August 17, 2017

The Pet Charity announces new trustee

The Pet Charity

The Pet Charity has announced Professor Peter Neville as a trustee. Professor Neville is a companion animal behaviour therapist with over 20 years ‘experience in the sector. He is responsible for establishing the first companion animal behaviour referral clinic at a UK veterinary school and is also a founding partner of the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology, which offers a range of residential and correspondence courses in animal behaviour and therapy. Professor Neville will join The Pet Charity’s board of trustees, which is rich with experience in animal welfare, health research and charity governance. Paul Miley, chairman for The Pet…

DogFest reveals sponsor line up


DogFest has announced its line-up of sponsors for the event which takes place on June 14 at Arley Hall in Cheshire and June 21 at Loseley Park in Surrey. The event – which is now in its third year – has announced its line-up of sponsors which includes headline sponsor Natural Instinct, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Nerf Dog, Leucillin, Eukanuba and Royal Canin. Hosted by Channel 4’s Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick, DogFest will deliver a programme of activities and events for dogs to enjoy together with their owners, while also providing essential advice on nutrition, healthcare and training. Taking place at Arley…

The Dog Walker scoops Best Small Company award

The Dog Walker

Yorkshire’s multi-award winning pet care and well-being specialist The Dog Walker has won Best Small Company at the Harrogate Business Awards 2015. The company founded in 2006 by Richie Womersley previously won the regional Local Business Accelerator Award in Yorkshire and was named as a finalist in the Small Business of the Year category at both the Yorkshire Post’s Excellence in Business awards and the York Press Business Awards. Womersley who was previously crowned Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013 said: “We are so thrilled to add Best Small Company to our award wins. “The past year has seen…

Reef One lights up the market

Reef One

Reef One has launched its new all-in-one aquarium kit, the biOrb HALO 30L. Designed for ease of use, the product is described by Reef as ‘visually seamless’. It comes in a standard version (incorporating a biOrb LED light above the bubble tube) and a halo version, with a ring of LEDs fitted inside the lid. At night the halo version automatically switches to the ‘calm moonlight’ setting. A sensor allows owners to set the exact lighting conditions. The lights and pump are low-voltage, and come with a 12 month guarantee. A spokesperson said: ‘We want our products to be so good,…

Forthglade launch grain free dog food


Forthglade have this month launched five new grain free meals for dogs. The complete wet meals are available within the Natural Lifestage range and provide a grain free diet to support a dog’s health throughout its lifetime. The freshly prepared meals are packed with fibre-fuelled vegetables and contain a minimum meat content of 70%.  They are also enriched with vitamins and minerals and are hypo-allergenic. The food is clear of artificial colours, flavours and preservatives and all ingredients are 100% naturally and locally sourced. The Grain Free Lifestage range is available in three different flavours for adult dogs, one flavour…

Baggee launches Mr. Men dispenser range


Baggee Ltd has released a new line of Mr. Men bag dispensers, offering brightly-coloured help for those cleaning up after dogs. The range comprises of Mr. Happy, Mr. Noisy, Mr. Bump and Little Miss Naughty. The products have apertures in their backs – other than Mr. Noisy, whose bags come out of his mouth. Bags – which are branded – are stuffed inside, hold firm without the need for a lid, and can be pulled out one at a time. Theycome in blister packs of four colour-matched rolls of 15. The collection comes in branded shelf displays holding 12 units….

Hydrotherapy for dogs

Splash Paws

Burns Natural Food has announced its partnership with Splash Paws, a canine hydrotherapy referral centre based in Staplehurst, Kent. Splash Paws offers 1-on-1 hydrotherapy sessions for dogs, carried out by qualified practitioners. The aim is improve health, mobility, physical and mental well-being.  Burns founder John Burns said: “I was very impressed by the unique approach taken by Splash Paws and am delighted to be able to help financially and by donating food. “As a follower of holistic practice and acupuncture, I see hydrotherapy as a very natural way to help dogs recover and benefit from exercise that is easy on…

Forthglade Extends Senior Team


Forthglade Natural Pet Foods based in Winkleigh, Devon has boosted its team with senior appointments in sales, marketing and production. Bill Kimberling has joined the pet food brand as head of sales, while Rebecca Caradine has been appointed PR and marketing manager. Paul Gray has joined Forthglade as operations manager from Mars Pet Care and Les Down joins from Yeo Valley to further support the production process and operational elements of the business. Gerard Lovell, joint MD at Forthglade said “We’re proud of where Forthglade has come and what’s been achieved in the four years since we took on the…

PetQuip Business Village comes to Glee 2015


The organisers of Glee have confirmed that this year’s event will benefit from the introduction of the PetQuip Business Village. The new area will see PetQuip – the UK’s leading trade association for suppliers of pet products, accessories and services – bring together member and non-member pet suppliers to create a leading showcase of those pet brands wanting to build a presence within garden retailers. The village will provide pet suppliers of all sizes with a platform to launch and showcase their 2016 ranges to garden retail buyers and key decision makers. The dedicated ‘Business Village’ will be located close…

Vets4Pets Barnsley achieves hospital status


Yorkshire veterinary practice has become the first in the Vets4Pets Group to achieve hospital status in the UK. Vets4Pets Barnsley is now able to provide 24 hour on-site out of hours emergency availability of vet team, the use of the latest technology and equipment and carry out advanced surgical procedure, including keyhole surgery and diagnostics. The practice in Barnsley treats over 50,000 patients a year and has grown by over 1,700 per cent in just 13 years. It also has a hydrotherapy pool to help rehabilitate injured patients. The centre will now provide specialist care for pets with heart problems…