June 29, 2017

  • cat food

    IAMS launches new weight in its Proactive Health Adult Care food range

    IAMS has launched a new 1.5kg format in its Proactive Health Adult Cat range to support retailers when it comes to encouraging shoppers to trade up to a more advanced nutrition. The new format responds to consumer demand for tasty pet nutrition that is high in animal protein but low in sugar, salt and fat by offering trial sized bags with an attractive price. From May 2017, IAMS Cat Adult with Chicken, Cat Adult with Ocean Fish, Cat Adult with Lamb, and Cat Adult with Salmon will all be available in the smaller SKU with an RRP* of £8.49 to encourage…

  • fish product

    Tetra launches new Aquarium for budding fishkeepers

    Tetra has expanded its range of aquariums for beginners with the Starter Line 30L. Perfect for families, the Tetra Starter Line 30L offers a high-quality entry level aquarium at a great price whilst providing everything new fishkeepers need to begin their fascinating journey into the world of aquatics. Thanks to the easy installation and low maintenance features of the Starter Line 30L all your consumers need to worry about is personalising their tank. The complete aquarium set includes: A sturdy 30L 40 x 30 x 25cm glass aquarium A high-quality, stylish cover with 6-watt LED lighting and a convenient feeding…

  • pet trade show

    Exhibitor stand space at AQUA Telford sold out

    With still four months to go before AQUA 2017 – the UK’s premier water gardening and aquatics trade event – all the exhibitor stands have now been sold. Visitors to the exhibition at Telford International Centre on October 18-19 can expect a busy and exciting show with over 80 companies showcasing their products and services. The exhibition halls will be packed with UK and international companies, and as well as meeting up with a long list of AQUA regulars, visitors will be greeted by a host of new faces. AQUA has established itself as a ‘must-visit’ event in the trade…

  • pet products

    Forthglade launch new healthy treats

    This month sees the launch of Forthglade’s new range of functional treats. With 100% natural ingredients, the grain free hand-baked treats will be available in four varieties:  There will be a training treat with cheese, a salmon treat to support joints and bones, a turkey based treat for fresh breath and a calming treat containing chicken. All free from nasties, the treats also include omega-3, prebiotics, yucca extract, fruits and herbs. Available in 150 gram pouches in cases of seven, the heart-shaped treats will retail at £2.99 per pouch. For further information contact trade@forthglade.com or visit www.forthglade.com

  • Cat food

    ROYAL CANIN® give cat food packaging a makeover

    The ROYAL CANIN® Feline Breed Nutrition range represents an ideal way for the specialist pet trade to build customer loyalty, with specialist products for eight of the most popular breeds, and most in need of a tailor-made diet because of their physiology. In the brand’s latest move in redeveloping its packaging to create maximum stand out on shelf, two Feline Breed Nutrition wet packs – British Short Hair and Maine Coon – have been given a new look, and a new product added, Persian in Loaf. The new look is designed to enhance the products’ premium quality and make the…

FEATURES

dog training

Action Petz owner looking to expand

Jun 24, 2017

Shelley Redding is looking to raise £100,000 from crowdfunding to take Action Petz to every town and city in the UK and overseas too. Shelley  set up her canine day care and training venture, Action Petz, inspired by the love for her one time stolen dog Rocco. And now she plans to take the business, with action packed indoor and outdoor facilities, to every town and city in the UK. Ms Redding was dealt a blow in February when, following a noise abatement notice, she was forced to close her dog centre in the Tremorfa area of Cardiff.   But…

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…

NEWS

cat food

IAMS launches new weight in its Proactive Health Adult Care food range

IAMS has launched a new 1.5kg format in its Proactive Health Adult Cat range to support retailers when it comes to encouraging shoppers to trade up to a more advanced nutrition. The new format responds to consumer demand for tasty pet nutrition that is high in animal protein but low in sugar, salt and fat by offering trial sized bags with an attractive price. From May 2017, IAMS Cat Adult with Chicken, Cat Adult with Ocean Fish, Cat Adult with Lamb, and Cat Adult with Salmon will all be available in the smaller SKU with an RRP* of £8.49 to encourage…

fish product

Tetra launches new Aquarium for budding fishkeepers

Tetra has expanded its range of aquariums for beginners with the Starter Line 30L. Perfect for families, the Tetra Starter Line 30L offers a high-quality entry level aquarium at a great price whilst providing everything new fishkeepers need to begin their fascinating journey into the world of aquatics. Thanks to the easy installation and low maintenance features of the Starter Line 30L all your consumers need to worry about is personalising their tank. The complete aquarium set includes: A sturdy 30L 40 x 30 x 25cm glass aquarium A high-quality, stylish cover with 6-watt LED lighting and a convenient feeding…

pet trade show

Exhibitor stand space at AQUA Telford sold out

With still four months to go before AQUA 2017 – the UK’s premier water gardening and aquatics trade event – all the exhibitor stands have now been sold. Visitors to the exhibition at Telford International Centre on October 18-19 can expect a busy and exciting show with over 80 companies showcasing their products and services. The exhibition halls will be packed with UK and international companies, and as well as meeting up with a long list of AQUA regulars, visitors will be greeted by a host of new faces. AQUA has established itself as a ‘must-visit’ event in the trade…

pet products

Forthglade launch new healthy treats

This month sees the launch of Forthglade’s new range of functional treats. With 100% natural ingredients, the grain free hand-baked treats will be available in four varieties:  There will be a training treat with cheese, a salmon treat to support joints and bones, a turkey based treat for fresh breath and a calming treat containing chicken. All free from nasties, the treats also include omega-3, prebiotics, yucca extract, fruits and herbs. Available in 150 gram pouches in cases of seven, the heart-shaped treats will retail at £2.99 per pouch. For further information contact trade@forthglade.com or visit www.forthglade.com

Cat food

ROYAL CANIN® give cat food packaging a makeover

The ROYAL CANIN® Feline Breed Nutrition range represents an ideal way for the specialist pet trade to build customer loyalty, with specialist products for eight of the most popular breeds, and most in need of a tailor-made diet because of their physiology. In the brand’s latest move in redeveloping its packaging to create maximum stand out on shelf, two Feline Breed Nutrition wet packs – British Short Hair and Maine Coon – have been given a new look, and a new product added, Persian in Loaf. The new look is designed to enhance the products’ premium quality and make the…

prize pets

Hull Daily Mail Prize Pets competition 2017

Pet owners in Hull could be in with the chance of winning a share of £2,000 by entering their furry friends in the Mail’s Prize Pet 2017. The competition, sponsored by Home from Home pet care, opens on Monday to give proud pet parents the chance to send in pictures of their animal until Monday, July 17. A special supplement featuring pictures of the pets will run on August 1, giving the public a chance to vote for Hull Daily Mail’s Prize Pet. The top 50 pets with the most votes will go to an independent judging panel who will…

guide dog

Volunteers needed in Mildenhall to care for trainee guide dogs

Guide Dogs for the Blind is seeking people in Mildenhall who can give a dog a home while it is in training. The charity needs people who can look after a dog for 10 weeks, with all care expenses paid by the charity, while it is in the advanced stages of its training. The dogs are 18 months to two years old so are house trained. Christian Cornforth, a volunteer consultant for the charity, said the dogs’ training is done by the charity’s trainers, one of whom lives in Mildenhall. He said: “The boarders reinforce what the trainers are doing…

blue cross

Warwickshire Blue Cross seeking more volunteers

A pet charity is calling on volunteers to lend a paw in its Warwick shop. The Blue Cross raises money for unwanted and sick pets cared for in the charity’s rehoming centres and hospitals. It relies solely on shop sales and donations. And help is needed at their shop on Swan Street, Leamington. Volunteer responsibilities include sorting and displaying stock, serving on the till and arranging window displays. Manager Anne Breen said: “We are so grateful to the fantastic team we have at Warwick shop, they give all the time they can and we really couldn’t do what we do…