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September, 2017

  • 26 September

    PetSafe® Brand launches new Microchip Cat Flap

    Microchip, PetSafe, Cat Flap

    PetSafe® Brand has launched its new cat door, the PetSafe® Microchip Cat Flap. Simple to install, the door has been designed to give cats easy access to the outside world while keeping out troublesome unwanted cats and other animals. The PetSafe® Microchip Cat Flap reads a cat’s unique microchip ID and doesn’t require …

  • 26 September

    PetQuip reveals the winners of 2017’s awards


    International trade association, PetQuip, has celebrated its fifth annual award ceremony for the pet sector. 22 companies were honoured during a dinner and party at the Telford International Centre on September 24th.  The awards were presented by Pat Flynn, PetQuip trade association manager, and Amanda Sizer Barrett MBE, director general of …

  • 22 September

    Cornish brand launches new fish-based pet treats


    New brand, Purely Fish, has entered the dog treat market. Launched within the last six months, it produces pet treats created from fish ‘fit for human consumption’. Made from natural ingredients, Purely Fish dog treats are rich in Omega 3, gluten free, hypoallergenic and low in calories. In the UK, Purely …

  • 22 September

    Scruffs® showcases new autumn and winter products for dogs


    Scruffs® has reported a successful trip to GLEE, September’s gardening and outdoor living trade show. The pet bedding company used the event to showcase new product ranges for autumn and winter 2017, along with the company’s new POS display options. Group sales director at Scruffs®, Dubby Klyne said: “We would …

  • 22 September

    PIF announces results of rabbit nutrition study

    The Pet Industry Federation (PIF) will announce the results of its year long research study into the differences between feeding muesli and nuggets to rabbits at the Pet Industry Forum on the 28 November. The study set out to validate a previous study (Meredith et al., 2015; Prebble et al., …

  • 22 September

    New BVA president hopes to ‘work together’

    Senior lecturer at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) John Fishwick was today announced as president for the British Veterinary Association (BVA) for 2017/2018. After graduating from Cambridge University in 1985, John worked in small animal and farm animal general practice. Specialising in cattle health and production, he became a lecturer …

  • 21 September

    US sales of pet treats outpace dog/cat food

    The sale of pet treats has outpaced both dog and cat food in the last five years in the US. New research from Mintel has revealed that treats sales increased by 29 percent between 2012-17 to reach $4.39 billion. Meanwhile, dog food sales grew eight percent between 2012-17 to reach …

  • 21 September

    Pet food company invests in new team members

    Natures Menu has made several appointments to its marketing and sales teams in a bid to further develop the company. Nick Munby has joined the company as marketing manager with Tracy Martin coming on board as the company’s e- commerce and digital manager. Luke Petipher and Lilianna Mazzocchi have joined the …

  • 20 September

    PIF announces new dog walker code

    The Pet Industry Federation (PIF) has today announced details of a new code of practice for professional dog walkers which has been developed in collaboration with Dogs Trust and RSPCA. Professional dog walking is becoming an increasingly common service due to the changing habits of the general population and a …

  • 20 September

    RCVS launches programme to encourage veterinary innovation

    At its inaugural Innovation Symposium held in London on Wednesday 20 September 2017, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) launched ViVet, an ambitious and wide-ranging programme designed to ensure veterinary professionals are at the forefront of innovation in the animal health sector. ViVet was inspired by Vet Futures, the …