June 24, 2017

Cats Protection supports European campaign

Cats Protection

UK charity Cats Protection is backing a European campaign which will improve feline welfare across the EU by unifying pet microchip databases, making it easier to determine where an animal has come from. Eurogroup for Animals, recognised by the European parliament as the leading body representing animal welfare issues in Europe, has launched its Protect Our Pets initiative to tackle the illegal pet trade and online sales. The campaign calls for a harmonisation of pet microchipping databases across the EU to make cross-border movement of cats and other animals more transparent and safer by making it easier to trace owners’ details. One…

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New vet video consultation service from PawSquad

vet

The UK’s first national vet video consultation service was launched in August. PawSquad was set up to change the way pet care is delivered by offering pet owners a range of veterinary and care services from on-demand home-based vets, broadening the way experienced professionals work. Commenting on the reasons behind the innovative service, Francesco Cardoletti, co-founder of PawSquad, said: “Advances in technology have completely changed the way people work, communicate and buy goods and services. Veterinary practices are still be gatekeepers of knowledge and expertise, but the fact that they require patients to visit their buildings mainly during office hours when our…

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Tetra to reveal exclusive NPD at AQUA 2015

Tetra

Global fish product manufacturer Tetra is preparing to reveal a product at AQUA, the UK’s water gardening and aquatics trade event at Telford International Centre. The event, taking place from 14 – 15 October, will see the brand using its large presence to strengthen relationships with the trade through showcasing new product innovations, demonstrating the efficacy of current products and running special offers for visitors, including a competition to win an iPad. The stand will feature a live feeding demonstration of one of Tetra’s newest innovations, FunTips. These two-colour tablets are stuck to the aquarium glass drawing tropical fish to the ideal area…

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Pets Corner donate carrier bag charge to charity

Pets Corner

Family run retailer Pets Corner has pledged to donate all proceeds from the sale of its single-use plastic carrier bags to Sussex-based charity Canine Partners. From 5 October 2015, all large retailers in the UK employing 250 or more full-time employees will be required to charge their customers a minimum of 5p for single-use carrier bags as part of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs’ strategy to tackle waste and recycling. Dean Richmond, managing director at Pets Corner, said: “We are fully behind minimising unnecessary wastage and are already committed to recycling 99% of our waste. We believe…

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Young Kennel Club in Takeover Challenge

Kennel Club

The Kennel Club will be taken over for a day in November by members of the Young Kennel Club (YKC). The head office, located on Clarges Street, London, will become part of the Takeover Challenge 2015 on Friday 20 November. Members of the YKC aged 16 and over will get the opportunity to participate in a range of roles at the Kennel Club, where they will get the chance to put forward their advice and opinions on a number of issues that affect the health and welfare of dogs. Gerald King, Chairman for the YKC, said: “This is a fantastic…

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Meet the stars of ‘Downton Tabby’

RSPCA

Ahead of the much anticipated start of the final series of Downton Abbey this weekend, the RSPCA want to share their own stars looking for their happy ending. As the country’s largest re-homer of pets, the RSPCA is appealing to the public to see if they can open their hearts to a kitten in need of a home. The kittens are named Mary, Edith, Cora and Robert, and are at RSPCA Stapeley Grange animal centre in Nantwich, Cheshire. Their mother, Whisper, was found walking the streets of Stoke with her four kittens. They were brought into the animal centre on…

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Smokey Paws’ pet oxygen masks in increasing demand

Smokey Paws

Non-profit organization Smokey Paws says that public demand has increased for its pet oxygen masks to be provided to UK Fire and Rescue Services across the UK. Its interactive map on the organization’s website shows an increase in UK fire stations ordering the masks, and it is urging people to donate so that this number can continue to increase. There have been thirty of the specially designed pet oxygen masks already given to fire stations within the UK, with a further twenty-four due to delivered within the next two weeks and thirty more masks on order. Smokey Paws also announces…

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Woof&Brew bring new products to PATS

Woof&Brew

Herbal tea for dogs manufacturer Woof&Brew will be unveiling new products and formats at PATS Telford on 27-28 September. Almost three years after the company arrived on the market, the brand is receiving incredible exposure and feedback in the UK and overseas. At PATS, this is only likely to increase with new blends, tea-infused treats, and its new tonic format on show. Steve Bennett, managing director for Woof&Brew, said: “We are really excited to be going to PATS again this year. The reception we’ve had since we launched has been nothing short of fantastic and PATS is the perfect place…

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Kennel Club host Bulldog and Pug health event

Kennel Club

A new education day by the Kennel Club is focusing on Bulldog and Pug health. The event is being held at the Kennel Club Building in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on Sunday 11 October 2015. The Bulldog and Pug Health Improvement Day is aimed at breeders and prospective breeders of Pugs and Bulldogs who want to find out more about the health and welfare concerns affecting these breeds. There will be seminars throughout the day designed to help breeders understand and address the most urgent issues affecting these breeds, including breathing, eyes, skin, weight and body conditioning which will be delivered by renowned…

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Organise a party in aid of Canine Partners

Canine Partners

National charity Canine Partners is encouraging people to host parties throughout October to raise money to help people with disabilities. All proceeds from the parties will go towards the charity in helping it to train more assistance dogs to carry out tasks for their disabled partners, such as retrieving items, helping to dress them, and fetching help in an emergency. An online auction will also be held throughout October, with prizes including two £100 vouchers for Waitrose Cookery School, a one week ski holiday in the French Alps and a professional pet photograph. Holly Bryan, the events and challenges co-ordinator for Canine…

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