August 16, 2017

Natures Menu releases new track and trace service

pet food

Natures Menu has today launched its own brand new Track and Trace service for online deliveries, making it the first pet food company in the UK to do so. Available to both consumers and trade customers, the service will mean online orders can be tracked easily and conveniently through the website and on mobile devices, as soon as the order is placed. Once the order is on its way via one of Natures Menu’s own fleet of freezer vans from one of four local depots across the country, the customer will be able to see their allocated delivery slot, the…

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Top 5 pet food retailers

dog food

We all love pets and all of us who have are expected to take good care of them. Nutrition is extremely important for the proper development of our pets. In their young age, they should be fed in a proper manner in order to give them a healthy life. To achieve this, you can rely on grown-up food recommended by a veterinary physician. Now that health’s been mentioned, there are numerous ways of treating whatever your pet may have with different types of food, which is also produced by these pet food giants. Needless to say, without them, we would…

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“New views – fresh perspectives” TRIXIE’s in-house trade fair

Pet products

‘New Views – Fresh Perspectives” was pet trading company TRIXIE’s motto for their trade weekend. Twenty international sales partners, along with their 250 customers from 19 different countries arrived on Thursday 8 June to visited TRIXIE’s company headquarters for their in-house trade fair weekend in Tarp, Germany. The TRIXIE team welcomed guests from across Germany, France, the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands. The new display area has been expanded, with the development of one of their warehouses and a new show room. Customers had the opportunity to get detailed information on special items, series or projects. TRIXIE employees were available…

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Jog My Dog awarded top prize in Milton Keynes Awards

dog walking

Jog My Dog, a Milton Keynes based pet care provider, has been named the ‘Best Local Business 2017’ in the Milton Keynes Inspiration Awards. The company was up against The Galleon, Wolverton, Rachel Florence Ray, Forever Gorgeous Beauty Salon and Rachel Scotney in the annual ceremony which recognises inspirational individuals and businesses throughout Milton Keynes and surrounding areas. Clients praise Jog My Dog for their commitment to providing quality pet care alongside a first class customer service model; “I love getting my dog’s walk report sent to my email that includes a map of the route he walked, information about…

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Opening of £80,000 cat clinic has opened in Scunthorpe

cat vet

The new clinic is part of Ashby Vet Group, Ashby Road, and comes as part of a £80,000 extension to the current premises. Laurence Brown, director at the clinic, has said the idea has been 18 months in the making. “We wanted a place where cats were separate from the dogs,” he said. “When the two are in the same reception area and the dogs are barking it can be quite stressful for cats.” The clinic consists of two consultant rooms and its own reception. Currently, the clinic employs a receptionist, a nurse and a vet. Owners who are looking…

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Dogs Helping Kid’s charity teaches youngsters to become expert pet owners

Dog charity

Three children have graduated to become Dogs Helping Kids charity’s first ever Child Ambassadors, under a pilot programme designed to educate children on becoming the next generation of amazing dog owners. With the help of DHK School Dog Teazel, who is a certified school dog with the charity, along with owner Gail Laurence and Liz Meredith, the children have learnt about various aspects of becoming a great dog owner with kind, fun, positive dog training at its core. Each child undertook a 12 session weekly programme held in Bampton Community Centre. The children, Ella Bull, 9, Elliot Gardner, 11, and…

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Animal Health Trust appoints new director of fundraising

Animal Health

The new director of fundraising at the Animal Health Trust is Kevin Clements, who was director of fundraising and marketing at St Nicholas Hospice Care. He joins the AHT in a newly created position to spearhead the charity’s fundraising strategy. Kevin said: “I look forward to being part of the Trust as it continues to be at the forefront in leading science and care for animals, with the development of new diagnostic tests, new treatments, new vaccines and new understanding of complex diseases.” Dr Mark Vaudin, AHT chief executive, added: “Kevin has joined us at a significant milestone for the…

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Hampshire animal centres stress importance of chipping pets during national microchipping month


June is national microchipping month, and Hampshire animal care centres have been relaying the importance of chipping pets. It comes after a report by the PDSA says that across the UK, 3.7 million cats are not micro chipped, compared to five percent of dogs. Mandatory microchipping of cats wasn’t included in new UK legislation last year, with cats more likely to go missing or get lost, according to the animal welfare organisation. Now, care centres across the county have stated the importance not only of having a pet microchipped, but also keeping the information up to date. RSPCA Chief Inspector…

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New marketing manager appointed at Trilanco

Animal Products

Trilanco welcomes Michelle Worrall as its newly appointed Marketing Manager. This is a new position within the UK’s leading equine and animal health products wholesaler, and marks the company’s commitment to further customer-focused growth. Michelle joins the business from the financial services sector where she supported the development and delivery of the marketing strategy and plan for a national bank. Her wealth of business-to-business and consumer marketing knowledge will be harnessed to assist Trilanco in further developing its range of well-known brands, including Clipperman, Easidri and Z-itch. “We’re thrilled to have Michelle on board as part of the team,” said…

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Could organic pet food become the next big trend in the UK?

With the recent soar in Organic pet food sales in the United States, it is likely that the trend will cross the pond to the UK in the near future. As pet owners now consider their pets as part of their family, pet humanisation has meant that the owners are looking for premium and nutrient-rich food options for their pets. A survey conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association found that, in the recent years, expenditure towards pet’s health and other veterinary care has seen a 40% rise. A part of this rise reflects on the pet food market. The…

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