LIFE’S A BEACH – DOG SAFETY

 We’re an island of dog lovers. The fact that we’re an island means we’re also surrounded by sea, so we’re lucky that our fair isle is ringed by some amazing beaches. Now that the weather is warmer, it can be tempting to pack up the swimming trunks and towels and take our dogs on a […]


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, […]


EUROPEAN ADVENTURE – 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 […]


STAY SAFE AS HOUSES WITH HOME INSURANCE

Home is where the heart is. It’s your sanctuary and shelter, and provides a cosy place to rest your head! Many people save up for years and years in order to afford a home. Buying a home is a big deal and represents the biggest financial investment that many of us will ever make. But […]


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 […]


TOP TRIP TIPS

Life can be full of adventures and there’s a big, fascinating world to explore out there. Sometimes it may feel as though everything revolves around your community, but there are over 7 billion other people who span a myriad of cultures. Of course, the internet is a wonderful tool and allows us to learn about […]


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, […]