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November, 2017

  • 17 November

    CSJ celebrates double award success

    CSJ, Dog Food, Award

    Pet food brand, CSJ, has been named ‘Best Dog Food of the Year Award’ at The Welsh Enterprise Awards 2017. The event was created to celebrate SMEs which stand out from the crowd. The Award Coordinator said: “It has been a true privilege to showcase the very best businesses and individuals driving …

  • 17 November

    Pets at Home opens new store within Tesco Extra

    Pets at Home, Durham, Tesco

    Pets at Home has partnered with Tesco to open a new store within the supermarket chain’s Durham branch. The store officially opened on 11 November at Tesco Extra on Durham’s Dragonville Industrial Estate. It includes a pet pharmacy which will provide a large range of health care products including supplements, …

  • 17 November

    Supreme Products invests in audio branding

    Supreme, Pets, audio branding, horses

    Supreme Products has made a strategic investment in audio branding to strengthen its marketing presence. The company, which supplies equine preparation products and garments, turned to audio branding specialist PHMG to create a polished sound to match the its professional brand image. A tailored production has been developed using bespoke …

  • 17 November

    Rejection of Brexit bill clause ‘concerning’, says BVA

    Brexit, Animal Welfare, MPs, Clause

    MPs have voted to reject the inclusion of a crucial clause that would transfer the recognition of animal sentience into UK law post Brexit in an eight-hour parliamentary debate on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill (15 November). Green MP Caroline Lucas submitted an amendment clause (NC30), which sought to transfer the EU …

  • 17 November

    OATA introduces new members to Board of Directors

    OATA, Fish, Pets

    The aquatic industry trade body, OATA, has welcomed three new directors to its Board, following its annual general meeting held in November. Caroline Everett of Anglo Aquatic Plants, Dr Donna Snellgrove of Mars Petcare and Simon Strode of Tetra will now attend board meetings. The vacancies were created when the …

  • 15 November

    7m pet owners could be feeding toxic food to dogs and cats

    Webbox. Toxic pet food

    A new survey from Webbox has suggests that over 7 million (60 percent) pet owners in the UK are giving their companions human foods that are toxic when consumed by dogs and cats. The research, commissioned by pet food manufacturer Webbox, suggested that 1.4 million pet owners could be feeding their …

  • 14 November

    Bands take to the stage for PDSA

    Pet-loving music stars Kaiser Chiefs, Jessie J and The Vamps are all taking to the stage for a brand new charity festival to celebrate the nation’s love of pets and raise funds for their care. PDSA PetLife Festival ’18 is a festival in a day, designed for both music fans …

  • 14 November

    Illegal puppy trade fuelled by Christmas

    The illegal smuggling of puppies has seen a surge in the run up to Christmas. Nearly 100 puppies were seized in just one week during a covert operation at the UK border by Dogs Trust as devious breeders and sellers hone in on the Christmas trade. The charity believes this …

  • 14 November

    Pets boost small business sales

    In the run up to Small Business Saturday (taking place on 2 December), American Express research reveals how a ‘shop dog’ can boost sales for small business owners. Having a pet on the payroll can boost the income of small shops across the UK as a whole by as much …

  • 13 November

    Lily’s Kitchen awarded B-Corporation status

    Lily’s Kitchen has been awarded B-Corporation status for the second time. B Corp is a global movement that is redefining success in business. Regular companies exist for the interests of their shareholders. B Corps are companies where the interests of employees, communities and the environment rank alongside those of shareholders. B …