August 17, 2017

Huxley Hound Takes Nutrient Rich, Meat-Free Dog Treats To PATS


Mike Deane at Huxley Hound was initially concerned as to whether the moment was right take his ‘nutritious treat’ message to PATS. The feedback he received, however, was considered to be so “overwhelmingly positive” that it was “nothing short of incredible”. Backed by the Bio-science department of Nottingham University, Huxley Hound have created a meat-free treat that is designed to fighting the escalating pet obesity epidemic that now effects 1 in 3 UK dogs. According to Huxley Hound founder Mike Deane: “Whilst  it’s been well known for some while that vegetables and their beneficial nutrients are an integral part of…

Pet industry invited to celebrate with the PetQuip team and pet retailers on 24 September 2017 inTelford


The launch of the PetQuip Awards for 2017 took place at PATS Sandown in March and was warmly welcomed by a wide cross section of the pet industry. Attendees at the popular event, now in its fifth year, will see awards presented to deserving winners from the pet industry on the first evening of PATS Telford at a gala dinner and party on Sunday 24 September 2017. Commenting on the launch and the continued success of the event, Pat Flynn, PetQuip trade association manager said: “The PetQuip Awards is now firmly established and is recognised as an enjoyable evening offering…

The Choca-Doodle launch bathing range


The new range of bathing products by Choca-doodle is the first product range developed especially for Doodle coats. This range is aimed at owners and groomers. The following two products will have any coat looking gorgeous, and they’re perfect for dogs that need a bath and a brush through, leaving a ‘Double Chocolate Delight’ fragrance. Choca-Doodle 2-in-1 Conditioning Shampoo Clean and condition the hair quickly, without weighing the coat down. This shampoo makes the coat soft, smooth and silky. Choca-Doodle Comb Thru’ Spray Gentle spray to helps owners ease out tangles and knots from wet coats without weighing them down. Can also…

easichick: Wood fibre bedding can aid in preventing red mite in poultry


An outbreak of red mite could be on the cards for poultry this spring, due to a combination of warmer weather and birds staying indoors during the Avian Flu outbreak. Claire Hayward, product sales manager for easichick bio-secure poultry bedding, said she is increasingly hearing talk within the poultry industry that the risk of red mite outbreaks this year are high because birds have been housed for months when they would usually be roaming free. Claire commented: “Red mite is notoriously difficult to spot as they come out at night and feast on your poultry’s blood, returning to dark, hard…

PATS Sandown sees 3% rise in visitor numbers


A total of 1,917 retailers and buyers visited the show, representing an increase of 3% on the number who attended PATS Sandown 2016. The show closed with visitors and exhibitors agreeing it had been a huge success, with the event delivering an unrivaled platform for the launch of hundreds of new pet product innovations. The New Product Showcase was a busy area throughout the event, and retailers admitted they were spoiled for choice as they decided on which items to stock in their stores for the year ahead. Exhibitors agreed the quality of visitors to their stands was exceptional this…

Amanda Holden and Maria Friedman officially open Bow Wow London dog grooming salon


Celebrity dog owners Amanda Holden and Maria Friedman, along with their four-legged friends Buddy the Shichon (Shih Tzu and Bichon Frise cross) and Bingy the Shih Tzu, to officially open Bow Wow London Dog Grooming Salon in the heart of Bloomsbury, Central London yesterday. Located at 17 Little Russell Street, the new dog grooming salon aims to replicate the success of their award-winning flagship dog shop in Covent Garden, which was voted as London’s Best Loved Shop in Time Out London’s 2015 awards. Amanda, Maria, Buddy and Bingy were welcomed to try out the salon’s modern, bright and friendly environment,…

Eukanuba celebrates a successful year at Crufts


Principle Sponsors of Crufts and the Kennel Club’s official partner in pet nutrition, Eukanuba, celebrated another action packed year at the show which saw a record of over 162,000 people attend. During Crufts, Eukanuba provided expert insight by showcasing dog training, agility and nutritional workshops educating visitors on how they can support their dogs throughout their life through premium nutrition for visible benefits with a lifelong impact. To give the right start in life, Eukanuba Puppy supports healthy development and increased training benefits in puppies through the inclusion of DHA. Whilst Eukanuba Adult provides dogs with a 100% complete and…

Petspyjamas launches travel partner ‘dog’ shop and free pet interior styling service


Europe’s #1 online pet lifestyle destination and dog friendly holiday specialists, has launched a new Travel Partner Shop, stocking all the pet essentials for properties to make four-legged customers feel truly welcome, and maximise revenue from devoted pet owners. As part of the new initiative, PetsPyjamas are also offering a free pet interior styling service to provide advice, ideas and colour combination suggestion to fit perfectly with a property’s style, colour and budget. Having sent over 12,000 owners and 15,500 dogs on getaways since the launch of their dog-friendly division in 2014, PetsPyjamas appears to understand exactly what is needed…

Natures Menu to give away free freezers for orders placed at PATS


  Retailers have to visit the Natures Menu stand to place an order worth £250 or more to qualify for a free freezer delivered alongside their order. Not only that, but the brand new Mighty Mixer products will also be on offer to sample and will be available for pre order on a special trade offer of 3 for 2 on stand for delivery between 3rd and 14th April.

Animal Health Trust launches major fundraising campaign at Crufts 2017


The Animal Health Trust has improved the health of millions of animals for the past 75 years. To mark the anniversary, the charity was at Crufts 2017 to launch a special fundraising campaign to raise £75,000 towards new medical equipment as they look to save the more lives. The Trust is hoping to spread the word to the owners of the 22,000 happy, healthy dogs that will descend on the NEC in Birmingham for the world’s largest dog show, now in its 126th year, over the weekend. Founded in 1942 by Dr Reginald Wooldridge, the Animal Health Trust specialises in preventing illness…