August 19, 2017

Specialist dog food aims to tackle joint issues in older dogs

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As dogs get older, just like humans, they may have to overcome challenges along the way. Health and dental issues should always be referred to vets, but owners can ensure their dog is receiving all their nutritional requirements by providing a good canine vitamin and mineral supplement ideally formulated for senior dogs, within regular meals. At VetSpec we offer a range of specialist canine supplements formulated by experienced nutritionists and three of these contain ingredients which can help with joint mobility, a common issue for older dogs. VetSpec Senior is specially formulated for older dogs and is rich in glucosamine,…

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Trilanco bolsters team to support retailers

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Trilanco Ltd has appointed three new sales managers to support the continued growth and expansion of its agricultural, equine and pet wholesaler business. Martin Balmer, Trilanco’s Managing Director, said: “In line with the company’s vision to be the leading agricultural, equine and pet wholesaler, the new roles will help to ensure we remain as leaders in the field. “The sales managers will help us to better demonstrate and deliver our specialist knowledge to customers within our three key markets.” The new roles are in addition to Trilanco’s area sales team who support retailers across the UK and Ireland. Kelly Whapples…

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Mars Petcare launches two new cat treats

Mars Petcare is announcing the launch of two exciting new product innovations, set to drive growth in the Care and Treats category. New Dreamies Deli-Catz™ are bite-size treats with a pioneering, tender texture made with 80% chicken, beef or turkey. New Whiskas® Trio Crunchy Treats are 3 different packs of cat treats, all come with fun trio of shapes and colours in every pack with added minerals and vitamins to support a healthy skin and coat. The aim is to create new, exciting products that tempt owners and cats alike to enter the category Helen Duffield, Category Strategy Controller at…

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Pets at Home Worcester to hold a tennis ball amnesty

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A Worcester pet shop is holding a tennis ball amnesty this Saturday July 8, to celebrate the first weekend of Wimbledon 2017. Pets at Home Worcester is encouraging owners and their dogs to bring their old slobbery tennis balls into store to dispose of them. Customers who take part in the amnesty are being encouraged to shout the classic umpire catchphrase, “new balls please”, upon discarding their old tennis ball dog toy to receive a free, brand new one. Great Britain’s Andy Murray, who will be hoping to progress past Dustin Brown in the second round recently admitted to Pets…

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New Pets at Home store opens in Leicestershire

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The chairman of North West Leicestershire Council, Coun Virge Richichi, has attended the grand opening of Pets at Home in Coalville. Coun Richichi officially opened the new store, before taking part in a guided tour of the new facilities, including the new Groom Room pet salon. Lee Larkin, store manager, said: “What a fantastic start! Our opening weekend went even better than we had hoped and it was great to welcome the Chairman of North West Leicestershire Council and show him the new amenities that we have on offer at the store. “Our new store features thousands of dedicated pet…

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PetSafe make pet hydration a priority this summer

With a heatwave predicted this July and August, global pet product expert, PetSafe® Brand, today announces it is embarking on a summer campaign to keep pet hydration front of mind for pet owners.  Building on previous years’ hydration initiatives, the brand will be underlining to consumers the importance of keeping animals watered in the summer months. Across its social media assets PetSafe® Brand will be sharing top hydration tips via a series of memes and infographics as well as running fountain giveaways.  Its Facebook page will feature a weekly weather report advising people of hot conditions and how to keep their pets…

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Trilanco Ltd announce exclusive UK distribution deal with Harry Hall International

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Trilanco Ltd, the UK’s leading agricultural, equine and pet product wholesaler, has agreed exclusive UK trade sales and trade distribution rights of Harry Hall International. Trilanco will distribute Harry Hall’s principal brands including Harry Hall, Caldene, Masta, Cottage Craft, Woofmasta and Tottie across the UK. The deal will further enhance Trilanco’s diverse equine and pet product range available to its retail customers. Liz Hopper, Managing Director of Harry Hall, said: “Trilanco has an outstanding reputation across our industry for customer service. With its brand-new warehouse and nationwide sales team, Trilanco is a brilliant partner for our brands.” Martin Balmer, Trilanco’s…

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Gluten-free pet food market expected to grow by 2017 – 2025

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Gluten is a storage protein primarily found in rye, barley, and wheat. The main problem with gluten is that it causes Celiac disease, which is a hereditary allergic disease. This disease is also detected in pets and is a result of pet foods containing gluten. Humanization of pet foods has been a growing trend over the recent years. Brands are offering varieties of pet foods besides basic pet foods that have no added preservatives. The global gluten-free pet food market is currently at a nascent stage, but is expected to witness significant growth in the near future. Demand for regular…

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Animalcare expands into Europe with a transformational deal

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Pet drugs firm ​Animalcare ​is to ​expand​ ​into Europe with ​a ​“truly transformational” takeover of ​a Belgian firm that will give it sales operations in seven countries. York-based Animalcare said the deal will be part-funded by a placing to raise £32.7m.​ ​The target is Ecuphar​,​ a European animal health company ​that​ develop​s and s​ells​ veterinary pharmaceutical products. The deal values Ecuphar at £134.6m and​ ​the enlarged ​group ​is expected to be valued by the stock market at over £210m​.​ The acquisition constitutes a reverse takeover under AIM Rules and is conditional upon shareholder approval. Ecuphar is led by founder and…

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Pets Choice appoints area sales manager for south east

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Pets Choice has further strengthened its sales team with the addition of a new member. Chris McCann has joined Pets Choice as area sales manager covering the south east of England and has been working in the pet industry for over 11 years. Previously working for pet brand Mars, Chris has a vast knowledge of the pet industry and pet nutrition. Ben Windeatt, head of retail at Pets Choice comments: “ As the Pets Choice group of brands continues to grow, we want to ensure that pet shop owners understand the full breadth of our product offering. With this in…

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