June 24, 2017

  • rescue cat

    ROYAL CANIN® launches Rescue Pet of the Year campaign

    After four years of ROYAL CANIN®’s highly successful Rescue Cat of the Year campaign, 2017 sees the competition opened up to owners of rescue dogs as well. Rescue Pet of the Year 2017 is designed to build awareness for rescue centres and the cats and dogs they care for and rehome, as well as driving business into the specialist pet sector in an active example of the company’s ‘animal first’ philosophy. Owners who have rehomed a dog or cat from rescue can enter now via ROYAL CANIN®’s website, with news promoted across all social media. Entries must include a photo…

  • pet food

    Skinner’s Pet Food sponsor first ever Gun Dog Awards

    Skinner’s Pet Foods are delighted to be sponsoring The Field magazine’s first ever Gundog Awards. The name Skinner’s has long been associated with working dogs, particularly gundogs, and their Field & Trial range has been the number one working dog food for around 25 years. William Delamore, Skinner’s Sales and Marketing Director said: ‘Skinner’s are already renowned throughout the gun dog sector because of our absolute passion for making sure we provide the dogs with the best possible nutrition, so it really was the perfect fit to team up with The Field on their inaugural Gun Dog awards. “The main…

  • reptile

    Peregrine Livefoods secures exclusive deal with Mistking

    MistKing® quality misting systems have partnered with the UK’s largest specialist reptile wholesaler, Peregrine Livefoods. For the last decade, MistKing have engineered the worlds most advanced misting systems which have enhanced the keeping and breeding of reptile and amphibians for hobbyists and zoos across the globe. “I ordered a MistKing misting system for my frog research facility at Harvard University. I chose MistKing based on many exceptional reviews and the system works beautifully. We now have four systems keeping hundreds of poison frogs happy in nearly 300 tanks. MistKing helped us design a custom system and were very fast and…

  • Trade show

    PATS Telford expects more international buyers and exhibitors

    PATS Telford in September is set to have a strong international presence with a growing number of pet buyers and exhibitors from around the world expected to attend the autumn showpiece. The PATS team had a stand at the recent Zoomark show and huge interest was shown in the UK’s national pet trade exhibition. PATS has been exhibiting in the PetQuip-organised British Pavilion at both Zoomark and Interzoo in recent years and interest in the show has grown significantly with each visit. Gordon Thomas, of Impact Exhibitions, organisers of PATS, said:“We were primarily at Zoomark to raise the awareness of…

  • Pet Health

    PDSA highlight importance of vaccinations

    Leading vet charity PDSA is warning that an estimated third of UK dogs, cats and rabbits** could be at serious risk of deadly diseases after a shocking decline in the number of owners vaccinating their pets when young**. The charity’s seventh PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report***, which monitors pet welfare issues across the UK, revealed that just 75% of dogs (7.0 million) and 65% of cats (6.7 million) received a primary vaccination course when young. These are the lowest levels ever recorded by the Report – a worrying decline from 82% of dogs and 72% of cats in 2011. In…

FEATURES

dog food

Top 5 pet food retailers

Jun 20, 2017

We all love pets and all of us who have are expected to take good care of them. Nutrition is extremely important for the proper development of our pets. In their young age, they should be fed in a proper manner in order to give them a healthy life. To achieve this, you can rely on grown-up food recommended by a veterinary physician. Now that health’s been mentioned, there are numerous ways of treating whatever your pet may have with different types of food, which is also produced by these pet food giants. Needless to say, without them, we would…

Junk

Pet Food Pledge outlines ‘Dog Food Nasties’ Watch-List

May 17, 2017

Today sees the launch of the world’s first Pet Food Pledge and a national awareness campaign urging pet owners to critically assess what’s in their dog’s diet. Just as parents carefully avoid ‘nasties’ in their children’s food, dog owners are being encouraged to do the same for their beloved four-legged friends. The campaign is backed by research highlighting that 85% of UK dog owners are unsure of the ingredients in today’s dog food, with less than a fifth surveyed (19%), actually stopping to read the ingredients in their pet’s food*. Forthglade, a Devon-based natural dog food company established in 1971,…

Fishkeeping

Tetra’s key account manager shares his top tips on looking after fish over summer holidays

Apr 28, 2017

With the weather warming up summer feels only a few weeks away, which means holiday season is on the horizon. Although this can fill some with joy it can be a nerve wracking time for fishkeepers, especially those new to the hobby, who may be worried about leaving their fish for a period of time. Despite this, fish are a great pet as unlike fluffier companions they can be left during holidays as long as you provide them with the right care. There are a number of things retailers can do to not only put your consumers’ minds at ease…

Survey

IAMS conduct new survey on pet health

Apr 19, 2017

With 54 million pets estimated to live in the UK, and 16.5million of them cats and dogs, it’s fair to say that the UK is a nation of animal lovers. The nutrition experts at IAMS have put the nation’s pet parenting skills to the test, with results revealing that pet owners aren’t as animal savvy as they could be. The survey of 200 UK pet owners reveals there is an art to mealtimes. The typical UK dog or cat will enjoy breakfast at 7.43am with dinner being served 10 hours and 55 minutes later, at precisely 6.28pm. 94% of dog…

NEWS

rescue cat

ROYAL CANIN® launches Rescue Pet of the Year campaign

After four years of ROYAL CANIN®’s highly successful Rescue Cat of the Year campaign, 2017 sees the competition opened up to owners of rescue dogs as well. Rescue Pet of the Year 2017 is designed to build awareness for rescue centres and the cats and dogs they care for and rehome, as well as driving business into the specialist pet sector in an active example of the company’s ‘animal first’ philosophy. Owners who have rehomed a dog or cat from rescue can enter now via ROYAL CANIN®’s website, with news promoted across all social media. Entries must include a photo…

pet food

Skinner’s Pet Food sponsor first ever Gun Dog Awards

Skinner’s Pet Foods are delighted to be sponsoring The Field magazine’s first ever Gundog Awards. The name Skinner’s has long been associated with working dogs, particularly gundogs, and their Field & Trial range has been the number one working dog food for around 25 years. William Delamore, Skinner’s Sales and Marketing Director said: ‘Skinner’s are already renowned throughout the gun dog sector because of our absolute passion for making sure we provide the dogs with the best possible nutrition, so it really was the perfect fit to team up with The Field on their inaugural Gun Dog awards. “The main…

reptile

Peregrine Livefoods secures exclusive deal with Mistking

MistKing® quality misting systems have partnered with the UK’s largest specialist reptile wholesaler, Peregrine Livefoods. For the last decade, MistKing have engineered the worlds most advanced misting systems which have enhanced the keeping and breeding of reptile and amphibians for hobbyists and zoos across the globe. “I ordered a MistKing misting system for my frog research facility at Harvard University. I chose MistKing based on many exceptional reviews and the system works beautifully. We now have four systems keeping hundreds of poison frogs happy in nearly 300 tanks. MistKing helped us design a custom system and were very fast and…

Pet Health

PDSA highlight importance of vaccinations

Leading vet charity PDSA is warning that an estimated third of UK dogs, cats and rabbits** could be at serious risk of deadly diseases after a shocking decline in the number of owners vaccinating their pets when young**. The charity’s seventh PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report***, which monitors pet welfare issues across the UK, revealed that just 75% of dogs (7.0 million) and 65% of cats (6.7 million) received a primary vaccination course when young. These are the lowest levels ever recorded by the Report – a worrying decline from 82% of dogs and 72% of cats in 2011. In…

pet care product

Yatton pet care firm ‘one of UK’s fastest growing in international sales’

A North Somerset pet care business has been named as one of the fastest growing firms in terms of international sales. Bob Martin, which is based in Yatton, is on the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 list for mid-market private companies who are increasing their worldwide sales the quickest. The businesses is a pet care product manufacturer and its success was put down to European deals with Purina and Nestlé last year. Bob Martin’s international sales have increased by nine per cent over the past two years and its total sales topped £48million. Of the 200 firms on the…

pet food

Natures Menu releases new track and trace service

Natures Menu has today launched its own brand new Track and Trace service for online deliveries, making it the first pet food company in the UK to do so. Available to both consumers and trade customers, the service will mean online orders can be tracked easily and conveniently through the website and on mobile devices, as soon as the order is placed. Once the order is on its way via one of Natures Menu’s own fleet of freezer vans from one of four local depots across the country, the customer will be able to see their allocated delivery slot, the…

dog walking

Jog My Dog awarded top prize in Milton Keynes Awards

Jog My Dog, a Milton Keynes based pet care provider, has been named the ‘Best Local Business 2017’ in the Milton Keynes Inspiration Awards. The company was up against The Galleon, Wolverton, Rachel Florence Ray, Forever Gorgeous Beauty Salon and Rachel Scotney in the annual ceremony which recognises inspirational individuals and businesses throughout Milton Keynes and surrounding areas. Clients praise Jog My Dog for their commitment to providing quality pet care alongside a first class customer service model; “I love getting my dog’s walk report sent to my email that includes a map of the route he walked, information about…

Animal Health

Animal Health Trust appoints new director of fundraising

The new director of fundraising at the Animal Health Trust is Kevin Clements, who was director of fundraising and marketing at St Nicholas Hospice Care. He joins the AHT in a newly created position to spearhead the charity’s fundraising strategy. Kevin said: “I look forward to being part of the Trust as it continues to be at the forefront in leading science and care for animals, with the development of new diagnostic tests, new treatments, new vaccines and new understanding of complex diseases.” Dr Mark Vaudin, AHT chief executive, added: “Kevin has joined us at a significant milestone for the…