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July, 2017

  • 7 July

    Arcadia Reptile expands range for exotic pets

    Acadia Reptile

    Arcadia Reptile has released a selection of brand new products for its EarthPro exotic pet range. Each ‘all natural’ product uses as many organic human grade ingredients as possible. John Courteney-Smith, head of science and innovation at Arcadia Reptile, said: “This has been a very long project for us, as such I …

June, 2017

  • 28 June

    Arcadia launches free in-store booklet

    Arcadia, pets, reptiles

    Arcadia, the provider of innovative pet care solutions, has announced the launch of a free booklet which will be given away to pet stores. The fact-packed hand out aims to educate the public on reptile health. Readers will receive easy-to-understand information in areas such as accurate nutritional supply and everyday mineral and vitamin …

May, 2017

  • 24 May

    Peregrine Livefoods secures exclusive deal with Biopod™

    Peregrine Livefoods

    Peregrine Livefoods has announced an exclusive deal with Biopod™ Biopod™ is the complete reptile and amphibian micro-habitat set to launch globally on 17 July. Company founder Jared Wolfe initially conceived Biopod to be a safe haven for endangered rainforest species, namely frogs. The goal was to re-create conditions found in the wild and assist …

January, 2017

  • 25 January

    Children love pets more than siblings, says new study

    Pets

    Children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than with their brothers or sisters, according to a newly published University of Cambridge study. Children also appear to get on better with their animal companions than with siblings. The research adds to increasing evidence that household pets may have a …

October, 2016

  • 17 October

    Social ‘petworking’ app connects dog owners, dogs and businesses

    Dog Owners

    New, free, social networking app, Bauwow, brings dogs, owners and pet businesses together. The all-in-one interactive community lets dog owners sign up and create a profile on behalf of their pet.  Bauwow’s range of functions includes ‘barking’ at other dogs to make new friends and finding dog-friendly restaurants and shops to …

July, 2016

  • 26 July

    Doctors and vets save dogs’ lives with pioneering technique

    Veterinary Pet Business

    A cutting edge technique has been used to save the lives of dogs with dodgy tickers. Veterinary cardiologists at Davies Veterinary Specialists (DVS) have teamed up with human doctors from St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. Their pioneering procedure is used regularly in human medicine but is rarely available for pets. Dogs with fast, …

May, 2016

  • 10 May

    Tech company helps retailers capitalise on new trend

    Pet brand PetTime aims to tackle the increase in pet obesity by helping owners to maintain pets’ diets via tech devices and a new range food and treats. PetTime’s Hub is a smart treat dispenser with an automated feeder. It uses Internet of Things (IoT) technology and is controlled via a dedicated app. Using PetTime’s range of treats …

December, 2015

September, 2015

  • 21 September

    Blue Planet Aquarium to trial world’s first automated fish health monitor

    Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks will showcase a novel automated fish health monitor for the first time. The monitor is the culmination of three years work in the laboratory of Dr Lynne Sneddon at the University of Liverpool. The Fish Health Monitor is a breakthrough in the field of fish …

July, 2015

  • 7 July

    Bearded dragons show ability to change sex

    Australian central bearded dragons are able to change sex when exposed to high temperatures, claim researchers.  Lead author Dr Clare Holleley and co-author Professor Arthur Georges studied the reptiles at the University of Canberra before publishing a paper in the international journal Nature. They said: “We are so excited about …