June 24, 2017

TastyBone Launches a Host of New Additions at Zoomark


TastyBone, the UK’s No. 1 manufacturer of nylon, edible and rubber chew and play toys, has headed back to Zoomark this year with a host of new products added to their best-selling lines. The brand has revitalised their edible bone by introducing a new shape to ensure that dogs get the full chewing potential from their TastyBone. Their Gourmet range is an edible bone made for soft chewers with a more sophisticated palate. The new shape bone is designed to look more natural, with more ridges and grooves to satisfy the need to chew. Similar to a strong biscuit, the TastyBone…

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Tetra launches KOI Beauty for healthy, vibrant fish


Tetra has launched a new range of koi fish food, KOI Beauty, providing premium ingredients which support and promote good health for strong, vibrant fish. The introduction of their three new products, Tetra KOI Beauty First and Tetra KOI Beauty Small and Medium Pellets, influenced by the quality Japanese awareness of koi food, health and colour. Tetra KOI Beauty First provides a complete diet offering high quality protein to support energy levels and growth in young koi, whilst Tetra KOI beauty Small Pellets and Medium Pellets are aimed at koi from lengths of 10cm and 20cm, respectively, and features wheatgerm to…

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Springer Spaniel wins ACANA’s official UK ambassador


ACANA have announced that Max the Springer Spaniel, whose daily adventures in the Lake District can be found on his very own Facebook page, has become ACANA’s official ambassador in the UK. ACANA’s Biologically Appropriate™ concept is simple – its foods mirror the quantity, freshness and variety of meats that dogs and cats are evolved to eat. Max is an ACANA devotee, so his diet is rich in protein (ACANA is loaded with up to 70% meat in dog foods (75% in cat foods), half of which is fresh or raw) and features a diversity of cage-free poultry, nest-laid eggs, free-range…

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Alfie the beagle reaches final of national pet slimming competition


Alfie, a beagle from Middlesbrough, who is nearly 2 stone overweight, has reached the finals of the UK’s largest pet slimming competition, the PDSA Pet Fit Club. The six-year-old dog has been selected to compete against six other fat pets from across the UK, including dogs, cats and even a giant rabbit. Together they weigh 18st 7lb (118kg) – more than heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (113kg) – and need to lose nearly 7 stone (42.55kg). Weighing in at 4st 10lbs (30kg), Alfie has eaten and snoozed his way to become 67% overweight. He needs to lose a colossal 1st 12lb…

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Huxley Hound aligns with Natural Pet Products Ltd

Huxley Hound took another significant step in their ongoing mission to become a prominent figure within the UK’s growing ethical dog treat movement, by aligning with holistic pet food provider Natural Pet Products Limited. The partnership will take place from May and will cover all 4 of Huxley’s veggie treat pouches: beetroot, sweet potato, carrot & parsnip. According to Huxley co-founder Mike Deane: “We’re always on the lookout for like-minded partners with a strong ethical agenda. Natural Pet Products are a leading light within the UK’s holistic independent pet sector who can provide us with a national platform to promote…

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Senior veterinary nurse suggests playing with toys over sticks


Claire Coles-Jones, a senior veterinary nurse with Clockhouse Vets sees some serious, life threatening or even fatal injuries to dogs caused by fetching sticks, either because they’ve landed in the ground like a javelin or because they’ve split in the dog’s mouth. It has been observed that, if a stick becomes lodged in the ground and a dog can’t stop in time, there’s a strong chance of them suffering penetrative wounds, blood loss or worse if they run onto the stick. For some dogs it’s chewing on sticks that can cause a problem as they can splinter in the dog’s mouth….

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Tullamore Veterinary Clinic launches dedicated Weight Management Service


Local veterinary practice, Tullamore Veterinary Clinic, has announced that it has been named by ROYAL CANIN as the First Approved Weight Management Centre in the Republic of Ireland as part of a national weight management programme. The practice has received ‘Centre of Excellence’ status for its management of overweight or obese cats and dogs, and for the work staff do to educate clients on keeping their pets at a healthy weight. To gain approved centre status, Tullamore Veterinary Clinic was required to establish a formal Weight Management Clinic, and to work as a team to refer their clients with overweight…

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Pooch & Mutt launches in Spain


Pooch & Mutt are pleased to announce that they have launched the full range of products in 3 Kiwoko stores as part of a soft launch in Spain as of May 2017. Kiwoko, a Spanish pet shop chain, will be stocking all Pooch & Mutt products. The 2kg and 10kg grain-free dry dog foods will be available to customers, as well as the grain-free treats and wheat-free tube treats. The soft launch in Spain is part of Pooch & Mutt’s bid to gain more exposure in the international pet food market. Pooch & Mutt’s grain-free functional food range is made…

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ProFlight Pathera launches Cat Drone with interchangeable toys


Cat lovers can now add a touch of technology to playtime with their cherished animals, following the launch of a new Cat Drone. The ProFlight Pathera Cat Drone which can be purchased from UK drones e-tailer, DronesDirect.co.uk , makes the an unusual buddy for your fun-loving feline, with three interchangeable toys and catnip attachments. Pampered pets big and small can play with the state-of-the-art toy which includes three soft toy attachments, including mouse, fish and feather dangler toys. This drone will play ‘cat and mouse’ for hours, which officials say has cutting-edge collision avoidance system technology and altitude hold technology,…

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Fun Dog Show to raise vital cash for RSPCA


thThe RSPCA are hoping for a large turnout at the Animal Centre, Halsall for this year’s Fun Dog Show. They have lots planned for the day, including a spectacular show from West Lancashire Display Team. Their team of highly trained dogs will be showing off their skills – from jumping through hoops to tackling gun-wielding muggers. Customers with a passion for reptiles can meet with the North West Reptile Club, which is bringing along a selection of its reptiles to display. Hollyfold Donkeys will be also joining this years show, offering children donkey rides. As well as all of the…

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