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September, 2017

  • 13 September

    Arcadia Reptile placed seven years of research into new heating system

    Arcadia

    The new Arcadia Reptile ‘Deep Heat Projector’ uses cutting edge technology to produce the natural and effective wavelengths of Infra-Red; ‘Infra-Red-A’ and ‘Infra-Red-B’. These vital wavelengths have been almost impossible to replicate within a lamp up until now. “I have been working for well over seven years trying to fix the …

August, 2017

  • 30 August

    Bruce’s Doggy Daycare installs 3G cameras on vehicles

    Doggy Daycare

    Bruce’s Doggy Daycare is rolling out a connected vehicle camera solution across its fleet after footage of a serious road collision involving one of its vans was captured during a trial of Intelligent Telematic’s 3G devices. The IT1000 vehicle camera recorded the moment a vehicle jumped a red light and …

  • 14 August

    New species of grass snake identified in Southern England

    Snake

    Scientists have identified a new species of grass snake within the UK. Barred grass snakes, Natrix helvetica, were previously viewed as a subspecies of the common grass snake Natrix natrix (pictured above). They have now been recognised as a species in their own right. The barred grass snake is grey rather than green and does not …

  • 1 August

    Monkfield Nutrition Ltd. acquires the aquatic side of Arcadia Products Plc

    Monkfield, aquatic, reptile

    Monkfield Nutrition Ltd. has acquired the aquatic side of the Arcadia Products Plc business. This comes shortly after the successful acquisition of Arcadia Reptile in spring 2017. Within a few months stock availability has moved from approximately 50 percent to 93 percent across the Arcadia Reptile range. Several new products have …

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, …