Pet Health Insurance South Africa

Top 5 Dog Poisons

Dog poison No. 1: Prescription medications for people. Drugs that might be beneficial or even lifesaving for people can have the opposite effect in pets. And it doesn’t always take a large dose to do major damage. Some of the most common and harmful...

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March 13th recognizes National K9 Veterans Day. A lot of things changed after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. Oil, leather and rubber were rationed. Men were drafted. Women rolled up their sleeves and built war supplies. And dogs were called to duty....

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Dogs In Autumn – 8 Things To Avoid!

1. Night time walks Things To Avoid! Night time walks can be very popular for dog owners as they can fit in with their busy schedule. As the days get shorter these can become more frequent, sunset might come sooner than you think. It is always wise to have...

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Have A Heart For Chained Dogs

Negative effects of chaining your dog There are many opinions on whether keeping a dog tethered or chained is a malicious act. Some people think the dog enjoys being in his confined area outside or it is the only way to keep it from running away. They...

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Walking the Dog Day

The origins of Walking the Dog Day are a bit obscure. Presumably it was started by an animal lover, or maybe it was the dogs themselves that got together and decided they needed a way of getting us humans off the couch and on the end of a lead. Whoever...

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Pet Theft Awareness Day

Launched in 1988. Pet Theft Awareness Day is meant to call attention to the importance of pet identification methods. It is a day for considering just how much the presence of an animal can enrich a family and also the responsibility that goes with it. It...

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International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day Every dog has its day – and this is it. Nobody seems to know the origins of Dog Biscuit Day, but every canine in the world knows the best way to celebrate it. Pets will be wagging their tails with glee when their...

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National Seeing Eye Dog Day

January 29th is National Seeing Eye Dog Day. Seeing eye dogs are service dogs specially trained to be the eyes for their visually impaired owners. Typically Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds are chosen as seeing eye dogs, since...

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10 Facts You May Not Know About Dogs

Your dog is as smart as a 2-year-old toddler. There’s a reason your tot and your pup get along so well: they speak the same language. Or at least, they likely understand roughly the same number of words and gestures — 250! Dogs and cats both slurp water...

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Fun Cat Facts for Kids

Check out these fun cat facts for kids. Learn about cats as pets, their unique behavior, how long they sleep and much more. Read on and enjoy the wide range of interesting facts about cats and kittens • Cats are one of, if not the most, popular pet in the...

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We love our pets 365 days a year, but there’s something magical about Christmas time that makes us want to be with those who are special to us. Here are our top six reasons we love Christmas with pets. 1 – It’s a great excuse to buy them presents! Many pet...

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If you’re living in the Cape Town area, you would have experienced the intense heatwave that hit the city over the last few days leaving us all feeling a bit concerned about our dogs alone at home. Below are a few tips to help keep your furry best friend...

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Is my puppy still a puppy?

Is my puppy still a puppy? While they may grow up and begin to look less like a typical puppy, puppies continue to need extra nutritional support for quite a lot longer than you may think. Puppies mature into adults at a different time, which means that a...

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Protect your pets in the heat this Summer

Summer pet ideas may not be all fun and games. While there are so many things you can be doing and should be doing with your pets this summer, there are also plenty of things not to do and other things that you need to be on the lookout for. For instance,...

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Insects that can harm your cat

Some of these insect pests can harm your cat even if she stays indoors and some of them are only a problem for cats that spend time outside.  Fleas. Fleas are important because their saliva is one of the most irritating substances on the planet.  Ticks ...

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Bee Stings

If your pet has been stung by a bee or insect, please follow the instructions below.  Carefully remove the sting and bathe the area with cool water  Restrict exercise to help decrease blood supply to the area and therefore pain and swelling  Observe...

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A Kennel Cough

Dogs are susceptible to canine infectious tracheobronchitis, also known as a kennel cough for the way it spreads. Boarding facilities, winter temps, stress, and inhaling smoke all increase the risk of developing kennel cough. A bacteria and a virus are...

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5 Ways To Keep Your Dog Healthy

1. Provide your dog with healthy food. Get recommendations from your vet or breeder as to which foods work best for your dog’s breed. The type and amount will vary according to your pet’s age, weight, and activity level, so be sure to consult the packaging...

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5 Eating Disorders That Affect Cats

1. Overeating Some cats will eat as much food as you give them. To a certain extent, this is normal behaviour. Cats are opportunistic eaters in the wild, so many will consume whatever food takes the least effort to get. 2. Eating Too Quickly Eating food...

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How to Be a Responsible Dog Owner

Create a space suited to your dog Dogs need appropriate shelter. At minimum, that means space to move around, climate control, and clean bedding. Make your home safe “Dog-proof” your house before your pet arrives. That means moving anything that’s valuable...

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Pawpaw Vaccinations

Vaccinations In-text: (, 2018) Your Bibliography: (2018). Vaccinations. [online] Available at: [Accessed 1 Mar. 2018]. What you should know about vaccination? Vaccinations protect your...

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Do not let your Doggo eat Choco

Why Chocolate is Bad for Dogs | Hill's Pet In-text: (Hill's Pet Nutrition, 2018) Bibliography: Hill's Pet Nutrition. (2018). Why Chocolate is Bad for Dogs | Hill's Pet. [online] Available at:...

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Keeping your cat cool through summer

As cat owners, we are aware that our cats have less need for our attention as much as our dogs do. Therefor when it comes to our little feisty furry friends, we’re more – just as they are – laid back. However, it may seem as if your cat does not need help...

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Most dogs are intolerant of too much heat, so it is crucial that you are aware of the signs of heat stress or heat stroke, and how to treat them if they come about. Knowing exactly what to do when your pooch is overheating, and immediate action can save...

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Are you overwatering your dog?

They say that generally a dog should drink between 0.6 and 1 ounces of water for every pound of body weight. However, you don’t have to waste your time calculating this for your furry friend. If your dog is healthy and its bowl is constantly filled, it will go right...

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Should you shave your dog or cat this Summer?

As a pet owner, we are always wanting what’s best for our pet, whether it be what food they’d enjoy, the type of collar or lead that would look good on them, the most comfy bed or even just a simple good ol’ toy. However, when it comes to drastic...

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The 10 Best Ways to Get Rid of & Prevent Ticks on Dogs

Spot-on Treatments Using an over the counter spot-on medication that you purchase from your veterinarian, pet store, or online can be a very effective method for controlling both ticks and fleas. These medications are effective at keeping parasites at bay for up to a...

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HOW CAN I HELP MY DOG WITH ALLERGIES? Bathe your furry friend often. A soothing bath will kill any fleas on your dog, help heal skin irritation, and make him/her feel more comfortable and less itchy. Also, clean animals aren't as attractive to fleas. Pick a non-grain...

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Costs Food is only one small part of the financial responsibility of having a pet. If you adopt a puppy or kitten, they will need to be spayed/neutered, and immunized to protect them from diseases. We all fear that dreaded unexpected accident...

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1. Dog Health - Make sure your dog’s vaccinations are up-to- date before you hit the trail. It’s always a good idea to have your veterinarian give your dog a check-up to ensure he/she is in good health. If your dog is not used to long treks, build...

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About Fostering

Before you foster: First think about your four legged children at home: Are their vaccinations up to date...

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Need to submit a claim?

Need to submit your claim documents? 1. Download the claim form and have your veterinarian sign and complete their section. 2. Submit along with your detailed invoices. 3. All claims documents are to be submitted within 60 days from treatment...

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Featured Photo Campaign

Congratulations @justin_jt3 and @khantouchuzi 👍🏽🙌🏽🎉👏 You have each won a R500 pet voucher in our Featured Photo Campaign. Please inbox us your contact details. HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED. Keep an eye out for our next...

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Winter is all about keeping ourselves and loved ones warm. Stand a chance of winning 1 of 2 R750 pet vouchers this July with our #PawPawWinterWarm campaign. Follow the link for more info...

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Most of us have a four legged friend that loves us more than life itself. The goal is all about showing your love for your pet by sharing your best images of them. We'll be giving away 2 R500 pet vouchers to 2 lucky winners for best Cat and Dog...

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Distemper Warning

DISTEMPER OUTBREAK/ HONDESIEKTE UITBRAAK There is a severe outbreak of Distemper in Atlantis and surrounds. Distemper is caused by a virus and is very easily spread between dogs. The majority of infected dogs die from the disease. Distemper...

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SAYING FOREVER GOODBYE TO YOUR FUR KIDS “Their paw prints will forever be embedded in your heart.” ~ Dave Thorpe For an animal lover putting their companion animal to sleep (euthanasia) is one of the hardest decisions they will have to make...

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Thanks so much to Paw Paw Pet Insurance for settling the claim so generously and promptly – I am very impressed. Many thanks!, Kind regards, Dee Krause
Hi Shawn, thank you for your call & email. I am super impressed with the service I’ll recommend this insurance to everyone. Huey is doing well, he went for his checkup yesterday & the stitches were removed. Will contact you within the next few days regarding Jackie my new adopted Jack Russell. Regards, Joan Richter
What Stacey Elliot (client) had to say about one of our staff members: Please note that Daniel’s customer service and willingness to assist has far exceeded my expectations. He has responded when he said he would and kept me up to date the whole time. If only all companies had a Daniel I could deal with :). Truly an asset to your team.
We’re happy to have made a difference in this furry friend’s life. Another happy PAWPAW client. “Thank you again for all of your help, it is very much appreciated and we are very grateful for insurance at this time.” Kind Regards, Tracey Roberts
“I would like to take this opportunity to mention how impressed I am with the service I got from you and your company. I cannot thank you enough for your professionalism and efficiency.”
I just want to thank the entire team for always providing the best service when I make contact with you. I enjoy working with you all. You make growing my business easier and are the reason I can provide my clients with the best service. Keep it up, thank you.
Dear Hanifa, I would like to share my pleasure with you in the way you and your company handled Lola’s eye operation. We were so thrilled with the quick response and positive attitude from the get go. The pay-out was also very prompt after the operation and more than we expected. I would like to thank you Hanifa and Paw Paws for a very positive experience. Regards, Sharon Malherbe, LaGratitude Bullmastiffs
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