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  • Henry Wag announces rebrand

    Pet accessories manufacturer, Henry Wag, has rebranded. Henry Wag ‘s range of products is designed to improve the health and wellbeing of pets and simplify pet ownership. The new branding of the Henry Wag range is positioned to demonstrate how its products will enhance the lifestyle of pets and their owners as well as positively influence […]

  • IPN goes green

    Inspired Pet Nutrition (IPN) has been awarded Green Level accreditation by Investors in the Environment (iiE). This is the highest level achievable within the iiE’s scheme and IPN is the first UK pet food business to go straight from the Bronze Level, which it was awarded last April, to Green Level. Becky Taylor of Investors […]

  • Chris Pratt pranks exotic pet shop

    Guardians of the Galaxy actor, Chris Pratt has been involved in a prank phone call to a Dunstable based pet shop. BBC Radio 1 host Matt Edmondson challenged Pratt to call an exotic pet shop and start each sentence with the next letter of the alphabet, in a game called alphabeticall. Wrigglies Exotic Pets was targeted by […]

  • 60 percent of dogs suffer from health problems

    60 percent of British dogs suffer from health problems, according to new research. Natures Menu, who commissioned the study, showed that research into 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 […]

  • ‘Cleaning products can be deadly for pets’, claims charity

    An animal has died and several others have suffered serious injury from exposure to cleaning products, according to vet charity PDSA. In one particularly harrowing case, the charity said its vets had to euthanize a dog after they were exposed to laundry detergent which caused severe caustic burns to their paws, legs and mouth. Other cases […]

  • 8 out of 10 consumers want to support SMEs

    Eight out of ten consumers are planning to use more independent businesses this year, according a recent survey. Liberis has produced a survey of consumers’ attitudes towards small businesses. Out of the 200 consumers who were asked for the reasons they shop small, 58 percent of respondents said it was for convenience, with the second […]

  • The Dog Treat Company (DTC) debuts at NEC’s Farm Shop & Deli Show

    On April, 24-26, The Dog Treat Company (DTC) attended the NEC’s influential fine food exhibition. The farm shop & deli show, which features human food, also showcased DTC’s distinct dog treats and branded pouches. DCT recently moved into a purpose-built pet treat bakery on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, The firm has been working to create […]

  • Naturo launches canned food for dogs

    Naturo Pet Foods has introduced a new range of 100 percent natural canned foods for dogs, at a competitive £1 per can price point. The company aims to make the natural pet food more accessible to pet owners. Naturo Pet Foods is a Northern Ireland-based company. Its three grain and gluten free flavour varieties each contain […]

  • ‘Primates can be bought as easily as goldfish’, claims Monkey World

    Monkey World is asking for change for the UK pet trade and the legal sale of primates. The plight of pet monkeys in the UK following last year’s petition demanding “Welfare for Wildlife”, was discussed in Parliament yesterday. This was handed into Downing St. by Monkey World director Dr Alison Cronin, MP Richard Drax and musician Peter Gabriel. In […]

  • Melton Mowbray teams up with Mars to create pet friendly town

    Melton Mowbray is bidding to become the UK’s number one pet friendly town. It aims to transform the lives of its residents through a variety of projects that bring pets and people together. Melton Mowbray is planning the activity in response to a newly published report revealing that pets bring a range of economic, health […]

  • Medivet secures £20m funding for new practices

    Medivet has secured a £20 million funding package from HSBC, which will allow the business to progress its acquisition plan to purchase new practices across the UK. Medivet has already used part of the funding facility to acquire six practices – four in Wales and two in South London, with the aim to attain many […]

  • New look for ROYAL CANIN® feline care nutrition

    There will be a new look in-store for ROYAL CANIN®’s Feline Care Nutrition dry range from late April. The six Feline Care dry products will be 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 […]