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Tis’ the season to feed wild birds
Now that the first frosts and snow have landed, chances are that home owners are thinking more about wild birds. These manufacturers have a range of products and good ideas on how to encourage people to feed wild birds, and hopefully convert them to year-round feeders.
Naturediet Pet Foods
Business Development Manager
Naturediet Pet Foods
Territory Sales Manager - South West, South Wales and the Channel Islands
Pet Technical/Commercial Advisor – The Midlands
De Lacy Executive
Technical Sales Manager – Pet – North of England
De Lacy Executive
National Business Manager
VetSpec Dog Products
Sales Agents – South East England
Miro & Makauri
Area Sales Manager
Symply Pet Foods
Field Sales Executive
Sales Representative – South West and South Wales
Johnson's Veterinary products
Sales Representative in the Republic of Ireland
Burns Pet Nutrition
Sales Agents Wanted
PJ Pet Products
You couldn't make it up!
First hand experiences from Newshound, our undercover retailer. Share your own retail views and experiences.Newshound
Greedy dalmatian gets in a spot of bother
A dalmatian was left needing emergency vet treatment after gorging on human treats and 36 dog chews while her owner was out.
Mischievous Molly, from Middlesbrough, sniffed a bag of food shopping that owner Kerry Buck had put away safely – or so she thought. Molly gobbled up 36 Dentastix, eight sultana buns and a packet of mini eggs. When Kerry (28) returned home she was horrified to find her beloved dog seriously ill with sickness and diarrhoea.
Kerry said: “I’d only popped out for 25 minutes. When I got home, it was absolute chaos – Molly had been sick everywhere. I rushed over to her, she was frothing at the mouth and very lethargic. I could see what food she had been eating so I rang PDSA straight away.”
Not only did the stolen food stash make Molly unwell, but her life hung in the balance as sultanas and chocolate are highly toxic to dogs.
Molly was given immediate treatment at PDSA’s Middlesbrough Pet Hospital to stabilise her condition.
Head nurse Steph Williams said: “Molly ate a potentially lethal cocktail of ingredients. Sultanas affect kidney function and can lead to organ failure, while chocolate contains a substance called theobromine, which attacks the central nervous system and can be life threatening.
“It never ceases to amaze me how pets can get themselves into trouble and get their paws on food – even when it’s supposedly out of reach. Thankfully for Molly, there seems to be no lasting effects and she has made a great recovery.”
The spice gulls
Hungry seagulls are turning orange while scavenging at a curry factory in Wales.
At least one of the birds has fallen into a vat of chicken tikka massala and needed to be cleaned up by vets, according to a report in the Northern Echo. Measures are now being taken to avoid this happening in the future.
Paw me a jack spaniels!
The world’s first bar staffed by dogs has opened in London.
Bar D’Alsace-tian has apparently trained dogs to deliver drinks contained in miniature barrels strapped to their collars.
CoCoMutts - virgin coconut oil for dogs - FREE next day delivery for trade customers
Gablestock - superior wild bird food
Kent Pet Care - microfibre towels for dogs
Oasis London - wholesaler to the aquatic trade
Worldwide Tropicals - suppliers of acclimatised fish to the aquatic trade
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Once again the fireworks season has come round, and many pet owners will be looking for solutions to help their cats and dogs cope with the loud noises.
Our guide lists products that are available for retailers to stock that can help owners find a solution.
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