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Wonder Pigeon from Harkers – now available as a trial size

Harkers “Wonder Pigeon” a remedy designed to treat against intestinal bacteria is now available to purchase in a new 150gm trial size – allowing your customers to try the product before purchasing the larger 500gm or 1kg size.

Originally only available in the zoological market for intestinal diseases, it has been thoroughly tested on pigeons, producing astonishing results.

“Wonder Pigeon” contains a patented mixture of essential fatty acids (bound with glycerol to monoglycerides) with a natural antibacterial activity to kill intestinal bacteria fast and aid a speedy recovery.

Wonder Pigeon is designed to –

  • Aid in the correction of digestion
  • Increase the appetite
  • Improve recovery of the intestinal flora
  • Strengthen the natural resistance
  • Boost the immune system
  • Support the metabolism
  • Increase nutrient absorption

Wonder Pigeon can be used as an alternative for many medical and other products on the market. It is as close to a perfect solution as could possibly be. It improves digestion, conditioning and assists flight training. By improving digestion, it will promote overall condition. By administering a small daily dose up to 4ml, depending on the time of year, it will reduce the need for antibiotics and other medication. Wonder Pigeon is one of only a few products on the market that are effective against young bird sickness when used continuously.

Top Fanciers across the UK have been using Wonder Pigeon. Feedback so far includes a big improvement in plumage and general condition in birds given the product compared to birds who were not. Rounder and harder droppings were also noted.

B.R Holroyd Netherton, West Yorkshire has been using the product “I have used Wonder Pigeon during my breeding season. I had a 98% hatch rate and I am very pleased with the results. The young birds are strong and healthy, the droppings remain firm and the feathering of the birds is excellent. All my old, young and stock birds are in a healthy, good condition after using Wonder Pigeon and Hormoform and I intend on using both during the whole of the racing season”

“Without question, Wonder Pigeon from Harkers has got to be the finest and best product I have used these past 50 years, in breeding and racing pigeons. More to the point such tried and tested products can also be given in conjunction with Wonder Pigeon” Richard Boylin, French Pigeon Breeder.

“Wonder Pigeon is a great product, within two weeks of using I have seen a difference in the condition of my birds, their feather quality has improved and their general health is better, I have also not seen any young bird sickness since introducing” Mark Gilbert.

You can order the new 150gm trial size Wonder Pigeon direct from our sales team by calling 01284 761131 or by visiting the trade section of our website here. Wonder Pigeon is also available in a 500gm and 1kg size.

For more information on Wonder Pigeon or any of the Harkers range contact us on 01284 761131

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New product launched wins award at the Trust Pet Products Show – Vizlite® Dual Technology Dog Jackets

Petlife International have improved their current range of Hi Viz dog jackets, incorporating new Vizlite technology; to increase visibility when walking dogs in the dark.

Petlife’s range of lightweight 3 in 1 Hi-Vis dog jackets are unique, made with a material which is produced in the UK, using NASA research and technology. The coats significantly outperform others on the market and have been a best seller through the pet trade, for several years. 2017 sees the introduction of new and innovative Vizlite® technology to further enhance the ability to keeping dogs safe on walks in the dark.

Petlife Vizlite® Dual Technology Dog Jackets incorporate two Vizlite strips on either side, which are charged in natural light in under 10 minutes and will glow In darkness for up to 8 hours thereafter – without batteries or electricity.

James Hancock, Sales Director at Petlife International, “We are constantly looking at innovative designs to improve our range of pet products. Incorporating Vizlite strips into our dog jackets will provide high visibility in all light conditions whilst continuing to keep dogs warmer for longer when out walking”

The new jackets were well received at the Trust Pet Products Trade Show, being announced as winner of the favourite product category and runner up in the most innovative product category. Trade buyers are encouraged to order stock now to piggy back off media exposure coming up and to avoid disappointment.      

The VizLite® DT Dog Jackets come in 11 different sizes to suit most dog breeds, shapes and sizes and are machine washable at 40°C. Orders can be placed by telephoning 01284 761131 or email sales@vetbed.co.uk

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A busy PATS Sandown

Petlife enjoyed another successful PATS show recently, at Sandown; greeting customers old and new on their stand over the 2 days. A favourite on the Petlife events calendar, it always gives the team the opportunity to get out of the office and showcase new products alongside the existing range.

New products for 2017 included the Flecta Vizlite® DT dog jackets which picked up many new orders in readiness for the Autumn selling period, with customers pleased to see something truly unique and innovative launching at the show. Having the vast choice of Vetbed designs on display helped customers with their buying decision making and a new Oxbow floor display stand secured several new positions in customer’s retail premises over the coming months.

Petlife will be taking the exhibition stand to the PATS show in Telford later in 2017

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PATS Sandown – 21-22 March

Petlife International will once again be exhibiting at PATS Sandown on the 21st and 22nd March. Returning to stand E8 in the Surrey Hall, we’ll be showcasing old favourites with new designs as wPATS SANDOWN 2016ell as brand new products for 2017.

On the Petlife stand, there will be the ever popular Vetbed® range alongside a brand-new design for the spring and the recently re-packaged Vetbed® Gold. Alongside this, the Oxbow range of feeds, treats and supplements for small herbivores as well as the Harkers range of healthcare, hygiene and feed supplements for racing pigeons, including two new products recently launched and well received, the 4 in 1 Spot On and Ridmite. An old favourite Safebed will be available as well as the Wipeout Household Flea Spray with a brand-new look.

Making its debut appearance at PATS, an exciting development on our already popular 3 in 1 Hi-Vis Dog Jacket to further enhance the ability to keep owners and dogs safe on winter walks, the ‘Petlife VizLite® Dog Jacket’. With a light reflecting strip that doesn’t just reflect light but charges under light, without electricity or batteries and emits it for up to 8 hours, whilst remaining lightweight and extremely thermally efficient.

We look forward to seeing customers old and new at PATS, if you can’t make it but would like more information on any of the products mentioned, give our sales team a call on 01284 761131.

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Wipeout – an environmentally friendly product for the control of fleas in the household, is now available in a more user friendly bottle at a lower cost.  

Petlife International have recently taken production of their popular flea spray in house, allowing them to reduce costs and pass these savings onto both the trade aWipeout 500ml Spray Bottlend end user. The trigger spray replaces the original can packaging and gives the customers 66% more product at a lower cost.

A problem all year round, fleas particularly thrive in warmer conditions and are more likely to settle in their immediate environment – including furnishing and carpets. Surprisingly fleas on a pet represent only 5% of the flea population and this small amount is usually picked up by the pet from within the home. With the other 95% lurking in carpets and furniture it is therefore as important to treat the home as it is to treat the animal.

Chemicals have traditionally been used to control fleas and mites, triggering allergies, damaging materials and having a detrimental effect on the environment. Many conventional home treatments are slow to work, and do not stop pupae from hatching. As soon as one set of fleas is wiped out, new fleas develop and the problem continues – meaning you spend more money on treating the problem.

Wipeout from Petlife International is a pesticide free product which rewrites the way consumers can d
eal with pests in the home and on their pets. Wipeout seals adult fleas, eggs, larvae and pupae by engulfing them in a sticky trap of silicones – fleas and larvae are rendered helpless and immobile, whilst eggs and pupae are unable to hatch. This means that unlike other treatments, Wipeout is a firm favourite with many and is now even more environmentally and user friendly, as the original spray has been replaced with a trigger spray bottle; giving more coverage and at a lower cost to the user.

A quick spray around the home is all that’s needed to safely eliminate all fleas for at least six weeks, and there is no need to clear the area being treated. Coupled with a spot-on treatment given directly to pets, the problem should effectively be eliminated. Wipeout contains silicones which are completely safe and used in everyday household products and cosmetics.

Wipeout belongs to the Petlife family of innovative products which includes the original Vetbed – as recommended by vets across the globe.

To stock up on the newly re-packaged Wipeout, call our sales team on 01284 761131 or order via the website.

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New Year – New Look …………..Vetbed® Gold has a makeover.

A favourite with the professional animal care industry for many years, Vetbed® Gold hVetbed Gold 2620 angled row
as been re-packaged to make it more user friendly for display purposes and to make it easier for the consumer to identify on the shelf.
The new header wraps wrap around the bed and replace the hanger and header card making it easier to display as well as giving the customer the opportunity to see and feel the quality themselves.
Petlife International, owners of the Vetbed® brand and range of products will also be introducing a new colour to the existing range – charcoal. Alongside the existing range of white, grey, blue, red and burgundy, the charcoal comes in the following sizes 18”x 14”, 26”x 20”, 37”x 28” and 50”x 30”, to suit all types of dogs – also available in 10 metre rolls.

Vetbed® Gold deveVetbed Gold 2620 charcoalloped out of the original V
etbed®. It has all the same benefits of the market leader, plus extra properties that make it particularly beneficial to the veterinary profession and domestic user alike.
Vetbed® Gold contains Ultra-Fresh®, a safe, non-toxic anti bacterium containing a silver additive integrated within the fibres that is safe, effective, durable and does not wash out. Over the lifetime of the bedding, it will provide effective control of bacteria, mould, mildew and fungi – often the cause of smells and odours – and help to create a more hygienic environment. In addition, because of its work against bacteria, dead skin (both human and animal) is prevented from decaying. This means that the common dust mite is starved, and consequently dies. This is a tremendous benefit to animals that are house dust mite sensitive, or that generally suffer from skin allergies.

To stock up on the newly re-packaged Vetbed® Gold call our sales team on 01284 761131 or order via the website.

 

 

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PATS Telford 2016 

The Petlife 2016 Christmas Vetbed range was well received by visitors to the Telford PATS show. Red Snowflakes proved very popular with many and said aside from tempting customers to treat their pets to a fPATS 2016 TELFORDestive bed the design would be a great addition to Christmas window and instore displays. The cracking choice of seasonal designs takes nothing away from the quality customers have come to expect from the UK’s No. 1 and original Vetbed.

A brand new look for the entire range of Oxbow feeds for rabbits and guinea pigs grabbed the attention of many visit
ors passing the Petlife stand. A popular consensus from retailers at the show suggested they prefer the new shelf friendly packaging and the new brighter, more vibrant look.

The popular and unique 3 in 1 dog jacket, available in a choice of sizes, continues to grow in sales and particularly at this time of year as temperatures drop and the darker nights draw in. Smart customers are placing orders now, keen to take advantage of early season offers and to stock up before the cold, dark nights are really upon us!

As always PATS Telford is an exhibition the Petlife team would not miss – it is an excellent opportunity to catch up with friends old and new, and the perfect platform to launch new ranges to the trade.

 

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PATS Telford 2016.

You can find Petlife International on stand E40, sitting alongside many old favourites we have a cracker of a showcase of unique and original festive Vetbed designs, for Christmas 2016. Visitors to PATS 2016 can take advantage of some great show offers including 5 + 1 free or buy 2 get 1 half price on all Vetbed rolls and pre-cut pieces. A firm favourite with dog and cat owners. Just one of many special offers exclusive to the stand at the show.

We will also be launching brand new, eye catching, packaging for the Oxbow range of fortified feeds for small animals. The new look is purposely designed to really stand out on the shelf whilst reassuring the content is still the favourite premium fortified feed for pet owners.

The stand is always a popular place for customers old and new to meet up. We hope to see you there on stand E40.

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PATS Sandown 2016

A perennial favourite with the Petlife team, PATS Sandown 2016 once again confirmed its place as a ‘must attend’ event.

Launching the Christmas 2016 Vetbed designs as the clocks went forward for British summertime didn’t put the visitors to the stand off with plenty of interest from trade, particularly the red and white snowflake design.

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Keeping up with latest current colour trends, the newest addition to the Vetbed range, purple with white hearts, bones and paw prints was the top seller from the huge range of colours and designs available in original Vetbed, Non- Slip and Gold.

Footfall was busy at the show with a good number of new customers, including many from overseas. Petlife supplies products worldwide and is a recognised brand in many overseas markets. Attending the show is as much about meeting existing customers as it is about building new relationships, old or new faces it’s always a pleasure.