Thursday, 30 April 2009

Pooch & Mutt’s guide to The Ultimate Pet Show

This bank holiday weekend (2-4 May 2009) the Birmingham NEC which will be rejoicing the wonderful world of pets with the opening of ‘The Ultimate Pet Show'.

Showcasing ‘all creatures great and small’ ‘The Ultimate Pet Show' can be described as a gigantic pet shop filled with absolutely everything for everyone who loves pets. From accessories, services, information for pets of all kinds including cats, ponies, fish, birds, reptiles and of course our favourite canine companions, the show is a true haven for animal aficionados from all over the nation.

Pooch & Mutt will be welcoming visitors on stand D24 where you will be able to find out more about unique and natural dog supplements, Bionic Biotic and Mobile Bones. They will also be awarding the prize to the "Favourite Pet Friendly Pub or Restaurant" in awards.

Here are five things you should be doing if you plan to visit the Ultimate Pet Show this weekend:

Talented Pets Competition – Check out the fabulous finalists in the search for Britain’s Most Talented Pets. The grand finale will be presented on the Jollyes Lifestage on Saturday 2 May by a celebrity panel of judges including TV vet and founder of, Marc Abraham, Carolyn Menteith, dog trainer and judge on Living TV’s The Underdog, and Stuart Winter, Sunday Express award-winning Environment Editor.

Pet seminars – Get stuck into a variety of educational and fun sessions to find out more about your favourite animals or decide which pet is best for you. Seminars include ‘Myths About Cats and Dogs’ by Debbie Connolly, star of BBC’s Dog Borstal, Man’s Best Friend, an inspirational seminar, presented by Peter Gorbing, Chief Executive, Dogs for the Disabled, with examples demonstrating the unique bond between man and dog. Click here to see the full schedule of seminars running at the show.

Adopt a petThe Blue Cross will be offering free advice on the facts of adopting or sponsoring a pet. Ever thought about introducing a new member to your family? You could be helping thousands of homeless pets in need. Pop along to stand E22 and check out if you are cut out to be a pet foster parent.

Animal action – If you are looking for more action get yourself along to the Petplan Animal Action area. From rescue dog agility displays organised by Dogs Trust to duck herding with the Quack Pack, ferret racing to horse stunt displays and fun dog training demos - there plenty to watch and clap about. For more show highlights click here for a daily schedule of events.

Meet the Medics – The shows very own pet clinic for those who have any medical queries about their pets, but didn’t want to bother the vet? Pet owners can openly discuss any tricky problems with PDSA vets and nurses who will be able to advise on those little pet problems and answer your pet health queries. PDSA will also be running A Day in the Life of an Animal Medic on Saturday 2nd May.

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