June 24, 2017

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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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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Natures Menu releases new track and trace service

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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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Jog My Dog awarded top prize in Milton Keynes Awards

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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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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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Retailers across the UK are reporting great customer feedback on Beco Pets’ eco-conscious Food for Dogs, which contains only human-grade ingredients: ethically sourced meat and fish, fresh vegetables, botanicals and herbs, all free of grain and meat-meal. Recipes include free-range chicken, wild boar and MSC-certified cod & haddock. We’re offering Pet Care Retail readers the chance to WIN FREE STOCK, PLUS A POS STAND, together worth over £400. To be in with a chance of clinching this attractive prize, just answer the question: How many dog food recipes are available from Beco Pets? Clue: the answer can be found at…

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