Posted in January 2022

Calls for Dog Grooming Legislation in the UK

Calls for Dog Grooming Legislation in the UK

13th, Jan 2022 General News

Pet professionals have renewed their calls for legislation in dog grooming after a cockapoo tragically died after being left in a cage dryer.   

Kilmarnock puppy Harry, died after suffering heat stroke when he went to a Scottish groomer, and the horrific incident has led to dog lover Pamela Rogers setting up a Change.org petition calling for more dog grooming legislation.

And echoing the sentiment, qualification provider the iPET Network, which provides Ofqual regulated courses for the grooming industry, say that more needs to be done to ensure that pets are safe when they go for a haircut.   

Fern Gresty of iPET Network, said:

“What happened to poor Harry is tragic, and it is stories like this that underpin everything that we do at iPET Network.    “It is not just about selling courses, even the basics of dog grooming are tricky and potentially dangerous, currently in this country anyone can pick up a pair of scissors and start their own business without any safety foundations.”  …

Pet professionals are being urged to add microchipping to the list of services they offer

Pet professionals are being urged to add microchipping to the list of services they offer

11th, Jan 2022 General News

Pet professionals are being urged to add microchipping to the list of services they offer, as new rules are set to lead to a surge in demand for the procedure.

In December the Government announced new pet microchipping rules for cats, in a bid to crack down on stray or missing felines.

The new rules say that every kitten has to be microchipped before the age of 20 weeks, otherwise breeders and owners could face a £500 fine.

Qualification providers iPET Network, say that pet microchipping is a skill which existing businesses could easily add as a service, and that 2022 is the year to get qualified, as demand is set to be higher than ever.

Nationally more people brought home a new pet during the pandemic, with 59% of households now owning a pet up from 45% before Covid-19 lockdowns struck.

And with these new rules arriving with regard to cats, iPET Network bosses say that adding in microchipping should be a no-brainer for many businesses.

Sarah Mackay, co-director of iPET Network, said: "With these…