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

Neuter and Spay: Desexing Your Dog Explained

Neuter and Spay: Desexing Your Dog Explained

Deciding if (and when) to neuter and spay your boy or girl dog is an important question. It can be one of the biggest decisions in a pet parent’s life. For example, you may have concerns about potential mental and physical health drawbacks neutering/spaying could have for your pup. February is Spay and Neuter Awareness … Read more

Kennel Cough: Everything You Need To Know

You may have heard there’s been an outbreak of kennel cough for our neighbours in New Zealand. With surges occurring nationwide, dog owners there are being urged to be extra cautious. This got us to thinking; just how serious is kennel cough (also called canine cough), what are the symptoms, and how is it treated? … Read more

Pet Proofing Your Home for a Happy Household

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Like all good mums and dads know, baby-proofing your home is step #1 on the road to good parenting. And pet parenting is no different. Pet proofing your home is not just for your pet. It’s for your peace of mind. No one wants woof or meow eating strange and un-diet-y foods or objects that … Read more

Christmas Dinner and Pets: What They Can and Can’t Eat

dog with christmas dinner sign to santa

Christmas is a time to relax with our nearest and dearest. If your dogs and cats aren’t part of the ‘close family’ umbrella then…umm…you’re doing it wrong! Loads of us pet owners will put a little pressie under the tree or give our furkids a special treat for dinner. Some of us even invite them … Read more

DIY Dog Walking Kit – Preparation is Key

Use the dog walking kit for puppy training

So, you’re going walkies or runsies? Read on – you need this dog walking kit to keep the ‘mis’ out of misadventure! Pooches must poop, they get dirty, and it could rain. While you can’t take the kennel and all the toys along, you do want to be prepared for the adventures ahead. For that, you … Read more

Do I Really Need Pet Insurance?

Do I Really Need Pet Insurance? - PD Insurance

Are you wondering if you need pet insurance? Pondering whether it’s really worth it? Or, perhaps, you would just like to find out what the fuss about medical cover for your furball is all about. Either way, keep reading! PD Insurance answers some frequently asked questions on pet insurance. What is pet insurance? Pet insurance helps … Read more

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