September 23, 2017

Cotswold RAW introduces all-natural food supplements

Herbs

Although rural champion Cotswold RAW first made its name in premium-orientated pet food, (sausages & minces) Mark & Chris’s bigger vision has always been to provide a nutritionally well-rounded, one-stop pet food station for today’s growing legions of healthier living pets. By targeting the thriving independent pet food scene, forward-thinking dog breeders and the growing legions of vigilent, health conscious pet owners, Cotswold RAW has gradually extended its reach via a well-balanced portfolio of ‘at-one-with-nature’ treats including: Chicken Jerky, Lamb’s Ears, Duck’s Feet and Venison Bites. This Autumn sees the launch of the third chapter of the Cotswold RAW story,…

Lily’s Kitchen makes significant investment in first ever brand campaign

Kitchen

The British producer of naturally nutritious, proper food for pets, Lily’s Kitchen (www.lilyskitchen.co.uk), is set to invest in media worth £1.5 million in its first ever above the line campaign, to further drive brand awareness and brand love, from September 2017. ‘It’s not loopy, it’s love’ is a playful celebration of all things we do out of love for our pets. The 360 degree campaign – which includes outdoor, print, digital and PR – will lift the lid on family behaviours only pet owners understand, from eating Sunday Lunch together and choosing only dog friendly restaurants to eat in, to…

Independent pet shop to open on Hampshire high street

Independent

An independent family-run pet shop is to open in Winchester. Paul Connell and his wife Lynn are to open their business at 65b on the High Street, with an opening date set for mid-September. The couple moved to Winchester from London four months ago where Lynn ran a pet store for 16 years. The news will be welcomed by some residents worried about the number of chains moving into vacant units in the city centre. On Winchester High Street, Zoe Jewellers and Next have closed their doors, but at the same time Turtle Bay is due to move in at the…

Hot dogs and crafty cats takeover one in five bank holiday BBQs

BBQ

With the bank holiday upon us, many Brits will be planning a summer barbeque with friends and family – and that includes our pets. This provides the perfect opportunity for retailers to share their knowledge on the importance of not feeding cats and dogs human food no matter how much they beg, positioning themselves as experts in nutrition and pet care. With research from IAMS highlighting that one in five (20%) British Bank Holiday BBQs are expected to have animal guests, the survey of 2,000 pet owners1 reveals that the smell of sizzling sausages will have half (50%) of pets…

Eukanuba Natureplus+Grain Free: a low allergen recipe, made with natural ingredients

Grain

As a desire for natural foods continues to significantly drive the pet food industry, and consumers continually wish to draw parallels with their own diets and health, recipes that help address food related sensitives are the next big consideration for owners. Eukanuba’s latest recipes in the NaturePlus+ offering directly answers the calls of consumers by providing a grain free, low allergen diet, made with natural ingredients, for dogs with skin or stomach sensitivities. With a selection of carefully sourced, high quality natural ingredients, the 6 grain free SKUs (one all-breed formula for puppy and one all-breed formula for adult dogs)…

Excitement builds as PATS Telford gets set for epic show

PATS

The excitement is building as the pet industry gears up for one of its biggest events of the year…PATS Telford on Sunday and Monday, September 24-25. All the latest innovations, exciting new product launches, unrivalled networking opportunities and future trends come together to create the industry’s most thriving exhibition. Visitors can expect to see over 300 brands being exhibited at PATS Telford with the industry’s leading companies, plus a growing number of new businesses, ready to showcase their products and services. Final preparations are being made as the eagerly awaited exhibition gets set to open its doors at Telford International…

PetLondon launches new Christmas gift range

A third of all pet British pet owners plan to spend more on their pets this Christmas than their partners, siblings or children! (Data from Mintel Report 2017). With that in mind, here’s PetLondon’s new Christmas gift range… Crystal Snowdog Christmas Jumper Tipped to be the top-selling must-have sweater this Christmas! Get into the festive spirit with PetLondon’s new Crystal Snowdog Christmas jumper. Designed for comfort and warmth; the thick and chunky unisex knit features a classic polo neck with short sleeves. The eye-catching snow-scape scene depicts a stitched applique Snowdog with a soft sweet furry snowman friend. The most…

Taking the lead at conference

Fish

Premium pet food manufacturer Fish4Dogs will be the primary sponsor for the 2017 Canine Behaviour and Training Society (TCBTS) Conference, in Coventry, this October. Entitled, The Dog’s Nose Knows, the theme of the event will centre around dogs’ heightened sense of smell and how this can be used in general training and intuitive detection. The conference is suitable for anyone with an interest in dogs and particularly scent work – be they professionals or students committed to continuous professional development, or enthusiastic dog owners, who wish to enhance the relationship they have with their dog. Speakers at the day-long event…

Peter Dinklage and PETA urge consumers to stop buying huskies

Game

The popularity of Game of Thrones and the Stark dire wolves has spurned a significant rise in Britain towards consumers buying Huskies. This phenomenon, known as the “Dalmatian Effect” after a similar surge following the film 101 Dalmatians, has led to pleas from local shelters, as many of these huskies are being abandoned—as often happens when dogs are bought on impulse, without understanding their needs. According to the Blue Cross, 81 huskies were abandoned in the UK last year – compared to just 10 abandoned huskies in 2010, the year before Game of Thrones aired for the first time. Examples…

Introducing Eukanuba NaturePlus+

Natures Menu

A desire for natural food is continuing to influence the pet food industry, as pet owners reflect their own eating behaviour in their pet’s diets. Thanks to Eukanuba’s new launch – NaturePlus+ – there is no longer a need to compromise on important added health benefits and core nutritional needs. NaturePlus+ combines all of the benefits of naturally sourced ingredients with the power of science to provide owners with a nutritional choice that they can be confident will support the lifelong health and wellbeing of their pet. NaturePlus+ provides dogs with a healthy complete and balanced meal that is true…