August 19, 2017

Forthglade launch new healthy treats

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This month sees the launch of Forthglade’s new range of functional treats. With 100% natural ingredients, the grain free hand-baked treats will be available in four varieties:  There will be a training treat with cheese, a salmon treat to support joints and bones, a turkey based treat for fresh breath and a calming treat containing chicken. All free from nasties, the treats also include omega-3, prebiotics, yucca extract, fruits and herbs. Available in 150 gram pouches in cases of seven, the heart-shaped treats will retail at £2.99 per pouch. For further information contact or visit

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ROYAL CANIN® give cat food packaging a makeover

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The ROYAL CANIN® Feline Breed Nutrition range represents an ideal way for the specialist pet trade to build customer loyalty, with specialist products for eight of the most popular breeds, and most in need of a tailor-made diet because of their physiology. In the brand’s latest move in redeveloping its packaging to create maximum stand out on shelf, two Feline Breed Nutrition wet packs – British Short Hair and Maine Coon – have been given a new look, and a new product added, Persian in Loaf. The new look is designed to enhance the products’ premium quality and make the…

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Hull Daily Mail Prize Pets competition 2017

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Pet owners in Hull could be in with the chance of winning a share of £2,000 by entering their furry friends in the Mail’s Prize Pet 2017. The competition, sponsored by Home from Home pet care, opens on Monday to give proud pet parents the chance to send in pictures of their animal until Monday, July 17. A special supplement featuring pictures of the pets will run on August 1, giving the public a chance to vote for Hull Daily Mail’s Prize Pet. The top 50 pets with the most votes will go to an independent judging panel who will…

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Volunteers needed in Mildenhall to care for trainee guide dogs

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Guide Dogs for the Blind is seeking people in Mildenhall who can give a dog a home while it is in training. The charity needs people who can look after a dog for 10 weeks, with all care expenses paid by the charity, while it is in the advanced stages of its training. The dogs are 18 months to two years old so are house trained. Christian Cornforth, a volunteer consultant for the charity, said the dogs’ training is done by the charity’s trainers, one of whom lives in Mildenhall. He said: “The boarders reinforce what the trainers are doing…

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Warwickshire Blue Cross seeking more volunteers

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A pet charity is calling on volunteers to lend a paw in its Warwick shop. The Blue Cross raises money for unwanted and sick pets cared for in the charity’s rehoming centres and hospitals. It relies solely on shop sales and donations. And help is needed at their shop on Swan Street, Leamington. Volunteer responsibilities include sorting and displaying stock, serving on the till and arranging window displays. Manager Anne Breen said: “We are so grateful to the fantastic team we have at Warwick shop, they give all the time they can and we really couldn’t do what we do…

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ROYAL CANIN® launches Rescue Pet of the Year campaign

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After four years of ROYAL CANIN®’s highly successful Rescue Cat of the Year campaign, 2017 sees the competition opened up to owners of rescue dogs as well. Rescue Pet of the Year 2017 is designed to build awareness for rescue centres and the cats and dogs they care for and rehome, as well as driving business into the specialist pet sector in an active example of the company’s ‘animal first’ philosophy. Owners who have rehomed a dog or cat from rescue can enter now via ROYAL CANIN®’s website, with news promoted across all social media. Entries must include a photo…

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Skinner’s Pet Food sponsor first ever Gun Dog Awards

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Skinner’s Pet Foods are delighted to be sponsoring The Field magazine’s first ever Gundog Awards. The name Skinner’s has long been associated with working dogs, particularly gundogs, and their Field & Trial range has been the number one working dog food for around 25 years. William Delamore, Skinner’s Sales and Marketing Director said: ‘Skinner’s are already renowned throughout the gun dog sector because of our absolute passion for making sure we provide the dogs with the best possible nutrition, so it really was the perfect fit to team up with The Field on their inaugural Gun Dog awards. “The main…

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Peregrine Livefoods secures exclusive deal with Mistking


MistKing® quality misting systems have partnered with the UK’s largest specialist reptile wholesaler, Peregrine Livefoods. For the last decade, MistKing have engineered the worlds most advanced misting systems which have enhanced the keeping and breeding of reptile and amphibians for hobbyists and zoos across the globe. “I ordered a MistKing misting system for my frog research facility at Harvard University. I chose MistKing based on many exceptional reviews and the system works beautifully. We now have four systems keeping hundreds of poison frogs happy in nearly 300 tanks. MistKing helped us design a custom system and were very fast and…

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PDSA highlight importance of vaccinations

Pet Health

Leading vet charity PDSA is warning that an estimated third of UK dogs, cats and rabbits** could be at serious risk of deadly diseases after a shocking decline in the number of owners vaccinating their pets when young**. The charity’s seventh PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report***, which monitors pet welfare issues across the UK, revealed that just 75% of dogs (7.0 million) and 65% of cats (6.7 million) received a primary vaccination course when young. These are the lowest levels ever recorded by the Report – a worrying decline from 82% of dogs and 72% of cats in 2011. In…

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Yatton pet care firm ‘one of UK’s fastest growing in international sales’

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A North Somerset pet care business has been named as one of the fastest growing firms in terms of international sales. Bob Martin, which is based in Yatton, is on the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 list for mid-market private companies who are increasing their worldwide sales the quickest. The businesses is a pet care product manufacturer and its success was put down to European deals with Purina and Nestlé last year. Bob Martin’s international sales have increased by nine per cent over the past two years and its total sales topped £48million. Of the 200 firms on the…

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