August 16, 2017

Leading animal organisations for degree programme enhancement


Two exciting developments are taking place this summer within the Animal Management faculty at Hadlow College, which will directly benefit our undergraduate students starting this September. In recognition of the ever-changing industry and the growth in the companion animal sector, Hadlow has partnered with the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE). The partnership will see Dr Robert Falconer-Taylor and Professor Peter Neville, both recognised animal behaviour experts, contributing to the College’s successful animal behaviour degree programmes with lectures and tutorial support. Commenting on this, Professor Neville said “As a largely unregulated sector, successful animal behaviourists rely on high quality education…

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Unipet: new products for 2018

Unipet International Ltd, Europe’s leading suet-based wild bird food manufacturer, have been busy creating new products this year to keep up with the demand of the ever-growing industry. The products were first introduced at PATS Sandown back in March, so are now really starting to show their popularity with distributors. New products include: Pre-Filled Suet Block Feeder Complete with a popular 300g insect-flavoured suet block, this attractive ‘house-shaped’ feeding solution is sure to complement any garden. Retailing at around £1.99, it’s an affordable option for all! Simply insert some string into the hole at the top of the feeder, hang…

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Group55 appoints new formulation and development manager


Group55 have appointed Kate Horton as their new Formulation & Development Manager. Kate is an expert in both animal and personal care formulation chemistry and she will lead her team in developing bespoke products, not just for Group55’s in-house brands such as Animology, but for many well-known retailers and brand owners around the world for whom the company provides private label solutions. To complement and enhance the state of the art laboratory at the new Group55 head office, a full testing laboratory has also been installed and Kate will be using her experience in compatibility and stability testing to manage…

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The European Union bans four more aquatic plants


The European Union has added four more aquatic plants to the banned list of species that can no longer be sold in the UK in the future. Transitional arrangements will be in place to enable the plants to continue to be sold for a year – provided contractual arrangements ordering stock in these four plants are put in place before 1 August 2017. And the industry is being reminded that all stock of four pond plants banned last year – including water hyacinth – must be cleared from the shelves from 2 August and cannot be sold anymore. The full…

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Unipet reveals new redesigned website


Unipet International Ltd, Europe’s leading suet-based wild bird food manufacturer, are pleased to share their newly designed website which aims to give visitors an insight into the company behind the highly respected brands; Suet To Go® and Hentastic®. They have worked hard to evolve the website so that it’s now capable of bringing both brands together in a vibrant and informative way. Part of their plans for the latter part of 2018 include getting to know the end consumer; what is it that they would ultimately like from the manufacturer and how can Unipet become more involved with the people…

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New OTTY Dog Mattress


OTTY is the innovative new mattress concept, which optimises all the key ingredients for the perfect night’s sleep: Comfort, support and temperature. The range, now available in seven size options, offers all the sink-in decadence of memory foam, combined with OTTY’s ground-breaking Airflow Technology System, which keeps you cool as you slumber. Now, just in time for Christmas, OTTY adds a canine mattress to its collection. Each high density foam bed maintains its shape beautifully and comes with a removable inner cushion and hidden straps keep the soft-touch cover in shape. The luxury OTTY Dog Mattress (from £79.99), is available…

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New Grain Free Tuna recipe from GA Pet Food Partners


As GA Pet Food Partners launched their brand new Grain Free Tuna recipe earlier this month, the question everyone was wondering was, why Tuna? Isn’t Tuna for cats? Grain Free recipes are ideal for dogs with a sensitivity or intolerance to grain, wheat or wheat gluten, soya, beef or dairy. Their Grain Free range is a great alternative to rice or cereal based products as they are formulated without grains and may help to alleviate common symptoms. Feeding a grain free diet may result in one or many of the following:  Less and smaller stools  Reduced shedding …

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Keeping your pets calm through the storms


Storms can be quite the viewing experience if you’re watching out the window in the comfort of your own home. But for those who have pets that hate thunder and lightning, storms can be quite an ordeal. With the recent storms sweeping across the UK, the RSPCA have given these top seven tips to help keep your pet calm during the stormy weather: 1.Stay calm If you remain calm and try to act normal, it will help your pet to not get as stressed. Animals can pick up how you are feeling so try not to act overly nervous or…

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Lily’s Kitchen partner with PDSA and KidZania UK

pet food

The British producer of naturally nutritious, proper food for pets, Lily’s Kitchen, has joined forces with the UK’s leading veterinary charity PDSA to launch an exciting new activity at KidZania UK in Westfield, London where kids learn how to keep pets happy and healthy. The new joint-branded Pet Wellbeing Centre at KidZania has been created to educate the next generation of pet owners about animal welfare in a fun and engaging way. The UK is a nation of pet lovers, but research has revealed that 85% of children have never heard about the five animal welfare needs (environment, diet, behaviour, companionship…

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New product from Animology

cat products

Animology have added to their multi-award winning product range by launching dual sided cat cleaning wipes – Feline Fresh. Feline Fresh cat wipes are high performance, dual-sided cat cleaning wipes soaked in an advanced no-rinse cat shampoo and have been developed to provide an easy yet effective cleaning solution for your cat. The wipes form the latest edition to the Animology cat range which consists of shampoo, no-rinse shampoo and a conditioning cat spray and were developed following on from the success of Animology Clean Sheets. Uniquely the wipes have a textured side to scrub and loosen dirt, and a…

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