August 17, 2017

Trilanco Ltd announce exclusive UK distribution deal with Harry Hall International

Animal Products

Trilanco Ltd, the UK’s leading agricultural, equine and pet product wholesaler, has agreed exclusive UK trade sales and trade distribution rights of Harry Hall International. Trilanco will distribute Harry Hall’s principal brands including Harry Hall, Caldene, Masta, Cottage Craft, Woofmasta and Tottie across the UK. The deal will further enhance Trilanco’s diverse equine and pet product range available to its retail customers. Liz Hopper, Managing Director of Harry Hall, said: “Trilanco has an outstanding reputation across our industry for customer service. With its brand-new warehouse and nationwide sales team, Trilanco is a brilliant partner for our brands.” Martin Balmer, Trilanco’s…

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Lily’s Kitchen launches new recipe

dog food

The British producer of naturally nutritious, proper food for pets, Lily’s Kitchen, has launched its latest recipe for dogs, Fish Supper, a meat-free fish protein meal, perfect for dogs with sensitive stomachs. Made with freshly prepared herring (35%) and salmon (30%) which are a valuable source of omega 3 for a shiny coat, this wholesome, nutritious recipe also contains pumpkin which is high in soluble fibre for healthy digestion, kale which provides vitamin K and antioxidants, plus minerals, herbs and fennel. As with all Lily’s Kitchen’s recipes, Fish Supper is grain free, hypoallergenic, natural and holistic, and contains no rendered…

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Gluten-free pet food market expected to grow by 2017 – 2025

pet food

Gluten is a storage protein primarily found in rye, barley, and wheat. The main problem with gluten is that it causes Celiac disease, which is a hereditary allergic disease. This disease is also detected in pets and is a result of pet foods containing gluten. Humanization of pet foods has been a growing trend over the recent years. Brands are offering varieties of pet foods besides basic pet foods that have no added preservatives. The global gluten-free pet food market is currently at a nascent stage, but is expected to witness significant growth in the near future. Demand for regular…

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TRIXIE launches a range of new products

Pet products

TRIXIE have released a variety of new items from an inflatable protective collar to a luxury cat scratching cube. Well covered: TRIXIE Protective Body    The flexible protective body made of lightweight, breathable and elastic material protects your pet’s wounds after operations and injuries, e.g. after a castration.  It stops the pet from licking the places in question raw. That speeds up the healing process. The Velcro fastening allows easy opening and fixing the body into place. The protective piece of clothing can be individually adjusted with Velcro fastening, rows of studs and a drawstring. With slot for attaching a leash….

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Animalcare expands into Europe with a transformational deal

animal health

Pet drugs firm ​Animalcare ​is to ​expand​ ​into Europe with ​a ​“truly transformational” takeover of ​a Belgian firm that will give it sales operations in seven countries. York-based Animalcare said the deal will be part-funded by a placing to raise £32.7m.​ ​The target is Ecuphar​,​ a European animal health company ​that​ develop​s and s​ells​ veterinary pharmaceutical products. The deal values Ecuphar at £134.6m and​ ​the enlarged ​group ​is expected to be valued by the stock market at over £210m​.​ The acquisition constitutes a reverse takeover under AIM Rules and is conditional upon shareholder approval. Ecuphar is led by founder and…

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Pets Choice appoints area sales manager for south east

Pets Choice

Pets Choice has further strengthened its sales team with the addition of a new member. Chris McCann has joined Pets Choice as area sales manager covering the south east of England and has been working in the pet industry for over 11 years. Previously working for pet brand Mars, Chris has a vast knowledge of the pet industry and pet nutrition. Ben Windeatt, head of retail at Pets Choice comments: “ As the Pets Choice group of brands continues to grow, we want to ensure that pet shop owners understand the full breadth of our product offering. With this in…

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Pangbourne-based Pawfect for Pets promotes healthy pet treats

dog treats

Pawfect For Pets is a business created with the aim of promoting healthy, active and happy pets through exercise and diets that are as natural and appropriate as possible for them. Located in the heart of Pangbourne, Pawfect for Pets have experience of feeding biologically appropriate and grain-free foods to dogs and are on hand to talk to customers who are interested in changing their dogs’ or cats’ diets and to discuss the options available to them. To complement this range of natural, additive-free food, they offer treats that are also healthy and nutritious, such as sugar-free dental chews, dried…

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Warning to pet owners as parasite season begins


Warmer weather is a welcome seasonal shift for most but it’s not always the case for pet owners, who face an increased risk of an infestation of fleas on their beloved dogs and cats. Fleas, which can bite hundreds of times a day, cause pets a lot of painful discomfort. They lead to scratching and biting, and can even pass on tapeworms to cats and dogs. In some cases fleas can lead to anaemia in puppies and kittens. A flea, which can also bite humans, can begin feeding on a pet within seconds of contact and they can be picked up in…

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Cotswold RAW makes their debut at Countryfile Live

pet food

This August sees rural pet food provider, Cotswold RAW make it’s eagerly anticipated debut at the grand finale of countryside get-togethers, Countryfile Live. Countryfile Live, in association with The National Trust, provides the perfect outdoor forum for wholesome outdoors activities for the entire family, healthy sustainable food debates and even some amusing anecdotes from Adam Henson and his much loved Countryfile team.   Cotswold RAW’s managing director, Mark Lewis said: “As a business that first found its feet on the county show circuit, you can imagine just how excited we are to be bringing our own brand of countryside common…

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UK prefers dogs to cats

cats dogs

Its official – The UK prefers dogs to cats! New research from Sainsbury’s Bank Pet Insurance (1) reveals 46 per cent of people prefer dogs compared to 30 per cent who like our feline friends better. Around a quarter of us (24 per cent) have no preference either way. • 46% (1) of people prefer dogs to cats compared to 30% who like cats better • New online interactive pet map helps you find out whether cats or dogs are more popular in your area • Newcastle has the highest percentage of households with dogs, and Norwich has the highest…

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