Worcester-based pet product inventor, Peter Hill, was seen securing an investment on BBC programme\u00a0Dragons\u2019 Den\u00a0on Sunday 16 September for his innovative pet products \u2018Pedaldish\u2019 and \u2018Katfone.\u2019\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDeborah Meaden made a \u00a330,000 offer to Hill for a 33 percent stake in his company, which he agreed upon.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHill designed the Pedaldish, a sealed pet lunchbox that prevents food from spoiling, from parts he found in his garage.\u00a0The product is already available in Pets at Home after Hill pitched it to buyers at the national retailer\u2019s Innovation Day in August 2015 \u2013 a day held for up-and-coming pet product designers.\r\n\r\nHis invention aims to provide a long-term, sustainable solution to the problem of having to throw away spoilt pet food. It is claimed that flies can\u2019t reach it and floating airborne microbes are kept away from it, reducing the risk of infections. The design of the Pedaldish means that cats and small dogs can open the lid by stepping onto the ramp and the container is also raised off the floor, so pets don\u2019t have to crouch to eat, which is said to help them with digestion.\r\n\r\nHill\u00a0has also designed the \u2018Katfone\u2019, a whistle that contains ultrasounds which can be heard by cats from up to a mile away and can be adjusted to create a unique tone for each cat.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHill said: "I had the idea from my own experience of coming home and finding my cats\u2019 food untouched and covered in fly eggs. With a sense of frustration, I modified a pedal bin, fitted it with a ramp and taught my cats to step onto it when they wanted to eat. From that day I never lost pet food to flies ever again. Over the months, people coming to my kitchen saw my cats using the homemade feeder and it became the source of many discussions.\r\n\r\n"When I started getting requests to make them, I knew it was something that could help other pet owners.\u00a0I\u2019m absolutely thrilled to have successfully pitched in the Dragons\u2019 Den and grateful to Pets at Home for believing in my product from the start. My dream is for the Pedaldish to become a staple item in the home of every small dog and cat owner in the UK."\r\n\r\nClaire Gavin, director of Private Brands and Innovation at Pets at Home, added: "When Pete presented his invention to us several years ago, he was one of the most prepared and well thought through candidates of any of the Innovation Days we\u2019ve ever held. We\u2019re delighted that Pete has secured this monumental investment and raised his profile on the show, and we can\u2019t wait to see what he comes up with next."