Could Your Pet be a Blood Donor?

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 […]


Atopic Dermatitis in Cats and Dogs

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. […]


Top Tips for Taking Your Pet on Holiday in the UK

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 […]


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

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. […]


DIY Cat Toys: How to Make Your Own Cat Toys

With a lot of people stuck at home over the last few months, many of us have a lot more time on our hands. Heading into the summer holidays, many kids won’t be going back to school until September and even that could be on a part-time basis. This means a lot more time to […]


Know Your Pet Safe Cleaning Products

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. […]


Dementia in Dogs and Cats: Symptoms and Management

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 […]


Ticks in the UK: Scheme to Promote Tick Awareness

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 […]


Can I Take My Pet to the Vet During Lockdown?

Due to the current government-imposed lockdown, it can be difficult to know what we can and can’t do, especially when it comes to our pets. At The Insurance Emporium, we want to make sure pet owners understand the best ways they can look after their pets at this difficult time. That’s why we’ve put together […]


Is it Safe for Pets to Eat Pancakes?

Pancake Day can be a fantastic excuse to indulge in a tasty treat! But if your dog or cat is greedily eying up your neatly arranged Shrove Tuesday extravaganza, it can sometimes be hard to deny them a bite to eat. Is it safe for pets to eat pancakes, or is it something you should […]