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August, 2017

  • 21 August

    More than 3/4 of UK dogs are happy, claims pet food manufacturer

    In celebration of National Dog Day on 26th August, Natures Menu has revealed that more than three quarters of UK dogs are happier than ever. 78 percent of dog owners have said they’ve identified their pooches to be happy, with this being the most recognisable emotion in dogs over sadness (54 …

  • 21 August

    Scruffs® will showcase new POS display at trade show


    Manchester-based pet bed specialists Scruffs® will be displaying its new POS in-store displays at the PATS Telford trade show from September 24-25 2017. These displays are designed to assist the retailer and their customers by highlighting the specific function of Scruffs® technology beds, in conjunction with providing a visually branded …

  • 21 August

    Fish4Dogs sponsors conference


    Fish4Dogs will be the primary sponsor for the 2017 Canine Behaviour and Training Society (TCBTS) Conference, in Coventry, this October. Entitled, The Dog’s Nose Knows, the theme of the event will centre around dogs’ heightened sense of smell. It will ask how this can be used in general training and …

  • 21 August

    ACANA launches new Singles Dog Treats

    Bern Pet Foods has launched ACANA’s brand-new product ACANA Singles Dog Treats, to the UK and Irish markets. Featuring a single animal protein, these treats are formula-matched to ACANA Singles Dry Foods, and include the very same meats, poultry and fish. Made without cooking and completely free of preservatives, ACANA …

  • 18 August

    Charity appeal to replace stolen animal ambulance

    The Mayhew has set up an appeal for an animal ambulance that was stolen on July 8. Mayhew CEO, Caroline Yates, said: “Our Mayhew ambulances have been on the road helping thousands of animals since 1925. They are vital to our work and having one of them stolen is having a …

  • 18 August

    Retail sales increase by 0.3%

    Retail sales increased by 0.3 percent in July 2017, compared with the previous month, according to the Office of National Statistics. This was due to strong sales in food stores at 1.5 percent; recovering from a fall of 1.1 percent in June 2017. The underlying pattern in the quantity bought, measured …

  • 17 August

    Skinner’s celebrates show success

    It has been a busy few months for Skinner’s with three major shows in just two months. Skinner’s were proud to be sponsoring the Dog Arena at this year’s Countryfile Live Show, which was in front of the Skinner’s stand displaying all their products, including the new Skinner’s Life. Skinner’s …

  • 17 August

    Celebrity asks ‘Game of Thrones’ fans to stop buying Huskies

    Fans across the country can’t get enough of Game of Thrones, but the show has sparked an alarming trend – an increased demand for huskies because of their physical similarities to direwolves. Adoring viewers are buying the dogs from pet shops and breeders (often naming them after their favourite characters), then …

  • 17 August

    Battersea offers cats to solve Parliament mouse problem

    Following the news MPs have renewed calls for a cat after another mouse infestation swept the Houses of Parliament, leading animal charity Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has renewed its offer to help solve the growing rodent problem. Having already provided mousers to 10 Downing Street, the Foreign & Commonwealth …

  • 16 August

    Ampet Products appointed UK distributor for the American IMARC engraving machine


    Pet accessory company AmPet Products is launching the IMARC engraving machine at the PATS trade fair next month. Over the past 30 years, this engraving machine has become a market leader in the USA and Europe and is seen regularly at Global Pet Expo, Interzoo and Zoomark International. It has …