April 30, 2017

People In Birmingham spend the most money on their dogs each year

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In Birmingham, people spend on average £217 on dog food each year, according to research. Animal Friends have conducted a study which has discovered that dog owners spend on average almost £10,000 over the course of their pet’s lifetime. People who live in Birmingham spend the second most on toys in the UK, with an average of £84 each year, and city residents even fork out as much as £91 on dog shampoo each year. Birmingham are in the top two in the UK for spending on their dog, with a total average of £484. People in Birmingham walk their…

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Natures Menu awarded Feefo Gold Trusted Service award 2017

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Natures Menu has won a Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, rated by real customers. Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded to businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews. A badge of honour, this accreditation remains unique as all the awards are based purely on the interactions with verified customers. This feedback has been collated by the Feefo review platform, with the accolades being awarded based upon performance. Natures Menu met the criteria of collecting at least 50 reviews between January 1 2016 and December 31…

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Competition to find young pet champion at Pets At Home

  To celebrate the launch of Berwick’s Pets at Home store, colleagues are calling on residents to nominate a caring and responsible young pet owner to help officially open the shop next month. Pets at Home wants to recognise a young pet owner who has shown a level of responsibility way beyond their years when it comes to caring for their beloved animals. They might be taking on essential duties involved in pet care or have formed a special bond with their pet. Berwick’s young pet owner will be a shining example of how the five pet welfare needs –…

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Somebody has invented the automatic cat feeder your feline deserves

  Catspad is an automatic cat feeder and water fountain allows pet owners to schedule meals and monitor the eating habits of their cat. It will dispense dry food and water at a pre-programmed time of the day and can monitor remaining levels to inform the owner how much their cat has consumed. The smart feeder can feed the cat without human interaction for up to a month, which is ideal if you travel, maybe not so ideal if you’re a cat who likes human interaction. The kit comes with an app (called the Catspad App) so users can manage…

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Hundreds of young future pet owners educated in Widnes

More than 400 future pet owners in Widnes have been educated over the past year on how to care responsibly for animals. Pets At Home has offered free and interactive workshops mainly during school holidays which help teach children how rewarding pets can be and how to care for them. The workshops offer a fun-filled set of activities, including products and pets, for a hands on approach to pet care. After completing the workshops each child receives a My Pet Pals themed certificate, colouring sheets and stickers to take home. A total of 432 future pet owners were educated in…

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IAMS Naturally launches new range of pet food

  IAMS Naturally have released a new range of pet food, for both cats and dogs. The new range comes in two flavours for both cats and dogs, containing either sustainably sourced North Atlantic Salmon or Natural New Zealand Lamb whilst being rich in rice and vegetables to provide a 100% complete and balanced diet that includes: Vitamin E to help support natural defences Omega 3&6 to help maintain healthy skin and coat Fibre to aid healthy digestion Protein to help maintain strong lean muscles IAMS Naturally is available to purchase from specialist pet shops and grocery retailers from RRP…

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Kittyrama launch new collection of Cat Friendly collars

  Kittyrama are a new UK company, which have started by creating a collection of award-winning cat collars..  Available now, the patent-pending collars (RRP £9.99) not only feature bright and beautiful colours, but are also hypoallergenic, waterproof, lightweight and very safe.  In fact, Kittyrama collars are the first ever cat collars to receive a ‘Cat Friendly’ award by International Cat Care, the global charity for the welfare of cats, after putting the products through a rigorous test with 20 of their cat experts. These are the first products from the company, which spent over two years developing them to perfection. Kittyrama…

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Viral Video Doubles Sales and Cements Pooch & Mutt’s Position as Largest Independent Pet Food Brand on Social Media

  Pooch & Mutt’s video, parodying the John Lewis Christmas advert, has had over 1 million views and 8.9K shares on Facebook. It surpassed all other independent pet food brand campaigns on social media in the UK and led to their Christmas range selling-out nationwide. Pooch & Mutt have had huge success combining special edition Christmas products with viral marketing. They launched two limited edition Christmas dog treats; The “Christmas Dinner with No Sprouts” launched in late October and the “Triple-Tier Dog Treat Tin” launched in November. The launch was backed by a ‘Spinal Tap’ inspired mockumentary parodying a larger brand’s…

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Cotswold RAW seeks to raise £250,000 by offering the crowd a 10% stake in business

  From midday on the 10th January it will be possible to join the Cotswold RAW pack for as little as £10. Cotswold RAW is offering the crowd a 10% stake in its bustling rural business as it seeks to raise £250k that will be deployed to expand its product range whilst evolving both its distribution and production infrastructure. With some 8.5 million dog owners in the UK, it makes sense to invest in a food arena which has enjoyed enviable growth, both in times of economic boom and austerity.  With 1-3 dogs currently suffering from ‘obesity-related’ issues it’s vital…

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Bletchley is a national hotspot for overweight dogs

Dogs in Bletchley are among the fattest in England, a survey has revealed. The town’s pampered pooches are sixth most likely to be overweight in the country. And, overall, they weigh an average 43 per cent more than their target weight, say Pets at Home vets. The pet retailer analysed more than half a million dogs across England to come up with the fat pet statistics. The town where dogs were most likely to be fat was Swinton in Yorkshire, while the slimmest dogs came from Consett in County Durham. Pets at home veterinary advisor Dr Maeve Moorcroft said: “It’s…

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