September 21, 2017

Pet shop provides chew toys for puppy charity


Just for Pets on Tallow Hill in Worcester is providing “Kong” toys to the locally-based Protection of Unwanted Puppies Society (PUPS) which, to date, “has rehomed more than 1300 puppies to loving homes”. Sheila Tremellen MBE of PUPS recently took along three pups to the pet shop, to collect their toys. She said: “At present a litter of eight German Shepherd cross puppies are being cared for and, although five have already found new owners, three of them are hoping to be chosen soon. “Just for Pets are donating some new indestructible toys, manufactured by Kong, to keep the puppies…

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Group55 appoints new marketing executive


Group55 have recently welcomed Claire Henton to the company as their new marketing executive. Claire joins the business from a consumer healthcare background where she successfully managed the marketing activities for numerous award-winning brands and products. With an in-depth understanding of marketing as a whole & with a wealth of experience in digital media, SEO and branding Claire will support the continued development of Group55’s already established brands as well as working with the company’s private label customers helping retailers and brand owners develop their private label strategies. Stephen Turner, Group55’s Managing Director, said; “Twenty years ago marketing was easy;…

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Fish4Dogs: Going Dotty for Dalmatians


Fish4Dogs is expecting the patter of tiny feet – 404 of them to be exact – as a supporter of a festive theatre production of Dodie Smith’s magical tale of The One Hundred and One Dalmatians. The ‘spot-acular’ festive offering is being staged at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 30 November to 13 January. Fish4Dogs’ sponsorship not only supports one of the country’s leading repertory theatres, which as a registered charity relies on the support of individual donors, trusts and sponsors, but is also helping Hearing Dogs for Deaf People which as a result of a unique partnership with The REP,…

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Rutherglen shop is haven for furry and feathery friends


Rabbits, hamsters, budgies and reptiles welcomed shoppers to Burnside at the weekend as a new pet shop opened its doors. Creature Comforts on Stonelaw Road is the brainchild of Ann and Graeme Wilson, who both hail from the village. The husband and wife team officially opened the business last week with an open day full of fun and furry animals. Ann said: “The shop is a bit unusual in that it sells pets and pet supplies. We have a range of pets, anything from hamsters to guinea-pigs, rabbits, budgies and reptiles. “We are currently looking to gauge the popularity of…

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First store opens on new Haverhill Retail Park


The first of four shops at the new Haverhill Retail Park is now up and running after Pets at Home opened last Friday. The Mayor of Haverhill, Cllr David Roach, was on hand to perform the ceremonial cutting of a ribbon at the new store in Ehringshausen Way. Cllr Roach, said: “We are pleased to welcome a new business to the local area, which will contribute to the new Haverhill retail park and bring more shopping options and jobs to the town.” The retail park on the former Project Office Furniture site will also house Lidl and Home Bargains, with a further…

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Introducing – Healing Dog Products You Can Trust


Yorkshire-based dog health & grooming product brand MyPamperedPup made huge waves across the sector at the start of this month with their newly launched website and brand. The business, who’s flagship product ‘Soft Paws’, a natural, organic dog paw balm for dry, cracked and damaged dog paw pads, takes pride of place as the headline range aimed at offering conscious consumers a product they can trust. Co-Founders Ben Campbell & Zac Botham started MyPamperedPup with the mission of spreading the word about natural, honest dog products firmly front mind. Zac commented: “this all started because we recognised that in the…

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Lily’s Kitchen unveils biggest festive range to date


Lily’s Kitchen, the award winning British producer of naturally nutritious food for pets, has unveiled its largest Christmas range to date, making sure that our furry four legged friends can join in with all the Christmas fun. The limited edition ‘Christmas Fireside Tails’ collection is a seasonal range of meals and treats bursting with natural goodness to help every dog and cat enjoy the festivities alongside the rest of the family and with their beautiful handcrafted designs, the products are guaranteed to set tails wagging and felines purring, whilst driving incremental sales for retailers. Comments founder and CEO Henrietta Morrison,…

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Back to school with bite-sized training


It’s back to school time and Fish4Dogs is helping pet parents boost their training knowledge with a series of bite-sized training exercises for puppies and young dogs. Dog trainer Tima Lund uses positive-based clicker training to reinforce a puppy’s directed behaviour and reward it with treats. The first of the series, which can be seen on Fish4Dogs’ social media channels, Tima shows how to encourage a puppy to stay on a given spot. She uses a board which she places in the middle of a mat to train Karma a four-and-a half month cocker spaniel. Tima ignores unwanted behaviour and…

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‘Why Eukanuba?’ highlights the visible benefits through its premium nutrition that consumers want


Research1 shows that there are various trends which are impacting a consumer’s purchasing decision when it comes to pet nutrition. With accomodation getting smaller there is a greater variety in breeds and sizes of dogs calling for increased tailored nutrition, as well as growing levels of obesity meaning there’s more focus than ever on quality ingredients with clear feeding guidelines. As a result, owners are desperate to find a trusted, simple solution for their pet that will not only offer them a 100% complete and balanced diet but will also provide visible benefits with a  lifelong impact. Responding to these…

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Eukanuba’s Longevity Observation announced as one of the top 5 most influential articles of 2016


Online publisher BioMed Central has announced that Eukanuba’s peer reviewed longevity article was one of the most influential articles of 2016 in the well-known journal Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, according to Altmetric, an independent tracking system. For Eukanuba, the journey began back in July 2004 when it embarked on a ten-year observation involving 39 very special Labradors. Their health and longevity were monitored and the results were unprecedented – nearly 90%1 of Labrador Retrievers fed Eukanuba, together with appropriate care, lived beyond the breed’s typical twelve-year life expectancy. Even more astonishingly – almost a third (28%) of the dogs achieved exceptional…

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