June 25, 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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Peregrine Livefoods secures exclusive deal with Mistking


MistKing® quality misting systems have partnered with the UK’s largest specialist reptile wholesaler, Peregrine Livefoods. For the last decade, MistKing have engineered the worlds most advanced misting systems which have enhanced the keeping and breeding of reptile and amphibians for hobbyists and zoos across the globe. “I ordered a MistKing misting system for my frog research facility at Harvard University. I chose MistKing based on many exceptional reviews and the system works beautifully. We now have four systems keeping hundreds of poison frogs happy in nearly 300 tanks. MistKing helped us design a custom system and were very fast and…

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PDSA highlight importance of vaccinations

Pet Health

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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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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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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