CRACKED HOOVES

Despite the heatwave we’ve already experienced this summer, none of us are under any illusion as to what constitutes a British summer. Mild weather, patchy clouds, intermittent rain showers and the odd, but glorious, hot and sunny spell. This variation in weather systems helps to give us a verdant and vibrant countryside and when the […]


DRY EYE AWARENESS MONTH

July 2017 is the first veterinary Dry Eye Awareness Month, launched by pharmaceutical company Bayer in order to draw attention to a troublesome and often-missed problem in pets. Dry eye (kerato-conjunctivitis sicca or KCS) is a painful condition that affects dogs and, less commonly, cats. The condition occurs when not enough tear film is produced, […]


WHERE TO TAKE YOUR CARAVAN ON THE CONTINENT

It’s almost summer! While our weather might be typically erratic, hop across the channel and you’ll find plenty of warmer destinations within reach. What’s more, if you’ve got a touring caravan, the possibilities are almost endless! Forget the stress, inflexibility and inevitable delays of tedious flights. Instead, link up your caravan, get behind the wheel […]


EQUINE GRASS SICKNESS

Equine grass sickness is a disease that has been known to affect horses, ponies and donkeys ever since it was first recognised in 1907. An outbreak at an army base housing military horses in Dundee heralded the beginning of a period in which hundreds of animals died across Scotland. Nowadays, the United Kingdom records the […]


HEAT STROKE IN CATS AND DOGS

In the long, dark winter months it can be easy to forget just how beautiful a British summer can be. Longer days, better weather, gardens in bloom and the air alive with the buzzing of bees and the smell of honeysuckle. Summer is the time to start getting excited about life and planning our next […]


THE PERFECT WEDDING SPEECH

Dos and Don’ts There are a number of different elements that can really make a wedding. Venue, dress, food and flowers; they’re all equally important in their own right. And no wedding adventure would seem right without those all-important speeches. Whether it be the groom, bride, best man, mother of the bride or just some […]


DOGS FOR GOOD FUN DAY 2017

Each year, at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, the Dogs for Good charity host their annual fun day. What started off as an enjoyable way to get everyone together has grown into something different; in the best possible way! Initially, it was a chance for staff, volunteers and supporters to get together with dogs and pups-in-training, […]


MR BENN’S ADVENTURES CONTINUE…

Episode 2 – Hunter We were delighted to be able to share with you Mr Benn’s very first adventure Red Knight. It was a magical insight into how the face of The Insurance Emporium began his adventures all those years ago.  Red Knight saw Mr Benn venture into the magical world provided by the Shopkeeper’s […]


FIVE FEMALE GOLFERS TO WATCH THIS SUMMER

Summer is almost with us! That means the golf season is already in full swing, with twelve consecutive weeks of action beginning at the start of May for the ladies. Four of the five LPGA major championships take place over the summer, making it by far the busiest period of the year for the sport. […]


ANGLING FOR A COMPLIMENT

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding angling. Some say it’s boring, others that it’s just for old men and many more can’t fathom why anyone would want to sit alone in silence on a riverbank for hours. For a start, whatever the view on fishing, there is no doubting how popular it is. According […]