August 16, 2017

  • Dangerous

    Take the Sting out of the Dangerous Dogs Act

    Data analysed by the campaigning organisation Born Innocent, has revealed that people are more likely to die from a bee or wasp sting than a dog attack. Since the introduction of the Dangerous Dogs Act, which has just had its twenty sixth-year anniversary, the average number of deaths due to dog bites in the UK is 2.8 people per year.  This is in contrast to the average number of bites for the ten years before the introduction of the Act, which was 1.1 per year. That is a rise of 155% The number of dogs is believed to have increased…

  • Franprix

    Pooch & Mutt’s Guy Blaskey talks foreign exports with BBC Breakfast following Franprix launch

    Watched by around six million people every day, the UK’s most popular breakfast news programme recently interviewed Pooch & Mutt founder Guy Blaskey. With regular presenters of the show including Charlie Stayt, the interview saw Blaskey discuss languages and foreign exports within business. Rapid growth since its 2008 launch now sees Pooch & Mutt available worldwide with exports including France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Singapore, New Zeland, Dubai and India. Following a trial in Casino stores back in April, last week French grocery store Franprix launched a selection of Pooch & Mutt products. With stores located in and around Paris, Franprix offers a…

  • Snake

    Nottingham pet shop encourages children to consider adopting a pet snake

    A shop in Stapleford held a workshop today (Mon, August 7) to introduce children to keeping pet reptiles – such as dragons, geckos and chameleons. Most kids and their parents are spending the summer holidays going abroad or enjoying the UK but this group of youngsters had a very different experience. The Japanese Water Garden pet shop taught twelve children and their parents how to look after reptiles. Wendy Langford, 50, the shop’s director, said: “With reptile keeping, it can sound a bit daunting but it is all about getting the right environment for them. “We want to break down the myth that a…

  • Fish

    New Natural range released by Town and Country Petfoods

    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…

  • Dinner

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

    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…

FEATURES

Grow

Global pet grooming market poised to grow at around 4.7% between 2015 to 2025.

Apr 10, 2017

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Pet Grooming Market Analysis & Trends – Industry Forecast to 2025” report to their offering, stating that the Global Pet Grooming Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 4.7% during the forecast period 2015 to 2025. This industry report analyses the market estimates and forecasts for all the given segments on global as well as regional levels presented in the research scope. The study provides historical market data for 2013, 2014 revenue estimations are presented for 2015 and forecasts from 2016 till 2025. The study focuses on market…

Easter

Pets at Home to stop selling rabbits over Easter

Apr 5, 2017

Pets at Home is set to stop selling rabbits at all of its 430-plus stores this Easter to educate and inform children on the importance of responsible pet ownership. Customers will not be able to buy or adopt a rabbit during the period between Good Friday and Easter Monday. Each year, customer interest in rabbits increases at Easter due to the holiday’s connection with the Easter Bunny. To ensure families understand the specific needs of rabbits, Pets at Home is hosting free rabbit workshops in all stores throughout the Easter weekend. These sessions help children understand the welfare needs of…

PATS

Excitement mounts as PATS Sandown moves ever closer

Mar 9, 2017

PATS Sandown is gearing up for another memorable exhibition as more than 140 exhibitors get set to showcase a record number of new products at the event on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 21-22. The two-day show is creating a buzz of excitement in the pet industry with companies eager to unveil their latest launches for the new season. The Surrey and Esher Halls at Sandown Park will be packed with stands showcasing innovative new products, and visitors to the show will be greeted by a host of new faces as well as PATS regulars. The positive mood amongst exhibitors was…

Launch

Royal Canin launches brand image focused on education and information

Mar 8, 2017

A new design, presenting Royal Canin’s brand image clearly and a focus on education and information are the highlights of the company’s activity at Crufts 2017. To reflect Royal Canin’s ‘animal first’ ethos, show visitors will have the opportunity to play interactive digital games on the stand to learn more about dogs and particularly their nutritional needs. In addition, a professional photographer will take pictures of dogs visiting the stand which will be live-linked to a photographic mosaic on display throughout the show. Royal Canin is also highlighting its partnership with Guide Dogs UK, where visitors can pull a ticket…

NEWS

Dangerous

Take the Sting out of the Dangerous Dogs Act

Data analysed by the campaigning organisation Born Innocent, has revealed that people are more likely to die from a bee or wasp sting than a dog attack. Since the introduction of the Dangerous Dogs Act, which has just had its twenty sixth-year anniversary, the average number of deaths due to dog bites in the UK is 2.8 people per year.  This is in contrast to the average number of bites for the ten years before the introduction of the Act, which was 1.1 per year. That is a rise of 155% The number of dogs is believed to have increased…

Franprix

Pooch & Mutt’s Guy Blaskey talks foreign exports with BBC Breakfast following Franprix launch

Watched by around six million people every day, the UK’s most popular breakfast news programme recently interviewed Pooch & Mutt founder Guy Blaskey. With regular presenters of the show including Charlie Stayt, the interview saw Blaskey discuss languages and foreign exports within business. Rapid growth since its 2008 launch now sees Pooch & Mutt available worldwide with exports including France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Singapore, New Zeland, Dubai and India. Following a trial in Casino stores back in April, last week French grocery store Franprix launched a selection of Pooch & Mutt products. With stores located in and around Paris, Franprix offers a…

Snake

Nottingham pet shop encourages children to consider adopting a pet snake

A shop in Stapleford held a workshop today (Mon, August 7) to introduce children to keeping pet reptiles – such as dragons, geckos and chameleons. Most kids and their parents are spending the summer holidays going abroad or enjoying the UK but this group of youngsters had a very different experience. The Japanese Water Garden pet shop taught twelve children and their parents how to look after reptiles. Wendy Langford, 50, the shop’s director, said: “With reptile keeping, it can sound a bit daunting but it is all about getting the right environment for them. “We want to break down the myth that a…

Raw

Purrform’s range of raw food

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…

Fish

Fish4Dogs brings back Sweet Ocean Wraps

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…

Group55

Group55 open new premises

In response to continued business growth and future demand for both in-house and private label offerings; Group55 have moved to a new £2m facility in Chorley, Lancashire. The 22, 000 sq. ft. building houses the very latest equipment to maintain the company’s position as one of the world’s leading providers of products to the animal care sector. In addition to all the usual facets you would expect to find at a leading manufacturer, the facility boasts two bespoke laboratories. An impressive development laboratory supports the in-house formulation and development team in creating innovative new products using the very latest ingredients,…

Sleep

Naps in plant pots, slow cookers and dolls’ prams: owners reveal their pets’ strangest sleeping habits

37% of Brits admit that they regularly let their pet sleep in or on their bed Time 4 Sleep launches competition to find the UK’s sleepiest pet With almost half of Brits (43%) declaring that their pet has a positive impact on their stress levels, it’s hardly a surprise that the UK has become a nation obsessed with our furry companions. Research1 by online bed specialist, Time 4 Sleep, found that over a third of Brits can’t resist a cuddle with their pet even when they’re in bed, with 37% of Brits admitting that they regularly let their dog or…

3p

3P Enterprises announces additions to Gloucestershire based team

Guy Mayhew joins as sales representative responsible for developing relationships with existing customers and expanding the customer base in new market areas. Guy comes from a banking and insurance sales backgound and expresses a desire to move away from service based sales to a more product and consultative sales role. Guy has a record of excellent sales and customer service and will be a welcome addition to the team. Pauline Harvey joins the team as customer support administrator, responsible for processing and despatching orders, assisting customers enquiries and supporting the sales team. Pauline comes to 3P with many years of…