As it’s now less than a week to go we thought it would be good to remind people that there is still time to get tickets to the UK’s national pet show!
As it’s in London we are of course going to be there and would love to meet those of you that can make it. 😀
We are meeting plenty of friends that are there but there is always time to meet another person or two! So if you are going, do let us know. 🙂
More details about the show can be found below:
SuperDogs, TopCats, The Great British Bake Hop and more at the nation’s favourite pet show!
The National Pet Show has revealed the action-packed lineup of features set to wow the crowds when it opens its doors at ExCeL London (7-8 May 2016). With SuperDogs, TopCats, The Great British Bake Hop and much more, the National Pet Show is an unmissable event for pet lovers, owners and families across the country.
As well as getting up close to hundreds of animals, the National Pet Show offers visitors the perfect opportunity to meet and receive invaluable advice from trusted vets and pet experts and shop till they drop, with the latest pet products, food, gadgets, treats and more on offer throughout the weekend.
Canine lovers can head to the Royal Canin Dog Zone, where they can meet and find out all they need to know about their favourite breeds and how to take care of their four legged friends with a programme of expert talks, live grooming demonstrations, workshops and much more.
Must see performances include amazing agility displays in the Nerf Dog Activity Ring and training sessions at Hill’s School 4 Dogs, where even the most disobedient dog can become head pupil!
Feline fans will have the chance to meet Ragamuffins, Household Pets, Sphynx Cats, Snowshoes, Traditional Ragdolls, Siberians and more in the Hill’s Cat Zone, where a whole host of experts will share advice on choice of breed, care and training. Talks include Buying a Kitten Responsibly, presented by the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) and Cat Grooming and Cat Care by Tania Murray, the Vidal Sassoon of the cat world!
Cat owners with competitive kitties can enter their felines into TopCats. Set up by the GCCF, this competition will see cats judged on Condition, Temperament, Presentation and Personality to win rosettes for Best of Colour, Best in Show Pedigree Pet, Best in Show Non-Pedigree Pet and, as the finale, Best Household Pet*.
(*Entries must be made before the show. To enter TopCats, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information)
Within the Burgess Small Furries Zone, visitors will have the chance to meet hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, chinchillas and more, and discover brand new features including the Great British Bake Hop and The Secret Rabbit Garden.
The Great British Bake Hop, a cookery demo with a difference, will see Bake Off star Sandy Docherty swap flour for flowers and sugar for stems as she whips up wild food for rabbits and guinea pigs, while The Secret Rabbit Garden will feature everything rabbits enjoy in their natural environment including mounds, tunnels and hollow logs with peep holes.
The search for this year’s SuperDogs is bigger and more competitive than ever before, with dog owners from across the country being encouraged to enter their canine to take part in SuperDogs Live sponsored by Confused.com. Michaela Strachan will host this exciting competition, as the most outstanding dogs of 2016 go head to head with 90 seconds to wow the crowds and win the titles of Most Talented Dog, Strictly Doggy Dancing and Heroic Hound. SuperDogs Live will take place at the Eukanuba SuperTheatre throughout the weekend.
The all-new Eukanuba Supervet Live Tour 2016 will feature a question and answer session with Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, hosted by BBC Radio 4 presenter Ruth Sanderson. Noel will share the incredible stories of the animals he has treated at Fitzpatrick Referrals and the cutting edge surgery he continues to innovate, giving the audience a unique insight into a day in the life of the Supervet himself.
It’s not all about the cute and cuddly at The National Pet Show; those with a passion for the weird and wonderful can get up close and personal to everything from crested geckos, bearded dragons and giant tortoises to spiders, scorpions, snails and plenty of marine wonders in the Exo Terra Reptile Area and Fluval Aquatics Zone.
Visitors will have the chance to hear from Professional Biologist & TV Presenter Mike Leahy at the Exo Terra Zoo Bus, where he will be giving talks on everything from which species are best kept as pets and which should be avoided, and what each animal needs to keep them happy and healthy for their often lengthy life times.
Last but by no means least; visitors can head to the Fluval Animal Zone and The Stables to meet their favourite farmyard animals including alpacas, donkeys, micro pigs, miniature horses and Shetland ponies.
And of course don’t leave empty handed, hit the aisles and shop ‘til you drop with stylish accessories, tasty treats and the latest gadgets on offer for your cherished pet.