June 25, 2017

Pets at Home helps Support Adoption For Pets with scratching volunteers


A group of rescue pets have been captured in a state of bliss as they enjoy a scratch to mark the launch of a nationwide fundraising campaign, encouraging animal lovers to purchase a charity scratch card to help pets in need this summer. The charity Support Adoption For Pets, the biggest funder of pet rescues in the UK, captured the content faces of dogs and cats as they got a helping hand from rescue volunteers for a scratch. Pets at Home stores across Milton Keynes will be taking part in the Support Adoption For Pets fundraising drive, launching this Wednesday…

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Interzoo long-term plan applauded by PetQuip association


The announcement by the organisers of Interzoo, the world’s largest international pet trade exhibition, that the show will remain at its current venue in Nuremberg until at least 2036 has been celebrated by the British-based PetQuip association. PetQuip chose the Interzoo event as its launch platform in 2006, and since then the association has organised and supported the British pavilion at every edition of the biannual event. The UK exhibitor presence reached a record 62 pet trade suppliers in 2016 and interest is already high for the next edition. The association has secured a prime location for the British pavilion…

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Warm spring could result in an increasing number of fleas


A warm spring could result in hoards of insects invading homes in the area this summer, according to the boss of a pest control firm. Warm spring temperatures, on the back of one of the mildest winters on record, have helped to create ideal breeding conditions for insects. Experts say the population of wasps, flies, ants and fleas could soar as a result. Ian Urquhart, of Ashbourne-based pest control register Basis Prompt, said: “The numbers of many pests in the UK are naturally diminished by cold winters, but the weather has been very different this year and it has been…

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The ‘Dog photo booth’ launches at Affordable Art Fair Hampstead


Photobooths complete with quirky props have become something of a must-have for weddings and birthdays. Dog-obsessed Brits photograph their canine pets more than any other family member – including their children – and one in 10 dogs now has its own Instagram account, according to research commissioned by the Affordable Art Fair. It is launching the “Dog Photo Booth” at its Hampstead art fair, which focuses on emerging and established talent from galleries across the globe, selling art priced from £100 to £6,000. Luci Noel, the fair director commented: “Dogs have long been a subject of art, depicting status, companionship…

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Pet & Country pet lifestyle brand launches new blog


The award-winning digital team at Northern Ireland’s only Pet Lifestyle Brand Pet & Country are launching an new Blog featuring a wide range of information for pet and fashion lovers this Monday, May 15. The Pet & Country Blog is a great place to read and learn about everything that is important to owners and their pet, whilst keeping up-to-date with country lifestyle fashion trends. It’s a rich source of information for pet lovers who want to know about Pet Health & Wellbeing as well as country style tips, exclusive offers and discounts. Glenn Thompson, manager of the Pet &…

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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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