August 19, 2017

Cotswold RAW: Registering The Mighty Cotswold as the UK’s 1st Dog Centric Sausage

Raw

The unreliable British weather may well have put a temporary dampener on the UK’s fanatical BBQ fraternity but our island’s unquenchable bulldog spirit means we’re never more than a few sunbeams away from purring lawnmowers, the scent of fresh grass and the unmistakable whiff of frazzled meats. Nothing says BBQ more than the hearty banger for which Britain is so proud, and yet, whilst we humans chomp the chipolata one has to feel a little sorry for the salivating hounds left on the sidelines. Cotswold RAW is a proud rural provider of the ‘dog sausage,’ a nutritionally robust and sublime…

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Purrform’s range of raw food

Raw

Purrform, specialising in feline nutrition and raw cat food, offers premium and natural products for cats based on their needs. The benefits of a completely raw meat and bone diet far outweigh those associated with cooked dry food. Since cats are obligate carnivores, they should be fed real raw meat and bone with no preservatives, nor palate enhancements. Purrform’s range of products are grain-free, highly digestible and high in protein, making a well-balanced and nutritious diet that encourages a longer and healthier life for your cat. Veronique Ornech, began her brand after purchasing two British Shorthairs who were raised on…

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Fish4Dogs brings back Sweet Ocean Wraps

Fish

The fresh taste of apple is getting a slice of the action in Fish4Dogs new healthy treat – by public demand. The variant of the company’s popular Sea Wraps – Sweet Ocean Wraps – has been created after customers took part in a survey and voted apple as their preferred fruity ingredient. Some 44 per cent of customers opted for apple – ‘pipping’ banana, pineapple and kiwi to the post. Like humans, dogs have an extremely sweet tooth and the launch of Sweet Ocean Wraps promises to give our four-legged friends a taste of the action. Combine the sweetness in…

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New Natural range released by Town and Country Petfoods

Fish

Retailers will soon be able to offer customers a new selection of all-natural cat food and treats after Town & Country Petfoods unveiled its HiLife ‘It’s only natural’ range. The family-run company, based in Melton Mowbray, has drawn inspiration from the town’s heritage as a ‘rural food capital’ for the new dishes, which are available from wholesalers from August. Comprising three product types, it includes Nutritionally Complete Wet Recipes, suitable for everyday feeding, and Luxury Wet Recipes, which are ideal for cats to eat occasionally through the week as part of a complementary diet. Also available are natural treats made…

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1 in 3 give their pet human meals in place of typical tucker, contributing to growing pet obesity crisis

Dinner

Sausage and mash, steak pie and beef roast dinner are the evening meals – enjoyed by DOGS, according to a survey. Researchers looking into the dietary habits of the nation’s canines have revealed the top 20 list of ‘dog’s dinners’ – ones which are meant to be enjoyed by humans but which regularly find their way into the dog’s bowl. Study of 1,500 dog owners by Freshpet shows just under three in 10 often give their pet human meals in place of their typical tucker, while 40 per cent top up their normal meal with the family leftovers. Meals such…

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Natures Menu exceeds £30m in sales

Nature

Annual sales have exceeded the £30m mark at Norfolk-headquartered raw pet food company Natures Menu, newly filed accounts have revealed, with managing director Craig Taylor forecasting an additional £5m increase in the current financial year. The 220-strong business generated turnover of £30.5m for the 12 months to 31 March 2017, an increase of almost 20 per cent from about £25.5m a year earlier. In the annual report, managing director Craig Taylor said the growth has been achieved across all sectors of the business. Natures Menu also enjoyed an increase in gross profit from about £13m to £15.2m. But profit before…

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Blades Services releases Noir Grooming collection

Noir

Rose gold is a popular metal at the moment, and is used widely in the manufacture of specialist jewellery. Recently launched in the UK, the Noir range of quality grooming equipment boasts beautifully crafted metal fittings that contain copper alloy to help protect against bacteria and ergonomic handles for comfort and control. All backed by a 5-year guarantee. Paula Bryan, MD: “When I first came across this range, I went, ‘wow’.” The range covers a wide selection of brushes and combs, de-shedders and stripping knives for control. Claw clippers for nail maintenance, scissors for trimming and a clipper and trimmer…

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Unipet: new products for 2018

Unipet International Ltd, Europe’s leading suet-based wild bird food manufacturer, have been busy creating new products this year to keep up with the demand of the ever-growing industry. The products were first introduced at PATS Sandown back in March, so are now really starting to show their popularity with distributors. New products include: Pre-Filled Suet Block Feeder Complete with a popular 300g insect-flavoured suet block, this attractive ‘house-shaped’ feeding solution is sure to complement any garden. Retailing at around £1.99, it’s an affordable option for all! Simply insert some string into the hole at the top of the feeder, hang…

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Pooch and Mutt recommended in Vogue Paris

Vogue

One of the UK’s fastest growing pet companies Pooch and Mutt will feature in the August issue of Vogue Paris. Pooch & Mutt’s “health food for dogs” are specific to the health and well-being of pets. The range consists of grain-free and wheat-free foods with natural ingredients tailored to help with a variety of health problems common to dogs. We know that for humans, ‘food is fuel for life’ and Pooch & Mutt believe the same should be true for dogs. In the August edition of Vogue Paris, the magazine features an article which highlights ways in which humans maintain their health…

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Queen’s corgis to enjoy a TastyBone treat after Palace visit

TastyBone

Nylon chew brand TastyBone’s CEO, Tony Raeburn, enjoyed a visit to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen, Prince Philip and other members of the royal family as part of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise celebrations. The Blackburn-based company was among more than 150 to be recognised for its contribution to business in the UK, having exported its range of nylon “TastyBones” to 29 countries around the world. Tony Raeburn, CEO of Pet’s Choice parent company to the TastyBone brand, said of the visit: “After a long conversation with the Queen, she seemed genuinely interested in our achievements here at TastyBone….

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