April 30, 2017

Pooch & Mutt chosen to work with The Times

Pooch & Mutt

Pooch & Mutt has been selected to work with The Times and Sophie Cornish, founder of Not On The High Street, as a business to watch. The company was chosen as one of five businesses to focus on and help grow as a Ready Business finalist, following a day of pitches and deliberation at the head offices of The Times. Guy Blaskey, founder of Pooch & Mutt, pitched to four judges on the day, including Sophie Cornish, Times Business editor Richard Fletcher, business psychologist Tony Crabbe and Vodafone’s head of small and SME business Jonathon Kini, The pet product manufacturer…

Tribal tackles pet obesity with tasty treats

Tribal

Pet food manufacturer Tribal is tackling dog obesity over the upcoming festive season. According to veterinary charity PDSA, one in three dogs are clinically obese in Britain, and Tribal is warning that many festive foods are potentially toxic to dogs. Tribal’s Apple, Mint & Ginger Treats are part of the company’s Natural Support range, offering relief from indigestion as well as a low fat, healthier treat. Their dual action formula combines aromatic mint to freshen breath and relieve gastric discomfort, whilst the ginger works to reduce inflammation within the body, offering a calmative effect on digestion. In a bid to…

MedicAnimal’s Alan running 456 miles for charity

MedicAnimal

A staff member at MedicAnimal, one of the leading online pet healthcare retailers, will be running 456 miles to raise money for charity. Alan Lawrenson, who has worked for the company since 2012, has set himself the challenge of running over 456 miles in a year in a bid to raise £10,000 for charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Hearing Dogs trains dogs to alert their deaf owners to sounds they can’t hear, such as telephones and doorbells, so fulfils an invaluable role in transforming the lives of people with hearing difficulties. The dogs do not just provide practical support,…

Acana sponsors UK Flyball team

Acana

Acana pet food has pledged to sponsor top UK Flyball team Aces High. The Aces High Flyball team, which consists of 28 dogs, will now be transitioned from their previous diets onto specially chosen Acana products. Jeannette Shelley and Sarah Lesting, from Aces High Flyball have worked very closely with nutritionist and director of Bern Pet Foods, Karen Rodger, to ensure that every dog has the correct diet for its needs. Jeanette, captain of Aces High, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the transformation in our dogs since we have changed their feed to Acana. They have so much more…

Billy + Margot launch new wet food pots

Billy + Margot

Pet food company Billy + Margot has launched three 150g wet food pots this month to cater for both small and medium size breeds. Marie Sawle, founder of Billy + Margot, said: “Owners of small and medium size dogs have been asking us for some time to offer an alternative to our larger wet food tins. We are delighted to be able to offer them a single-serve format ensuring a fresh, easy-to-serve meal each time.” The new wet food pots are available in three flavours; chicken with garden vegetables and orchard fruits, beef and green tripes with carrot and garden…

Mirrors for Training revamps the ‘Mirror on a Stand’

mirrors

Mirrors for Training is reintroducing the ‘Mirror on a Stand’ – a popular product that’s been redesigned to make it better than ever. The Mirror on a Stand is ideal for people who aren’t able to use arena mirrors, such as those who school in a field or don’t want to install permanent mirrors in their arena. The fully portable mirror is 8ft by 4ft in size with a thick steel frame, stronger and more durable than before. The mirror used is Pilkington Opti-Mirror, to deliver a crisp, accurate reflection that will stand the test of time, with the steel…

TV debut on The Apprentice for Beco Pets

Beco Pets

The two co-founders of Britain’s biggest manufacturer of eco-friendly pet products, Beco Pets, made their prime-time television debut on the hit TV show ‘The Apprentice’ this week. George Bramble (pictured) and his business partner Toby Massey received an invitation to appear on the BBC entertainment series earlier this year. The popular show, fronted by Lord Alan Sugar and watched by 7.4 million viewers, devoted an episode to focusing on the UK’s £4.6 billion pet sector, including a special visit to The London Pet Show. Toby Massey, whose terrier dog Rupert was also invited to appear on the programme, said: “Everyone…

PATS Telford produces video of record-breaking show

PATS Telford

Film footage from the first PATS show at Telford International Centre, which took place in September, is now available to view online. The event organisers Impact Exhibitions commissioned a special film to be made at record breaking exhibition. This year’s event saw the highest number of exhibitors, visitors and products showcased than previous years. Gordon Thomas said: “This short video sums up what people thought of our first show at the Telford International Centre. We’ve had some great feedback from both visitors and exhibitors, and we believe the film captures the mood of the pet industry towards this exhibition.” A…

Date and venue announced for Aqua 2017

Aqua

Aqua has confirmed it will be returning to Telford International Centre in 2017 following a record-breaking show this month. Aqua 2017 will be taking place on October 18 and 19 at the venue in Telford, which this year saw the UK’s largest aquatics and water gardening trade show hailed a huge success by both suppliers and retailers. Many exhibitors have already stated their intention to return to the show next year. A total of 1,711 visitors attended Aqua 2015, a 9% increase on 2013. Added to the fact that this year’s event attracted the highest number of exhibitors (more than…

Kennel Club amends Young Kennel Club handling entries

Young Kennel Club

The Kennel Club has announced amendments to the Young Kennel Club handling entries. A suspension will take place with immediate effect to the regulation which stipulates that dogs must be entered and exhibited in a breed class before entering in a Young Kennel Club (YKC) handling class. The decision is the result of the work of the Kennel Club’s Dog Show Promotion Working Party, which is looking at ways to improve and increase the popularity of dog shows.  It is hoped that this regulation will encourage additional entries from young people who may not wish, or be eligible to enter…