Enter a pic of your ‘Pooch Passenger’ and win

Pooch passenger

If your dog loves a road trip, gets excited every time they see you’re heading for the driveway and simply can’t wait to hop on in to the car, then you’re definitely going to want to give the brand new competition from The Car Buying Service a go.

 
Enter a picture of your eager ‘Pooch Passenger’ and you could win a £50 Pets at Home voucher so you can spoil your furry travel companion with a treat or two.

 
Take part in the competition and you’ll not only be in with a chance of winning this top prize, but you’ll also be doing your bit for charity too, because The Car Buying Service will donate £1 to Manchester Dogs’ Home for every pic they receive.
Entering’s easy: just take a quick snap of your dog in the car – the more creative the better (nothing dangerous, though, of course) – then share the picture publicly on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #poochpassenger.

 
Want some inspiration when it comes to creating your pic? Then take a look at the special #poochpassenger page where you can see all the entries that have been submitted so far; once you’ve sent in your image, it’ll be displayed there too.

 
To find out more and read the full terms and conditions, head on over to www.thecarbuyingservice.co.uk/pooch-passenger/

Can You Guess the Most Searched Puppy in 2014?

Financial service startup Bought By Many recently created a research report listing the most searched puppies in the UK in 2014. Can you guess what’s number one? We couldn’t… The results will surprise you.

Trending Puppies
This year there is a brand new puppy in first place. The brilliantly named Cockapoo has grabbed the nations attention this year and has been named the UK’s most searched puppy.A mixture between the Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle, these pups have knocked the Cocker Spaniel off the top spot to number four.

German Shepherd puppies have seen a surge in popularity in 2014, rising six places to 5th, with Husky, Golden Retriever, and Boxer puppies also making gains. Meanwhile, Chihuahua, Pug and Shih Tzu puppies have all seen a decrease in popularity.

Surprisingly Rottweiler puppies are the only new breed to enter the top 15 and have displaced Border Terrier Puppies who previously occupied the 15th Spot in 2013. Evergreen favourites like the Labrador, Jack Russell Terrier, and the Bulldog have all held their positions, along with Beagles and French Bulldogs.

To find out more about how the report was created please visit the Bought by Many Blog https://boughtbymany.com/news/article/trending-puppies-q2-2014/

Bought by Many is a new online organisation that anyone who owns a dog should check out. Their goal is to help people who share something in common (for example a puppy) get a better deal on insurance. They do it by clubbing people together in groups, they then use collective buyer power in negotiation with insurance companies giving you a better deal. Visit them here… www.boughtbymany.com

 

PEDIGREE CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY

This year Pedigree is celebrating its 50th birthday and did you know that it’s the biggest Petcare brand in the world, with sales of over $1billion? Pedigree’s success has been built on a love of dogs and a commitment to putting nutrition at the heart of the brand. Ever since the first Pedigree can was produced, our products have been underpinned by the science of the WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition, the world leading authority on dog nutrition.

Pedigree

At Pedigree everything we do is for the love of dogs and we are constantly innovating to meet their needs and those of their owners. It is why we were the first to create truly effective oral care products, it is why all our main meal products are 100% complete and balanced and it is why we create products that help owners get the most out of their relationship with their dog. From cans to pouches, treats to oral care – Pedigree has led the way!

This innovation and drive to improve continues today and, as we celebrate our 50th birthday, we are proud to bring three new products to the market that highlight our understanding of the needs of dogs, their owners and the special relationship between them both, which include:

PEDIGREE® DENTAFLEX®
Four out of five dogs over the age of three have gum disease. With our Pedigree® DentaStix products we created the oral care category, but we recognised some owners wanted a product that their dog could really get into and would look after their teeth. Launched in July 2014, after five years in development, Pedigree® DentaFlex® is a longer lasting, tasty chew that reduces the build up of plaque and tartar close to the gum line when fed twice weekly.

It was developed by oral care science and technology experts at Pedigree®, with significant input from leading veterinary dentists, and is a completely new dental chew. The combination of active ingredients and its revolutionary spongy texture that flexes around the tooth enable it to clean close to the gum line.

DentaFlex

PEDIGREE® TASTY BITES™
Treats play a hugely important role in helping to build a bond between owner and dog. They give owners an opportunity to interact, treat and reward their pet. Pedigree recognises that owners want to have lots of treating moments with their dogs, but in a responsible way.

New Pedigree Tasty Bites™ launched in August 2014 are delicious treats in a bite-size format perfect for treating at any time, in a calorie controlled way. The whole range is packed full of essential omega 3 vitamins and minerals that will help keep dogs happy and healthy, as well as providing a selection of tastes and textures that owners tell us they are looking for.

Tasty bites

Pedigree® Pouches
Wet dog food has a macro-nutrient profile very similar to what dogs would eat in the wild and all Pedigree® wet products are 100% complete and balanced providing the 40 essential nutrients that dogs need. We know dogs love this product and so wanted to provide it to owners in a fuss-free, easy to use format. Launched in September 2014, new 100g Pedigree® Pouches are single serve pouches that offer owners an easy and practical feeding format for their pets. We understand both owners and dogs and this new product provides a solution that we know owners want.

Pedigree® Adoption Drive

Pedigree® Adoption Drive
Through the Pedigree Adoption Drive, we have been supporting rescue homes since 2008 and we are proud to have donated over £1.5 million. Last year, Pedigree donated over 2 million meals as part of the Buy One, Feed One campaign. This year we are continuing with this effort and will, again, award almost £100,000 in funding grants to rescue homes to improve their facilities.