April 30, 2017

Pet shops ask for survey help over licensing response

The three pet trade associations are asking for help on where pet shops source their animals from, as they look at how to respond to proposed changes to licensing in England. Pet Industry Federation, the Reptile & Exotic Pet Trade Association and the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association want pet shops to fill in a quick anonymous survey on whether or not they buy any of the animals they sell from private/hobby breeders (as opposed to commercial suppliers/wholesalers etc). The three trade associations will use the information to inform the work they are doing to respond to Government proposals on how…

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Defra minister visits Pets at Home store during Invasive Species Week

Invasive

The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association welcomed the visit by Lord Gardiner to Pets at Home’s New Malden store during National Invasive Species Week. Lord Gardiner, who is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, visited the pet superstore on Wednesday March 29 to see what the industry is doing to promote the ‘no release’ message to customers. During his visit the Government minister saw how Pets at Home educates customers not to release non-native species into the wild when it sells tropical fish and aquatic plants. He was also shown how customers were…

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PetLondon: Space age cat backpack revolutionises human and feline relationships

Product

PetLondon is proud to announce the launch of the brand new bold and vibrant Catspia backpack, a stylish yet sturdy backpack that revolutionizes personal cat transportation. In line with growing trends of indoor cats being taken out with their owners; it is increasingly common to see felines socializing, exercising and playing in public spaces, especially in cities where outdoor space is at a premium. Recently, there has been a paradigm shift into understanding and promoting indoor cats’ physical and mental wellbeing. The benefits of the cat backpack are: It can help strengthen the bond between a cat and their owner,…

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Huxley Hound Takes Nutrient Rich, Meat-Free Dog Treats To PATS

PATS

Mike Deane at Huxley Hound was initially concerned as to whether the moment was right take his ‘nutritious treat’ message to PATS. The feedback he received, however, was considered to be so “overwhelmingly positive” that it was “nothing short of incredible”. Backed by the Bio-science department of Nottingham University, Huxley Hound have created a meat-free treat that is designed to fighting the escalating pet obesity epidemic that now effects 1 in 3 UK dogs. According to Huxley Hound founder Mike Deane: “Whilst  it’s been well known for some while that vegetables and their beneficial nutrients are an integral part of…

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Pet industry invited to celebrate with the PetQuip team and pet retailers on 24 September 2017 inTelford

Competition

The launch of the PetQuip Awards for 2017 took place at PATS Sandown in March and was warmly welcomed by a wide cross section of the pet industry. Attendees at the popular event, now in its fifth year, will see awards presented to deserving winners from the pet industry on the first evening of PATS Telford at a gala dinner and party on Sunday 24 September 2017. Commenting on the launch and the continued success of the event, Pat Flynn, PetQuip trade association manager said: “The PetQuip Awards is now firmly established and is recognised as an enjoyable evening offering…

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The Choca-Doodle launch bathing range

Grooming

The new range of bathing products by Choca-doodle is the first product range developed especially for Doodle coats. This range is aimed at owners and groomers. The following two products will have any coat looking gorgeous, and they’re perfect for dogs that need a bath and a brush through, leaving a ‘Double Chocolate Delight’ fragrance. Choca-Doodle 2-in-1 Conditioning Shampoo Clean and condition the hair quickly, without weighing the coat down. This shampoo makes the coat soft, smooth and silky. Choca-Doodle Comb Thru’ Spray Gentle spray to helps owners ease out tangles and knots from wet coats without weighing them down. Can also…

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PATS Sandown sees 3% rise in visitor numbers

PATS

A total of 1,917 retailers and buyers visited the show, representing an increase of 3% on the number who attended PATS Sandown 2016. The show closed with visitors and exhibitors agreeing it had been a huge success, with the event delivering an unrivaled platform for the launch of hundreds of new pet product innovations. The New Product Showcase was a busy area throughout the event, and retailers admitted they were spoiled for choice as they decided on which items to stock in their stores for the year ahead. Exhibitors agreed the quality of visitors to their stands was exceptional this…

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Amanda Holden and Maria Friedman officially open Bow Wow London dog grooming salon

Grooming

Celebrity dog owners Amanda Holden and Maria Friedman, along with their four-legged friends Buddy the Shichon (Shih Tzu and Bichon Frise cross) and Bingy the Shih Tzu, to officially open Bow Wow London Dog Grooming Salon in the heart of Bloomsbury, Central London yesterday. Located at 17 Little Russell Street, the new dog grooming salon aims to replicate the success of their award-winning flagship dog shop in Covent Garden, which was voted as London’s Best Loved Shop in Time Out London’s 2015 awards. Amanda, Maria, Buddy and Bingy were welcomed to try out the salon’s modern, bright and friendly environment,…

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Eukanuba celebrates a successful year at Crufts

Crufts

Principle Sponsors of Crufts and the Kennel Club’s official partner in pet nutrition, Eukanuba, celebrated another action packed year at the show which saw a record of over 162,000 people attend. During Crufts, Eukanuba provided expert insight by showcasing dog training, agility and nutritional workshops educating visitors on how they can support their dogs throughout their life through premium nutrition for visible benefits with a lifelong impact. To give the right start in life, Eukanuba Puppy supports healthy development and increased training benefits in puppies through the inclusion of DHA. Whilst Eukanuba Adult provides dogs with a 100% complete and…

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Petspyjamas launches travel partner ‘dog’ shop and free pet interior styling service

Hotel

Europe’s #1 online pet lifestyle destination and dog friendly holiday specialists, petspyjamas.com has launched a new Travel Partner Shop, stocking all the pet essentials for properties to make four-legged customers feel truly welcome, and maximise revenue from devoted pet owners. As part of the new initiative, PetsPyjamas are also offering a free pet interior styling service to provide advice, ideas and colour combination suggestion to fit perfectly with a property’s style, colour and budget. Having sent over 12,000 owners and 15,500 dogs on getaways since the launch of their dog-friendly division in 2014, PetsPyjamas appears to understand exactly what is needed…

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