August 17, 2017

Pet London launch new The Mommy and Me range


PetLondon has announced the launch of The Mommy and Me range, a brand new ‘sunshine inspired’ collection, where owners and pets can fully coordinate their outfits and accessories. The matching Tote Bag and animal clothing are designed for increasingly growing style conscious yet ecologically aware consumer. The refreshing and vibrant sun soaked prints are available in three thirst-quenching different flavours: Cherry Punch, Pineapple Smoothie & Watermelon Juice. The juicy Cherry Punch pattern’s revitalised and punchy design has plenty of attitude, away from classically floral connections of the past. This is an impact statement piece with glossy red fruits adorns the…

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The Dog Treat Company joins forces with Forestry Commission back holiday chain


As a staunch rural producer, the Devon-based Dog Treat Company (DTC) is proud to announce a dog-friendly alliance with fellow countryside fanatics Forest Holidays, who offer nine idyllic luxury cabin sites situated throughout our isle’s finest woodland settings. Forest Holidays is an ambitious Forestry Commission-backed project (born 1973) tasked with reacquainting families and their dogs with the Great British countryside. From Deerpark in Cornwall to Strathyre in Scotland; Forest Holidays offers simple, ‘back-to-nature’ cabin luxury, in tandem with miles and miles of stunning woodland trails. DTC and Forest Holidays both appreciate the simple truth that today’s dogs are integral members…

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Purina’s 2017 Pet Care Innovation Prize Competition Announces New Benefits for Pet Care Entrepreneurs


After a successful turnout in 2016, The Pet Care Innovation Prize (PCIP) is back this year with new benefits for pet care entrepreneurs. Powered by a global leader in pet care, Nestlé Purina PetCare, the PCIP is a competition that aims to support and connect innovative, early stage companies selling pet-related products and services with pet industry experts, entrepreneurs and investors. In this exciting competition, up to five finalists win cash, business support and recognition to help grow their business. The pet care marketplace is huge and growing, with nearly 80 million homes in the US with pets, according to…

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A happy accident made a new business for Brett of Brett’s Pets


What started out as a family joke has turned into a successful business for pet lover Brett Weller. The 27-year-old admits he began breeding reptiles by accident, but is so glad he did, as five years later it has led to him opening Brett’s Pets and joining forces with his family to set up Chorley Vets. Brett says: “I have always been into animals. But 10 years ago I started breeding by accident as I thought I had two female bearded dragons, but one of them was actually male. “I ended up with a clutch of eggs and so I…

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ROYAL CANIN® examines ‘Thin Cats, Fat Dogs’ and ‘Gastroenterology’ in latest journals


Continuing its efforts in practice support, ROYAL CANIN has published two new editions of Veterinary Focus magazine, the worldwide journal for companion animal veterinary professionals. The company’s Gastroenterology edition was released in May and ‘Thin Cats, Fat Dogs’ will be available in the coming months, in print from Veterinary Business Managers or online via the Vet Practice Portal. The Gastroenterology journal includes articles on chronic enteropathy and signs in cats, canine pancreatitis, esophagitis, PLE, gastrointestinal endoscopy and placing feeding tubes for dogs. The ‘Thin Cats, Fat Dogs’ edition takes a novel approach, looking at conditions which cause weight fluctuations (gain…

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Vets from across the world gather for ROYAL CANIN® Vet Symposium


More than 600 veterinary professionals travelling from 61 countries recently came together to explore ‘Feline Medicine in the 21st Century’ at ROYAL CANIN’s latest Vet Symposium. Hosted near ROYAL CANIN’s head office in Montpellier, France, the two-day convention allowed delegates to attend both clinical and practice management lectures, take part in networking events and take a tour of the ROYAL CANIN campus, including its production facility and central R&D centre, responsible for food quality and safety standards across the company’s wide network. Scientific talks were based on feline medicine, including CKD, constipation, chronic D+, cat ethogram, soiling and multicat households….

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Intelligent Toy for Birds: TRIXIE Snack Triangle


Birds want to be challenged mentally and physically as well. The TRIXIE Snack Triangle is an intelligent toy that provides adequate activities for birds and offers mental challenge. The birds manage to get the snacks from the indentations by pushing the wooden triangles on the stainless steel rod. These indentations can be filled with pieces of fruit and other delicacies. This way, the snack toy trains the dexterity of e.g. cockatiels and parrots. Stimulating gaming fun included!

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Skinner’s Pet Food Announce Sponsorship of the Dog Arena at BBC Countryfile Live for the 2nd Year


Skinner’s Pet Foods have announced that they will be sponsoring the Dog Arena for the second year at Countryfile Live. This is the second BBC Countryfile Live and is once again being held in association with the National Trust.  The picturesque grounds of Blenheim Palace will again provide the setting and the show will take place from Thursday 3rd August until Sunday 6th August 2017. Although the name Skinner’s has been synonymous with working dog food since their first ranges launched back in the early 1970’s. This year they will also be able to promote their new range, Life, aimed…

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London Stock Exchange names Natures Menu as inspiring British company


Natures Menu, the UK’s number one for raw pet food and Europe’s leading expert in raw, has been named as one of London Stock Exchange’s top 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The annual report identifies the fastest growing and most dynamic small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK and Norfolk-based Natures Menu has been named as one of them. The company was just the only raw pet food brand to be named. Natures Menu specialises in raw dog and cat food made with quality meats and fish, blended vegetables, fruits and healthy carbohydrates, and uses British suppliers and ethical…

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Memory Bloom launches flowering pet memorial


Memory Bloom is the only product of its kind designed to help mark the passing of a pet by providing a living, flowering memorial and providing everything needed for holding a simple ceremony. The kits contain bio degradable containers, compost and seeds as well as a special story book and little notes and markers for personalise their own memorial. The idea is that some of a pets ashes or small memento (name tag/collar) can be placed into the compost along with the seeds to provide a focal point for remembrance as the flowers – a mix of beautiful Anemones, Forget-me-nots,…

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