August 16, 2017

Poppy’s Picnic achieves industry first with launch of complete meatballs


Hand-crafted by the raw dog food producers at Poppy’s Picnic, the new Poppy’s Picnic Complete Meatballs are a breakthrough product for the sector, specifically suited to smaller dogs. Poppy’s Picnic raw dog food is handmade by 4th generation butchers in the heart of Wiltshire. The new meatballs weigh 30 grams each and come in compartmentalised trays of 12, created for maximum convenience and to ensure less mess when feeding. The meatballs make raw feeding easier for the consumer and open the raw option to a whole new type of customer. Dylan Watkins, founder of Poppy’s Picnic, explains: “Small dog owners…

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The European Union bans four more aquatic plants


The European Union has added four more aquatic plants to the banned list of species that can no longer be sold in the UK in the future. Transitional arrangements will be in place to enable the plants to continue to be sold for a year – provided contractual arrangements ordering stock in these four plants are put in place before 1 August 2017. And the industry is being reminded that all stock of four pond plants banned last year – including water hyacinth – must be cleared from the shelves from 2 August and cannot be sold anymore. The full…

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New OTTY Dog Mattress


OTTY is the innovative new mattress concept, which optimises all the key ingredients for the perfect night’s sleep: Comfort, support and temperature. The range, now available in seven size options, offers all the sink-in decadence of memory foam, combined with OTTY’s ground-breaking Airflow Technology System, which keeps you cool as you slumber. Now, just in time for Christmas, OTTY adds a canine mattress to its collection. Each high density foam bed maintains its shape beautifully and comes with a removable inner cushion and hidden straps keep the soft-touch cover in shape. The luxury OTTY Dog Mattress (from £79.99), is available…

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New Grain Free Tuna recipe from GA Pet Food Partners


As GA Pet Food Partners launched their brand new Grain Free Tuna recipe earlier this month, the question everyone was wondering was, why Tuna? Isn’t Tuna for cats? Grain Free recipes are ideal for dogs with a sensitivity or intolerance to grain, wheat or wheat gluten, soya, beef or dairy. Their Grain Free range is a great alternative to rice or cereal based products as they are formulated without grains and may help to alleviate common symptoms. Feeding a grain free diet may result in one or many of the following:  Less and smaller stools  Reduced shedding …

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Lily’s Kitchen partner with PDSA and KidZania UK

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The British producer of naturally nutritious, proper food for pets, Lily’s Kitchen, has joined forces with the UK’s leading veterinary charity PDSA to launch an exciting new activity at KidZania UK in Westfield, London where kids learn how to keep pets happy and healthy. The new joint-branded Pet Wellbeing Centre at KidZania has been created to educate the next generation of pet owners about animal welfare in a fun and engaging way. The UK is a nation of pet lovers, but research has revealed that 85% of children have never heard about the five animal welfare needs (environment, diet, behaviour, companionship…

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New product from Animology

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Animology have added to their multi-award winning product range by launching dual sided cat cleaning wipes – Feline Fresh. Feline Fresh cat wipes are high performance, dual-sided cat cleaning wipes soaked in an advanced no-rinse cat shampoo and have been developed to provide an easy yet effective cleaning solution for your cat. The wipes form the latest edition to the Animology cat range which consists of shampoo, no-rinse shampoo and a conditioning cat spray and were developed following on from the success of Animology Clean Sheets. Uniquely the wipes have a textured side to scrub and loosen dirt, and a…

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Unipet International receive ‘A’ grade for second year


After another year of hard work, Unipet remain the only UK suet wild bird food manufacturer to receive a BRC ‘A’ Grade Accreditation – for the second year in a row. The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is developed by food industry experts from retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations. Although it is not a compulsory requirement within the wild bird food industry, the Unipet Team have been working tirelessly to maintain the high standards on their site since last year’s success in preparation for the 2017 audit, which has certainly paid off! The ‘A’ Grade status gives their…

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Selective Naturals goes grain free as pet owners voice their support


The launch of Selective Naturals treats has been hugely successful. Now manufacturer Supreme Petfoods is riding the crest of the wave and taking the brand one step further by going grain-free. The move follows feedback from almost 700 owners of small pets who gave the concept a resounding thumbs up, with 93% saying they believed that there was a benefit to feeding grain-free. Marketing manager Claire Hamblion says the findings herald exciting times for retailers: “We’ve never seen such strong support for a product proposition and the need is just not currently being met in the UK, If you thought…

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BarkBox And The Subscription Service Turned Lifestyle Brand


Like many innovators starting out, BarkBox cofounder and CEO Matt Meeker was a man looking to solve his own problem. “I have a Great Dane named Hugo which is fairly rare in New York City” Matt explains. “When I got him, I just wanted to make him happy because I was, and am, obsessed with him. And every day I thought about what I can do to make this enormous dog happy. And I would go to pet stores to find that right thing, and pretty much every day I came home with the [same] bully stick.” Matt felt that, though he…

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Collarways celebrates 13th year with new range of cat toys


Manufactured by Ethical Products, based in the US and under the Spot brand the range is separated into 5 sections with clear packaging differences. The toys are split for customers’ cats preference of game whether it is to hunt, chew, kick or scratch and there are also the glow items as play has no light constraints for our feline friends. There is a toy for every pampered puss and for all budgets, from a simple catnip fish to the amazingly fun remote control mouse. For more information contact Collarways Limited on 01747 832050 or visit the website

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