Why You Should Adopt A Black Cat

Posted on January 12, 2023 at 6:03 pm by The Insurance Emporium

All cat owners know that there’s something very special about cats; each one of them is different, with their own unique personalities, and chances are every one of them is the boss of whichever house they live in; we all know that we don’t own our cats, our cats own us! There’s a reason they […]

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What is FIV in Cats?

Posted on October 29, 2021 at 10:38 am by The Insurance Emporium

Male vet holding cat

Introduction Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) is a highly common viral infection which affects cats by progressively weakening the immune system. Over time, FIV-positive cats can be exposed to catching secondary infections and disease. However, research indicates that they can commonly live a happy full life – with a similar expectancy of their uninfected counterparts. The […]


Winter Pet Health

Posted on December 31, 2020 at 2:07 pm by The Insurance Emporium

We’re well into the colder season, when it’s important to wrap up warm and look after ourselves. That goes for our pets, too! In the winter, you may have to make some changes to your pet’s routine to keep them happy and healthy. That’s why, at The Insurance Emporium, we’ve put together our winter pet […]

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Could Your Pet be a Blood Donor?

Posted on November 2, 2020 at 2:17 pm by The Insurance Emporium

Did you know your pet could be a blood donor? Just like in people, blood transfusions are frequently required for sick and injured dogs and cats, and could save a pet’s life! At The Insurance Emporium, we’ve spoken to our pet health expert to find out everything you need to know about your pet being […]

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Atopic Dermatitis in Cats and Dogs

Posted on November 2, 2020 at 2:03 pm by The Insurance Emporium

Atopic dermatitis is a common skin disorder in dogs and cats caused by exposure to environmental allergens like pollen, moulds, grass or dust mites. Some pets can have symptoms all year round if they are allergic to things like house dust mites. Others might only have seasonal problems, such as an allergy to tree pollens. […]

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Top Tips for Taking Your Pet on Holiday in the UK

Posted on October 16, 2020 at 3:36 pm by The Insurance Emporium

With restrictions on travel still in force due to COVID-19, as well as some of the risks associated with leaving the country right now, more and more people are choosing to holiday in the UK! Going away can be difficult when you have a dog or cat. But taking a staycation can make it easier […]

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Alternative Pet Food: What Should I Feed my Dog or Cat?

Posted on August 28, 2020 at 10:00 am by The Insurance Emporium

As pet owners, we want our dogs and cats to live long, healthy lives, so it’s important to recognise that their diet has a big part to play in this! It can be difficult sometimes to know what to do for the best, given the amount of information and the choice of pet food available. […]

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Know Your Pet Safe Cleaning Products

Posted on July 1, 2020 at 2:03 pm by The Insurance Emporium

We all know how great it feels to have a big spring clean and get the house feeling fresh! What many people don’t consider, however, is the effect that household cleaning products can have on pets. Many of these cleaning products contain ingredients which can be harmful, or even deadly to your cats and dogs. […]

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Dementia in Dogs and Cats: Symptoms and Management

Posted on June 24, 2020 at 9:56 am by The Insurance Emporium

Cognitive dysfunction syndrome, otherwise known as dementia, is well recognised in people. However, did you know dogs and cats can also suffer from dementia? Particularly now they are living longer lives, dementia can be very common in geriatric dogs and cats, with one study identifying as many as 68% of dogs aged 15 to 16 […]

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Ticks in the UK: Scheme to Promote Tick Awareness

Posted on June 24, 2020 at 9:45 am by The Insurance Emporium

Owning a pet can lead to many fantastic adventures, so the last thing you want is for these to be curtailed by your dog or cat picking up a tick. A public health scheme has been created by the government in order to increase tick awareness and provide tick surveillance. We spoke to our pet […]

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