August 17, 2017

Unipet: new products for 2018

Unipet International Ltd, Europe’s leading suet-based wild bird food manufacturer, have been busy creating new products this year to keep up with the demand of the ever-growing industry. The products were first introduced at PATS Sandown back in March, so are now really starting to show their popularity with distributors. New products include: Pre-Filled Suet Block Feeder Complete with a popular 300g insect-flavoured suet block, this attractive ‘house-shaped’ feeding solution is sure to complement any garden. Retailing at around £1.99, it’s an affordable option for all! Simply insert some string into the hole at the top of the feeder, hang…

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Queen’s corgis to enjoy a TastyBone treat after Palace visit


Nylon chew brand TastyBone’s CEO, Tony Raeburn, enjoyed a visit to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen, Prince Philip and other members of the royal family as part of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise celebrations. The Blackburn-based company was among more than 150 to be recognised for its contribution to business in the UK, having exported its range of nylon “TastyBones” to 29 countries around the world. Tony Raeburn, CEO of Pet’s Choice parent company to the TastyBone brand, said of the visit: “After a long conversation with the Queen, she seemed genuinely interested in our achievements here at TastyBone….

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Unipet reveals new redesigned website


Unipet International Ltd, Europe’s leading suet-based wild bird food manufacturer, are pleased to share their newly designed website which aims to give visitors an insight into the company behind the highly respected brands; Suet To Go® and Hentastic®. They have worked hard to evolve the website so that it’s now capable of bringing both brands together in a vibrant and informative way. Part of their plans for the latter part of 2018 include getting to know the end consumer; what is it that they would ultimately like from the manufacturer and how can Unipet become more involved with the people…

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New Grain Free Tuna recipe from GA Pet Food Partners


As GA Pet Food Partners launched their brand new Grain Free Tuna recipe earlier this month, the question everyone was wondering was, why Tuna? Isn’t Tuna for cats? Grain Free recipes are ideal for dogs with a sensitivity or intolerance to grain, wheat or wheat gluten, soya, beef or dairy. Their Grain Free range is a great alternative to rice or cereal based products as they are formulated without grains and may help to alleviate common symptoms. Feeding a grain free diet may result in one or many of the following:  Less and smaller stools  Reduced shedding …

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Lily’s Kitchen partner with PDSA and KidZania UK

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The British producer of naturally nutritious, proper food for pets, Lily’s Kitchen, has joined forces with the UK’s leading veterinary charity PDSA to launch an exciting new activity at KidZania UK in Westfield, London where kids learn how to keep pets happy and healthy. The new joint-branded Pet Wellbeing Centre at KidZania has been created to educate the next generation of pet owners about animal welfare in a fun and engaging way. The UK is a nation of pet lovers, but research has revealed that 85% of children have never heard about the five animal welfare needs (environment, diet, behaviour, companionship…

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New product from Animology

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Animology have added to their multi-award winning product range by launching dual sided cat cleaning wipes – Feline Fresh. Feline Fresh cat wipes are high performance, dual-sided cat cleaning wipes soaked in an advanced no-rinse cat shampoo and have been developed to provide an easy yet effective cleaning solution for your cat. The wipes form the latest edition to the Animology cat range which consists of shampoo, no-rinse shampoo and a conditioning cat spray and were developed following on from the success of Animology Clean Sheets. Uniquely the wipes have a textured side to scrub and loosen dirt, and a…

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Enact acquires pet food retailer and wholesaler

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A wholesale supplier of pet food and products, which also operates a chain of shops, has been acquired by Leeds-based SME investor Enact. Nottingham-based Kennelpak, which employs 275 people and has 21 stores, has been bought from its family owners for an undisclosed fee. In its latest financial accounts to March 2017, the profitable business had sales of more than £23m. Established in 1974, Kennelpak sells a selection of pet food, pet accessories and toys amongst other products for dogs, cats, birds, aquatics, reptiles, horses and home farming.  Additional services also include grooming, local training, nutritional advice and licensed medication. Investment director Chris…

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Unipet International receive ‘A’ grade for second year


After another year of hard work, Unipet remain the only UK suet wild bird food manufacturer to receive a BRC ‘A’ Grade Accreditation – for the second year in a row. The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is developed by food industry experts from retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations. Although it is not a compulsory requirement within the wild bird food industry, the Unipet Team have been working tirelessly to maintain the high standards on their site since last year’s success in preparation for the 2017 audit, which has certainly paid off! The ‘A’ Grade status gives their…

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New rabbit virus confirmed


Pet owners have been warned about a new rabbit virus after a case was confirmed in Bedford. The disease, affecting rabbits across the country, is Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease variant 2 (RVHD-2) which is fatal in approximately 25 per cent of rabbits that contract it. Rabbits may die suddenly without any symptoms. This month, a four-month-old rabbit that died unexpectedly at home was tested for the new virus and has become the first confirmed case of RVHD-2 in the Bedford area. The standard UK rabbit vaccination does not protect against RVHD-2 (it covers myxomatosis and RVHD-1). A separate RVHD-2 vaccine has…

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Gumtree and RSPCA reveals top online searches for dog breeds


French bulldogs are the most searched-for breed for sale online, according to figures from Gumtree and the RSPCA. The new statistics show there were more than 66,000 searches for the fashionable breed in just one month (February 2017) on the popular classified online marketplace. The French bulldog was closely followed by Labradors and pugs in a study which the RSPCA is using to highlight the risks and realities of buying puppies on the internet. The figures also show that the use of online websites to sell and rehome dogs has exploded within the last decade as Gumtree recorded a 785…

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