Kerstin Keimling

Kerstin is our Digital Manager at Bow Wow Meow Pet Insurance. Growing up on a farm in Germany, her love for animals is no surprise. Kerstin runs her own Sydney based dog training business K9Fun and holds degrees in Business Administration, Information Technology, and in Dog Behaviour and Training. Her dog training endeavours have lead her to places like Bali and India, and if she stays regional she competes in Agility and Scentwork with her own dog. She is  an instructor at the Agility Dog Club of NSW and a foster carer for multiple dog rescue organisations.

Benji Bruce & Sheila

She shares her life with her canine comrade Benji, a German Spitz and her two cats Sheila and Bruce. All of them were rescued from local animal shelters in Sydney. If she is not playing around with dogs and cats, you will likely find her scuba diving or standup paddleboarding with Benji.

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November 9, 2021

Dietary requirements of adolescent dogs

As puppies grow into adolescents, their metabolism decreases, their growth rate slows down and they are very likely to become overweight. Learn more about the dietary requirements of adolescent dogs.

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October 29, 2021

Puppy development stages: newborn milestones & growth charts

Read our guide for puppy development & know what to expect from your growing newborn. Be prepared from birth to adolescence & every puppy stage in between!

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October 27, 2021

How to crate train your new puppy

Learn how to crate train your new puppy easily. Our puppy crate training 101 gives guidance on the how and why of crate training.

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October 17, 2021

Puppy care & health: how to care for your new puppy

Taking care of your puppy's health is a big responsibility. Be sure you know about general puppy health essentials, like vaccines, worming, fleas & more.

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October 17, 2021

How to train a puppy: Puppy training tips & advice

Establishing puppy house rules is an important part of puppy transition. Read about our puppy training tips and how to make this process smooth as possible!

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October 11, 2021

Christmas presents for your dog – The gifts our pooches really want!

With Christmas fast approaching you may still be looking for the perfect present for your furry canine friend. There are lots of things out there that make our heart beat faster but we put a list together of things your dog would really want.

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August 16, 2021

Hair coat and skin conditions in dogs

The skin is the largest and most extensive organ of the body, comprising 12 to 24% of a dog’s weight, depending on its species, size and age. The state of health of the animal, as well as the presence of illness, can be indicated by the skin.

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August 14, 2021

Maintaining your pets’ dental hygiene

70-80% of dogs and cats develop a dental disease by age 3, but dental issues often remain undiagnosed. Learn how to identify these & tips to prevent them.

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August 12, 2021

Tips on how to care for older dogs

Caring for older dogs can be both challenging and rewarding. Learn more about how to best care for your dogs when they are ageing.

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August 11, 2021

Puppy Diet, Food & Schedule

All puppy owners want the best for their fur baby. Keep your puppy happy with a tasty food plan, a healthy diet & the best nutrition in food for your puppy!

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July 28, 2021

How to brush your dog’s teeth

The key to maintaining good oral health - for us and our pets - is prevention. Without regular brushing, plaque and tartar will build up in our dog’s mouths the same way that they do in our own.

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July 21, 2021

The best outdoor runs and enclosures for cats

Indoor cats enjoy the exposure to the outdoors in a safe and contained environment and the trend of outdoor cat runs and enclosures is growing. Here are our recommendations for runs and enclosures - from DIY enclosures to fully enclosed backyards.

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July 21, 2021

Bringing a new kitten home for the first time: Tips & advice

Bringing a new kitten home or a new cat? Don't fret! Our guide is full of useful tips to introduce your kitten into your home & what to do for the first night.

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July 21, 2021

Puppy socialisation and its importance

The puppy socialisation period is a sensitive stage. Learn how to balance their different encounters and experiences without overwhelming your puppy.

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July 17, 2021

Wounds in dogs and cats

Animals can get wounded in many ways, and different wounds require different treatments. They may include puncture wounds, abrasions or lacerations.

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July 17, 2021

Diabetes in Dogs: Causes, symptoms, treatment and diabetes-friendly diets

Diabetes in dogs is a relatively common chronic conditionin dogs. Read about the causes, symptoms, treatment and management of this condition.

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July 16, 2021

Road trip 101: Driving with pets

All you need to know when driving with your dog. Restraint options, road rules by state and what you need for longer trips.

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June 17, 2021

How to stop a dog from barking

Learn how to stop your dog from barking at night, at neighbours, when left alone & at other dogs. Stop excessive dog barking with our training tips & tricks.

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May 6, 2021

Cat tail signs (What your cat’s tail tells you)

Do you have any idea what your cat is communicating with their tail? Learn to understand your cat's complex communication system.

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March 24, 2021

Indoor workouts for dogs

Drawing inspiration from simple children's games to dog sports like scent work and agility, there are many great options for exercising and stimulating your dog indoors.

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March 23, 2021

Brain workout – Mental exercise for dogs

Keeping your dog in good physical shape and feeding her a good diet ensure overall good health, which contributes to mental well-being. However, dogs need specific mental exercise, too.

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March 18, 2021

Exercising your senior dog

Although she might not be moving as fast or as far as she used to, your senior dog can still partake in many safe and beneficial forms of exercise. Learn more about how to best exercise your senior dog.

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March 18, 2021

How much exercise does my puppy need?

Most puppies are little balls of energy who love to play and run about, but even so, they need regular exercise to stay physically healthy.

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March 17, 2021

Adopting a stray cat – do’s and don’ts

Taking in a stray cat with an unknown history may very well turn out to be very rewarding in the long run, but is likely to require some adjustments. Learn more about adopting a stray cat, the do’s and don’ts.

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