August 19, 2017

The return of the Family Pet Show

The Family

The only indoor pet show in UK where owners can bring their pet returns with its fifth edition this fall on 30 September and 1 October 2017. The Family Pet Show is an open, inclusive community for all animal-lovers with a full line-up of exciting shows, workshops and programmes in five areas Dog World, Cat World, Furries World, Exotic World and Bird World. Two action-packed days of agility demonstrations, free informative sessions on nutrition behaviour even from the experts at Pet Reiki and a kids play area with a double decker play bus, craft and face painting workshops, are among…

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Pets at Home Worcester to hold a tennis ball amnesty

pet event

A Worcester pet shop is holding a tennis ball amnesty this Saturday July 8, to celebrate the first weekend of Wimbledon 2017. Pets at Home Worcester is encouraging owners and their dogs to bring their old slobbery tennis balls into store to dispose of them. Customers who take part in the amnesty are being encouraged to shout the classic umpire catchphrase, “new balls please”, upon discarding their old tennis ball dog toy to receive a free, brand new one. Great Britain’s Andy Murray, who will be hoping to progress past Dustin Brown in the second round recently admitted to Pets…

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TRIXIE launches a range of new products

Pet products

TRIXIE have released a variety of new items from an inflatable protective collar to a luxury cat scratching cube. Well covered: TRIXIE Protective Body    The flexible protective body made of lightweight, breathable and elastic material protects your pet’s wounds after operations and injuries, e.g. after a castration.  It stops the pet from licking the places in question raw. That speeds up the healing process. The Velcro fastening allows easy opening and fixing the body into place. The protective piece of clothing can be individually adjusted with Velcro fastening, rows of studs and a drawstring. With slot for attaching a leash….

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Local Pembrokeshire dogs offered free health MOTs by PDSA

Pet Health

Leading vet charity, PDSA, is offering free health MOTs to dogs around Pembrokeshire later this month, as part of its campaign mission for every pet to have a happy and healthy life. A PDSA vet nurse will be on board one of the charity’s PetCheck vehicles, which travels across the UK every year providing free health checks and offering expert pet care advice. The charity will be at the following locations: Tuesday, June 27, 11 am – 6 pm, The Commons Car Park, Commons Road, Pembroke. Wednesday, June 28, 11 am – 6 pm, Havens Head Car Park, Milford Haven,…

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Devoted Pet Foods is about to launch its grain-free dog and cat food range across Japan

Japan

Following a recent successful visit to the Interpets trade show in Tokyo, Devoted has signed up with a distributor to launch its products to one of the world’s largest markets in July this year. Devoted’s director Tom Kibble is looking forward to the challenge of promoting the benefits of high meat content, grain-free foods for dogs and cats, as he explained that the Japanese grain-free pet food market is still very much in its infancy. Tom commented: “The purpose of exhibiting at the show was to gather more information about the Japanese market and to ultimately meet a distributor but…

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Fish revealed to be UK’s favourite pet

Fish

Recent research conducted by Tetra has found that around 33 million fish make up some of the 54 million pet owning households across the UK. Tetra suggested that this could be due to the positive impacts fish can have on children, by creating a relaxing environment, boosting development at school and improving social skills. The research found that children with pets perform better in school, meeting or exceeding teacher’s expectations by almost 10% vs children without any pets. When it comes to interacting with others, those with pets are also more confident and friendly. The type of pet also has…

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Naturo launches new cans of natural pet food

Natural

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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ROYAL CANIN Feline Care Nutrition packaging set for redesign

Nutrition

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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New Puppy Mama app aims to ease the life of women and their dogs

App

Puppy Mama is a new community app that connects women and their dogs with pet-friendly travel, services, places and activities. It is live on Kickstarter and raising funds to bring the project to life. Created due to a difficulty in traveling with dogs in the United States, and with only 8% of workplaces and less than 2% of restaurants are dog-friendly. Puppy Mama is hoping to change that by leveraging technology to help women connect with one another and share information that will remove the friction in finding pet-friendly travel, places, and  social events. When community members find a location they love, they can easily add a…

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Dog food brand Hey Diddle Diddle to launch new packaging

Rebrand

Hey Diddle Diddle, a range of premium cat and dog food, has been launched in Tesco with pack design by Equator. The range follows extensive research into changing consumer demands for pet nutrition and was developed by C & D Foods. It’s aimed at addressing a gap in the market for a high quality, naturally hypoallergenic product that provides clear dietary advice. Salma Khan, category development director at C & D Foods, approached Equator to design the packaging for a premium pet food brand that would see a move away from traditional, formulaic pet food design formats towards a more…

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