August 17, 2017

Warwickshire Blue Cross seeking more volunteers

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A pet charity is calling on volunteers to lend a paw in its Warwick shop. The Blue Cross raises money for unwanted and sick pets cared for in the charity’s rehoming centres and hospitals. It relies solely on shop sales and donations. And help is needed at their shop on Swan Street, Leamington. Volunteer responsibilities include sorting and displaying stock, serving on the till and arranging window displays. Manager Anne Breen said: “We are so grateful to the fantastic team we have at Warwick shop, they give all the time they can and we really couldn’t do what we do…

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Midlothian Pets at Home’s annual My Pet Pals campaign returns

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Young pet lovers are being encouraged to get in touch with their inner animal and get the creative juices flowing. Pets at Home, at Straiton Retail Park, is inviting crafty entrants to let their imaginations run wild by drawing or writing a story that illustrates what they would look like if they were an animal – with everything and anything being possible. There are no creative limits so the entries are expected to dramatically increase the existing animal kingdom. The five most creative animal alter egos from across the UK will be awarded with a bundle of pet goodies and…

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Action Petz owner looking to expand

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Shelley Redding is looking to raise £100,000 from crowdfunding to take Action Petz to every town and city in the UK and overseas too. Shelley  set up her canine day care and training venture, Action Petz, inspired by the love for her one time stolen dog Rocco. And now she plans to take the business, with action packed indoor and outdoor facilities, to every town and city in the UK. Ms Redding was dealt a blow in February when, following a noise abatement notice, she was forced to close her dog centre in the Tremorfa area of Cardiff.   But…

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ROYAL CANIN® launches Rescue Pet of the Year campaign

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After four years of ROYAL CANIN®’s highly successful Rescue Cat of the Year campaign, 2017 sees the competition opened up to owners of rescue dogs as well. Rescue Pet of the Year 2017 is designed to build awareness for rescue centres and the cats and dogs they care for and rehome, as well as driving business into the specialist pet sector in an active example of the company’s ‘animal first’ philosophy. Owners who have rehomed a dog or cat from rescue can enter now via ROYAL CANIN®’s website, with news promoted across all social media. Entries must include a photo…

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Skinner’s Pet Food sponsor first ever Gun Dog Awards

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Skinner’s Pet Foods are delighted to be sponsoring The Field magazine’s first ever Gundog Awards. The name Skinner’s has long been associated with working dogs, particularly gundogs, and their Field & Trial range has been the number one working dog food for around 25 years. William Delamore, Skinner’s Sales and Marketing Director said: ‘Skinner’s are already renowned throughout the gun dog sector because of our absolute passion for making sure we provide the dogs with the best possible nutrition, so it really was the perfect fit to team up with The Field on their inaugural Gun Dog awards. “The main…

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Peregrine Livefoods secures exclusive deal with Mistking


MistKing® quality misting systems have partnered with the UK’s largest specialist reptile wholesaler, Peregrine Livefoods. For the last decade, MistKing have engineered the worlds most advanced misting systems which have enhanced the keeping and breeding of reptile and amphibians for hobbyists and zoos across the globe. “I ordered a MistKing misting system for my frog research facility at Harvard University. I chose MistKing based on many exceptional reviews and the system works beautifully. We now have four systems keeping hundreds of poison frogs happy in nearly 300 tanks. MistKing helped us design a custom system and were very fast and…

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PATS Telford expects more international buyers and exhibitors

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PATS Telford in September is set to have a strong international presence with a growing number of pet buyers and exhibitors from around the world expected to attend the autumn showpiece. The PATS team had a stand at the recent Zoomark show and huge interest was shown in the UK’s national pet trade exhibition. PATS has been exhibiting in the PetQuip-organised British Pavilion at both Zoomark and Interzoo in recent years and interest in the show has grown significantly with each visit. Gordon Thomas, of Impact Exhibitions, organisers of PATS, said:“We were primarily at Zoomark to raise the awareness of…

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PDSA highlight importance of vaccinations

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Leading vet charity PDSA is warning that an estimated third of UK dogs, cats and rabbits** could be at serious risk of deadly diseases after a shocking decline in the number of owners vaccinating their pets when young**. The charity’s seventh PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report***, which monitors pet welfare issues across the UK, revealed that just 75% of dogs (7.0 million) and 65% of cats (6.7 million) received a primary vaccination course when young. These are the lowest levels ever recorded by the Report – a worrying decline from 82% of dogs and 72% of cats in 2011. In…

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Yatton pet care firm ‘one of UK’s fastest growing in international sales’

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A North Somerset pet care business has been named as one of the fastest growing firms in terms of international sales. Bob Martin, which is based in Yatton, is on the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 list for mid-market private companies who are increasing their worldwide sales the quickest. The businesses is a pet care product manufacturer and its success was put down to European deals with Purina and Nestlé last year. Bob Martin’s international sales have increased by nine per cent over the past two years and its total sales topped £48million. Of the 200 firms on the…

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Collarways distribute Skinneeez stuffing free dog toys

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Skinneeez stuffing free dog toys are the latest addition to the Collarways portfolio. Designed for high energy dogs, the Skinneeez range are fantastic to chase and shake providing hours of entertainment for both owner and pet. A wide range of SKU’s are on offer including Skinneeez Flat, Crinklers, Durable, Elastic and the Extreme range. Each range has different features, so there really is a product suitable for all breeds. All Skinneeez contain squeakers and for those dogs who just can’t resist the “sound of the kill” the Multi-squeaker Rabbit has 18. Attractive, fun designs and great margins make these a…

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