Pet Microchipping

Compulsory Microchipping - What You Need to Know!

August 24th, 2015, by   David   D

From the 1st September 2015 the Microchipping of Dogs Regulation 2015 will take effect making it compulsory for all new pups to have a registered microchip implanted.  From the 31st March 2016 the regulation will be expanded to include all dogs.

The introduction of compulsory microchipping for dogs is a massive step forward for dog welfare in Ireland. It will allow for the speedy return of stray and lost dogs to their owners and will act as a deterrent to those who abandon dogs.

Here are all the key points you need to know:

- From March 31st, 2016 all dogs MUST be microchipped with their details registered on an approved... Read More

Looking After Your Pet

2015 Allianz Pet Calendar Free Prize Draw

November 11th, 2014, by   Alan  .

Terms and Conditions – 2015 Allianz Pet Calendar Free Prize Draw

1.       One winner will be selected by Allianz and this winner will receive an iPad Mini 1 16GB from the Allianz Pet Calendar 2015 Free Prize Draw.

2.       Entry to the free prize draw is gained only by submitting photos of your dog, cat or horse to Allianz by email at or by post to Allianz House, Elmpark, Merrion Road, Dublin 4 before the closing date noted below.

3.        If we are unable to contact the selected winner within 7 business days, that winner will forfeit all rights and entitlement to the prize, and another winner will ... Read More

2014 Allianz Pet Calendar Draw

2014 Allianz Pet Calendar Free Prize Draw

October 23rd, 2013, by   Richard  .

We would like to thank everyone who entered the 2014 Allianz Pet Calendar Free Prize Draw.  After sometime we have looked through all the entries and have selected the lucky pets that will feature in our 2014 calendar. See the winners here.

Thanks again for the great response from all at Allianz Pet Insurance!


Terms and Conditions – 2014 Allianz Pet Calendar Free Prize Draw


1.       One winner will be selected and will receive an iPad Air from the Allianz Pet Calendar 2014 Free Prize Draw

2.       Entry to the free prize draw is gained only by submitting photos of your dog, cat or horse to Allianz by email at petphotos@... Read More

Cat Vaccination Ireland

The Importance of Cat Vaccinations

November 12th, 2012, by   Richard  .

Why you should vaccinate your cat

Here at Allianz, Ireland’s leading provider of pet healthcare insurance, we believe in and promote responsible pet ownership. This includes having your pet micro-chipped, neutering your pet and most importantly vaccinating your pet, be it a dog, cat or horse.

The focus of this article is vaccinating your cat, the various vaccinations your cat should have and the illnesses these vaccinations protect your cat against.  Under the terms and conditions of the Allianz Pet Insurance policy, we require cats to be vaccinated against Cat flu; Feline Infectious Enteritis and Feline Leukaemia Virus... Read More


Pet Loss Support

August 21st, 2012, by   Richard  .

By Angela Hickey MVB

Allianz Pet Insurance staff regularly receive phone calls and letters from distressed pet owners who have just lost their companion animal through illness or injury.  When they call to cancel their pet’s policy they often find it hard to say the words “my pet has died.”  A very real loss has occurred and they need the understanding and support of others.  Allianz’s Pet Insurance staff (including 6 registered vet nurses and 2 consultant vets) are very aware of this need and are sensitive to how people are feeling at this difficult time. 

In 2010 Allianz sponsored the publication of the first leaflet ... Read More

Looking After Your Pet

Keep Your Pet Slim Fit and Mobile!

June 7th, 2012, by   Alan  .

Allianz p.l.c are delighted to have partnered with Royal Canin in supporting the Veterinary Ireland 10 Commandments of Responsible Pet Ownership.  Over the next 10 weeks Allianz will be posting each of the commandments and we hope you find them useful.  For more useful information on how to care for your pet please visit


Key Points

- Know your pet's ideal weight - ask your vet or vet nurse's opinion, they have plenty of experience of what 'normal' is - better than any chart or book

- Weigh your pet at least twice a year - your vets can do it for you on their veterinary weighing scales, there is no charg... Read More

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