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February, 2017

  • 23 February

    Forthglade launch new limited edition dog food

    Forthglade has launched a new limited edition Spring dog food. Produced in Devon, Forthglade’s Complete Lamb with Spring Veg & Mint is 100 percent natural and also grain free. Available to stock from early March, the recipe contains 75 percent lamb, gently steamed with delicious vegetables and mint. Suitable for dogs ...

  • 22 February

    Dog has lucky escape after swallowing a toy train

    A Plymouth dog has survived swallowing a toy train thanks to vet charity PDSA. Nine-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Cyril, got his paws on a ‘Clarabel’ toy – the famous character from Thomas the Tank Engine at the family home in Torpoint. The family realised something was wrong when their ...

  • 22 February

    Natures Menu wins Feefo Gold Service award

    Natures Menu

    Natures Menu has won a Feefo Gold Service award. The independent seal of excellence recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, rated by real customers. Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded to businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews. All the awards are based purely on the ...

  • 22 February

    Arden Grange competition continues until 31 March

    Arden Grange

    Retailers still have time to win £1000 in holiday vouchers. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Arden Grange has inviting independent stockists of its products to take part in a product display competition. Retailers simply need to create a memorable Arden Grange-themed display either in their window or store, take a picture of it ...

  • 21 February

    75,000 meals donated to animal charities

    Hertfordshire based pet food brands, Barking Heads and Meowing Heads, are donating over 75,000 meals of their  dog and cat food to a number of animal charities across the UK this month. Named after their canine mascot, ‘Bailey’s wet food giveaway’ hopes to raise awareness for the many pets bought as ...

  • 20 February

    Northern Pet Trade launch new website

    Northern Pet Trade has launched its new, improved website for trade customers, www.northernpettrade.com. The slick new design of the website makes it easy to search through the hundreds of products available, view the 40+ brands on offer and browse larger, full colour photographs of every item before purchase. Customers can ...

  • 20 February

    Pond plant alternatives offered by Association

    Pond plant alternatives have been offered by the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association. As pond season approaches, OATA is reminding retailers that they can no longer sell four popular pond plants – unless they already have a contract in place with their suppliers. American skunk cabbage (Lysichiton americanus), Cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana), Lagarosiphon ...

  • 20 February

    1,000 chicks abandoned in a field

    A sea of day-old chicks were left abandoned in a field in Cambridgeshire. Members of the public spotted about 1,000 chicks running around Crowland, near Peterborough last Friday. The RSPCA has launched an investigation into the incident. RSPCA inspector Justin Stubbs said: “I have never seen anything like it, it ...

  • 17 February

    Animal shelter slams the rise in shock collars

    Cheltenham Animal Shelter has slammed the use of shock collars having seen a recent surge in dogs wearing them or having worn them in the past. The shelter says ‘shock collars should never, ever be a part of your pets training’. The topic of shock collars is widely debated within the ...

  • 17 February

    Americk Packaging shows commitment to pet sector

    PATS Sandown Pet Retail

    Pet companies with an interest in complete packaging solutions will be in luck at PATS Sandown in March 2017. Americk Packaging has announced plans to attend the trade show and showcase options for flexibles, labels and carton board packaging. Sales director Neil Riley commented. “This is our second PATs Show and ...