September 21, 2017

Poppy’s Picnic achieves industry first with launch of complete meatballs


Hand-crafted by the raw dog food producers at Poppy’s Picnic, the new Poppy’s Picnic Complete Meatballs are a breakthrough product for the sector, specifically suited to smaller dogs. Poppy’s Picnic raw dog food is handmade by 4th generation butchers in the heart of Wiltshire. The new meatballs weigh 30 grams each and come in compartmentalised trays of 12, created for maximum convenience and to ensure less mess when feeding. The meatballs make raw feeding easier for the consumer and open the raw option to a whole new type of customer. Dylan Watkins, founder of Poppy’s Picnic, explains: “Small dog owners…

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Pet store to hold free children’s workshops


Pet store to hold free children’s workshops Alnwick’s Pets at Home store. Parents are being invited to bring their children to a series of fun, free animal workshops. The sessions are being held at Alnwick’s Pets at Home store this summer. The classes will cover the needs and adventures of a whole host of 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; good health; appropriate company; and the right living environment – and even getting the…

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Cotswold RAW makes their debut at Countryfile Live

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This August sees rural pet food provider, Cotswold RAW make it’s eagerly anticipated debut at the grand finale of countryside get-togethers, Countryfile Live. Countryfile Live, in association with The National Trust, provides the perfect outdoor forum for wholesome outdoors activities for the entire family, healthy sustainable food debates and even some amusing anecdotes from Adam Henson and his much loved Countryfile team.   Cotswold RAW’s managing director, Mark Lewis said: “As a business that first found its feet on the county show circuit, you can imagine just how excited we are to be bringing our own brand of countryside common…

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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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Top 5 pet food retailers

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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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Pet Food Pledge outlines ‘Dog Food Nasties’ Watch-List


Today sees the launch of the world’s first Pet Food Pledge and a national awareness campaign urging pet owners to critically assess what’s in their dog’s diet. Just as parents carefully avoid ‘nasties’ in their children’s food, dog owners are being encouraged to do the same for their beloved four-legged friends. The campaign is backed by research highlighting that 85% of UK dog owners are unsure of the ingredients in today’s dog food, with less than a fifth surveyed (19%), actually stopping to read the ingredients in their pet’s food*. Forthglade, a Devon-based natural dog food company established in 1971,…

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Tetra’s key account manager shares his top tips on looking after fish over summer holidays


With the weather warming up summer feels only a few weeks away, which means holiday season is on the horizon. Although this can fill some with joy it can be a nerve wracking time for fishkeepers, especially those new to the hobby, who may be worried about leaving their fish for a period of time. Despite this, fish are a great pet as unlike fluffier companions they can be left during holidays as long as you provide them with the right care. There are a number of things retailers can do to not only put your consumers’ minds at ease…

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IAMS conduct new survey on pet health


With 54 million pets estimated to live in the UK, and 16.5million of them cats and dogs, it’s fair to say that the UK is a nation of animal lovers. The nutrition experts at IAMS have put the nation’s pet parenting skills to the test, with results revealing that pet owners aren’t as animal savvy as they could be. The survey of 200 UK pet owners reveals there is an art to mealtimes. The typical UK dog or cat will enjoy breakfast at 7.43am with dinner being served 10 hours and 55 minutes later, at precisely 6.28pm. 94% of dog…

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Global pet grooming market poised to grow at around 4.7% between 2015 to 2025.


Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Pet Grooming Market Analysis & Trends – Industry Forecast to 2025” report to their offering, stating that the Global Pet Grooming Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 4.7% during the forecast period 2015 to 2025. This industry report analyses the market estimates and forecasts for all the given segments on global as well as regional levels presented in the research scope. The study provides historical market data for 2013, 2014 revenue estimations are presented for 2015 and forecasts from 2016 till 2025. The study focuses on market…

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Pets at Home to stop selling rabbits over Easter


Pets at Home is set to stop selling rabbits at all of its 430-plus stores this Easter to educate and inform children on the importance of responsible pet ownership. Customers will not be able to buy or adopt a rabbit during the period between Good Friday and Easter Monday. Each year, customer interest in rabbits increases at Easter due to the holiday’s connection with the Easter Bunny. To ensure families understand the specific needs of rabbits, Pets at Home is hosting free rabbit workshops in all stores throughout the Easter weekend. These sessions help children understand the welfare needs of…

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