June 23, 2017

Jog My Dog awarded top prize in Milton Keynes Awards

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Jog My Dog, a Milton Keynes based pet care provider, has been named the ‘Best Local Business 2017’ in the Milton Keynes Inspiration Awards. The company was up against The Galleon, Wolverton, Rachel Florence Ray, Forever Gorgeous Beauty Salon and Rachel Scotney in the annual ceremony which recognises inspirational individuals and businesses throughout Milton Keynes and surrounding areas. Clients praise Jog My Dog for their commitment to providing quality pet care alongside a first class customer service model; “I love getting my dog’s walk report sent to my email that includes a map of the route he walked, information about…

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Opening of £80,000 cat clinic has opened in Scunthorpe

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The new clinic is part of Ashby Vet Group, Ashby Road, and comes as part of a £80,000 extension to the current premises. Laurence Brown, director at the clinic, has said the idea has been 18 months in the making. “We wanted a place where cats were separate from the dogs,” he said. “When the two are in the same reception area and the dogs are barking it can be quite stressful for cats.” The clinic consists of two consultant rooms and its own reception. Currently, the clinic employs a receptionist, a nurse and a vet. Owners who are looking…

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Dogs Helping Kid’s charity teaches youngsters to become expert pet owners

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Three children have graduated to become Dogs Helping Kids charity’s first ever Child Ambassadors, under a pilot programme designed to educate children on becoming the next generation of amazing dog owners. With the help of DHK School Dog Teazel, who is a certified school dog with the charity, along with owner Gail Laurence and Liz Meredith, the children have learnt about various aspects of becoming a great dog owner with kind, fun, positive dog training at its core. Each child undertook a 12 session weekly programme held in Bampton Community Centre. The children, Ella Bull, 9, Elliot Gardner, 11, and…

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Animal Health Trust appoints new director of fundraising

Animal Health

The new director of fundraising at the Animal Health Trust is Kevin Clements, who was director of fundraising and marketing at St Nicholas Hospice Care. He joins the AHT in a newly created position to spearhead the charity’s fundraising strategy. Kevin said: “I look forward to being part of the Trust as it continues to be at the forefront in leading science and care for animals, with the development of new diagnostic tests, new treatments, new vaccines and new understanding of complex diseases.” Dr Mark Vaudin, AHT chief executive, added: “Kevin has joined us at a significant milestone for the…

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Hampshire animal centres stress importance of chipping pets during national microchipping month


June is national microchipping month, and Hampshire animal care centres have been relaying the importance of chipping pets. It comes after a report by the PDSA says that across the UK, 3.7 million cats are not micro chipped, compared to five percent of dogs. Mandatory microchipping of cats wasn’t included in new UK legislation last year, with cats more likely to go missing or get lost, according to the animal welfare organisation. Now, care centres across the county have stated the importance not only of having a pet microchipped, but also keeping the information up to date. RSPCA Chief Inspector…

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New marketing manager appointed at Trilanco

Animal Products

Trilanco welcomes Michelle Worrall as its newly appointed Marketing Manager. This is a new position within the UK’s leading equine and animal health products wholesaler, and marks the company’s commitment to further customer-focused growth. Michelle joins the business from the financial services sector where she supported the development and delivery of the marketing strategy and plan for a national bank. Her wealth of business-to-business and consumer marketing knowledge will be harnessed to assist Trilanco in further developing its range of well-known brands, including Clipperman, Easidri and Z-itch. “We’re thrilled to have Michelle on board as part of the team,” said…

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Could organic pet food become the next big trend in the UK?

With the recent soar in Organic pet food sales in the United States, it is likely that the trend will cross the pond to the UK in the near future. As pet owners now consider their pets as part of their family, pet humanisation has meant that the owners are looking for premium and nutrient-rich food options for their pets. A survey conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association found that, in the recent years, expenditure towards pet’s health and other veterinary care has seen a 40% rise. A part of this rise reflects on the pet food market. The…

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Promoting responsible pet ownership

The summer months are officially the most popular time of the year for puppy registrations and the Kennel Club are providing a huge opportunity for retailers to educate new owners on the lifelong impact and care of dog ownership, to ensure pet well-being, cement relationships with consumers, boost sales and encourage repeat visits. For those consumers who may be thinking about getting a puppy but still haven’t decided on the best breed for them, retailers can offer their advice to ensure potential owners select a breed which is suited to their lifestyle. Asking questions about the consumers’ living arrangements, work…

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National ‘Bring your dog to work day’

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Natures Menu, the UK’s number one for raw pet food and Europe’s leading expert in raw and natural dog and cat food, is one of the official sponsors of the nationwide event ‘Bring Your Dog to Work Day’, an event dedicated to making a difference to the welfare of dogs as well as employee productivity. On Friday 23 June 2017, event sponsor, Natures Menu will join businesses across the UK by welcoming their dog-loving employees into the workplace, along with their loyal four-legged companions, all in the name of charity for the fourth national event of its kind. Norfolk-based Natures…

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Retailers across the UK are reporting great customer feedback on Beco Pets’ eco-conscious Food for Dogs, which contains only human-grade ingredients: ethically sourced meat and fish, fresh vegetables, botanicals and herbs, all free of grain and meat-meal. Recipes include free-range chicken, wild boar and MSC-certified cod & haddock. We’re offering Pet Care Retail readers the chance to WIN FREE STOCK, PLUS A POS STAND, together worth over £400. To be in with a chance of clinching this attractive prize, just answer the question: How many dog food recipes are available from Beco Pets? Clue: the answer can be found at…

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