August 17, 2017

Free pet workshops to be held at St Albans Pets at Home

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Parents in St Albans are being invited to bring their kids to a series of free pet workshops at Pets at Home this summer. The aim of the workshops at the city’s Pets at Home store is to educate the next generation of pet owners on how to care for animals responsibly. The events will cover the needs and adventures of a whole host of furry and finned pets, including guinea pigs, hamsters, degus and fish. Children can expect to find out about the fascinating world of each pet, learning about the five welfare needs – shelter, food and water,…

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£100k investment earns practice Cat Friendly Clinic award

A north-east veterinary practice has achieved the Gold Standard Cat Friendly Clinic award from International Cat Care. Westway Veterinary Group’s 24-hour West Road branch in Newcastle upon Tyne invested £100,000 in a state-of-the-art cat unit, boasting an operating theatre, prep room, isolation unit and separate facilities for feline patients – well away from the noise of barking dogs. The practice has also nominated four staff members to act as cat advocates, to ensure the highest standards of feline care are maintained throughout the hospital. One – senior veterinary nurse Lisa Shepherd – said: “We’ve worked hard to make the hospital…

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IAMS launches new weight in its Proactive Health Adult Care food range

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IAMS has launched a new 1.5kg format in its Proactive Health Adult Cat range to support retailers when it comes to encouraging shoppers to trade up to a more advanced nutrition. The new format responds to consumer demand for tasty pet nutrition that is high in animal protein but low in sugar, salt and fat by offering trial sized bags with an attractive price. From May 2017, IAMS Cat Adult with Chicken, Cat Adult with Ocean Fish, Cat Adult with Lamb, and Cat Adult with Salmon will all be available in the smaller SKU with an RRP* of £8.49 to encourage…

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Tetra launches new Aquarium for budding fishkeepers

Tetra has expanded its range of aquariums for beginners with the Starter Line 30L. Perfect for families, the Tetra Starter Line 30L offers a high-quality entry level aquarium at a great price whilst providing everything new fishkeepers need to begin their fascinating journey into the world of aquatics. Thanks to the easy installation and low maintenance features of the Starter Line 30L all your consumers need to worry about is personalising their tank. The complete aquarium set includes: A sturdy 30L 40 x 30 x 25cm glass aquarium A high-quality, stylish cover with 6-watt LED lighting and a convenient feeding…

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Exhibitor stand space at AQUA Telford sold out

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With still four months to go before AQUA 2017 – the UK’s premier water gardening and aquatics trade event – all the exhibitor stands have now been sold. Visitors to the exhibition at Telford International Centre on October 18-19 can expect a busy and exciting show with over 80 companies showcasing their products and services. The exhibition halls will be packed with UK and international companies, and as well as meeting up with a long list of AQUA regulars, visitors will be greeted by a host of new faces. AQUA has established itself as a ‘must-visit’ event in the trade…

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Forthglade launch new healthy treats

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This month sees the launch of Forthglade’s new range of functional treats. With 100% natural ingredients, the grain free hand-baked treats will be available in four varieties:  There will be a training treat with cheese, a salmon treat to support joints and bones, a turkey based treat for fresh breath and a calming treat containing chicken. All free from nasties, the treats also include omega-3, prebiotics, yucca extract, fruits and herbs. Available in 150 gram pouches in cases of seven, the heart-shaped treats will retail at £2.99 per pouch. For further information contact trade@forthglade.com or visit www.forthglade.com

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ROYAL CANIN® give cat food packaging a makeover

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The ROYAL CANIN® Feline Breed Nutrition range represents an ideal way for the specialist pet trade to build customer loyalty, with specialist products for eight of the most popular breeds, and most in need of a tailor-made diet because of their physiology. In the brand’s latest move in redeveloping its packaging to create maximum stand out on shelf, two Feline Breed Nutrition wet packs – British Short Hair and Maine Coon – have been given a new look, and a new product added, Persian in Loaf. The new look is designed to enhance the products’ premium quality and make the…

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Hull Daily Mail Prize Pets competition 2017

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Pet owners in Hull could be in with the chance of winning a share of £2,000 by entering their furry friends in the Mail’s Prize Pet 2017. The competition, sponsored by Home from Home pet care, opens on Monday to give proud pet parents the chance to send in pictures of their animal until Monday, July 17. A special supplement featuring pictures of the pets will run on August 1, giving the public a chance to vote for Hull Daily Mail’s Prize Pet. The top 50 pets with the most votes will go to an independent judging panel who will…

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Pet Pavillion opens ‘Pawsecco’ bar for dogs

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London-based pet products and services brand, Pet Pavilion, is opening a ‘pawsecco’ bar, which invites Londoners to drink with their dogs. Pet Pavilion is opening its ‘Pawsecco’ bar in front of its Chelsea store in south London. Dogs will be able to enjoy a liquid concoction of elderflower, nettle, ginseng and limeflower, which has been specially created on the advice of vets. There will also be bespoke canine treats such as Woof & Brew’s ‘Bottom Sniffer’ beer, doggy gelato and gourmet canapés. Drinks for dogs will be non-alcoholic, non-carbonated and grape-free, and could actually provide health benefits for pets. The Pawsecco bar…

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Volunteers needed in Mildenhall to care for trainee guide dogs

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Guide Dogs for the Blind is seeking people in Mildenhall who can give a dog a home while it is in training. The charity needs people who can look after a dog for 10 weeks, with all care expenses paid by the charity, while it is in the advanced stages of its training. The dogs are 18 months to two years old so are house trained. Christian Cornforth, a volunteer consultant for the charity, said the dogs’ training is done by the charity’s trainers, one of whom lives in Mildenhall. He said: “The boarders reinforce what the trainers are doing…

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