Ancol searches for face of 2013

Pet accessories company Ancol is inviting dogs across the country to take part in a competition to find the front cover of its 1013/14 catalogue.

All dog owners have to do is send a photo of their pet with their name, breed and contact details to by 5pm on Friday, February 22.

Ancol Sales Director Sarah Lane said: “We have launched this exciting competition to find the new face of Ancol and would welcome all types and breeds of dogs to take part. We’ll be inviting up to 15 dogs to come along to our casting day so we can meet them and take their photo.”

All entrants must be available to attend a casting day on Saturday, March 9 at Ancol’s offices at Walsall, in the West Midlands.

The winning dog will be on the front cover of Ancol’s 2013/14 catalogue and receive £100 in dog products. All finalists will receive a photo from the casting day and a goody bag.

(Article from Pet Business World magazine)

New Legislation Affecting Rodent Baits

From the beginning on 2013 new EU legislations will start meaning all poisons will be in smaller pack sizes.

Most rodent baits contain anti-coagulants such as Difenacoum or Bromodilone

Anti-coagulant baits with actives Difenacoum and Bromodilone will be subject to new EU rules 2012 / 2013 restricting pack sizes and application.

The following restrictions will apply to amateur use products:

  • Maximum pack size for amateur use is 1.5kg.
  • Loose bait must now be supplied in individual packs containing at the most enough bait for a single dose.
  • Maximum bait pack size is 50g for mice and 100g for rats.
  • For rat control, amateur baits must be used in only refillable tamper resistant bait stations.
  • Individual packs may be sachets or packs containing pasta or grain formulated baits.
  • Wax blocks can continue to be sold in bulk but must be applied in bait stations for rats.

As STV stockists all our baits will be within these new rules as STV’s largest pack size is 1kg.

The new STV bait packs will be 40g and suitable for both rats and mice.

Winter Fuels

All our winter fuels are now in stock including:

House Hold Coal  £4.14

Smokeless Coal £5.99

Zip Energy Wrapped Firelighters £2.49

DrummerCompact Firelighters 80p

Kindiling £4.15

Logs £3.99

Also Logs are on offer Buy 4 get the 5th free!

You can also get a truck load delivered localy for £75, Ask in store for full details



Keep Warm, Keep Well & Be Prepared

Keep Warm, Keep Well & Be Prepared

Temperatures are dropping and nights are closing in earlier which means only one thing! Goodbye charcoals / composts……… and HELLO logs and coals.

We are getting in a good stock of winter fuels including Housecoal & Smokeless coal, Logs, Kindiling, Firelighters and matches to light them.

We also have Snow Scoops, Sledges, Ice Scrapers, Thermal Socks and many more winter products early this year so you can get them now before the mad rush.

We will also be holding a small range of car windscreen de-icers & winter screen washes for your convenience to save having to find a parking spot in the highstreet.

Offers of the month

Offers of the month, while stocks last: -

Purina Pro Plan Dog (all varieties) 3kg rrp £15.95 offer £12.00
Purina Pro Plan Cat (all varieties) 3kg rrp £19.99 offer £16.00
Purina Pro Plan cat (all varieties) 400g rrp £3.50 offer £2.00

James Wellbeloved Cat & Kitten (all varieties) 225g rrp £2.49 offer £1.49 + free £3.00 off email voucher.

Hills Adult medium dog 12kg rrp £44.99 offer £29.99
Hills Adult large breed dog rrp £44.99 offer £29.99
Hills Puppy large Breed rrp £44.99 offer £29.99

James Wellbeloved Adult cat 2kg rrp £14.99 offer £9.99