April 30, 2017

Skinner’s Pet Food announce sponsorship of Gundog Row at the 2017 Game Fair


Skinner’s Pet Food’s long association with gundogs and Game Fairs is set to continue in 2017, as they’ve just announced their renewed sponsorship of the Gundog Row at next year’s Game Fair. A key event at the heart of fieldsports, shooting and land management, the 2017 Game Fair will take place from the 28 – 30 July 2017 at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. This will be the 59th Game Fair and Gundog Row is a key focus throughout the 3 day event and a popular attraction for many visitors. Skinner’s Petfood have been a major supporter of the Game Fair for…

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Arcadia Reptile opens new Science and Innovation Centre


In short order after the acquisition by expert reptile wholesalers Monkfield Nutrition, Arcadia Reptile have now opened their brand new ‘Science and Innovation Centre’ in the heart of the West Sussex countryside. This new centre will allow John Courteney-Smith MRSB and the Arcadia Reptile team to focus on ever improving animal welfare within the Reptile, Bird and Zoo sectors. John Says: “ It is so exciting to be able to move into our new home. We have everything that we need at our fingertips to be able to not only observe animal behaviour but to really get to grips with…

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Local champion dog breeder takes over Otley’s oldest pet shop


A Champion dog breeder has taken over ownership of Otley’s oldest pet shop. David Crowther, who was born in the town and raised in Ilkley, has been a customer of Petwise for more than 15 years, and for the past five an employee, too. A breeder of Champion Weimaraners and Gordon Setters, Mr Crowther has received a number of top accolades in the show ring including, on three occasions, a Best of Breed award at Crufts. He has described taking over Petwise, which was set up by Brian and Andrew Parry in 1989, and from 2015 taken on by Tony…

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Eukanuba donates over 150 bags of dog food to Valgray’s Border Collie & Animal Rescue


Premium pet nutritionists, Eukanuba, has donated over 150 bags of dog food to Valgray’s Border Collie & Animal Rescue charity as part of their ongoing commitment to animal welfare. The charity that prides itself on rescuing, recovering and rehoming unwanted dogs, will benefit from the donation of Eukanuba dog food. Eukanuba provides 100% complete and balanced high quality nutrition tailored to fuel a dog through each life stage. Giuliano Buccino, Head of Marketing for EUKANUBA UK and Ireland comments: “We are delighted to be able to support the Valgray’s Border Collie & Animal Rescue charity by feeding their brave rescue…

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New natural dog care event announced


The new natural dog care event, Imperfectly Natural Canine has been announced for the release of the natural dog care book. The event is a chance to learn from natural dog care experts. The basics: Series of lectures and talks on food, vaccines, therapies and holistic vet care Free refreshments all day Chance to meet, network and ask the experts questions about your own dog at our Afternoon Tea Pawty Free copy of new book Imperfectly Natural Canine, signed by the authors Caroline Griffith and BBC 2’s Janey Lee Grace at the event May 21st, 10am – 5pm, Hinckley Leicestershire…

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Aldi launches new premium pet food range


The budget supermarket will be launching Langham’s Complete Dry Dog Food, an advanced nutrition hypoallergenic premium dog food typically only stocked in pet specialists, in stores across from July. The new launch will be priced at just £2.99 for 2kg, presenting a huge 60 per cent saving when compared to leading pet food brands. Containing protein-rich turkey (known to be easier to digest and thus reducing the risks of sensitivities) and rice and whole grain barley (to provide dogs with a balanced diet), Aldi’s own-label new launch has been independently tested for performance and palatability through Leatherhead Food Research. The…

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WOOF&BREW release Pawsecco, a still ‘wine’ for cats and dogs


WOOF&BREW’s ‘Pawsecco’, a still ‘wine’ for cats & dogs, allowing owners to now share the experience in ‘raising a glass’ with their pets. Pawsecco, which is non-alcoholic, non-carbonated and contains no grapes, is available in both ‘Pet-House White’ and ‘Pet-House Rose’, Created with the advice of veterinary experts and taste-tested by dogs and cats, these specialized healthy, herbal infusions are made with 100% natural herbs, using Elderflower, Nettle, Ginseng & Lime Flower. This still ‘wine’ offers an elaborate treat, but one that also has real substance. Designed to pour over food, making the perfect ‘au jus’, or serve as a…

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Pooch & Mutt’s launches functional in specialist Supermarkets Booths


Pooch & Mutt’s Health Food For Dogs will launch six of their functional product range into Booths supermarkets this April. The upcoming launch will showcase the bestsellers from each of the Grain-Free food and treat categories. Pooch & Mutt’s 1kg edition of Grain-Free dry food will be sold in every Booths store. The range will feature the UK-made ‘Calm & Relaxed’ alongside nutrition designed for sensitive dogs, ‘Health & Digestion’. The functional dried dog food is gaining popularity following promising trials across the 1kg editions last year. Pooch & Mutt’s Grain-Free food is suitable for dogs of any age or…

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Global pet grooming market poised to grow at around 4.7% between 2015 to 2025.


Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Pet Grooming Market Analysis & Trends – Industry Forecast to 2025” report to their offering, stating that the Global Pet Grooming Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 4.7% during the forecast period 2015 to 2025. This industry report analyses the market estimates and forecasts for all the given segments on global as well as regional levels presented in the research scope. The study provides historical market data for 2013, 2014 revenue estimations are presented for 2015 and forecasts from 2016 till 2025. The study focuses on market…

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Online pet store says conditions for SMEs are improving


An online pet store owner has welcomed the news that conditions for SMEs are set to improve in 2017. Gareth Lucas, who owns the Cambridge Pet Store, was reacting to the SME Growth Tracker report, from commissioned by Amazon UK and Enterprise Nation. The pet store sells exclusively on Amazon Marketplace, and turns over more than £1m a year selling accessories to pet owners all over the country. “We had a strong 2016 with turnover, jobs and profits increasing and in 2017 we’re expecting more of the same. Confidence is growing and that, coupled with the opportunities offered by selling…

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