March 23, 2017

Barking Heads donates 75,000 meals to animal charities

Hertfordshire based pet food brands, Barking Heads & Meowing Heads, are donating over 75,000 meals of their dog and cat food to a number of animal charities across the UK this month. Named after their canine mascot, “Bailey’s wet food giveaway” hopes to raise awareness for the many pets bought as Christmas gifts who are abandoned early in the year and the pressure this puts on animal rescue shelters, dubbed the annual “Christmas throw-out”. Barking Heads & Meowing Heads have visited several charities in their local area to hand over their donations, including Appledown Animal Rescue in Eaton Bray and…

Petwell donates to dog charities

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Petwell, suppliers of pet medicine, food and supplements online, are donating to the Birmingham Dogs Home and Berkshire Search & Rescue Dogs, both charities that are entirely reliant on sponsorship and donations to exist and carry out their work. Petwell, which launched as VetePet in 2010, completely revamped their image in 2016. Their new website features over 5,000 products and a dedicated pet advice section, including a blog written by a qualified Veterinary Surgeon. Jon Chapman, Berkshire Search & Rescue Dogs press officer said: “It’s great that national businesses like Petwell recognise the work put in by our volunteers and…

New research from PDSA Pet Insurance survey

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Love might not be in the air this Valentine’s Day as over three-quarters of pet owners say their four-legged friends are more loyal than their partners. New research from PDSA Pet Insurance also found that owners value the unconditional devotion shown by pets over attention from their human partner. In fact, with a whopping 86 per cent of pet owners prefer to curl up on the sofa with their pet, rather than their other half. 78% of owners say their pets are more loyal than their partner 86% would rather curl up on the sofa with their pet than their…

Americk packaging shows commitment to the pet care industry

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The forthcoming PATS trade show, to be held at Sandown Park in March, is one of the largest pet industry events in the UK trade show calendar. Although it contains exhibitors from all corners of the pet industry, Americk Packaging will be the only specialist packaging supplier to attend who offer a complete packaging solution for flexibles, labels and carton board packaging. Sales director Neil Riley commented: “This is our second PAT’s Show and we intend to provide delegates with valuable advice as to the options, benefits and performance of a variety of packaging solutions.” Riley continues. “Our expertise in…

Unlicensed pet shop owner found guilty

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A Dewlish pet shop owner has been found guilty of offences under the Pet Animals Act 1951, following an investigation undertaken by the West Dorset District Council Dog Warden Service. Mr David Parsons, 57, was found guilty of three offences relating to keeping keeping premises as a pet shop without a licence and one offence of selling an animal in a public place. He was ordered to complete 180 hours unpaid work, pay costs of £1500 and compensation of a total of £309.60 after being prosecuted by West Dorset District Council. Mr Parsons was also disqualified from holding a Pet Shop Licence for…

ACANA launches enhanced singles and regionals ranges to the UK market

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ACANA Regionals is packed with 75% meat for cats and 70% meat for dogs, whilst ACANA Singles is now loaded with 50% meat. 2 February 2017, Reigate, Surrey: Bern Pet Foods, the exclusive importers and distributors of ORIJEN & ACANA dog and cat foods, today launched ACANA’s enhanced range Singles and Regionals pet food to its 700+ retailers across UK and Ireland. Now packed with more meat than ever, 50% of which is fresh or raw and in WholePrey™ratios, both the Singles and Regional ranges are Biologically Appropriate and contain generous portions of freshly-prepared fruits and vegetables. ACANA Regionals for Dogs ACANA Regionals is now packed…

Tetra enhances Goldfish range with award winning FunTips

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Tetra, the industry leaders in aquatics, has expanded its Goldfish food range with its award winning FunTips concept offering an interactive way for owners to feed their fish. Providing essential nutrients, the adhesive tablets stick to the glass or decorative items within the aquarium allowing fishkeepers to get closer to their fish by watching them nibbling away happily. This also gives owners the opportunity to check the condition of their fish and their general health. Containing shrimp with natural carotenoids to support their beautiful colour and a BioActive formula to promote a fully-functioning immune system, Tetra’s Goldfish FunTips provide a…

Winner revealed for Christmas Pawtraits competition

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The winner of the Christmas Pawtraits competition has been chosen by the owners of Pet Emporium in Watford. Katie Dickinson, 29, and Yasmin Tarr, 26, took over the Pet Emporium in St Albans Road, Watford, two years ago and have seen a varied collection of dressed up animals. During the festive period the Observer ran a competition to find the best dressed pet in south west Herts. Miss Dickinson said: “Most pets are treated like children and everybody loves dressing them up. “We find the bigger dogs hate dressing up but the smaller dogs like as much attention as they…