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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.

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Naturediet Pet Foods
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Naturediet Pet Foods
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Ferplast UK
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De Lacy Executive
Technical Sales Manager – Pet – North of England
De Lacy Executive
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Pets Choice
National Business Manager

VetSpec Dog Products
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Miro & Makauri
Area Sales Manager
Symply Pet Foods
Field Sales Executive
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Johnson's Veterinary products
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Burns Pet Nutrition
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You couldn't make it up!

First hand experiences from Newshound, our undercover retailer. Share your own retail views and experiences.


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.

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It’s an epic radiothon. Gerard Lovell, Forthglade’s joint MD, is taking part in 15 radio interviews today (December 7) – including Sky News – highlighting the dangers of feeding pets human foods from the Christmas dinner table.
Natural pet food manufacturer Naturediet has donated 70 tonnes of dog food to rescue charities across the country in time for Christmas.
Alpha Feeds has brought out new hypo-allergenic and wheat gluten-free Training Treats.
The RSPCA has issued a warning to pet owners about the dangers some collars pose after a cat needed major surgery.
The appearance of two reindeer at a garden centre has sparked a debate over animal cruelty.
Pets Pantry is located in the Fenland market town of Chatteris, a commuter town for Cambridge, Peterborough and Huntingdon. We meet owner Mark Brackley, who describes it as a traditional, old-fashioned store.
It’s a fact – according to the World Health Organisation – more than two billion people are infected with parasitic worms, including tens of millions of young children and pregnant women.
The manufacturer of ProDen PlaqueOff Animal has acquired Irish animal healthcare company NutriScience, a subsidiary of Ecuphar.
Dog-sitting franchise specialist Barking Mad has won the Micro Business of the Year category at the Amazon Growing Business Awards, held in London.
Celebrity pet lovers and TV vets are calling for new laws to improve pet welfare in an open letter following the publication of a new report by a pet charity revealing that welfare of pets being bred and sold across the UK is at risk.
A Surrey company that claims it was the first in the UK to supply a range of copper-infused products has introduced an anti-odour, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory pet blanket/throw.
New research reveals that nearly half of all owners will be buying a present for their pet this Christmas and men are more than twice as likely as women to buy a premium-end gift for their furry friends.
Ceva Animal Health is launching a new national TV advertising campaign over the festive period.
In a world where people are often suspicious of ‘the small print’, the pet insurance industry is to be applauded, according to Aquarium Software.
Supreme has added two new treat products to its award-winning Tiny Friends Farm range.
Pet bed specialist Scruffs is running a ‘massive’ 20-day giveaway event this week to mark the start of the festive season.
Lynda Ward, owner of recruitment specialist Pet Trade Solutions, says she is regularly asked about salaries and warns that employers and potential employees expectations are often ‘worlds apart’.
Raw pet food manufacturer Natures Menu has recalled one batch of its Country Hunter 80% Farm Reared Turkey with Wholesome Fruit and Veg 1kg frozen raw food because the product contains salmonella, which could cause food poisoning in humans.
Online retailer PetsPyjamas has been appointed official online retailer for the Blue Cross.
Canagan is helping man’s best friend get into the festive spirit this Christmas with a range of ‘seasonal and nutritious’ dinners for pets.
It’s been a great autumn for WildWash.
New analysis conducted by online pet healthcare site MedicAnimal has discovered the level at which Britons consider rainfall levels to qualify for the ‘raining cats and dogs’ tag.
In a bid to give users easy access to its compendium data at any time, NOAH (the National Office of Animal Health) launched a new app at the London Vet Show. This is available for both Apple and Android phones.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has welcomed Dr Tracey King as its new assistant chief executive.
With just under a year to go before AQUA 2017, the UK’s No 1 aquatics and water gardening trade exhibition is shaping up to be ‘one of the best shows ever staged in its history’, say its organisers.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has welcomed a new director to its Board following its AGM held in November.
A rarely-seen type of crab that spends most of its time hidden in the sand has gone on display at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium.
TMC has released a new addition to its award-winning V2iLumenAir range of LED Aquarium Lighting Systems.
Japanese scientists are investigating whether the bubble eye goldfish could have medical uses.
More than 3,000 Londoners had the opportunity last month to unwind in relaxing seating while listening to underwater sounds in an environment that reflected the tranquillity of an aquarium.
Great Yarmouth Sea Life centre marine expert Darren Gook has returned from a conservation mission to the Indian Ocean to help with a pioneering reef restoration programme.
German aquatics manufacturer Eheim has appointed Dirk Henrich as managing director and chairman of the board.
Firefighters helped move hundreds of fish when fire broke out at an Oxfordshire pet shop.
A trade body has criticised a much-quoted statistic on the mortality rates of exported fish as ‘unsubstantiated’.
Distraction thieves targeted a Maidenhead Aquatics branch in Ashtead, Surrey, stealing about £130 from the till.
The Exploris Aquarium in Portaferry, Co Down, reopened last month, almost two years after it closed.
World Feeds has launched invertebrate diets, a holiday feeder and koi pellets.
Treatments are now grouped into four new categories: Water Care, Clean Aquarium, Algae and Fish Aid to help consumers find quickly the product they need and aid merchandising.
Researchers at the University of Southern California have found that fish are susceptible to arthritis
Water treatment specialist Tetra has put forward some theories as to why the Olympic pools suddenly turned green this week.
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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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