The Importance of Equine Yard Biosecurity

When choosing a yard to keep your horse, it’s important to consider biosecurity; as it can be an important step in minimising the spread of infectious disease. The importance of yard biosecurity has been highlighted in the past few years, particularly with last year’s outbreak of equine influenza and, more recently, equine herpesvirus outbreak. We’ve […]


Has Spending More Time With Your Pet During Lockdown Been Positive For You And Your Pet?

We at The Insurance Emporium recently surveyed* 1000 pet owners who were newly working from home during the COVID-19 lockdown to see if the stereotypes of cats being aloof and friendly dogs were true.  Did cats resent sharing their space with their owner being around the house a lot more, whilst dogs were living their […]


Cushing’s Disease in Dogs: What You Need to Know

Cushing’s disease is one of the most common endocrine problems found in older dogs, affecting the production of the stress hormone, cortisol. It can often be difficult for owners to spot and for vets to diagnose the problem, as the symptoms can be similar to other conditions. We’ve spoken to our pet health expert on […]


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 […]


Maintaining Business as Usual During Lockdown As if By Magic – How Did We Do It?

With a workforce of around 150, you may wonder how we at The Insurance Emporium managed our seamless transition from being a York-based call centre to having our team working efficiently from home during lockdown, mostly scattered across Yorkshire.  As you might imagine, this transition took more than just a bit of fairy dust and […]


How Many People in Our Pre-Lockdown Music Festival Survey Thought Glastonbury Would Be Postponed in 2020?

Scenes like this one from Glastonbury Festival in pre-lockdown times may seem like a distant memory to us now, with so many unexpected changes having taken place in recent months since COVID-19’s arrival.  We asked almost 1,500 people in our independent music festival survey*, carried out just days before lockdown, whether they had serious concerns […]


Getting Back To Fishing Now Lockdown Restrictions Are Relaxed

With lockdown easing*, fishing is back on! Great news for those of us pushing ourselves to walk, run or cycle yet dreaming of sitting by the lake. Even with our passions slowly coming back into our lives, there are some restrictions in place. With some changes to your usual routine, you can have a good […]


How to Make Your Own Crazy Golf Course: Keep the Kids Entertained During Lockdown!

Since we have all been stuck indoors these last couple of months, it can be difficult enough to keep yourself busy, let alone finding things to keep the kids entertained! So if you’re running out of ideas and don’t mind a bit of friendly competition, why not try making your own crazy golf course? It’s […]


Making the Most of Cycling Now Lockdown Restrictions Have Been Relaxed

The UK had some big news lately, as some restrictions on exercising during lockdown have been relaxed*! This is big news if you’ve taken up cycling during lockdown, as instead of only being permitted one hour of exercise per day, we can now go out for as much exercise as we like, provided we maintain […]