THE WELFARE CONCERNS WITH EXTREME HORSE BREEDING

There are many magical breeds of horses, each with their own unique characteristics. However when the breeding of horses is taken to extremes, alarm bells can ring among vets. The most prominent recent example of this is that of Arabian colt, El Rey Magnum, who has a particularly dished facial profile, and has sparked a […]


HOW CRUCIATE LIGAMENT DISEASE AFFECTS YOUR DOG

We all want the best for our canine friends, which is why it can help to be aware of some of the things that could go wrong. One such health problem is cranial cruciate ligament disease. It is one of the most common causes of hindlimb lameness problems in dogs. At The Insurance Emporium, we […]


FLOOD ADVICE FOR HORSE OWNERS

When you’re a horse owner, it’s handy to be prepared for all sorts of eventualities. One of the things that we often need to be aware of, in the UK, is flooding. At this time of year, the risk of flooding is much higher and it can really put a dampener on your horse’s magical […]


CAT COLLAR INJURIES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

There are many magical cat collars to choose from on the market. They can help your furry friend be identified if it gets lost on one of its adventures, or let it create a fashion statement. However, vets see many collar injuries each year, so they are urging owners to consider safety first when selecting […]


HOW TO RUG YOUR HORSE IN WINTER

It might be getting colder outside but it’s worth letting your horse out to enjoy some magical adventures. Perhaps you’ll let it gallop around the fields or you’ll go hacking to give it some exercise. However, when it gets cold enough, it’s worth putting a rug on your horse to keep it comfortable and warm. […]


AIRGUN REGULATIONS AND YOUR PETS

It’s welcome news that the government has announced plans to review air weapon regulation in England and Wales as, unfortunately, airguns are among the dangers that your pet might face when out on their magical adventures. Airguns can cause devastating injuries to pets, and the RSPCA received 4,828 reports of incidents involving them between 1st […]


FIREWORKS AND CELEBRATIONS! – PET SAFETY TIPS

People often feel that fireworks put a magical touch on celebrations and that they’re a must-have on Bonfire Night. Unfortunately, however, pets just tend to find them scary. According to the RSPCA, an estimated 45% of dogs in the UK are frightened by fireworks. Yet, there are things you can do to stop displays from […]


WINTER RIDING: DOS AND DON’TS

As the weather gets colder, you might feel like you need to hang up your horse riding gear for the winter if you haven’t got an indoor riding school nearby. Yet, with a bit of extra care, you can make riding a year-round hobby. It will also benefit your horse to keep on getting regular […]


SAFE DRIVING AT NIGHT

As the nights draw in at this time of year, you may find yourself driving in the dark more often. This should not get in the way of your daily commute or your magical weekend adventures, but being extra careful on the roads when in low light is definitely worthwhile. According to the Department for […]


BRIGHT IDEAS FOR SAFE DOG WALKING IN THE DARK

Thanks to the shorter days, you might find that you need to walk your dog in the dark. This can be a fun adventure for you and your pet and it is important to give your pooch their daily exercise. However, the night comes with a few hazards that you need to be aware of. […]