June 25, 2017

Tetra launches KOI Beauty for healthy, vibrant fish

Koi

Tetra has launched a new range of koi fish food, KOI Beauty, providing premium ingredients which support and promote good health for strong, vibrant fish. The introduction of their three new products, Tetra KOI Beauty First and Tetra KOI Beauty Small and Medium Pellets, influenced by the quality Japanese awareness of koi food, health and colour. Tetra KOI Beauty First provides a complete diet offering high quality protein to support energy levels and growth in young koi, whilst Tetra KOI beauty Small Pellets and Medium Pellets are aimed at koi from lengths of 10cm and 20cm, respectively, and features wheatgerm to…

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Huxley Hound aligns with Natural Pet Products Ltd

Huxley Hound took another significant step in their ongoing mission to become a prominent figure within the UK’s growing ethical dog treat movement, by aligning with holistic pet food provider Natural Pet Products Limited. The partnership will take place from May and will cover all 4 of Huxley’s veggie treat pouches: beetroot, sweet potato, carrot & parsnip. According to Huxley co-founder Mike Deane: “We’re always on the lookout for like-minded partners with a strong ethical agenda. Natural Pet Products are a leading light within the UK’s holistic independent pet sector who can provide us with a national platform to promote…

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Pooch & Mutt launches in Spain

Treats

Pooch & Mutt are pleased to announce that they have launched the full range of products in 3 Kiwoko stores as part of a soft launch in Spain as of May 2017. Kiwoko, a Spanish pet shop chain, will be stocking all Pooch & Mutt products. The 2kg and 10kg grain-free dry dog foods will be available to customers, as well as the grain-free treats and wheat-free tube treats. The soft launch in Spain is part of Pooch & Mutt’s bid to gain more exposure in the international pet food market. Pooch & Mutt’s grain-free functional food range is made…

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ProFlight Pathera launches Cat Drone with interchangeable toys

Drone

Cat lovers can now add a touch of technology to playtime with their cherished animals, following the launch of a new Cat Drone. The ProFlight Pathera Cat Drone which can be purchased from UK drones e-tailer, DronesDirect.co.uk , makes the an unusual buddy for your fun-loving feline, with three interchangeable toys and catnip attachments. Pampered pets big and small can play with the state-of-the-art toy which includes three soft toy attachments, including mouse, fish and feather dangler toys. This drone will play ‘cat and mouse’ for hours, which officials say has cutting-edge collision avoidance system technology and altitude hold technology,…

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Pet food brand Webbox team up with brewery for charity beer festival

Brewery

Pet food brand, Webbox has teamed up with local brewery, Bowland Brewery to create a festival ale for a charity Beer Festival. The Lancashire based businesses created the Mutts Nuts ale especially for Blackburn Beer Festival, a fund-raising event held By Blackburn Youth Zone. A registered charity, Blackburn Youth Zone opens its doors to 3,000 members aged 8-18 offering them a safe and exciting environment in which to spend their spare time. Webbox parent company, Pets Choice, have been patrons of the Youth Zone for several years, often working on many fundraising projects for the charity and has been a…

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New Pet Head ‘Fresh & Fabulous’ display

Retail

Pet Head are to launch their new Instore Point of Sale unit which is now available for all retailers. Capitalising on the new Fresh & Fabulous theme, the in store display is designed to help maximise sales, by highlighting the range in store. The units are a compact 30cm square design, and are intended to go on shelf or by the counter for additional product placement. The units come complete with an option of two headers, an English and Multi-lingual version. Pet head commented: “The display unit is pre-stocked with the top selling Pet Head lines and available through all…

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

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 Tuesday 13th 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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Pet shop worker crowned ‘Woman of the Year’

Woman

A 90-year-old has been crowned ‘Woman Of The Year’ for being Britain’s oldest full-time employee, still working 40 hours a week. This week Monica Evans, 90, was branded the UK’s longest-serving employee after working at the same aeronautical firm, in Warwick, for 70 years. Now Irene Astbury is Britain’s oldest full-time worker as she still puts in a 9am-5pm daily shift at the pet shop in Macclesfield, Cheshire, that she opened with late husband Les. And the widow’s years of hard graft have finally been acknowledged after a mystery customer nominated her to be Cheshire’s Woman of The Year. Picking…

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Online pet product sales show massive increase

Sales

The pet industry in the US alone generates around $70 billion (£54 billion) a year and an increasing amount of it is made through the internet. Animal lovers are searching out the best produce for their pets and are prepared to pay a premium just like they would if they were buying stuff for their children, Mashable reported. A big winner of this trend was dog retail site Chewy.com, which was recently bought by PetSmart for a massive $3.4 billion (£2.6 billion). This was a record amount for an e-commerce deal and was partly due to the fact the site managed…

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Radio Systems corporations expands pet products portfolio with acquisition of Solvit

Solvit

Owner of PetSafe® Brand and SportDOG® Brand, Radio Systems Corporation (RSC), has today announced its acquisition of Solvit™ Products. Specialising in highly functional, easy-to-use pet products for travel, active life, therapeutic and senior care, Solvit™ joins the comprehensive suite of high quality pet products within the company’s popular PetSafe® Brand portfolio. Based in Arlington, TX, Solvit™ Products and its owner Patrick Hoffman have been dedicated to developing quality products that address the unique challenges of dog ownership. Each product has a specific purpose in mind which ensures the pet parent will get more quality time with their beloved pet. The products…

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