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March, 2017

  • 24 March

    Watchdog Pets at Home feature seriously breached Guidelines

    The BBC Trust, has found that a 2015 Watchdog programme featuring Pets at Home was in serious breach of the BBC’s own Editorial Guidelines. It found that the feature lacked accuracy and had failed to be impartial or fair in its portrayal of the company. Concluding its report, the BBC ...

  • 23 March

    Celebrities visit new Bow Wow London Dog Grooming Salon

    Bow Wow London

    Bow Wow London Dog Grooming Salon enjoyed a celebrity-packed opening at 17 Little Russell Street, Central London on 22 March 2017. Amanda Holden and Maria Friedman attended the launch along with their four-legged friends, Buddy the Shichon (Shih Tzu and Bichon Frise cross) and Bingy the Shih Tzu.  The new dog grooming ...

  • 23 March

    Huxley Hound creates organic treats using British-grown veg

    Huxley Hound

    Backed by the bio-science department of Nottingham University, Huxley Hound has created a distinct meat-free treat for dogs. The new product is made with British grown, dehydrated organic veg. Huxley Hound founder, Mike Deane, said: “Whilst  it’s been well known for some while that vegetables and their beneficial nutrients are an ...

  • 23 March

    SARVAL announces £8m expansion

    SARVAL has announced a major upgrade project to its animal by-product (ABP) processing facility in Nottingham. The £8m investment will see a purpose-built centre constructed to house dedicated processing equipment for specialist poultry products. The new lines will utilise the latest technology to process up to 3,000 tonnes of poultry ...

  • 23 March

    PATS sees a rise in visitors

    PATS Sandown has received a three percent rise in the number of visitors this year. A total of 1,917 retailers and buyers visited the show, representing an increase on the number who attended PATS Sandown 2016. Natures Menu’s Peter Roy said his company had experienced a brilliant show, selling over ...

  • 22 March

    New pet products scoop up awards

    Pats Sandown 2017

    A team of expert pet retail judges have chosen the winners of the PATS Sandown 2017 New Product Awards. Over 200 new products were entered for consideration. The judging took place on March 21 2017. Decisions took into account a number of guideline criteria such as product innovation, design, quality, packaging and value ...

  • 21 March

    Freezer giveaway at PATS with Natures Menu

    Natures Menu

    Raw pet food expert, Natures Menu, is giving away exclusive free freezers worth £495 at the PATS Sandown trade show in Surrey. Retailers simply have to visit the Natures Menu stand to place an order worth £250 or more to qualify for a free freezer delivered alongside their order. Not ...

  • 21 March

    Forthglade launches cold pressed dog food

    Forthglade, Cold Pressed

    Forthglade has unveiled its first ever dry dog food, as well as a selection of grain free functional dog treats. The new Cold Pressed dry food for dogs provides a complete nutritionally balanced meal for dogs aged from two-plus months. The recipes are 100 percent natural. The food is gently pressed for just a few ...

  • 20 March

    Owner of PetSafe® Brand aquires Solvit™ Products

    PetSafe, pets

    Owner of PetSafe® Brand and SportDOG® Brand, Radio Systems Corporation (RSC), has announced its acquisition of Solvit™ Products. Solvit™ specialises in highly functional, easy-to-use pet products for travel, active life, therapeutic and senior care. It will join the pet products within the company’s PetSafe® Brand portfolio. Based in Arlington, TX, ...

  • 20 March

    Huge support from MPs for Dog Theft Awareness Day

    Around 50 MPs supported Dog Theft Awareness Day at Westminster. Organised by the Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance and hosted by Dartford MP, Gareth Johnson, the day highlighted the growing crime of dog theft and the devastating impact on owners. Gareth Johnson opened the day by saying: “Dog theft is a ...