August 19, 2017

Independent pet store launched with a funfair

Event

A new independent pet store marked their grand opening with a funfair-style event to coincide with Morpeth Fair Day on Sunday 11 June. With a concept store style layout and an approach dedicated to animal well-being, My Pet HQ – founded by Caroline Coppen, Diane Coppen and Terri-Louise Anderson – aims to help owners make more educated choices that promote their pet’s health and happiness. Caroline said: “The idea for the business came from our shared experience working in pet retail. “We realised there wasn’t something out there that really supported pet owners, understood their needs and offered a unique…

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Purina’s 2017 Pet Care Innovation Prize Competition Announces New Benefits for Pet Care Entrepreneurs

Innovation

After a successful turnout in 2016, The Pet Care Innovation Prize (PCIP) is back this year with new benefits for pet care entrepreneurs. Powered by a global leader in pet care, Nestlé Purina PetCare, the PCIP is a competition that aims to support and connect innovative, early stage companies selling pet-related products and services with pet industry experts, entrepreneurs and investors. In this exciting competition, up to five finalists win cash, business support and recognition to help grow their business. The pet care marketplace is huge and growing, with nearly 80 million homes in the US with pets, according to…

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A happy accident made a new business for Brett of Brett’s Pets

Reptile

What started out as a family joke has turned into a successful business for pet lover Brett Weller. The 27-year-old admits he began breeding reptiles by accident, but is so glad he did, as five years later it has led to him opening Brett’s Pets and joining forces with his family to set up Chorley Vets. Brett says: “I have always been into animals. But 10 years ago I started breeding by accident as I thought I had two female bearded dragons, but one of them was actually male. “I ended up with a clutch of eggs and so I…

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ROYAL CANIN® examines ‘Thin Cats, Fat Dogs’ and ‘Gastroenterology’ in latest journals

Vet

Continuing its efforts in practice support, ROYAL CANIN has published two new editions of Veterinary Focus magazine, the worldwide journal for companion animal veterinary professionals. The company’s Gastroenterology edition was released in May and ‘Thin Cats, Fat Dogs’ will be available in the coming months, in print from Veterinary Business Managers or online via the Vet Practice Portal. The Gastroenterology journal includes articles on chronic enteropathy and signs in cats, canine pancreatitis, esophagitis, PLE, gastrointestinal endoscopy and placing feeding tubes for dogs. The ‘Thin Cats, Fat Dogs’ edition takes a novel approach, looking at conditions which cause weight fluctuations (gain…

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Vets from across the world gather for ROYAL CANIN® Vet Symposium

Symposium

More than 600 veterinary professionals travelling from 61 countries recently came together to explore ‘Feline Medicine in the 21st Century’ at ROYAL CANIN’s latest Vet Symposium. Hosted near ROYAL CANIN’s head office in Montpellier, France, the two-day convention allowed delegates to attend both clinical and practice management lectures, take part in networking events and take a tour of the ROYAL CANIN campus, including its production facility and central R&D centre, responsible for food quality and safety standards across the company’s wide network. Scientific talks were based on feline medicine, including CKD, constipation, chronic D+, cat ethogram, soiling and multicat households….

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Skinner’s Pet Food Announce Sponsorship of the Dog Arena at BBC Countryfile Live for the 2nd Year

Countryfile

Skinner’s Pet Foods have announced that they will be sponsoring the Dog Arena for the second year at Countryfile Live. This is the second BBC Countryfile Live and is once again being held in association with the National Trust.  The picturesque grounds of Blenheim Palace will again provide the setting and the show will take place from Thursday 3rd August until Sunday 6th August 2017. Although the name Skinner’s has been synonymous with working dog food since their first ranges launched back in the early 1970’s. This year they will also be able to promote their new range, Life, aimed…

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London Stock Exchange names Natures Menu as inspiring British company

London

Natures Menu, the UK’s number one for raw pet food and Europe’s leading expert in raw, has been named as one of London Stock Exchange’s top 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The annual report identifies the fastest growing and most dynamic small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK and Norfolk-based Natures Menu has been named as one of them. The company was just the only raw pet food brand to be named. Natures Menu specialises in raw dog and cat food made with quality meats and fish, blended vegetables, fruits and healthy carbohydrates, and uses British suppliers and ethical…

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Forthglade and Adam Henson launch video alongside their ‘Dump the Junk’ campaign

Fotherglade

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James Wellbeloved’s new infographic helps owners choose their perfect dog

The original infographic can be found on James Wellbeloved’s website.

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ROYAL CANIN® to focus on the weight management journey in latest webinar

Vet

ROYAL CANIN® is giving veterinary professionals the opportunity to view the journey of weight management from three different perspectives in its latest webinar. Hosted by ROYAL CANIN’S Weight Management Clinic Nurse, Georgia Woods RVN CertCFVHNut PHC, the webinar is running on 13 Tuesday June at 8pm and will explore weight management from a patient, owner and nurse/vet perspective. ‘The Three Key Perspectives of Weight Management’ webinar will cover subjective and objective measures that can be used to assess a patient’s quality of life, how to overcome owner’s personal beliefs, how to change their existing behaviours to ensure a successful weight…

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