June 24, 2017

£3m investment doubles Naturo Pet Foods capacity

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Naturo Pet Foods has undertaken a £3m investment in its plastic tray manufacturing facility in Moy, Northern Ireland, enabling it to more than double production of its natural dog food. The company says the investment is a result of increased demand for its pet food products and its commitment to producing ‘the highest quality’ pet food.  Everything in the Naturo range is made with 100% natural ingredients and 60% meat using predominantly Irish and British meats. The range contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Naturo brand manager Claire Mc Cann said: “This is a significant investment for our business…

New research reveals dogs can suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D)

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Winter blues are a problem for many, and experts have revealed that dogs could also be sharing our pain – with some even suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D). Over half (61%) of UK dog owners notice a difference in their dogs behaviour during winter months Nearly half (44%) have considered consulting or have already consulted an expert about their dogs depression 70% of Brits are worried about the low mood of their dogs UK dog owners admit to walking their dogs up to 50% less in winter months compared to summer Over a third (34%) think their dogs eating…

LOGIC® Diar-stop renamed LOGIC® Firm

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Ceva Animal Health, manufacturer of the leading range of veterinary strength supplements LOGIC® for cats and dogs, has renamed its supplement to support digestion, LOGIC® Firm. LOGIC Firm, which was previously known as LOGIC® Diar-stop, is a palatable oral paste that contains intestinal protectants including montmorillonite, electrolytes and dextrose to maintain intestinal function by coating and protecting the intestinal cells, and absorbing toxins.  LOGIC Firm also contains prebiotics called fruco-oligosaccharides, which help to maintain normal intestinal flora by promoting the growth of good bacteria, such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli, at the expense of potentially pathogenic bacteria.  It also stimulates the…

Free wild bird workshops at Pets at Home to support the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

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Parents in Launceston are being given the opportunity to take their children to a series of fun, free wild bird workshops at Pets at Home to support the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch this January. From January 23, Pets at Home in Launceston will be hosting a series of My Pet Pals Wild Bird workshops, to educate the next generation of animal lovers on how to care responsibly for their flying friends and help provide them with all the tools they need to care for local birds and wildlife. The workshops will cover how to help birds survive the colder months,…

Hatfield pet shop provides nearly 6,000 meals to homeless pets

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Staff at a Hatfield pet store raised enough money to provide nearly 6,000 meals for homeless pets in the town. Staff and customers at Pets at Home in Hatfield raised £2885.25 following an appeal to help homeless pets. Throughout December, the store team worked hard to collect donations to help provide meals for abandoned animals in and around Hatfield. The collection was part of the Santa Paws initiative being run by the charity, Support Adoption For Pets. Now in its sixth year, the Santa Paws appeal supports needy pets at local animal rescue centres throughout the festive period. Pets at Home Hatfield…

Latest innovations for dog, cat, bird and chicken care on show at Global Pet Expo

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Nine leading British suppliers of petcare products will be exhibiting their latest innovations on the British pavilion or individually on other booths at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida from 22 to 24 March 2017.  The British exhibitor group is being organised for the seventh year running by the UK’s pet trade association, PetQuip, and six of the exhibitors will be receiving cash grants secured by the association from the Department for International via its Tradeshow Access Program. Grants of £2,000 could be made available for eligible British companies who are in a position to act very quickly and that…

Stock up for National Nest Box Week

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Leading bird care brand Peckish is reminding to stock up for National Nest Box Week (Feb 14-21) to take advantage of those coming into store to find a home for feathered friends. National Nest Box Week (Feb 14-21) is well publicised in the national press each year. Its call to action is for households to buy and put up a nest box, ready for birds to move in during the forthcoming nesting season. The week is run by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) as a way for everyone to help address falling bird populations during recent years. Peckish Nest…

Competition to find young pet champion at Pets At Home

  To celebrate the launch of Berwick’s Pets at Home store, colleagues are calling on residents to nominate a caring and responsible young pet owner to help officially open the shop next month. Pets at Home wants to recognise a young pet owner who has shown a level of responsibility way beyond their years when it comes to caring for their beloved animals. They might be taking on essential duties involved in pet care or have formed a special bond with their pet. Berwick’s young pet owner will be a shining example of how the five pet welfare needs –…

Somebody has invented the automatic cat feeder your feline deserves

  Catspad is an automatic cat feeder and water fountain allows pet owners to schedule meals and monitor the eating habits of their cat. It will dispense dry food and water at a pre-programmed time of the day and can monitor remaining levels to inform the owner how much their cat has consumed. The smart feeder can feed the cat without human interaction for up to a month, which is ideal if you travel, maybe not so ideal if you’re a cat who likes human interaction. The kit comes with an app (called the Catspad App) so users can manage…

Hundreds of young future pet owners educated in Widnes

More than 400 future pet owners in Widnes have been educated over the past year on how to care responsibly for animals. Pets At Home has offered free and interactive workshops mainly during school holidays which help teach children how rewarding pets can be and how to care for them. The workshops offer a fun-filled set of activities, including products and pets, for a hands on approach to pet care. After completing the workshops each child receives a My Pet Pals themed certificate, colouring sheets and stickers to take home. A total of 432 future pet owners were educated in…