September 22, 2017

Pooch and Mutt recommended in Vogue Paris


One of the UK’s fastest growing pet companies Pooch and Mutt will feature in the August issue of Vogue Paris. Pooch & Mutt’s “health food for dogs” are specific to the health and well-being of pets. The range consists of grain-free and wheat-free foods with natural ingredients tailored to help with a variety of health problems common to dogs. We know that for humans, ‘food is fuel for life’ and Pooch & Mutt believe the same should be true for dogs. In the August edition of Vogue Paris, the magazine features an article which highlights ways in which humans maintain their health…

Group55 appoints new formulation and development manager


Group55 have appointed Kate Horton as their new Formulation & Development Manager. Kate is an expert in both animal and personal care formulation chemistry and she will lead her team in developing bespoke products, not just for Group55’s in-house brands such as Animology, but for many well-known retailers and brand owners around the world for whom the company provides private label solutions. To complement and enhance the state of the art laboratory at the new Group55 head office, a full testing laboratory has also been installed and Kate will be using her experience in compatibility and stability testing to manage…

Queen’s corgis to enjoy a TastyBone treat after Palace visit


Nylon chew brand TastyBone’s CEO, Tony Raeburn, enjoyed a visit to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen, Prince Philip and other members of the royal family as part of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise celebrations. The Blackburn-based company was among more than 150 to be recognised for its contribution to business in the UK, having exported its range of nylon “TastyBones” to 29 countries around the world. Tony Raeburn, CEO of Pet’s Choice parent company to the TastyBone brand, said of the visit: “After a long conversation with the Queen, she seemed genuinely interested in our achievements here at TastyBone….

Tetra launches limited edition Minions aquarium to engage Minions’ fans


Tetra has launched a limited edition 30L Minions themed aquarium1 to welcome young children into the exciting world of fishkeeping as well as Minions’ fans of all ages with the help of their favourite yellow friends from this year’s biggest movie, ‘Despicable Me 3’. The Tetra Minions aquarium comes with fun decorative items including ten amusing stickers children can add to the glass, a double-sided Minions background poster and a mini Dave figure which can be attached anywhere on the outside of the aquarium. With a user-friendly beginner brochure those new to the hobby are able to ensure their aquarium…

Poppy’s Picnic achieves industry first with launch of complete meatballs


Hand-crafted by the raw dog food producers at Poppy’s Picnic, the new Poppy’s Picnic Complete Meatballs are a breakthrough product for the sector, specifically suited to smaller dogs. Poppy’s Picnic raw dog food is handmade by 4th generation butchers in the heart of Wiltshire. The new meatballs weigh 30 grams each and come in compartmentalised trays of 12, created for maximum convenience and to ensure less mess when feeding. The meatballs make raw feeding easier for the consumer and open the raw option to a whole new type of customer. Dylan Watkins, founder of Poppy’s Picnic, explains: “Small dog owners…

The European Union bans four more aquatic plants


The European Union has added four more aquatic plants to the banned list of species that can no longer be sold in the UK in the future. Transitional arrangements will be in place to enable the plants to continue to be sold for a year – provided contractual arrangements ordering stock in these four plants are put in place before 1 August 2017. And the industry is being reminded that all stock of four pond plants banned last year – including water hyacinth – must be cleared from the shelves from 2 August and cannot be sold anymore. The full…

Unipet reveals new redesigned website


Unipet International Ltd, Europe’s leading suet-based wild bird food manufacturer, are pleased to share their newly designed website which aims to give visitors an insight into the company behind the highly respected brands; Suet To Go® and Hentastic®. They have worked hard to evolve the website so that it’s now capable of bringing both brands together in a vibrant and informative way. Part of their plans for the latter part of 2018 include getting to know the end consumer; what is it that they would ultimately like from the manufacturer and how can Unipet become more involved with the people…

New OTTY Dog Mattress


OTTY is the innovative new mattress concept, which optimises all the key ingredients for the perfect night’s sleep: Comfort, support and temperature. The range, now available in seven size options, offers all the sink-in decadence of memory foam, combined with OTTY’s ground-breaking Airflow Technology System, which keeps you cool as you slumber. Now, just in time for Christmas, OTTY adds a canine mattress to its collection. Each high density foam bed maintains its shape beautifully and comes with a removable inner cushion and hidden straps keep the soft-touch cover in shape. The luxury OTTY Dog Mattress (from £79.99), is available…

New Grain Free Tuna recipe from GA Pet Food Partners


As GA Pet Food Partners launched their brand new Grain Free Tuna recipe earlier this month, the question everyone was wondering was, why Tuna? Isn’t Tuna for cats? Grain Free recipes are ideal for dogs with a sensitivity or intolerance to grain, wheat or wheat gluten, soya, beef or dairy. Their Grain Free range is a great alternative to rice or cereal based products as they are formulated without grains and may help to alleviate common symptoms. Feeding a grain free diet may result in one or many of the following:  Less and smaller stools  Reduced shedding …

Keeping your pets calm through the storms


Storms can be quite the viewing experience if you’re watching out the window in the comfort of your own home. But for those who have pets that hate thunder and lightning, storms can be quite an ordeal. With the recent storms sweeping across the UK, the RSPCA have given these top seven tips to help keep your pet calm during the stormy weather: 1.Stay calm If you remain calm and try to act normal, it will help your pet to not get as stressed. Animals can pick up how you are feeling so try not to act overly nervous or…