June 24, 2017

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

Reptile

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

Vet

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

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

Bird

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

Countryfile

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

London

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

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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Forthglade and Adam Henson launch video alongside their ‘Dump the Junk’ campaign

Fotherglade

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James Wellbeloved’s new infographic helps owners choose their perfect dog

The original infographic can be found on James Wellbeloved’s website.

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ROYAL CANIN® to focus on the weight management journey in latest webinar

Vet

ROYAL CANIN® is giving veterinary professionals the opportunity to view the journey of weight management from three different perspectives in its latest webinar. Hosted by ROYAL CANIN’S Weight Management Clinic Nurse, Georgia Woods RVN CertCFVHNut PHC, the webinar is running on 13 Tuesday June at 8pm and will explore weight management from a patient, owner and nurse/vet perspective. ‘The Three Key Perspectives of Weight Management’ webinar will cover subjective and objective measures that can be used to assess a patient’s quality of life, how to overcome owner’s personal beliefs, how to change their existing behaviours to ensure a successful weight…

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