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. […]


Castration in Horses: What You Need to Know

Castration* is one of the most common surgeries performed on horses in the UK, with most colts being “gelded” at a young age. We spoke to our horse health expert recently to find out why castration in horses is so commonplace, how the operation is carried out, as well as what aftercare might be required. […]


Nose Bleeds in Horses: How Serious Are They?

Nose bleeds, or epistaxis, are fairly common in horses of all shapes and sizes! However, this doesn’t mean that they can’t appear quite dramatic and cause concern for any horse owner. We recently spoke to our horse health expert to find out more about nose bleeds in horses, how serious they might be, and what […]


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 […]