April 30, 2017

Eukanuba launches Breed-o-Pedia

Lifestyle

A recent report by the PFMA revealed that the top reasons for people not owning a pet is because they are worried about the space they have available in their homes and whether their lifestyle is suitable enough. In a bid to help potential pet owners find the perfect breed for them, Eukanuba has introduced Breed-o-pedia, an online tool that advises on the different breeds available, the lifestyles they are most suited to, and the premium nutrition needed for visible benefits with a lifelong impact. Providing a wealth of information, Eukanuba’s Breed-o-pedia allows users to search by breed name, size, and…

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IAMS conduct new survey on pet health

Survey

With 54 million pets estimated to live in the UK, and 16.5million of them cats and dogs, it’s fair to say that the UK is a nation of animal lovers. The nutrition experts at IAMS have put the nation’s pet parenting skills to the test, with results revealing that pet owners aren’t as animal savvy as they could be. The survey of 200 UK pet owners reveals there is an art to mealtimes. The typical UK dog or cat will enjoy breakfast at 7.43am with dinner being served 10 hours and 55 minutes later, at precisely 6.28pm. 94% of dog…

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Scruffs® offer support to several charities in March

Donate

Manchester-based pet bed specialists Scruffs® have donated a number of items, from the Tramps Paw Cat Bed to the super-plush Snuggle Blanket to various charities and pet organisations around the country last month. In March, Scruffs® donated items to the following charities: French Bulldog Saviours Pet Agility Club Malamute Matters Sally’s Helpful Paws Clay County Cat Care Spaniel Assist Broadland Dog Training Club Watton Charity Lozzas Lurcher Rescue Howls for Help Penmellyn Vet Group Scruffs® welcome the opportunity to support fundraising events nationwide to help registered charities improve the welfare of pets less fortunate than our own. To see how…

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Devon Dog receives Unsung Hero award & Forthglade feast

Hero

Forthglade, the Devon based natural pet food company was pleased to be part of an unsung hero award this month. A seven year old Devon based Cockerpoo named Niven was recognized for his hard work and dedication as a Hearing Dog. Niven has won a weekend stay at a luxury pet-friendly hotel as well as three month’s worth of Forthglade’s natural pet food. Niven and his owner Pauline regularly volunteer at the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education, enabling deaf students to work with a hearing dog. The duo were nominated through a charity called Room to Reward, an initiative that…

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New survey reveals the expense of owning pets

Cost

Costs such as food, bedding, toys, equipment and insurance can see the typical owner of a cat paying around £2,455 per annum, and dog owners paying £4,791 on average. That said, a horse will see its new owner cough up £12,654, with a fish being considerably more cost-effective at £769 in the first year, even including set-up costs such as a tank and pumps, Keeping a rabbit is also surprisingly expensive, costing £1,802 in the first year, according to the survey, conducted by Nationwide Home Insurance. The insurer also noted the potential for extra animal expense, new figures from the…

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B&M relaunches refurbished Coleraine store

Relaunch

B&M have officially relaunch its Coleraine store today (13 April 2017), after a comprehensive make over. The store, based on Riverside Retail Park, has been undergoing internal and external refurbishment after feedback from regular customers, who had appealed for an even larger store. After closing on Sunday 9th April, the store was opened for business again today – allowing loyal customers a fresh, and much bigger, shopping experience. The sales floor has increased by 55% and also now boasts paint & a wide selection of DIY products, alongside the branded and own label pet, toys and food items on sale…

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Harringtons to sponsor new series of Channel 5’s ‘The Yorkshire Vet’

Sponsor

Leading dog food brand Harringtons is set to sponsor the fourth series of Channel 5’s hit documentary The Yorkshire Vet set which starts on April 19th. This is the first time that brand owner Inspired Pet Nutrition (IPN) has taken up TV sponsorship for either its Harringtons or Wagg brands. The tie-up is a natural fit as Peter Wright – one of the vets who star in the series – regularly visits the brand’s factory at Dalton in North Yorkshire to approve pet products going for export. “Given our link with Peter, the opportunity to sponsor the programme seemed a…

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Award winning Cornwall aquatic shop has new owner

The famous Cornish fishkeeping institution had been on the market since mid-2015 after long term owner Monty Ray decided to retire, but finding the right person to take over such a well known store and continue its 50-year legacy has taken time. The new owner is local businessman Andrew Gill, who picked up the reins earlier this week. While Andrew has plenty of experience in the business world, it’s his son Aaron who is the fish fanatic and had already been working at Tri-Mar under the previous owner. He will now step up to become store manager. The current staff…

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Action Petz launches new indoor play centre for dogs in Newport

Daycare

The Action Petz play centre for dogs was launched at its new location on Nash Mead at the Queensway Meadows Industrial Estate, Newport. As well as an indoor play area, the centre includes a secure outdoor area for dogs to exercise in and train, as well as dog day care, dog training classes, a café and shop. Shelley Redding established the business which are the first of their kind in the UK. She says: “I was walking my dog Rocco in a park in Cardiff and a man ran off with him. I tried to chase them, but couldn’t keep up….

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Global Pet Expo 2017 expands exhibit space and boasts a sold out, record-setting show

Expo

Andrew Darmohraj, executive vice president and COO of the American Pet Products Association (APPA) is proud to announce Global Pet Expo 2017 successfully wrapped its thirteenth show with record-setting size across the board during the three-day Premier Industry Event. Global Pet Expo, presented by APPA and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), expanded the Show Floor to 343,700 net square feet of exhibit space (nearly 24,000 feet larger than 2016), to accommodate the growing numbers of exhibiting companies, buyers and booths. The recent Global Pet Expo, dubbed this year as The Show That Means Business, experienced significant growth in total…

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