway, a flight path for many migratory birds that runs up the east coast of Asia to northern Russia and Alaska, spanning over 22 countries… CLICK HERE


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National Pet Day: dogs vs cats… who gets more love?

It’s a battle for the ages and now there’s real, hard evidence. Which pets are most popular in Aotearoa? The answers may surprise you in the lead up to National Pet Day, this 11 April. Read the hard stats and facts… CLICK HERE


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Peek into PD data for 2022’s major claims to fame

PD Insurance claims data provides a fascinating insight into the ailments most commonly suffered by New Zealand’s dogs and cats – and alerts pet parents on what to look out for in the quest to deliver them better quality of life. Read this for a clear snapshot… CLICK HERE


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Seaweek: Lead the Way with responsible dog parenting

The ocean that surrounds our island country with 15,000km of coastline plays a special role in our lives. It provides recreation, employment and food, and supports a wide diversity of plants and animals. That’s why we celebrate Seaweek from March 4-12… CLICK HERE


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World Wildlife Day a reminder for pet owners…

While pets are the centre of our attention and members of our families, they’re full of animal instinct. It’s not something most of us like thinking about, but dogs and cats have an innate ability to stalk and injure wildlife. Here are tips for keeping them well managed… CLICK HERE


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Pet parents urged to watch out for grass seeds

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make a big difference – and when it comes to a pet’s paws and more, grass seeds can cause major irritations requiring veterinary attention and bills. PD Insurance has been seeing a surge in grass seed treatment claims… CLICK HERE


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Love Your Pet Day research reveals all

PD Insurance surveyed 1,826 pet owners to gain insight into New Zealanders’ relationships with pets. The release of the research coincides with ‘Love Your Pet Day’ and found 1 in 4 partnered-up Kiwis love their pet more than their partner. Many more findings are revealed… CLICK HERE


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PD and Dogs NZ sign exclusive multi-year partnership

PD Insurance today announced the signing of a five-year partnership contract with the country’s national kennel club, Dogs New Zealand. The agreement comprises numerous collaborations that will strengthen the support each provides their customers and members… CLICK HERE


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Auckland floods: contaminated water caution for pets

With widespread flooding in Auckland and surrounds, we are advising those with cats and dogs to take special precautions for their furry family members. Floodwater should be treated as toxic and dangerous, no matter how benign it may appear… CLICK HERE


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Include your fur family when prepping for emergencies

What New Zealand lacks in dangerous species it makes up for in heavy weather and earthquakes. The safety of cats and dogs at such times also requires forethought and special provisions. Here’s how to prepare to protect your all your family members in emergencies… CLICK HERE


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National Cat Health Month reminder to feline parents

Our feline companions are a perennial source of entertainment and joy, but with February being National Cat Health Month our thoughts turn to more sombre stuff. Cats can and do suffer from various conditions, some chronic and others acute, yet most quite manageable with the proper knowledge and attention… CLICK HERE


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How to make the most of Walk Your Dog Month

The satisfaction gained from responsible pet parenting is among the great joys of life. Feeding, watering, exercising, and looking after the health of dogs and cats is enormously rewarding, and with January being Walk Your Dog Month the timing couldn’t be better for exploring how to get the best outcome from every outing… CLICK HERE


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Sometimes the little things cost the most

Life comes at you fast, as they say, and that’s definitely the case when popping down to the vet for what seems like a minor ailment only to leave with a bill higher than anticipated. Here’s why this can happen… CLICK HERE


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Treat your pets the right way this Christmas

Aotearoa pet parents are readying up for a feast where Fido and Fluffy most certainly are invited. But while including pets in the celebrations is to be encouraged, what shouldn’t be on the cards or the dinner plates is inappropriate treats… CLICK HERE


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Lead the way by protecting the lives of native birds

It’s hard to imagine your delightful pup being anything other than a loveable furball. But on the frontlines of New Zealand’s conservation efforts, the devastation of free-roaming pets is seen every day in the hundreds of native birds injured, maimed or worse… CLICK HERE


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Is your porky pet in peril this Pet Diabetes Month?

With November being National Pet Diabetes Month, it’s time to have an uncomfortable conversation with pet parents across the country. It’s about obesity. If you’re wondering if your pet is overweight or, worse, if you know your pup or kitty is on the porky side, the advice is simple: do something about it… CLICK HERE


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Keeping boating dogs & protected islands safe

As a country blessed with an abundant coastline and a boat-crazy population that also loves its pets, NZ is a marine leisure paradise for people and pups alike. While many of us take our dogs (and sometimes even cats!) on such jaunts, it’s essential that wildlife protection rules are followed, particularly around bringing pets to protected islands… CLICK HERE


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How to keep pets safe around beaches & waterways 

One reason Kiwis adore summer is it brings hours of fun relaxing in the sun with our pets. The R&R nature of this time of the year means being vigilant about pet safety at the beach, lake, river and creek. Read our tips on how to ensure your pet is summer waterway safe… CLICK HERE


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Guy Fawkes: how to protect pets from fear & injury

Guy Fawkes is ahead of us this weekend, bringing with it the commotion of fireworks, big crowds and more. It’s exciting for us humans but intensely frightening for New Zealand’s companion animals. Here’s how you can keep your pet safe from fear and harm… CLICK HERE


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Choose prevention over cure this Pet Diabetes Month

Did you know that pups and kitties can get diabetes too? Just as surprising is the underlying cause in many cases – loving your pet a little too much via overfeeding or giving them the wrong food. November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month… CLICK HERE


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Adopt or foster as COVID pets lose lustre

While many flocked to the comfort of a new pet as the pandemic took hold, now a multitude of those animals now looking for new homes as the novelty wears off. HUHA and PD are advocating for people to consider fostering or adopting a pet rather than buying… CLICK HERE


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Lead the way with 7 steps this Conservation Week

With Conservation Week upon us, the Department of Conservation (DOC) and its newly-announced Lead the Way Auckland programme partner, PD Insurance, are encouraging a Wildlife Wise approach from all dog owners… CLICK HERE


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PD Insurance takes out Canstar top honours 

Since bursting on the scene two years ago with low-cost, value-rich cover for New Zealand’s pet parents, pet insurance specialist PD Insurance has impressed with its excellent customer service. Pet parents continue to be vocal about this, to the point where Canstar has announced PD has won its 2022 Most Satisfied Customers Award for Pet Insurance… CLICK HERE


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New partnership to educate dog owners on protecting native species

The Department of Conservation today launched its Auckland ‘Lead the Way’ program to help protect wildlife, dogs and people on our beaches. Supporting this work as program partner is PD Insurance, a keen advocate for animal welfare and responsible pet ownership… CLICK HERE


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How to keep your pet safe from the rise in dognapping

Pet parents are rightly up in arms as a spate of dognapping sweeps the country. With pet theft on the rise, it’s worth taking protective measures so your beloved pooch doesn’t fall victim to unscrupulous criminals with no regard for you or your fur baby’s wellbeing… CLICK HERE


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World Sand Dune Day a timely reminder for pet folk

As we celebrate World Sand Dune Day on 25 June, it’s an ideal time to think about the care and preservation of our treasured coastline, working together to help preserve these fragile habitats. Part of this is being responsible pet parents who keep our pets under control… CLICK HERE


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Vaccinate to help stop canine cough outbreaks & more

As airwaves run hot with reminders for us humans to get vaccinated, remember to keep your furkids’ shots up to date too. While pet health is the key concern, if your pup or puss falls ill with a disease there is a vaccine for, the vet bills could fall outside your insurance cover… CLICK HERE


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Top budget tips for pressured pet parents

Today’s cost of living crunch means many pet owners are struggling to pay for pet care costs. Unfortunately, some are being forced to relinquish ownership of their precious fur family in an attempt to keep their heads above water. Read our tips for reducing the strain… CLICK HERE


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How virtual services can help pets + overworked vets

Concerned about your pet’s immediate health but short on time and worried about vet costs? An increasing number of New Zealanders are finding telehealth the answer. Vet telehealth offers benefits for pets and pet parents and can even help overworked, stressed out vets… CLICK HERE


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Tips to keep you & your pets out of Easter crash stats

While we all take road safety seriously via buckling up, staying alert and not speeding, where many fail is safety with pets inside cars. Putting the pup or cat on your lap or leaving them loose in the car to wander is a recipe for disaster. Here’s what you  should be doing… CLICK HERE


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Overcoming the cat food shortage with these tips

The cat food shelf in the pantry is bare, and you race to the supermarket to stock up so Luna won’t starve. But those supermarket shelves are also bare! How will the master of your domain cope without her favourite tuna-flavoured kibble and cans of salmon in gravy?CLICK HERE 


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Adopt don’t shop & avoid puppy mills

This Wednesday 23 March is National Puppy Day, a day when we should stop and think about how to help save puppies waiting for their new life in shelters across New Zealand. It’s also an opportunity to raise awareness of the dark practices of local puppy millsCLICK HERE 


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Who’s responsible when pets misbehave?

You’ve taken your pooch out for fun at the dog park, and while off-lead he gets over-excited, races away and nips another dog. Unfortunately, the bitten dog gets an infection and becomes seriously unwell, resulting in thousands of dollars in vet bills. Who should pay?… CLICK HERE 


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Top pet medical claims for 2021

PD Insurance has shared its most common claims for cats and dogs in 2021 to help educate New Zealand’s pet owners about how valuable pet insurance can be in protecting their hard-earned savings. Read about claims figures for illness, injury, allergies and more… CLICK HERE 


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How to safeguard pets from the summer heat

With summer well and truly blaring, PD Insurance urges local pet parents to be extra vigilant with their pet’s health in the heat. The sun and humidity can quickly wreak havoc for all kinds of pets, who aren’t as capable as humans to deal with the summer temperatures… CLICK HERE 


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Health resolutions for your pet in 2022

Instead of setting lofty New Year’s resolutions for yourself, how about setting some quality health goals for your pets? Of course, you could do both – putting yourself and your fur family on the path towards the best 2022 yet… CLICK HERE 


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Be alert for dietary pet hazards these holidays

Christmas is almost here, but along with the fun and extra time we can spend with our fur kids, the festive season comes with an increased risk of them eating things they shouldn’t. Over the last year almost 10% of our dog claims in NZ were for accidental ingestion… CLICK HERE 


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PD Insurance partners with Healthy Pets New Zealand

By joining Healthy Pets New Zealand as its Principal Partner for 2022, we’re helping improve the wellbeing of cats and dogs in New Zealand. Our support means greater resources will be available to an important local charity that focuses on better lives for Kiwi pets…. CLICK HERE 


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Control our pets to protect our wildlife

Summer is almost here and as the days warm up our pets are just as keen as us to spend time outdoors. However, their innate tendency to stalk and injure wildlife mean it’s our responsibility to ensure they’re kept under control, to protect our precious native species... CLICK HERE 


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Heavy pets aren’t healthy pets – Pet Diabetes Month

With more than half the world’s dogs and cats being overweight, medical and emotional damage from pet obesity has reached epidemic proportions. Obesity in animals can cause complications in almost every system in the body, including life-threatening diabetes... CLICK HERE 


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Springtime frolics bring hazards for fur babies

Spring’s warmer days bring nature bursting forth in all its flowering glory, but these delights mean pet owners must be on high alert for allergy and poisoning risks for their dogs and cats. See a vet now if yours is showing signs of allergy distress – before it worsens… CLICK HERE 


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Your pet and COVID – what you need to know

With the highly infectious Delta variant of COVID-19 now here, you may’ve wondered if your pet’s susceptible to it. We explore this here and discuss what happens with pets if you go into MIQ, how separation anxiety may be a concern when lockdown lifts, and more… CLICK HERE 


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Get your purebred pup from ethical origins

There’s nothing quite like the sting of discovering you’ve been sold a poorly bred pup for way more than its true value. These handy tips will help you ensure your pet buy is above board, pooch withstands any scrutiny, and you have a problem-free purchase…. CLICK HERE 


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How to protect yourself from a dog attack

Despite thousands of years of conditioning making them man’s best friend, some dogs still have wild instincts. With one third of NZ households having a pet dog it’s not unlikely you could become a victim of a dog attack. Here are tips on how to deal with the situation… CLICK HERE 


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Kiwis putting up pets for adoption during taxing times

With an evolving economic climate and lifestyle changes putting strain on New Zealanders, pets are increasingly being given up for adoption. According to HUHA, societal shifts brought on by COVID, such as financial pressure and mental wellness issues, are top causes… CLICK HERE 


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Splitsville & the increasingly popular pet prenup

A prenuptial agreement has become almost a standard feature of divorce, making life easier by bringing certainty in difficult times. However, the one area where many ex-couples lack certainty is with the fur babies. If divorce is near, who gets to keep the dogs and cats?… CLICK HERE 

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Take Your Dog to Work Day research reveals so much

A survey of ~800 Kiwis unearthed startling news – just over half of those who are allowed to bring a dog to work wouldn’t move to a better job if they couldn’t BYO dog! And, almost one third of those who can’t bring dogs would take a pay cut if it meant they could… CLICK HERE 

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Helping children cope with losing a pet

The death of a treasured companion is something every pet parent knows they must prepare for and face as an inevitability. But for younger family members, dealing with this unfortunate reality can be especially traumatic…. CLICK HERE 

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How to choose the right pet for your household 

Cat person? Dog lover? These questions have no right or wrong answers, but they should be explored in detail by those looking for their very first pet. For the ultimate happy relationship, a pet needs to suit its parent’s lifestyle. Read our suggestions in this… CLICK HERE 

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PD Insurance stresses importance of a pet godparent 

With many seniors choosing an animal companion to share their golden years, there’s an uncomfortable reality that must be faced: what becomes of your pet should you pass away? Enlisting a pet godparent may sound quirky, but it helps safeguard their future… CLICK HERE 

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Easter pet staycation, pet hotel or pet passenger? 

Kiwis love to travel, and any borders being closed doesn’t mean most will be sitting at home over the Easter break. But what to do with the fur babies? Here are our tips to help you make an informed choice about holiday pet accommodation… CLICK HERE 

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‘Love Your Pet Day’ survey shines light on pet parents

While our pets should be loved and appreciated daily, this Saturday is officially set aside as international ‘Love Your Pet Day’. But just how much and in what ways do New Zealanders love our dogs and cats? PD Insurance has done the mahi to shine a light on the topic… CLICK HERE 

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Health resolutions for your pet in 2021

Instead of setting lofty New Year’s resolutions for yourself, how about setting some quality health goals for your pets? Of course, you could do both – putting yourself and your fur family on the path towards the best 2021 yet… CLICK HERE

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Health resolutions for your pet in 2021

Instead of setting lofty New Year’s resolutions for yourself, how about setting some quality health goals for your pets? Of course, you could do both – putting yourself and your fur family on the path towards the best 2021 yet… CLICK HERE

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Holiday blues may equal pet separation anxiety

With a rush of New Zealanders set to return to the office after the summer holidays,
pet parents are facing up to a new reality that may include a tougher time for
the furrier members of the family – pet separation anxiety


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8 tips to protect your pet from the summer sun

With a long, hot summer upon us, pet owners are urged to be extra mindful of their pet’s health and safety. Unusually warm weather can quickly take its toll on furry family members, who aren’t well equipped for dealing with blazing heat… CLICK HERE

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Tech and pets: modern gadgets for savvy pet parents

While nothing beats throwing a stick on the beach, the massive march of technology into every aspect of daily life presents unique opportunities for better pet parenting. While technology can’t ever replace quality time with your pet, it can help with play and care… CLICK HERE

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Pet parent particulars: females vs males

Never mind the truth about cats and dogs, when it comes to pet ownership there are marked differences in approaches between men and women. Our research suggests women take the ‘pet parent’ rather than ‘pet owner’ approach more to heart than men do… CLICK HERE

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Holiday pet accommodation tips for pet parents

Kiwis love to travel, and the border being closed doesn’t mean most will be sitting at home all summer. But what to do with the fur babies? Here are some tips on how to house them while you’re away on holidays (or if you’re taking them along)… CLICK HERE

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10 considerations before giving pets for Christmas

With the season to be jolly upon us, animal lovers might be tempted to share their joy by putting a puppy or kitten under the Christmas tree. However, PD Insurance is advising Kiwis to avoid the urge unless 100 percent sure it’s the right gift to give… CLICK HERE

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Six simple steps to keep pets safe during Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes is coming… along with the bangs, whistles and shrieks of fireworks. Sure, it’s exciting for some, but terrifying for others, especially if they have no idea what’s going on – like animals… CLICK HERE

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Pet obesity a weighty problem in New Zealand

With National Pet Diabetes Month coming up in November and cuddly Labrador Drax making headlines in New Zealand this week after getting stuck in a dog door, PD Insurance says it’s a good time to health check your pet… CLICK HERE

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New pet insurance provider, PD Insurance, enters NZ 

PD Insurance has launched into the New Zealand market as a specialist solely focused on pet insurance. It combines digital technology with simple, affordable, quality policies, making it easy for pet owners to obtain an online quote and insure their cats and/or dogs fast… CLICK HERE

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Survey reveals: pets helping Kiwis deal with pandemic

Research completed last week of 1,000+ New Zealand pet parents reveals the vast extent to which their fur babies have provided comfort throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Further, New Zealanders have been returning the favour by saving more animals via adoption… CLICK HERE




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Company backgrounder

Find out about New Zealand pet insurance specialist PD Insurance… CLICK HERE

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PD Insurance fact sheet

Find out about what makes PD Insurance tick and why pet insurance is a no-brainer… CLICK HERE


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Michelle Le Long



Michelle Le Long brings a proven background in executive leadership to the organisation. A results and customer-driven insurance industry leader, she has a track record of delivering on challenging financial and non-financial business goals.

Experienced in delivering change and building relationships, Le Long joined the company in late 2020 after serving as head of Youi New Zealand. She took the helm at Youi after it had sanctions imposed on it and suffered significant reputational damage. Le Long is credited with turning the company around by implementing significant changes to its compliance regime and controls, as well as the performance measures designed to put the customer at the centre of decision-making.

A flexible and creative thinker, Le Long relishes the challenges of being a disruptor and innovator continuously seeking opportunities to bring differentiating solutions to the New Zealand market. She is a strategically focused executive who elicits top performance through staff mentoring, recognition, backed by a well-rounded multi-stakeholder focus.

A Member of the Directors Institute of New Zealand, Le Long has held a multiple of Board and Chairperson positions and responsibilities within the industry. Passionate about ‘all things New Zealand’, Le Long describes herself as an armchair rugby referee especially keen on local summers, a nice glass of sauvignon blanc, fishing, boating, spending time with family/friends and her fur kid Buster the British Bulldog.