April 30, 2017

Vet group accelerates acquisition plan with funding


A Watford-based veterinary group has outlined plans to purchase new practices across the UK after securing a £20m funding package. Medivet has already used part of the HSBC funding facility to purchase six sites (four in Wales and two in South London), with the aim to attain more practices across the UK this year. Established in 1987, Medivet is currently the fourth largest veterinary group in the UK with 169 practices across the country. “This latest round of funding will allow us to take up a vast amount of opportunities that have become available to us and accelerate the pace…

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Naturo introduces ‘DOG’S EAT FREE’ initiative in pubs across Surrey and Hampshire


Natural pet food company, Naturo has teamed up with an award winning, independently owned and run pub group across Surrey and Hampshire, Red Mist Leisure to launch a ‘DOG’S EAT FREE’ initiative which kickstarts this month. The doggy menu of complimentary meals and baked treats for man’s best friend could be served across the country if the dining experiment by Naturo proves successful. Red Mist Leisure is reaching out to four-legged visitors, offering a free doggy menu behind four of its bars across Surrey & Hampshire. Owners wanting to give their pets a treat, can pick from the special ‘Dogs…

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Natures Menu research reveals 60% of dogs suffer from health problems


Natures Menu, the UK’s number one for raw pet food and Europe’s leading expert in raw, has commissioned research revealing 60% of British dogs suffer from health problems. The research of over 1,000 dog owners in the UK* has revealed two thirds of dogs suffer from some sort of health issue, such as allergies, dental or stomach problems. Bad breath is the most common problem (26%) and over 20% admit their dog is overweight. Despite this, over 60% of owners aren’t aware that poor nutrition is one of the leading causes of health issues such as these, which, according to…

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The Dog Treat Company makes debut at NEC’s Farm Shop and Deli show


Devon-based dog treat company made its debut at this months Farm Shop and Deli show, showcasing their ‘next generation’ of dog treats and branded pouches. Having only recently moved into its purpose-built pet treat bakery, which is nestled on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, The Dog Treat Company has been working to create a dog treats range to build upon their online and independent pet store success. DTC founder Joe Halliwell commented: “As a brand that already enjoys significant exposure across a number of dog- friendly pubs & boutique hotels, garden centres, farm shops and distinguished fine food emporiums…

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Naturo launches new cans of natural pet food


Naturo Pet Foods is aiming to make natural pet food more accessible to pet owners with the introduction of a new range of 100% natural canned foods for dogs, at a competitive £1 per can price point. The Northern Ireland-based pet food company has introduced three grain and gluten free flavour varieties, each containing 50% high quality meat chunks plus fruit and vegetables in a herb gravy:  Chicken with sweet potato, mixed peppers and green beans; Turkey with Cranberry, Broccoli and Carrot; and Duck with Blueberry, Pumpkin and Courgette. Each variety also includes a number of superfoods, along with the…

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AATU launches new British turkey dog food range


Dog food brand, AATU, is launching a delicious new addition to its range. Known for their ultra premium and high protein diets, AATU has expanded their popular 80/20 line, which now includes the latest edition, free run turkey! This single source protein recipe contains 80% fresh, raw and dehydrated British turkey together with Pet food UK’s ‘Super 8’, a bespoke combination of  8 fruits, 8 herbs, 8 vegetables, 8 botanicals & spices for all healthy hounds. Handcrafted in small batch recipes, AATU for dogs Turkey is pre-cooked using Pet Food UK’s special ‘low & slow’™ method to ensure a tender…

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ROYAL CANIN Feline Care Nutrition packaging set for redesign


ROYAL CANIN®’s Feline Care Nutrition dry range will have a new look in-store from late April, bringing the six Feline Care dry products in line with the design of the new packs in the Feline Health Nutrition dry range which rolled out last year, and the more recent Feline Health Nutrition and Feline Care Nutrition wet packs. Gemma Duffield, ROYAL CANIN® retail marketing manager, says: “How the packs look, and their identity within the range, are so important.  Having uniformity of design across the range increases brand recognition in store, creating a strong and eyecatching ROYAL CANIN® zone, but we’ve…

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Pets Choice Heads to Zoomark


Leading pet food manufacturer, Pets Choice is bound for Bologna as it’s set to exhibit at Zoomark International 2017 for the first time. Zoomark International is one of the most important trade shows in Europe, with 670 exhibitors heading to the show taking place from 11 to 14 May 2017 in Bologna (Italy). Tony Raeburn, CEO of Pets Choice, commented: “International trade shows such as Zoomark are a great opportunity for manufacturers like us to meet with key contacts, old and new. As part of our continued growth plans, we intend on further expanding our manufacturing offering so exhibiting at…

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Maidenhead Aquatics hosts pleco events


Have a passion for plecos? Suckermouth catfish fans in the south-west of England have a real treat in store on Saturday, May 20, as Wiltshsire Plecos and the Catfish Study Group join forces to present a very special event, to be held at Maidenhead Aquatics at Melksham. There will be a talk by catfish expert Julian Dignall — the man behind the Planet Catfish website — entitled: Rio Xingu: ‘last chance to see’. In addition, Mark Walters, who was featured with his amazing fish house in the Spring issue of Practical Fishkeeping, will be giving a talk on his experiences with…

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Law Print Pack deliver McAdams latest pet food packaging


Law Print Pack have successfully delivered new packaging for McAdams Pet Food, Free Range Chicken & Salmon 5kg & 10kg bags. McAdams premium dog foods use whole British free range chickens and stands as the only meal free food from DEFRA approved, ethical farms across the UK. Their aim is to deliver the best quality dog food to help support ethical, cruelty free British farming. To support their brand ethos, McAdams Pet Food required premium product packaging and contacted Law Print to ensure the smooth delivery from concept to print of quality product to stores across the UK. After working…

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