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July, 2017

  • 17 July

    Burgess Pet Care warns against muesli style diets for rabbits


    Burgess Pet Care has published new research on rabbit nutrition and its impact on health and welfare in a booklet for retailers and vets. The new research, supported by Burgess Pet Care and carried out by The University of Edinburgh, highlights the dangers of feeding rabbits muesli style diets. The practical booklet is …

  • 17 July

    Lily’s Kitchen teams up with PDSA & KidZania

    British pet food producer Lily’s Kitchen has joined forces with the UK veterinary charity PDSA to launch a new activity at KidZania UK in Westfield, London. It aims to help children learn how to keep pets happy and healthy. The new joint-branded Pet Wellbeing Centre at KidZania has been created to educate the next generation …

  • 13 July

    Pet oxygen masks could save animals’ lives

    Oxygen Masks, Smokey Paws

    Not for profit organisation, Smokey Paws, aims to increase the number of specially designed pet oxygen masks available to the UK fire service. It hopes to provide specialist equipment for organisations with multiple animals, such as kennels and catteries, so that pets have a better chance of survival. Smokey Paws was set …

  • 11 July

    Classroom pets are on the decline

    There are fewer pets in UK classroom compared to previous generations, new research shows. More than half of the parents surveyed by Pets at Home (51 percent) had a class pet as a child, compared to 46 percent of children today – and nearly 1 in 5 (17 percent) of …

  • 5 July

    Microchipping stats ‘fall far short of the Government’s claim’

    Despite the UK Government’s claim this year that 95 percent of all dogs are now microchipped, a new report published by Battersea reveals only 65 percent of strays taken in by Local Authorities across the UK even have a chip fitted and too few of them are up to date. …

  • 4 July

    Pet ownership adds €35.5 to Europe’s economy, finds the FEDIAF

    PFMA, FEDIAF, Pets, Europe

    The popularity of cats, dogs, ornamental birds and small mammals remains very high in Europe, reported the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA). The announcement follows the presentation of new facts and figures by the European Pet Food Industry Federation. Around 80 million households in Europe owned at least one pet …

June, 2017

  • 28 June

    Pet accessories market expected to top £1bn by 2021

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    New research from Mintel reveals that nearly a quarter (24 percent) of the UK’s pet owners say it’s important to keep up-to-date with the latest styles of pet accessories. Today’s pet owners truly believe their four legged friends are enjoying the gifts they bestow upon them. More than half (56 …

  • 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

    ROYAL CANIN® searches for ‘rescue pet of the year’

    ROYAL CANIN, Rescue Pet, Cat, dog

    After four years of ROYAL CANIN®’s Rescue Cat of the Year campaign, 2017 sees the competition opened up to owners of rescue dogs as well.   Rescue Pet of the Year 2017 is designed to build awareness for rescue centres and the cats and dogs they care for and rehome, …

  • 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 …