August 19, 2017

Pangbourne-based Pawfect for Pets promotes healthy pet treats

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Pawfect For Pets is a business created with the aim of promoting healthy, active and happy pets through exercise and diets that are as natural and appropriate as possible for them. Located in the heart of Pangbourne, Pawfect for Pets have experience of feeding biologically appropriate and grain-free foods to dogs and are on hand to talk to customers who are interested in changing their dogs’ or cats’ diets and to discuss the options available to them. To complement this range of natural, additive-free food, they offer treats that are also healthy and nutritious, such as sugar-free dental chews, dried…

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Warning to pet owners as parasite season begins


Warmer weather is a welcome seasonal shift for most but it’s not always the case for pet owners, who face an increased risk of an infestation of fleas on their beloved dogs and cats. Fleas, which can bite hundreds of times a day, cause pets a lot of painful discomfort. They lead to scratching and biting, and can even pass on tapeworms to cats and dogs. In some cases fleas can lead to anaemia in puppies and kittens. A flea, which can also bite humans, can begin feeding on a pet within seconds of contact and they can be picked up in…

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Cotswold RAW makes their debut at Countryfile Live

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This August sees rural pet food provider, Cotswold RAW make it’s eagerly anticipated debut at the grand finale of countryside get-togethers, Countryfile Live. Countryfile Live, in association with The National Trust, provides the perfect outdoor forum for wholesome outdoors activities for the entire family, healthy sustainable food debates and even some amusing anecdotes from Adam Henson and his much loved Countryfile team.   Cotswold RAW’s managing director, Mark Lewis said: “As a business that first found its feet on the county show circuit, you can imagine just how excited we are to be bringing our own brand of countryside common…

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UK prefers dogs to cats

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Its official – The UK prefers dogs to cats! New research from Sainsbury’s Bank Pet Insurance (1) reveals 46 per cent of people prefer dogs compared to 30 per cent who like our feline friends better. Around a quarter of us (24 per cent) have no preference either way. • 46% (1) of people prefer dogs to cats compared to 30% who like cats better • New online interactive pet map helps you find out whether cats or dogs are more popular in your area • Newcastle has the highest percentage of households with dogs, and Norwich has the highest…

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EU vets reject May’s ‘settled status’


Prime Minister, Theresa May’s proposals to offer EU nationals who have lived in the UK for five years a chance to apply for ‘UK settled status’ offers little comfort to the country’s many immigrant vets. According to the British Veterinary Association – which each year sees around 50% of vets registering to practice in the UK coming from overseas, said this week that the Prime Minister’s plan falls short of providing the certainty that EU vets and vet nurses living and working in the UK deserve. The outline proposal does not indicate whether individuals with settled status will be permitted…

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Free pet workshops to be held at St Albans Pets at Home

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Parents in St Albans are being invited to bring their kids to a series of free pet workshops at Pets at Home this summer. The aim of the workshops at the city’s Pets at Home store is to educate the next generation of pet owners on how to care for animals responsibly. The events will cover the needs and adventures of a whole host of furry and finned pets, including guinea pigs, hamsters, degus and fish. Children can expect to find out about the fascinating world of each pet, learning about the five welfare needs – shelter, food and water,…

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£100k investment earns practice Cat Friendly Clinic award

A north-east veterinary practice has achieved the Gold Standard Cat Friendly Clinic award from International Cat Care. Westway Veterinary Group’s 24-hour West Road branch in Newcastle upon Tyne invested £100,000 in a state-of-the-art cat unit, boasting an operating theatre, prep room, isolation unit and separate facilities for feline patients – well away from the noise of barking dogs. The practice has also nominated four staff members to act as cat advocates, to ensure the highest standards of feline care are maintained throughout the hospital. One – senior veterinary nurse Lisa Shepherd – said: “We’ve worked hard to make the hospital…

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IAMS launches new weight in its Proactive Health Adult Care food range

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IAMS has launched a new 1.5kg format in its Proactive Health Adult Cat range to support retailers when it comes to encouraging shoppers to trade up to a more advanced nutrition. The new format responds to consumer demand for tasty pet nutrition that is high in animal protein but low in sugar, salt and fat by offering trial sized bags with an attractive price. From May 2017, IAMS Cat Adult with Chicken, Cat Adult with Ocean Fish, Cat Adult with Lamb, and Cat Adult with Salmon will all be available in the smaller SKU with an RRP* of £8.49 to encourage…

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Tetra launches new Aquarium for budding fishkeepers

Tetra has expanded its range of aquariums for beginners with the Starter Line 30L. Perfect for families, the Tetra Starter Line 30L offers a high-quality entry level aquarium at a great price whilst providing everything new fishkeepers need to begin their fascinating journey into the world of aquatics. Thanks to the easy installation and low maintenance features of the Starter Line 30L all your consumers need to worry about is personalising their tank. The complete aquarium set includes: A sturdy 30L 40 x 30 x 25cm glass aquarium A high-quality, stylish cover with 6-watt LED lighting and a convenient feeding…

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Exhibitor stand space at AQUA Telford sold out

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With still four months to go before AQUA 2017 – the UK’s premier water gardening and aquatics trade event – all the exhibitor stands have now been sold. Visitors to the exhibition at Telford International Centre on October 18-19 can expect a busy and exciting show with over 80 companies showcasing their products and services. The exhibition halls will be packed with UK and international companies, and as well as meeting up with a long list of AQUA regulars, visitors will be greeted by a host of new faces. AQUA has established itself as a ‘must-visit’ event in the trade…

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