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June, 2017

  • 23 June

    The Pet Perk supports Bring your Dog to Work Day

    Bring Your Dog to Work Day

    In-office sampling gurus, The Work Perk, have launched a new collaboration with Bring Your Dog To Work Day 2017. With 8.5 million dogs and 7.4 million cats registered in the UK alone, The Pet Perk provides an essential service for pet brands – while giving employers the opportunity to brighten up their …

  • 23 June

    Animal feed company secures 3.5m investment

    Dodson & Horrell, investment

    Northamptonshire-based animal feed manufacturer, Dodson & Horrell, plans to improve its productivity and annual turnover. A 3.5m financial package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking is an investment in the modernisation of its plant and machinery. Dodson & Horrell, a family business established in 1939, specialises in animal nutrition. The company …

  • 23 June

    PFMA supports first ever UK-hosted ESVCN congress

    PFMA, Pet Food

    The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) will be hosting a pet food nutrition seminar at the 21st Congress  of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN). It is the first time in history that the UK has hosted ESVCN and PFMA will be supporting the event in Cirencester, …

  • 23 June

    Melton Mowbray encourages businesses to be pet friendly

    Melton Mowbray has launched the PAW-some scheme – a new initiative to encourage more businesses in Melton Mowbray to become pet friendly. Councillor Mal Sheldon, chair of Melton Borough Council of Melton Borough Council’s Rural, Economic and Environmental Committee explained: “According to the Kennel Club, four out of five companies say that they …

  • 23 June

    Get involved today with National Bring your Dog to Work Day

    Thousands of businesses from across the UK will welcome their dog loving employees into the workplace along with their loyal (and well-behaved!) four-legged companions. As well as promoting the benefits of bringing dogs into safe work environments, the goal of the event is to raise money for animal welfare. The two …

  • 23 June

    Warehouse expansion for The Company of Animals

    The Company of Animals  has expanded its warehouse distribution facilities. The expansion reflects the continued growth of the business and will see the firm move its entire warehouse distribution operation from its current location in Bolton to a new facility in Gosport. The planned move, in July 2017, will support the …

  • 22 June

    Fish4Dogs gives pets the red carpet treatment


    Fish4Dogs is celebrating a summer of new product launches which includes Fiskur Teningur – a red fish treat. The company is embracing ‘all things red’ by encouraging customers to give their pets the red carpet treatment. It has launched a competition to find adorable ‘red heads’ prompting owners to post pictures …

  • 22 June

    Scottish Parliament revoke tail docking law

    The Scottish Parliament has decided to reintroduce tail docking for working dogs in Scotland. Vets will now be allowed to shorten the tails of some working dogs. Spaniels and hunt point retrievers will now be allowed to have the final third of the tail removed, which ministers say are at …

  • 22 June

    Skinner’s sponsors Gundog Awards

    gundogs. skinners

    Skinner’s Pet Foods will be sponsoring The Field magazine’s first ever Gundog Awards. Skinner’s has long been associated with working dogs, particularly gundogs. The company has manufactured its working dog food, the Field & Trial range, for around 25 years. Earlier this year Skinner’s also launched its Life range for pets. William Delamore, …

  • 21 June

    RSPCA issues flood advice ahead of thunderstorms

    With the current heatwave set to finish this week and thunderstorms sparking a potential risk of flooding, the RSPCA has issued some advice on how to protect animals from the heavy downpour. The Met office has issued a warning that from today (Wednesday) into Thursday there is the potential for …