August 18, 2017

Paws and Chill business helps dogs cool off at Calke Abbey in South Derbyshire


Angela Salt, who was made redundant last year, used some of her redundancy pay and an £8,000 start-up loan, to set up Paws and Chill. Angela commented: “It was a hot day last year when I came up with the idea for an ice cream van for dogs,” she said. “I know how important it is to keep dogs healthy and hydrated while they are out and the idea grew from there.” The van stocks Frozzy’s frozen yoghurt for dogs, poochy popcorn, a variety of high quality treats and food, as well as handmade collars and leads. It is based…

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Tetra welcomes children to fishkeeping with limited edition aquarium


Tetra, a leader in aquatics, has launched a new and limited edition aquarium to welcome young children into the world of fishkeeping. The 18L My First Aquarium is set to inspire children to engage with the hobby through a range of friendly fish characters called Tiny Tetra, Bubbles, Gil, Finn and Flo. Together with themed accessories including two posters, children can enjoy learning about how to take care of their new pets with a helpful set-up brochure and top tips to ensure everything goes swimmingly alongside a diary with a checklist to keep them on track of everything that is…

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2st 4lb pub chosen for PSDA Pet Fit Club

Marshall, the 2st 4lb pug who has a penchant for chicken nuggets, has been chosen to take part in a six-month diet with the aim of shedding close to half his body weight. The three-year-old has been selected to compete against six other fat pets from across the UK, including dogs, cats and even a giant rabbit in PDSA Pet Fit Club. Marshall, who lives in Lytham with his owner Richard Molyneux, will be given slimming help over the next six-month in a bid to get him down to his target weight of 1st 4lb. The free supply of diet pet…

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Springer Spaniel wins ACANA’s official UK ambassador


ACANA have announced that Max the Springer Spaniel, whose daily adventures in the Lake District can be found on his very own Facebook page, has become ACANA’s official ambassador in the UK. ACANA’s Biologically Appropriate™ concept is simple – its foods mirror the quantity, freshness and variety of meats that dogs and cats are evolved to eat. Max is an ACANA devotee, so his diet is rich in protein (ACANA is loaded with up to 70% meat in dog foods (75% in cat foods), half of which is fresh or raw) and features a diversity of cage-free poultry, nest-laid eggs, free-range…

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Alfie the beagle reaches final of national pet slimming competition


Alfie, a beagle from Middlesbrough, who is nearly 2 stone overweight, has reached the finals of the UK’s largest pet slimming competition, the PDSA Pet Fit Club. The six-year-old dog has been selected to compete against six other fat pets from across the UK, including dogs, cats and even a giant rabbit. Together they weigh 18st 7lb (118kg) – more than heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (113kg) – and need to lose nearly 7 stone (42.55kg). Weighing in at 4st 10lbs (30kg), Alfie has eaten and snoozed his way to become 67% overweight. He needs to lose a colossal 1st 12lb…

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Huxley Hound aligns with Natural Pet Products Ltd

Huxley Hound took another significant step in their ongoing mission to become a prominent figure within the UK’s growing ethical dog treat movement, by aligning with holistic pet food provider Natural Pet Products Limited. The partnership will take place from May and will cover all 4 of Huxley’s veggie treat pouches: beetroot, sweet potato, carrot & parsnip. According to Huxley co-founder Mike Deane: “We’re always on the lookout for like-minded partners with a strong ethical agenda. Natural Pet Products are a leading light within the UK’s holistic independent pet sector who can provide us with a national platform to promote…

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Senior veterinary nurse suggests playing with toys over sticks


Claire Coles-Jones, a senior veterinary nurse with Clockhouse Vets sees some serious, life threatening or even fatal injuries to dogs caused by fetching sticks, either because they’ve landed in the ground like a javelin or because they’ve split in the dog’s mouth. It has been observed that, if a stick becomes lodged in the ground and a dog can’t stop in time, there’s a strong chance of them suffering penetrative wounds, blood loss or worse if they run onto the stick. For some dogs it’s chewing on sticks that can cause a problem as they can splinter in the dog’s mouth….

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Tullamore Veterinary Clinic launches dedicated Weight Management Service


Local veterinary practice, Tullamore Veterinary Clinic, has announced that it has been named by ROYAL CANIN as the First Approved Weight Management Centre in the Republic of Ireland as part of a national weight management programme. The practice has received ‘Centre of Excellence’ status for its management of overweight or obese cats and dogs, and for the work staff do to educate clients on keeping their pets at a healthy weight. To gain approved centre status, Tullamore Veterinary Clinic was required to establish a formal Weight Management Clinic, and to work as a team to refer their clients with overweight…

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Pooch & Mutt launches in Spain


Pooch & Mutt are pleased to announce that they have launched the full range of products in 3 Kiwoko stores as part of a soft launch in Spain as of May 2017. Kiwoko, a Spanish pet shop chain, will be stocking all Pooch & Mutt products. The 2kg and 10kg grain-free dry dog foods will be available to customers, as well as the grain-free treats and wheat-free tube treats. The soft launch in Spain is part of Pooch & Mutt’s bid to gain more exposure in the international pet food market. Pooch & Mutt’s grain-free functional food range is made…

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ProFlight Pathera launches Cat Drone with interchangeable toys


Cat lovers can now add a touch of technology to playtime with their cherished animals, following the launch of a new Cat Drone. The ProFlight Pathera Cat Drone which can be purchased from UK drones e-tailer, , makes the an unusual buddy for your fun-loving feline, with three interchangeable toys and catnip attachments. Pampered pets big and small can play with the state-of-the-art toy which includes three soft toy attachments, including mouse, fish and feather dangler toys. This drone will play ‘cat and mouse’ for hours, which officials say has cutting-edge collision avoidance system technology and altitude hold technology,…

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