April 30, 2017

Maidenhead Aquatics hosts pleco events

Catfish

Have a passion for plecos? Suckermouth catfish fans in the south-west of England have a real treat in store on Saturday, May 20, as Wiltshsire Plecos and the Catfish Study Group join forces to present a very special event, to be held at Maidenhead Aquatics at Melksham. There will be a talk by catfish expert Julian Dignall — the man behind the Planet Catfish website — entitled: Rio Xingu: ‘last chance to see’. In addition, Mark Walters, who was featured with his amazing fish house in the Spring issue of Practical Fishkeeping, will be giving a talk on his experiences with…

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Male owners of cats increases, suggests report

Cat

The UK cat population has increased by 500,000 to 8 million in the past year, driven largely by an increasing number of male owners, according to the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA). The PFMA’s first in-depth Pet Data Report showed a 25% increase – which equates to around an extra one million – in the number of men choosing a cat as a pet. PFMA data shows a 25% increase in the number of men choosing a cat as a pet. The report, compiled from interviews with 8,000 pet owners across the UK, stated almost as many cat owners as…

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Law Print Pack deliver McAdams latest pet food packaging

Rebrand

Law Print Pack have successfully delivered new packaging for McAdams Pet Food, Free Range Chicken & Salmon 5kg & 10kg bags. McAdams premium dog foods use whole British free range chickens and stands as the only meal free food from DEFRA approved, ethical farms across the UK. Their aim is to deliver the best quality dog food to help support ethical, cruelty free British farming. To support their brand ethos, McAdams Pet Food required premium product packaging and contacted Law Print to ensure the smooth delivery from concept to print of quality product to stores across the UK. After working…

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Nutts About Pets receives £100,000 investment

Investment

A Co Tyrone pet food business has invested £100,000 and created three jobs with the launch of a new premium dog food. Nutts About Pets in Omagh said it had worked for two years on the formula for its dry dog food Ambassador. The job boost brings the workforce up to 20. And the firm has plans to recruit another 10 staff later in the year. Basil Thompson, who set up Nutts About Pets in 2004, said: “Ambassador is the complete dog food for working, sporting and active breeds and will lead to healthy, happy dogs. People who love their…

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TastyBone receives royal approval

Recognised

With uncompromising standards of quality and continuous product development, TastyBone has been recognised for their worldwide expansion and export growth by being honoured with the 2017 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. Part of the Lancashire based pet food manufacturer, Pets Choice, TastyBone is the UK’s leading manufacturer of nylon, edible, rubber chew and play toys for dogs. Focused on export as the core growth strategy, TastyBone has expanded from humble beginnings into worldwide distribution in a very short period of time. Bestowed with the UK’s highest accolade for business, this award is a fantastic achievement for…

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Dog food brand Hey Diddle Diddle to launch new packaging

Rebrand

Hey Diddle Diddle, a range of premium cat and dog food, has been launched in Tesco with pack design by Equator. The range follows extensive research into changing consumer demands for pet nutrition and was developed by C & D Foods. It’s aimed at addressing a gap in the market for a high quality, naturally hypoallergenic product that provides clear dietary advice. Salma Khan, category development director at C & D Foods, approached Equator to design the packaging for a premium pet food brand that would see a move away from traditional, formulaic pet food design formats towards a more…

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TRIXIE release new range of pet products

Pet products manufacturer TRIXIE have released a new range of products, from brushes to feeders. Cleaning with the push of a button: Soft Brush RRP £9,99/ £10,99/ £11,99 These Soft Brushes with extra soft metal bristles are suitable for cleaning the top and undercoat of wiry, curly, long and short haired breeds. They are perfect for preparing for a shearing or trim. The special trick: The brush surface can be moved with the push of a button to allow for very easy cleaning. Available in three sizes. www.trixie.de/heimtierbedarf/en/tiere/   RRP £15,99/ £15,99/ £24,99 Hygiene separation system: Litterbox Berto and Berto…

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Pooch & Mutt launch in Casino Stores in France

Supermarket

Pooch & Mutt have announced that they have launched a select range of products in 40 Casino supermarkets across France in April 2017. Casino, one of the largest supermarket chains in France, will be stocking a select range of Pooch & Mutt products. The 1kg Calm & Relaxed and Health & Digestion grain-free dry dog foods will be available to customers, as well as the Puppy Pocket packs and both Daily Dental and Calming Crunchies 80g treat packs. The expansion into France is part of Pooch & Mutt’s global growth and international exposure strategy. Pooch & Mutt’s grain-free functional food range…

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IAMS conduct new survey on pet health

Survey

With 54 million pets estimated to live in the UK, and 16.5million of them cats and dogs, it’s fair to say that the UK is a nation of animal lovers. The nutrition experts at IAMS have put the nation’s pet parenting skills to the test, with results revealing that pet owners aren’t as animal savvy as they could be. The survey of 200 UK pet owners reveals there is an art to mealtimes. The typical UK dog or cat will enjoy breakfast at 7.43am with dinner being served 10 hours and 55 minutes later, at precisely 6.28pm. 94% of dog…

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Scruffs® offer support to several charities in March

Donate

Manchester-based pet bed specialists Scruffs® have donated a number of items, from the Tramps Paw Cat Bed to the super-plush Snuggle Blanket to various charities and pet organisations around the country last month. In March, Scruffs® donated items to the following charities: French Bulldog Saviours Pet Agility Club Malamute Matters Sally’s Helpful Paws Clay County Cat Care Spaniel Assist Broadland Dog Training Club Watton Charity Lozzas Lurcher Rescue Howls for Help Penmellyn Vet Group Scruffs® welcome the opportunity to support fundraising events nationwide to help registered charities improve the welfare of pets less fortunate than our own. To see how…

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