March 23, 2017

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…

Pets at Home opens new 9,000 sq ft store in Bath


The new Pets and Home store in Lower Bristol Road has opened up with a pet salon, adoption centre, aquatics centre and veterinary practice. It has taken up one of three units created in part of the former Herman Miller factory, next to Lidl, known now as Metro Retail Park. The 9,000 sq ft store was opened on Friday (March 10) by Mayor of Bath Paul Crossley. Store manager Briony Briscoe said: “Our opening weekend went even better than we had hoped and it was great to receive the Mayor of Bath and show him the new amenities that we…

Natures Menu launches new Mighty Mixers range


The UK’s number one for raw pet food and Europe’s leading expert in raw, Natures Menu, has announced the launch of two new Mighty Mixers following the company’s successful sponsorship of Crufts 2017. This latest addition to the Natures Menu portfolio includes two new flavours of Turkey & Oats and Salmon & Potato, available to trade from 1st April at a RRP £7.95 each. The two new flavours join Natures Menu’s existing range of mixers, treats, complete raw meals and pure meat range. Made with fresh salmon and turkey meat and a wholesome blend of oats, fresh vegetables and superfoods,…

Pet business expands with raw dog food on the menu


Two years ago, retired police officer Roxy Bird launched Happy Doggie with her husband Brian. The Rennington-based venture has been a success and now the pair have branched out to edible products. Launching Alnwick Raw Dog Food, the pair are supplying and stocking raw dog food for a company called Hungry Hounds, in Falkirk. And Roxy is delighted to expand the business’s offerings. Roxy commented: “The popularity of feeding a raw-food diet to our pets is on the increase. “Feeding raw ensures a natural nutritionally-balanced diet for our pets. A raw-food diet is designed to mimic a dog’s natural ancestral…

B&M launches new TV ad campaign, aimed at dogs


North West-based retailer, B&M, has worked with Cheetham Bell on what they believe is the first ever television commercial for dogs. Working closely with dog behavioural specialists B&M aims to stimulates the dog’s senses and captures their attention within the advertisement. To highlight a range of pet products, they’ve hired an actor who can bark (as well as speak), to ensure that the ad communicates directly to its target market. This has included filming with more frames per second, so the dogs don’t see a flickering image, plus high pitched tones and hand signals.   As part of the campaign,…

Children got up close and personal with exotic pets at Wild Time Animal Club re-launch


Schoolchildren from across Staffordshire got up close and personal with exotic pets at the Wild Time Animal Club’s re-launch evening. The event, hosted by Hanley-based pet shop The Unconventional Menagerie showed youngsters how to look after exotic animals like skunks, snakes, and birds. The shop re-launched the Wild Time Animal Club after it closed in 2015 because of overwhelming interest in the sessions. The first group of children listened to pet shop co-owner Christian Castille as he spoke about what reptiles eat, and the difference between snakes and lizards. Josh Flint, a five-year-old from Newcastle-under-Lyme said: “We came to have a…

The Dog House opening in Beverley with webcams to watch pets getting treatments


A dog grooming salon which offers owners the opportunity to view their pets over a webcam is opening in Beverley. The Dog House is opening its second branch on Friday, having been based in Anlaby since 2010. The centre offers a range of services for pups, including wash and blow dries, facials and nail trimming. And its use of webcams, which allows customers to drop their pets off for a scrub and then keep an eye on the process from home, has captured the imagination of owners. And Antonia, who is employing two members of staff at the salon, said…

New Pets at Home store in Malvern receives 450 applicants for 14 jobs


A new pet store which is set to open in Malvern at the end of this month received more than 450 applicants for the 14 jobs up for grabs. Seeking local people for animal grooming and veterinary roles, Pets at Home is set to open on Thursday, March 30 in Malvern Shopping Park. Pets at Home Malvern will provide thousands of pet products, catering for dogs, cats, small animals, chickens, birds and fish as well as wildlife. The store will also feature a Groom Room which offers a wide range of services including microchipping, nail clipping or a full bath…

Aylesbury pet shop develops ICE cards for pets


McGrumpy & Snuffles, a pet shop in Aylesbury, are now offering a free In Case of Emergency or ICE cards, for pets. The credit card sized product details where your pets are and other important information such as dietary requirements, allergies and the details of their local vet, even offering space for pet owners to nominate someone to be called to care for pets in case the owner is not available. Katy Martin, owner of McGrumpy and Snuffles said: “We are keen to give our customers the tools to be the best owners they can be and are really pleased…