Putting a Pet to Sleep: When is Euthanasia Humane?

Putting a Pet to Sleep: When is Euthanasia Humane?

Putting a pet to sleep can be devastating. You’re saying goodbye to your beloved companion – not an easy decision. Along with feelings of grief and loss, there’s most likely feelings of doubt and even guilt. However, sometimes it might be the most humane thing to do for your pet. When is it humane to … Read more

Chocolate Toxicity In Dogs And Cats: Keeping Pets Safe This Easter

this sick golden dog at the vet might have suffered from chocolate toxicity

Kids all over Australia are dreaming of a holiday where chocolate is an acceptable breakfast. Easter is fast approaching, and with that comes Easter egg hunts and chocolate-themed gifts in abundance. If you have pets, being mindful of chocolate toxicity in dogs and cats can stop your Easter holiday taking a turn for the worse. … Read more

Leaving Your Cat Home Alone: How Long Is Too Long?

cat home alone looking through blinds

Cats are famously independent, and many people believe their cats can, to some extent, fend for themselves. Leaving your cat home alone for an extended period isn’t something frowned upon, whereas it is for dogs. While the latter have been studied extensively, there is much less research on cats. This leaves cat parents with few … Read more

Indoor Cat vs Outdoor Cat Explored

This cat is both an indoor cat and an outdoor cat.

Having an indoor cat has its perks. For starters, you’ll have fewer cat fights on your hands and less debris traipsed inside. In addition, your efficient hunter won’t be out catching native (and possibly endangered) critters. However, if you adopt an older cat who’s used to being outdoors they might stick their nose up at … Read more

Introducing Your Kitten and Cat for the First Time

Kitten and cat introductions are crucial to get right - they form the bedrock of a cat relationships.

Kitten and cat first time introductions are crucial to get right. In other words, they form the bedrock of a feline love story (friendship or romance) or of a lifelong rivalry. And for a cat lifelong is anything from 10-15 years. That’s a potential 15 years with two cute felines turned rival gangsters living under one … Read more

First Time Pet Owner: Preparing Mentally

This woman has made sure all cables are run behind the couch so her puppy won't chew them.

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

Chinese New Year & Your Chinese Zodiac Animal Personality

Gong xi! Happy Chinese New Year.

Happy Chinese New Year! May the celebrations begin. Chinese New Year begins on 12 February and marks the first day of the lunar year. This year is the year of the Ox, and a Metal Ox at that – an auspicious emblem of luck. The Ox is the second out of the twelve zodiac signs: … Read more

5 Things New Kitten Parents Need to Know

PD Insurance: adopt a rescue animal

New kitten parents are the envy of most people. Firstly, they have a new baby. Secondly, the baby is fluffy with cuteness measuring off the radar. Thirdly, the baby can walk, talk (albeit cat) and eat all on its own. However, there’s still the issue of the new kitten pooping inside (on the floor, on … Read more

How would you, like to proceed?

How would you, like to proceed?