Brachycephalic Breeds: Health Conditions in Flat Faced Dogs

Do you have a brachycephalic breed dog? If you’re not sure what this means, we’ll go over it in a bit. If you do, you’ve probably heard about brachycephalic airway syndrome. This is rather common for ‘flat-faced’ dog and cat breeds. It makes it hard for them to breathe and that can lead to a … Read more

Best Dog Breeds: How to Choose Your Pawfect Pet

the best dog breeds are the ones that match your lifestyle

The best dog breeds aren’t always the ones in adverts or on the packaging for dog food. Nuh-uh, finding the right dog for you the individual is about as specific as finding a best friend. That’s, well, because it actually is all about finding you a best friend. There are oodles of considerations to factor … Read more

What’s the Difference with Hereditary and Congenital Conditions in Dogs?

Hereditary and congenital conditions in dogs

Just like us humans, hereditary and congenital conditions in dogs are rather common. Knowing the difference can help you catch a condition early and treat your fluffball before it manifests fully. Another important reason to know the difference is for insurance purposes – most insurance providers (including PD Insurance) don’t cover congenital conditions. However, we … Read more

How to Stop Your Pet Getting Hit by Cars

Dog is in danger of not knowing pet road safety as part of its training

There are 17,158,195 cars in Australia. That’s a whole lotta traffic and good reason for teaching our kids road safety. It’s also why pet road safety is vital. According to the Conversation 10 million animals are hit by cars in our country each year. Many of these are dogs and cats. Pets colliding with cars … Read more

What is Third Party Liability in Pet Insurance?

third party liability pet insurance pays the bill for this neighbour's door

Pet insurance is all about protecting your pet and your pocket at the same time, right? Well, actually, it can be even more than that. Third party liability pet insurance not only protects your pocket from your pet, it can help protect other people and property from your pet too. But what is third party … Read more

Xylitol and Dogs – Why Is It So Dangerous?

tan dog getting medicine injected after eating xylitol

Let’s not beat around the bush: the consumption of xylitol by dogs can be fatal. For humans, it’s a useful alternative to sugar and is diabetic-friendly. For dogs, it’s downright dangerous. While humans and dogs share loads of things, from beds to dinners, xylitol shouldn’t make that list. You’d be surprised to hear that xylitol … Read more

Does Dog Insurance for Pre-Existing Conditions Exist: Yay or Nay?

Owner got a pet plan early to avoid dog insurance for pre existing conditions ineligibility.

Is there such a thing as dog insurance for pre-existing conditions? At this time, pre-existing medical cover isn’t available in Australia. Generally speaking, health insurance is only designed to provide financial protection against incidents that occur after your plan starts and your waiting periods are complete. This applies whether it’s insurance for pets, or insurance … Read more

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