August 19, 2017

Entry to 2017 Pet Industry Federation Awards soon to close


Entry for the Pet Industry Federation Awards is quick, simple and absolutely free. To be in with a chance of winning retailers need to outline, in no more than 500 words, why they think their business should receive the award. Judging criteria and entry is available online at The winners will be announced at the 2017 Pet Industry Federation Awards dinner, which will take place at Whittlebury Hall, near Towcester in Northamptonshire on Tuesday 28 November, and tickets are on sale now. The spectacular birthday-themed evening will provide the backdrop for the celebration of our thriving industry, as PIF celebrates…

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Take the Sting out of the Dangerous Dogs Act


Data analysed by the campaigning organisation Born Innocent, has revealed that people are more likely to die from a bee or wasp sting than a dog attack. Since the introduction of the Dangerous Dogs Act, which has just had its twenty sixth-year anniversary, the average number of deaths due to dog bites in the UK is 2.8 people per year.  This is in contrast to the average number of bites for the ten years before the introduction of the Act, which was 1.1 per year. That is a rise of 155% The number of dogs is believed to have increased…

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Pooch & Mutt’s Guy Blaskey talks foreign exports with BBC Breakfast following Franprix launch


Watched by around six million people every day, the UK’s most popular breakfast news programme recently interviewed Pooch & Mutt founder Guy Blaskey. With regular presenters of the show including Charlie Stayt, the interview saw Blaskey discuss languages and foreign exports within business. Rapid growth since its 2008 launch now sees Pooch & Mutt available worldwide with exports including France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Singapore, New Zeland, Dubai and India. Following a trial in Casino stores back in April, last week French grocery store Franprix launched a selection of Pooch & Mutt products. With stores located in and around Paris, Franprix offers a…

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Nottingham pet shop encourages children to consider adopting a pet snake


A shop in Stapleford held a workshop today (Mon, August 7) to introduce children to keeping pet reptiles – such as dragons, geckos and chameleons. Most kids and their parents are spending the summer holidays going abroad or enjoying the UK but this group of youngsters had a very different experience. The Japanese Water Garden pet shop taught twelve children and their parents how to look after reptiles. Wendy Langford, 50, the shop’s director, said: “With reptile keeping, it can sound a bit daunting but it is all about getting the right environment for them. “We want to break down the myth that a…

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Purrform’s range of raw food


Purrform, specialising in feline nutrition and raw cat food, offers premium and natural products for cats based on their needs. The benefits of a completely raw meat and bone diet far outweigh those associated with cooked dry food. Since cats are obligate carnivores, they should be fed real raw meat and bone with no preservatives, nor palate enhancements. Purrform’s range of products are grain-free, highly digestible and high in protein, making a well-balanced and nutritious diet that encourages a longer and healthier life for your cat. Veronique Ornech, began her brand after purchasing two British Shorthairs who were raised on…

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Fish4Dogs brings back Sweet Ocean Wraps


The fresh taste of apple is getting a slice of the action in Fish4Dogs new healthy treat – by public demand. The variant of the company’s popular Sea Wraps – Sweet Ocean Wraps – has been created after customers took part in a survey and voted apple as their preferred fruity ingredient. Some 44 per cent of customers opted for apple – ‘pipping’ banana, pineapple and kiwi to the post. Like humans, dogs have an extremely sweet tooth and the launch of Sweet Ocean Wraps promises to give our four-legged friends a taste of the action. Combine the sweetness in…

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Group55 open new premises


In response to continued business growth and future demand for both in-house and private label offerings; Group55 have moved to a new £2m facility in Chorley, Lancashire. The 22, 000 sq. ft. building houses the very latest equipment to maintain the company’s position as one of the world’s leading providers of products to the animal care sector. In addition to all the usual facets you would expect to find at a leading manufacturer, the facility boasts two bespoke laboratories. An impressive development laboratory supports the in-house formulation and development team in creating innovative new products using the very latest ingredients,…

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Naps in plant pots, slow cookers and dolls’ prams: owners reveal their pets’ strangest sleeping habits


37% of Brits admit that they regularly let their pet sleep in or on their bed Time 4 Sleep launches competition to find the UK’s sleepiest pet With almost half of Brits (43%) declaring that their pet has a positive impact on their stress levels, it’s hardly a surprise that the UK has become a nation obsessed with our furry companions. Research1 by online bed specialist, Time 4 Sleep, found that over a third of Brits can’t resist a cuddle with their pet even when they’re in bed, with 37% of Brits admitting that they regularly let their dog or…

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3P Enterprises announces additions to Gloucestershire based team


Guy Mayhew joins as sales representative responsible for developing relationships with existing customers and expanding the customer base in new market areas. Guy comes from a banking and insurance sales backgound and expresses a desire to move away from service based sales to a more product and consultative sales role. Guy has a record of excellent sales and customer service and will be a welcome addition to the team. Pauline Harvey joins the team as customer support administrator, responsible for processing and despatching orders, assisting customers enquiries and supporting the sales team. Pauline comes to 3P with many years of…

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Cats at The Family Pet Show 2017


Cat lovers unite for The Family Pet Show 2017! Meet a variety of rare and wonderful breeds at the LondonCats Show, organised by TICA (The International Cat Association) and  don’t miss special guests James Bowen and A Street Cat Named Bob! The LondonCats Show will present an Allbreed Championship and Household Pet Cat Show. Flying in from around the world,  TICA’s expert judges, will handle over 100 cats  per day, representing over 50 breeds, who will all be competing for ‘Best Cat’, ‘Best Kitten’, ‘Best Neuter’ and ‘Best Household Pet’. The LondonCats show is a spectacle in the honour of…

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