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Pet-Experts Advise Owners as Dognapping Sweeps Ireland

[Media Release 11.08.2020] Terrified pet-owners across the country are on edge as news of a national dognapping issue spreads throughout Ireland. The lockdown created huge demand for pet dogs. Whilst many rescue shelters and professional breeders were unavoidably closed down, some less reputable sources have emerged. With demand at an all-time high, the sale of dogs has become a very lucrative business leading to the current spate of stolen pets. According to the Department of Justice ‘dognapping’ has soared by...

Adopting a friend for life.

Galway Cat Rescue are delighted to resume adoptions following a difficult few months. Animal Shelters struggled in the face of Covid-19. Animal rescue centres predicted a surge in returns of animals following lockdown and a spike in cat and dog litters. Galway cat rescue initiated a new model of adoption in some circumstances where a “foster with view to permanent future adoption” is considered by the committee. All the kittens/cats leave the Galway Cat Rescue Centre are fully health-checked, parasite treated,...

Hot Diggity Dog – Protect Pets from Heatstroke

May 28, 2020 Hot Diggity Dog - Protect Pets from Heatstroke As Ireland looks set to sizzle in the coming days with temperatures soaring to above 25 degrees Celsius Irish pet-experts, Petmania, are warning pet owners to be vigilant for the signs of heatstroke. The effect of heatstroke on household pets can be detrimental to their health causing organ disfunction, respiratory distress and neurological damage. If left untreated can be fatal for animals. Emily Miller of Petmania Ireland said, "We're so excited to welcome...

Fragrant Furry Friends – Keep pets smelling fruity-fresh at home

May 25, 2020 Petmania has launched a range of fruity fragrances to help pet owners keep their pets smelling fresh now that we’re spending a lot more time at home together. TropiClean grooming products are enriched with a mild coconut cleanser to help provide a gentle, yet effective clean. The waterless shampoo and deodorising pet-spray will leave pets smelling clean between bathing and ready for snuggles. Available in five signature scents, the fresh tropical fragrances will condition your pet's coat and reduces...

Petmania launch food appeal and fundraiser for rescue partners

May 01, 2020 No adoptions and (fur) baby-boom predicted for Offaly animal shelters Petmania launch food appeal and fundraiser for rescue partners Animal Shelters across the country are struggling in the face of Covid-19. With the current restrictions in place the normal rate of adoption and rehoming is not taking place. Animal rescue centres have predicted a surge in returns of animals following lockdown and a spike in cat and dog litters. Fundraising has ground to a halt and shelters adding further...

Include your Pooch in your Pared back wedding

April 23, 2020 Include your Pooch in your Pared back wedding Petmania launch ‘Dog of Honour’ pamper packages and bridalwear Planning to walk down the aisle with your best friend this year? Hotly tipped as one of the wedding trends of 2020, dogs are about to become centre-stage at weddings taking place across Ireland. Especially created for our four-legged friends, Petmania Grooming Studio has launched its range of gorgeous luxury handmade bridal wearables plus a special ‘Dog-of-Honour’ Pamper Package to ensure pets are looking their...

Petmania has created the perfect ‘at-home’ pooch pamper

April 16, 2020 10 steps to a DIY Doggie Day Spa Petmania has created the perfect ‘at-home’ pooch pamper  10 steps to a DIY Doggie Day Spa Trips to the salon are temporarily suspended and whilst everyone’s true hair colour begins to peek out and we master the art of the home spa and mani-pedi, what of our four-legged friends? Regular upkeep and maintenance of our pet’s coat is essential for their health and hygiene. It removes dead hair and dirt, controls shedding and...

PETMANIA TO INTRODUCE ‘CARRY-TO-CAR’ SERVICE TO HELP MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING

April 01, 2020 This week Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced emergency measures which will be in place across the country. All non-essential retailers are to close until at least Sunday, April 19th. According to www.gov.ie, “retail sale of essential items for the health and welfare of animals, including animal feed and medicines, animal food, pet food and animal supplies including bedding” may remain open. Petmania  would like to reassure its customers that it will remain open throughout the crisis and is now offering a carry-to-car-service to help customers get essential supplies...

Keep fit within 2k with help from your furry friend

March 30, 2020 Exercise tips for dogs and owners to stay active during lockdown   Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar has introduced a ban on travelling more than two kilometres from your home to get your daily exercise hit. Irish pet store, Petmania say enlist your pet to help build up your steps and ensure that they stay active during lockdown with these 10 fun ways to get moving with your furry friend and beat the cabin fever blues.    Set Up Obstacle Courses Challenge your dog...

Woof! Woof! Egg-stremely excited for Easter

March 12, 2020 Woof! Woof! Egg-stremely excited for Easter With Easter just around the corner, Petmania, the Irish-owned pet retailer and grooming studio, has launched its dog-friendly Easter egg treats. Since the classic chocolate bunny is a no-no for furry friends this alternative will ensure the whole family is involved. Ordinary chocolate can have a long term effect on dog’s health and in extreme cases can be lethal. Petmania are advising dog owners to be vigilant this Easter and ensure that pets don’t sniff-out...

Survey shows obesity in dogs and cats is a growing epidemic

March 09, 2020 Top tips to control weight gain as survey shows 60 per cent of dogs and 40 per cent of cats are overweight Obesity in dogs and cats is a growing epidemic with almost 60 per cent of dogs and 40 per cent of cats overweight according to a recent study*. This leads to reduced life expectancy and a litany of unhealthy conditions including heart disease and diabetes in animals. Petmania Ireland conducted a nationwide survey held throughout December and January...

60% of Dogs are Over-weight

Petmania Launches Operation TransPAWmation as survey reveals worrying statistics [Thursday 6th February, 2020] Today, Petmania Ireland has launched its annual Operation TransPAWmation campaign in association with Royal Canin. The campaign runs throughout February and March in Petmania stores nationwide. It aims to reduce obesity in pets, encourage healthier habits and transform pet’s lives. According to Royal Canin experts, obesity in dogs is a growing epidemic with three in five dogs now overweight1. Likewise 40 per cent of cats are overweight2. Obesity can...

F-F-F-Freezing Furry Friends

Nov 14, 2019   F-F-F-Freezing Furry Friends Top-five tips for helping your animal this winter. It’s officially winter. As the evenings get darker and we notice the mornings are much more cold, it is not just us humans that are affected but also our four-legged friends. Irish pet retailer, Petmania are highlighting the importance of helping your animal to adapt to colder conditions. To manage this, Petmania have compiled their top-five tips to minimise the impact on pets through the ever-changing temperatures of winter....

PROTECT PETS BY CREATING A SAFETY DEN THIS HALLOWEEN SEASON

Oct 01, 2019   Halloween is a time of fun and silliness for humans. However, people forget the impact Halloween activities have on pets. Irish pet retailer and grooming studios, Petmania are highlighting the importance of keeping pets safe. They are urging pet owners to remember that Halloween activities can scare and be of danger to their beloved pets. The Halloween season is a time of great disruption for pets. Pet owners know the struggle of trying to calm a distressed pet during...

PETMANIA DEDICATES A MONTH TO FELINES WITH CAT-TEMBER

Sep 06, 2019   Irish pet retailer and grooming studios Petmania, have labelled this month CAT-ember to celebrate feline creatures nationwide. This September will see free family events, workshops and weight check days in all 12 Petmania stores nationwide. Cat lovers adore their furry friends for their defined personalities, cleanliness and companionship. Petmania want to dedicate this month to the much loved species. They have teamed up with cat food range, Felix to search for cats who get #UpToMischief across Ireland. To enter...

BREAKING MEOWS: IT’S INTERNATIONAL CAT DAY TOMORROW

Aug 07, 2019   Tomorrow, the 8th of August is International Cat Day. A day where cat owners can celebrate and treat their beloved furry friends. Irish pet retailer, Petmania are honouring the day by offering free weight check services for cats in their 12 stores nationwide along with cutting the prices on a range of cat products. Petmania are slashing prices on cat scratchers, carriers and much more. A selection of Petmania’s International Cat Day offers: Paw Wigwam Cat Scratcher (was €122.99, now...

Petmania warn pet owners ahead of Parasite Prevention Month

Jul 29, 2019   WORMS AND FLEAS INFECT PETS DURING HARVEST SEASON Petmania warn pet owners ahead of Parasite Prevention Month Even the cleanest homes and most spotless pets can attract fleas. There are five different intestinal worms or parasites that can affect pets. August marks Parasite Prevention Month along with harvest season which brings with it an increase in parasites in pets. An Irish specialist pet retailer Petmania are urging pet owners to regularly inspect their pets for parasites, especially during the month of August. Petmania...

PETMANIA ADVISE PET OWNERS ON TRAVEL SAFETY

Jul 24, 2019   With the current trend of pet owners opting to bring their pets on holidays, Irish pet retailer Petmania are providing practical advice on keeping pets safe when travelling and tips for a comfortable trip. Petmania have a huge range of products available to aid a stress free trip for both pets and their owners. These include car harnesses, cooling mats, portable water bottles, dog car seat covers, IATA approved carriers and so much more. Petmania’s practical tips for travelling...

IRELAND’S PUPPY OF THE YEAR HAS BEEN CROWNED

Jun 06, 2019   Pumba a Chowchow from Kerry is the nation’s favourite puppy The country’s largest specialist pet retailer has revealed Ireland’s Puppy of the Year. Petmania announced the winning puppy at their Grand Final event in Limerick City on Saturday. After two months of public voting and over 66,000 votes, the 12 puppy finalists who hail from all over Ireland gathered for the Grand Final. Pumba will now feature in national campaigns and become the face of Petmania for 2019/2020. They also received prizes worth...

RABBIT AWARENESS WEEK 2019

May 29, 2019   RABBIT AWARENESS WEEK 2019 CAMPAIGN URGES RABBIT OWNERS TO PROTECT AND PREVENT AGAINST VIRUS & DISEASE Pet Retailer Petmania are urging rabbit owners to vaccinate their furry friends Irish pet retailer Petmania have partnered with Burgess Pet Care to bring Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) to Ireland for the first time. It will take place between June 1–9. Petmania are urging rabbit owners to get their bunnies vaccinated against the outbreak of Myxomatosis and viruses such as Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic...

LYME DISEASE: NOT JUST A CONCERN FOR HUMANS

May 23, 2019   Non-medicated device prevents parasites in pets An Irish specialist pet retailer Petmania are urging pet owners to regularly inspect their pets for ticks, especially after being in woodland areas. Pets can contract Lyme disease if a tick is attached to them for just 48 hours. Preventing Lyme disease is time sensitive, Petmania are highlighting the importance of acting quickly and removing ticks as soon as they are found. Lyme disease is contracted from ticks which are external parasites that...