June 24, 2017

Forthglade Launch Cold Pressed Natural Dry Dog Food


Devonian dog lovers Forthglade have been leading the way in natural wet dog food since 1971 and now they’ve set tails wagging with the launch of their first ever 100% natural dry food for dogs. The new cold pressed meals contain high quality nutritionally balanced ingredients, gently pressed for just a few seconds at low temperatures, preserving all the natural goodness. As with all Forthglade’s meals, the new cold pressed range comes with a no junk promise; no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. The hypo-allergenic recipes include 30% duck or chicken, 5% liver and 5% white fish, as well as…

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FishScience launch new insect meal fish food


FishScience have announced the launch of their new formula pond fish food range that uses insect meal as a key ingredient and protein source. “Pond fish foods are traditionally based on fish meal” explained FishScience founder Dr David Pool. “And yet koi, goldfish, orfe and other pond fish are not fish eaters. The new FishScience pond foods do not use any fish ingredients, replacing them with insect meal to provide a complete and nutritionally balanced diet.” The use of cultured insect meal brings a number of benefits both to the fish and to the environment: It is consumed by pond…

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Interzoo long-term plan applauded by PetQuip association


The announcement by the organisers of Interzoo, the world’s largest international pet trade exhibition, that the show will remain at its current venue in Nuremberg until at least 2036 has been celebrated by the British-based PetQuip association. PetQuip chose the Interzoo event as its launch platform in 2006, and since then the association has organised and supported the British pavilion at every edition of the biannual event. The UK exhibitor presence reached a record 62 pet trade suppliers in 2016 and interest is already high for the next edition. The association has secured a prime location for the British pavilion…

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ROYAL CANIN to launch interactive video tours of their headquarters from 5 June to 16 July


For almost 50 years, ROYAL CANIN® has developed scientifically based pet health nutrition with the real needs of individual cats and dogs at the centre of its activities. To demonstrate the extent that its world revolves around our pets, the company has launched an interactive social video that allows pet owners to instantly personalise scenes with their dog or cat. The video is part of a new educational awareness initiative, which aims to help pet owners better understand their pet’s needs by better understanding what science has proven makes them uniquely different from each other as well as people. The…

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Warm spring could result in an increasing number of fleas


A warm spring could result in hoards of insects invading homes in the area this summer, according to the boss of a pest control firm. Warm spring temperatures, on the back of one of the mildest winters on record, have helped to create ideal breeding conditions for insects. Experts say the population of wasps, flies, ants and fleas could soar as a result. Ian Urquhart, of Ashbourne-based pest control register Basis Prompt, said: “The numbers of many pests in the UK are naturally diminished by cold winters, but the weather has been very different this year and it has been…

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The ‘Dog photo booth’ launches at Affordable Art Fair Hampstead


Photobooths complete with quirky props have become something of a must-have for weddings and birthdays. Dog-obsessed Brits photograph their canine pets more than any other family member – including their children – and one in 10 dogs now has its own Instagram account, according to research commissioned by the Affordable Art Fair. It is launching the “Dog Photo Booth” at its Hampstead art fair, which focuses on emerging and established talent from galleries across the globe, selling art priced from £100 to £6,000. Luci Noel, the fair director commented: “Dogs have long been a subject of art, depicting status, companionship…

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Pet & Country pet lifestyle brand launches new blog


The award-winning digital team at Northern Ireland’s only Pet Lifestyle Brand Pet & Country are launching an new Blog featuring a wide range of information for pet and fashion lovers this Monday, May 15. The Pet & Country Blog is a great place to read and learn about everything that is important to owners and their pet, whilst keeping up-to-date with country lifestyle fashion trends. It’s a rich source of information for pet lovers who want to know about Pet Health & Wellbeing as well as country style tips, exclusive offers and discounts. Glenn Thompson, manager of the Pet &…

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Paws and Chill business helps dogs cool off at Calke Abbey in South Derbyshire


Angela Salt, who was made redundant last year, used some of her redundancy pay and an £8,000 start-up loan, to set up Paws and Chill. Angela commented: “It was a hot day last year when I came up with the idea for an ice cream van for dogs,” she said. “I know how important it is to keep dogs healthy and hydrated while they are out and the idea grew from there.” The van stocks Frozzy’s frozen yoghurt for dogs, poochy popcorn, a variety of high quality treats and food, as well as handmade collars and leads. It is based…

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Tetra welcomes children to fishkeeping with limited edition aquarium


Tetra, a leader in aquatics, has launched a new and limited edition aquarium to welcome young children into the world of fishkeeping. The 18L My First Aquarium is set to inspire children to engage with the hobby through a range of friendly fish characters called Tiny Tetra, Bubbles, Gil, Finn and Flo. Together with themed accessories including two posters, children can enjoy learning about how to take care of their new pets with a helpful set-up brochure and top tips to ensure everything goes swimmingly alongside a diary with a checklist to keep them on track of everything that is…

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2st 4lb pub chosen for PSDA Pet Fit Club

Marshall, the 2st 4lb pug who has a penchant for chicken nuggets, has been chosen to take part in a six-month diet with the aim of shedding close to half his body weight. The three-year-old has been selected to compete against six other fat pets from across the UK, including dogs, cats and even a giant rabbit in PDSA Pet Fit Club. Marshall, who lives in Lytham with his owner Richard Molyneux, will be given slimming help over the next six-month in a bid to get him down to his target weight of 1st 4lb. The free supply of diet pet…

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