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Pet Trends for Ireland in 2015

May 10th, 2016, by   David   D

Here at Allianz Ireland we insure lots of pets, from German Shepherds to miniature Yorkshire Terriers, from Rag Dolls to Tabbies and many more. We wanted to understand who insures their pets?  Are  they neutered? Microchipped? And what are the most common breeds and names for dogs and cats in Ireland!

We have some really interesting findings, for example: Of our pet insurance policies sold last year, a huge 90% where for dogs! So it seems, we really are dog people. Interestingly the German Shepherd is the most commonly insured dog in Ireland, and oddly in Kilkenny the most commonly insured dog is the Hungarian Vizsla!

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Pet Microchipping

Compulsory Microchipping - What You Need to Know!

August 24th, 2015, by   David   D

On the 1st September 2015 the Microchipping of Dogs Regulation 2015 came into effect making it compulsory for all new pups to have a registered microchip implanted.  On the 31st March 2016 the regulation was 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 databas... 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

 
 
PetLossSupport

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 www.lovemypet.ie


 

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

 
 
Looking After Your Pet

Pet Dental Care is Vital

May 25th, 2012, by   Richard  .


Allianz Insurance 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 www.lovemypet.ie


 

Key Points- Look for any of the the tell-tale signs and if you spot them go to the vet!- Cats and small dogs are particularly prone to severe dental disease, but any pet can have a problem- Feeding a dry food reduces the incidence of dental disease compared to being fed all wet fo... Read More

 
 
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