2nd National Dog Grooming Competition 2018

ABK Imports organised the
2nd National Dog Grooming Competition at Pune with 32 participants with their dogs, 150 plus visitors from all over India and educational seminars by top speakers. The participants were competing to become member of World Indian Model Dog Team. The event had educational seminars by Tammy Colbert (USA) and Bathing, Clipping, Styling Procedures by Karla Addington Smith (USA). Over 65 students got an opportunity to clarify their queries and learn from renowned educational directors. The model dog seminar was a hands-on training which helped the students to work practically and learn new dog grooming techniques and tricks. New things can’t be tested on live dogs, which made model dog a fabulous tool to study on. The second day of the seminar was on learning new time saving techniques while you are bathing, clipping or styling your dog. ABK Imports is committed to education and safe grooming practices.

India’s first exclusive dog park in Hyderabad
Spread over an area of 1.3 acres, India’s first, exclusive and certified ‘Dog Park’ boasts of facilities including a walking track, off leash areas and a clinic. The park is developed by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) at a cost of Rs 1.1 crore on a site which was earlier a dump yard. The park is also equipped with training and exercise equipments and it has splash pool, two lawns, an amphitheatre, loo cafe, separate enclosures for big and small dogs among other facilities.

Mega 3-In-1 International Sourcing Fair at Mumbai
Mega 3-In-1 International Sourcing Fair (@ Home World Expo – Future Living, India Consumer Electronics & Home Appliances Exhibition and 16th China Products) will take place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Goregaon (E) in Mumbai from 22nd -24th November 2018. @ Home World Expo -Future Living is the premium B2B platform exhibiting Home Décor, Home Furniture, Kitchen Essentials, Bathroom Accessories, Smart Lighting, Home Security, Wellness, Pet Supplies, etc. The India Consumer Electronics & Home Appliances Exhibition (CEI) is a meeting place for Indian and global businesses with a wide range of products like Home Entertainment, Telecommunications, Personal Care Appliances, etc. 16th China Products Exhibition will see pavilions of various provinces of China presenting their specialty products. For further information and to pre-register visit: www.athomeworldexpo.com OR http://www.ceifair.com OR http://chinamumbaiexpo.com

Voiceless India for overall pet welfare
Voiceless India aims to spread awareness about animal welfare, environmental sustainability, veganism and has organised: Dog sterilisation drive in sector 137 Noida with the help of Friendicoes SECA; A reflective collar drive for dogs in few sectors of Noida and Ghaziabad to prevent accidents during night time; animal welfare workshops across 6 schools/colleges in Noida and Bangalore; A field trip for school and college students. To help, contact at: ankitpuri8@gmail.com

Gaurav Kwatra promoted to BEO at Purina India
After 26 years of long and dedicated service, Varindra Sewak, immediate past MD of PURINA PetCare India Private Ltd, took a well-deserved retirement on 1st November 2018. He joined Nestlé in 1992 from Unilever in Purchase and subsequently moved to head the Speciality Imports business in 1997 which was then being set up and over the years the Speciality Imports business became synonymous with him. Following his retirement, Gaurav Kwatra, who was Category Marketing Manager – PetCare, has taken over as BEO – PetCare, PURINA PetCare India Private Ltd. He joined PURINA from Britannia in 2011 in Coffee BU with over seven years of experience in sales and brand management. In 2015, after a stellar stint as marketing manager – NESCAFÉ Classic and Sunrise, he moved to Vevey to be part of Innovations Acceleration Team (IAT) where his contributions were highly valued. Gaurav’s tryst with PetCare also began in IAT where he was a key member of the project team defining PURINA’s entry strategy into India. Over the course of this year, Gaurav has been able to establish himself as a key pillar of the PURINA Market Leadership team.

Vetoquinol retail campaign for New Samolac Pro & Merical Pet DS in Bangalore
Vetoquinol recently introduced advance version of New Samolac & Merical Pet tablet with superior advantages. New Samolac Pro will eventually replace the New Samolac which is premium weaning food for puppies and kitten. Similarly, Merical Pet DS (Double Strength) will replace Merical Pet tablet. To promote in retail channel in the Bangalore pet market, Vetoquinol India team recently ran a special retail promotional campaign and road show where all the retail and pet shops were brought under promotional coverage. Cabs were branded with New Samolac Pro & Merical Pet DS and at retail points team performed demonstration of palatability and acceptance of new variants of the two products. New Samolac Pro:NEW SAMOLAC PRO is available with the advantages of probiotic, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and a blend of enzymes to improve digestive health and performance during early adaptation period while weaning is started, and Merical Pet DS: MERICAL PET DS is double strength of calcium & phosphorus to address the need as well as to offer convenience of administration. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/Vetoquinol-India-Animal-Health-Pvt-Ltd

Bangalore gets an eco-friendly and luxury pet resort
Petcart, a fully integrated pet care solutions company, has launched Petcart Nest, an exclusive pet resort in Bangalore. Situated in Sarjapur Road, the newly unveiled pet resort is spread across two acres of lush green space with a 2000 sq ft of reception area. Commenting on the launch, Shekhar Gaonkar, Co-Founder and CEO of Petcart Nest, said, “With the steady increase of pet adoption and limited stress free avenues available for pets in Bangalore, we are optimistic that Petcart Nest will be an ideal luxury destination for pets and pet parents. Our aim is to foster healthy and happy pet world.” For more info, log on to: www.PETCART.com