Buying British made pet products (including British made pet food), especially from small local companies, supports British jobs, saves on transport (so it’s much better for the environment), and offers quality and flexibility. Plus the money circulates more quickly, supporting UK manufacturing and employment. Additionally the use of sweatshops and child labour in the UK is very unlikely.
In no particular order, here are some great manufacturers and suppliers of UK made pet related products:
Hettie bags – tote bags, cross body bags, handbags, technology cases, cosmetic cases in dot and square designs with detachable flowers of wool made by Moon – are British made. They say on their website ” Our mission is to make fresh, elegant and simple accessories here in Britain that you’ll want to keep forever. We are proud to be British made”. They also make a dog coat and a dog harness. The company are newly formed in late 2015. No information is given on their website about where to buy their products, although RRPs are given – http://www.hettie.co.uk
Berkeley Dog Beds have their Waterproof Orthopaedic Dog Beds, Raised Dog Beds, Wooden Dog Beds, and dirt trapper mats all made in the UK. Their other products, such as chew deterrent spray, Kong classic chew toy, dog hair removal brush and Washable Dog Bed Covers, I assume are foreign made as no mention is made of country of origin for these – http://www.berkeleydogbeds.co.uk
Pet Mate, established in 1986, is an importer of products for pets and ponds. Their website mentions “…careful UK controlled manufacture” and at least some of their products, such as the automatic cat feeder pictured below, used to be UK made. However, unfortunately they no longer manufacture in the UK.
Broiler Equipment Company (BEC) are game rearing bird & poultry supplies owned by Osprey Limited and “with the emphasis on manufacturing in-house, many of these game rearing products are designed and produced in Osprey’s own factories here in the UK”. UK made products, such as their 25kg King Feeder Outdoor, are labeled as such on their website. Osprey has three manufacturing plants in the UK and also has products made in the Far East. Osprey products made in the UK, such as their tie wraps, are labelled as such on their website – http://www.bec.uk.com – http://www.osprey-plastics.co.uk
Classic drinking bottles are made in England by Caldex Ltd. They having been making these top quality animal drinking bottles in the UK since 1975. Their drinking bottles are suitable for small animals and I suggest also cats and dogs in their carriers (for example when transporting a cat by aeroplane). Their website is trade only but their products are available in good pet shops and in various online shops. They also sell other pet related products but, as no country of origin is given for any of these, I assume their other products are all foreign made – http://www.caldex.com
An online shop I found called Great & Small has a few British made products, such as dog and cat beds, hay for small animals which is farmed in the UK (not sure if it is packed in the UK or not), some British made pet bird food, and some guinea pig food. Most of the products on this website are foreign made though – http://greatandsmall.co.uk
Another online shop I have found, called Clippersharp, also has a few British made products, such as metal tick and flea comb, a plastic tick and flea comb, a protective horse riding vest, hoof dressing by Carr, Day and Martin (see below), stocks for dressage and the like, a Stubbs England stable tidy (see below), and a Moorland Rider horse riding fly swish (see below). The majority of products on this site are foreign made – http://www.clippersharp.com
Stubbs England (WB Stubbs (Hawksworth) Ltd) are stable and tack room equipment manufacturers. They say on the front page of their website “Stubbs products are made by Stubbs in England”. Stockists are listed on their website. They make a very wide range of stable related equipment. Unfortunately no country of origin is given against individual products on their website, so please ask where something you are interested in is made before buying as not all products this company sells may be British made – http://www.stubbsengland.com
Moorland Rider products for horse owners and riders sell a few British made products including a rider fly whisk or swish, a padded wash-bag for horse wash items, Equitie breakpoint horse tethers, and horse related greetings cards. Products are available through their website and at physical stockists. They do not give much information about their manufacturing and I don’t know if they manufacture themselves or not. Most products sold by this company are foreign made – http://www.moorlandrider.co.uk
Lancashire Textiles in Burnley seem to suggest on their website that all their Pillows, Mattress Protectors, Mattress Toppers, Towels, Home Accessories, Cushions, Pet Bedding, Bed Linens & Baby Bedding are UK made. I have emailed them to check this is the case (I’ve had no response though!) but I suspect it is only their bedding that is made in the UK and not their towels. Items made in Great Britain are clearly flagged with the Made in Britain logo; other products are foreign made. UK made products from Lancashire Textiles include some of their duvets, pillows, shaped pillows (such as v-shaped pillows), anti-allergy pillows, pillow protectors, some mattress protectors, a limited amount of their bedding, the Cavenagh of London ties they sell, some cushions, some cushion inners, some support cushions, their seat pads, some pet bedding, and their bean bags. Look for the Made in Britain logo on the Lancashire Textiles website; they a good range of Britain made products and they have their own mill in Lancashire. Products are availably directly from their website – http://www.lancashire-textiles.co.uk
The Tube seat fabric is known as moquette, a mix of wool with a small percentage of polyester, and well known for its hard wearing, durable, fire resistant and not-showing-the-dirt qualities, is still woven in Yorkshire. You can buy dog collars and coats using the fabric at the Transport for London museum, as well as furniture, cushions, technology cases, key rings, wash bags, etc made using moquette. The collars and coats are made in England by Matt Fothergill using moquette fabric. Whilst a lot of stuff in the London Transport Museum Shop is made in China, they do stock a very good range of UK made products too – http://www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk/moquette/pet-accessories.html
Phunky Pets is a website selling dog coats, collars, leads and bandanas. Their own range of dog coats are designed and made in the UK. They also stock made in London Hiro + Wolf collars and leads. Their other products are foreign made – http://www.phunkypets.co.uk
Cambrian Woollen Mill British wool woollen socks are fabulous. Medium weight (to heavy weight) I would say and plenty long enough, they are perfect for everyday wear with boots. Being 90% British wool they are as close as you can get to 100% wool and still retain some wear resistance. I got my green ones from Bison Bushcraft (see above). Based in Wales, Cambrian Mill design, weave and manufacture wool products, such as socks, purses, ties, dog coats, scarves, shawls, cushions, picnic blankets, blankets, throws, baby blankets, and Welsh tartan scarves – all made at their mill in Wales. Cambrian Woollen Mill is located just north of Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys. There is or at least was a Cambrian Mill Gift Shop & Heritage Centre and it seems at least part of the mill was up for sale during 2016. Very little information about the mill or the company is given on their website – http://www.cambrianmill.co.uk
Hiro + Wolf sell accessories for people and pets. Their products are Fair Trade foreign made or British Made. Most products on the site, whether for dogs or people, are foreign made – http://hiro-and-wolf.com
Holly and Lil dog collars and cat collars are made in Britain (using Italian leather). They do not give country of origin against individual products on their website, so I assume their other products will be foreign made – http://www.hollyandlil.co.uk
Dalton’s Leather are a relatively new company based in Essex making belts, dog collars, dog leads and other leather products in England using Italian leather According to their Twitter it says “http://www.daltonsleather.com Unique leather products hand made by ourselves here in the UK using fine Italian leather” – http://www.daltonsleather.com
Cheshire and Wain was set up in 2013 “to bring carefully British made products to the cat accessories market”. All their collars are made in London (the Colour-Pop range using Italian leather and the Limited Edition collars using British Leather) and incorporate a safety catch. The cat toys in are made in Dorset, the bowls in Cambridge and the sheepskin rugs are from the oldest sheepskin Tannery in the UK. Country of origin is not always clear on their website. For example they do not mention country of origin for their Italian leather cat collars (which are made in London) or where the components for the collars are made or where their ID tags are made, so as always it will be worth checking before buying. The collar hardware is in fact UK made (in Walsall) and the plastic safety catches are manufactured in America by Japanese company YKK. Some products are foreign made, for example their book of cat names is made in New England, USA – http://www.cheshireandwain.com
Muddy Paws have a made in the UK section on their website which sells UK made dog beds – http://www.muddypaws.co.uk/dog-beds/made-in-the-uk
Acme make the finest whistles in the world, including various dog training whistles, shepherd whistles and silent whistles. All made in England. Available via the Acme Whistle website and elsewhere.
Abbeyhorn also make a couple of whistles described as ideal for dog owners and a walking stick with built in whistle. Abbeyhorn also make gifts, tableware, kitchenware, silverware, homeware, and the like in Lancashire all using natural horn – https://www.abbeyhorn.co.uk
WildWash natural pet cosmetics company range of pet shampoos, conditioners and perfumes for dogs, cats and horses are made in England. On their website they say “All our products are Made In England” – http://www.wildwash.co.uk
Pet N Home are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of Pet Bedding, including vet bed, dog cushions, pads and blankets. They have a factory in Somerset and many of the products they sell are British made. They also sell household cushions and a large selection of pet and home accessories. It says on their website which products are British made.
Baxter and Snow recycle old wine and port boxes, making them into cat beds (including a cat bunk bed) and other home accessories. On their website they say “We work in an old barn workshop in the Cotswolds…” suggesting they are up-cycled in Britain. The wine boxes themselves are mostly French. The cushions they sell with the cat beds are “locally handmade” – http://baxterandsnowwineboxes.bigcartel.com
Doggie Coats make and sell dog coats in a variety of sizes and styles. All their dog coats are made in the UK. Available in pet stores, on their website and on their eBay site – http://www.doggiecoats.co.uk
UK Pet Beds make and sell fleece pet mattresses, waterproof pet mattresses, waterproofed backed blankets, and fleece blankets, in a variety of colours, sizes and styles. All their pet beds are made in the UK. Available on their website and on their eBay site – http://www.ukpetbeds.co.uk
Reefer make their recycled sailcloth pet beds and other great stuff in England.
Ditsy Pet have dog collars, leads and bandanas; all made in the UK.
Journeyman Leather make saddlery and dog collars and leads in the UK.
Cotswold Aquarius make fold away portable dog bowls, dog collars, and a waterproof dog bed. Cotswold Aquarius state on their website that they “are extremely proud of the fact that every item we produce has been designed and hand crafted here in Great Britain”.
I found on the internet various sites selling Petrope made in England rope toys for dogs – not sure who makes them – tough, durable rope toys made from natural hemp rope:
KJK Ropeworks (KJK Rope Leads) manufacture solely in the UK – rope dog leads, braid dog leads – their rope leads are hand made in the U.K. They are light, strong, durable and washable and come with steel or brass fittings. They also sell lanyards (useful for for whistles, mobile phones, knives, keys, fly fishing, etc.) and knot balls (rope dog toys). As well as dog products KJK Ropeworks also manufacture calving, lambing ropes and small halters.
Outhwaites Ltd (Ropemakers) make their rope products in the UK in Hawes, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire. I am not sure if all their products are made in the UK so please check before buying, but they have a manufacturing facility in Hawes (where they also have a visitor centre). They make ropes for the equestrian, farming and gardening markets, bannister ropes, barrier ropes, braids, rope pet toys, rope pet collars and rope pet leads. I note that the the Outhwaite Pet Divsion has recently been sold to The Animate Company based in Ripponden. There is scant information about Animate on the web but they appear to make dog beds in the UK as their website (such as it is) mentions a factory showroom.
Master Ropemakers Chatham sell animal halters, parrot perches, rope dog toys and dog leads. I get the impression from their website that these are made in the UK at Chatham Dockyard, but please check this before buying. Available via their website and also at Lissom and Muster.
Lissom and Muster sell a dog lead and a dog collar made in England by Cherchbi.
Green Peak Gear make dog leads from retired climbing rope. Available via the Green Peak Gear Amazon shop.
BBD leather dog leads are manufactured in England. I think that the other items they sell are imported.
Ethical Pets have a British made section on their website – http://www.ethical-pets.co.uk/48-made-in-the-uk
PetPlanet’s glitter exercise ball for hamsters is British made. They also sell some other British made pet foods and other products – http://www.petplanet.co.uk/product.asp?dept_id=446&pf_id=55929
Big Hug do pet bean bag beds and fleece blankets which I think are made in the UK (do check before buying).
Hug Rug make pet rugs and pet runners for your pet in England.
The Dartmouth Canvas Factory make a canvas dog or cat water bowl. Holds water. Fits in your pocket or bag. Made in Devon, England.
Creature Clothes – Hand-made in the UK – Their website states “We design everything in-house, test all of our products with our intrepid team of testers before sale, and manufacture all of our goods in the UK, primarily in our Suffok workshop.” – blankets, collars, leads, bandanas, emergency treats, beds, Union Flag goodies, wedding clothing for pets, wedding stationery for cats and dogs, and even some stuff for humans – http://www.creatureclothes.com.
Cosipet (Alex Griffiths Cosipet Ltd.) manufacture all their products in the UK. They say on their website “we still manufacture all our products in the UK” – available in good pet stores and online for example at Seapets and PetPlanet – they make a wide variety of dog coats, cat beds and dog beds, basket liners, igloos, bean bags, novelty beds, bandanas, cushions, crate waterproof cushions, Tough Pad waterproof cushions, Dri-Dog bags, and dog carrying bags – http://www.agcosipet.co.uk Update 3/1/16 – sadly Cosipet went into liquidation in September 2015.
Just Wool Textiles are an artisan hand-weaver using British Wool and British Falkland Islands Wool to produce dog coats, scarves, cushions, and blankets. Located in Derbyshire, United Kingdom, I get the impression everything is made in England – http://justwooltextiles.co.uk
Harold Moore, based in Sheffield, manufacture and supply of injection moulded plastic shovels, scoops, scrapers and other tools that are used in food, cleaning, equestrian, marine, building and other industries, as well as cutlery handles, and snow shifting tools. They say on their website “To retain control of our stringent standards and quality, we continue to manufacture all our products at our UK factory.” Based on this statement it would appear everything they sell is UK made, although as always I advise checking. Country of origin is not given on the products themselves. Multiple quantities only but their products are available on the net, for example at the Hack ‘n’ Tack shop online – http://www.haroldmoore.co.uk
Equi-Scuto are, according to their website, a company who try to source their materials from UK or EU companies and make their products in Yorkshire, England. They appear to often use leather from Pittards. They make equestrian horse protection boots, chaps, tool belts and handbags – http://www.equi-scuto.com
Equetech state on their website that 40% of their equestrian clothing range is made in the UK. UK made items are labelled as such and you can put UK in the search to see all their UK made products, including riding jackets and padded riding underwear – http://www.equetech.com
Aerborn Bandages and Leg Wraps for horses are made in the UK – http://www.aerborn.co.uk/horse-accessories/Bandages_and_Leg_Wraps.html
Lavenham Jackets make horse blankets and horse rugs in England.
Emma Bridgewater make pet bowls in their own factory in Stoke-on-Trent, England.
Dimbleby Ceramics make cat and dog bowls in the UK, as well mugs and other ceramics. On their website they state “all our products are designed and made in Stoke-on-Trent” – http://www.dimblebyceramics.co.uk
Royal Warrant holders, Armitage Pet Care are the largest independent manufacturer and distributer of branded pet accessories and treats in the UK. As well as being distributers, they have a manufacturing facility in Nottingham, England. Wholesale, but easily available online, in supermarkets, pet shops, garden centres and so on. Among the products they make in Britain are: Wafcol dog food, Good Boy dog choc and treats, Clean Green Dog Loo, dog bowls, cat treats, cat bowls, cat litter trays, cat litter scoops, Rotastak hamster cages, pink/space/generic housing units for small animals, Rotastak small animal treats, caged bird sandpaper, perch covers and treats. Please note that by no means are all their products made in the UK so you will need to check before buying.
Tangle Teezers (as featured on Dragons’ Den) hairbrushes are made in the UK. It says on their website that “Tangle Teezer is proud that our manufacturing is done exclusively in the UK.” On US Amazon it suggests that “Tangle Teezer is also recommended by pet groomers as a quick and easy way to brush through cat and dog hair.”
Lawrence Petcare (Joseph Sellers & Son Ltd) grooming products are made in England – they make a shredder for dogs that moult, the Hound Glove for dog grooming, the Slicker Brush for dog grooming and the Tender Care Slicker brush for cats – http://www.lawrence-petcare.co.uk
J Clark and Company Limited produce themselves pin related products in England, including a wide variety of pet combs for cats and dogs, as well as lice and flee combs, and pin products for the textile trade, pharmaceuticals, food preparation and packaging, and many more diverse industries. The pins (teeth) they use come from a UK manufacturer too. They are also agents for foreign made Staedtler Uhl pin products. Trade only and they do not given any information about where about individual consumers can purchase their products from. J Clark and Company pet combs are distributed by HPP UK Ltd (see below) – http://www.jclarkandcompany.com – http://www.britishcombmakers.co.uk
HPP UK Ltd are distributers to wholesalers in the UK and internationally. They are importers of dog and cat equipment. They are also manufacturers themselves of combs, rakes and grooming equipment in their Sheffield factory, for example making Spratts combs. They are also agents for J Clark and Company (see above). HPP UK Ltd do not bother to give country of origin for their products on their website or any information about where individual consumers can purchase their products from – http://hppuk.co.uk
Ashley Craig, a company in the USA, sell what they describe as Greyhound Combs. These are metal pet combs made in England and finished (coated and engraved) in the United States. I am guessing they are made by J Clark (see above). Ashley Craig say all their products are produced in the UK, USA, or West Germany. It’s been some time since I last heard anyone refer to West Germany! Their website is rather confusing. They also sell some made in England choke chains and leads – http://greyhoundcomb.com
Pegasus Health manufacturers and sells horse supplements, equine glucosamine and herbs for horses into veterinary practices, racing yards, stud farms, tack shops and directly to customers via their web site. Not everything they sell is UK made but they do appear to label UK made products on their website. For example, they sell a British made horse first aid kit – http://www.pegasushealth.com
The Trap Man are UK manufacturers & suppliers of humane cage live traps for every conceivable sort of animal, as well as cat carriers, wire mesh chimney bird guards, etc. Most of their products they manufacture themselves in the UK – http://www.trapman.co.uk
Igloo cat carriers / litter boxes are made in Great Britain. Their boxes can be used as cat carriers and / or cat litter boxes. No country of origin information is given about their Snow cat litter or other products such as scoops, so I assume that is foreign made, but you could check – http://www.igloopets.com
Kitty-Lou is made in the UK. It comes flat packed and builds into an innovative and attractive house design which should reduce mess. Designed for all but the largest of cats – http://www.kitty-lou.com
Chapelstone OOOPS! Wood Pellet Cat Litter is made in the UK – http://www.chapelstone.co.uk/store/index.php?app=ecom&ns=prodshow&ref=ooops
Smart Cat Litter (by Wood Treatment Ltd) wood and paper based cat litters are all made in the UK, from sustainably sourced wood by-product in sawmills in the UK. Available in veterinary practices, in pet shops and online (for example here) – http://www.smart-cat.co.uk
BreederCelect cat litter is made in Australia and the UK. This Australian company makes cat litter from >99% recycled paper. Presumably the cat litter available in the UK would be made in the UK but you should check the packaging. Available for example at Pets at Home and elsewhere – http://www.breedercelect.co.uk
Friendly Natural Cat Litter is produced, by Friendship Estates Ltd, in Britain and is unique in the fact that it is made from British Straw. Available on their website and elsewhere – http://www.friendshipestates.co.uk/friendly-natural-cat-litter/view-all-products.html
Taylors Wood Pellet Cat Litter is available in 15kg bags and is made in the UK using virgin wood – http://www.taylorspetfoods.co.uk/taylors-wood-pellet-cat-litter—15kg-500-p.asp
CJ’s premium wood pellet cat litter (by Clifford Jones Timber) is created from 100% virgin timber residue, collected fro sustainably sourced wood by-product in sawmills in the UK. It can also be used for small furry animals and chickens and reptiles. Available online – http://cjtimber.com/clifford-jones-cat-litter
Catsan cat litter is made by Mars Petcare. Available in supermarkets. Clay or wood based. No information about country of origin is given on their website. Catsan is manufactured worldwide and I don’t know whether any Catsan production takes place in the UK. It may not even say where it is made on the packaging. Thomas Cat Litter is apparently the UK’s No.1 selling branded clay based cat litter and is widely available. Again it is made by Mars Petcare and manufactured worldwide. I am not sure if any Thomas Cat Litter is manufactured in the UK and country of origin is not even given on the packaging.
Bestpets own label wood based cat litter is produced in the United Kingdom from 100% recovered sawdust. Bestpets do not generally give country of origin against products on their website, so I assume other Bestpets products are mostly foreign made – https://www.best-pets.co.uk/trade/cats/wood-based-litter.php
I am unsure if Bob Martin (see below) cat litter is made in the UK, so please check the packaging (hopefully country of origin is labelled on the packaging).
I am not sure if Greenwoods cat litter is made in the UK, but possibly not. Please check the packaging.
Does anyone know of any more UK made cat litter?
Bob Martin say they are “the UK’s leading brand name for pet healthcare”. Their main manufacturing site and head office is in the South West of England and they have other manufacturing in the UK. The Bob Martin includes vitamin supplements for dogs and cats, de-wormers, shampoos and many different products to rid pets of ticks and fleas, cat litter, snacks, treats and pet accessories. For dogs, cats, small animals, birds and fish. Available in supermarkets and pet stores. Unfortunately country of origin is not given against individual products on their website. It is not clear that all their products are made in the UK, so please check the packaging – http://www.bobmartin.co.uk
Robinson Animal Healthcare is a long established manufacturer of animal first aid woundcare and absorbents, including market leading brands such as Animalintex and Veterinary Gamgee. Almost all Robinson Healthcare products are produced at a large UK manufacturing facility in Worksop, Nottinghamshire so there is a good chance that the product you want will be made in the UK. They sell veterinary wound care, veterinary bandages, veterinary absorbents, equine first aid, anti-bacterial wash and kennel and cage liners. Available at veterinary surgeries, pet shops, online, and via the Robinson Healthcare website (in bulk).
Robinson Healthcare also make a Horse and Rider First Aid Kit.
Johnson’s Veterinary make or import a multitude of products for cats, dogs, birds and small animals – worm treatments, insecticidal products, Pigeon Tonic, flea tablets, medicines, cleaning and hygiene products for pets, flea collars, grooming aids, shampoos, treats, seed bells, etc. The company were founded in 1921 and refer on their website “a purpose built manufacturing and distribution centre in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands” where they are still based but is not clear if they still manufacture there themselves or just have offices there. Country of origin is not given for products shown on their website. I am not sure of country of origin is given on physical product labels. Johnson’s have told me (5/5/15) that some of their products are still made by them in the UK, including some non-medicinal products, but that a large proportion of their products are outsourced and foreign made, including most products that are regulated by the VMD (Veterinary Medicines Directorate). Please ask Johnson’s about country of origin before buying their products – http://www.johnsons-vet.com
Fenella Smith – http://www.fenellasmith.com/store/dog-bowls – sell a range of made in England dog bowls.
Big Tomato do a range of made in England pet bowls, as do their sister company Unite and Type (these can be personalised) – http://www.bigtomatocompany.com/gifts.php?cat=4 – http://www.uniteandtype.com/personalise.php?cat=9
Snug and Cosy manufacture all their pet beds, pet blankets, pet cushions and mattresses, waterproof beds and mats, igloos and bags in the UK. Trade only but available online and in pet shops – http://www.snugandcosypet.co.uk
Dreamy Pet Products cat and dog igloo pet beds are made in Yorkshire, England. They have a ‘British made’ section on their website and sell a good variety of British made cat and dog beds. There is no suggestion on their website that they sell any more UK made products – http://dreamypetproducts.co.uk/product-category/british-made/
Hatchwell Pet Products make a wide array of dog, cat, small animal, equestrain and bird products, including many cat and dog treats (cat Easter eggs, dog Christmas pudding, dog birthday cake, cat Advent calendars, etc.), cat and dog disinfectant, dog soap, various caged bird products, various animal health care products (toothpaste for cats and dogs, disinfectants, coat conditioning tablets, flea collars, etc.), chinchilla nibbles, horse Easter eggs and Advent calendars, chalk powders, water fountains for hamsters, small food pots, and the like. Products are available in pet shops and they list online retailers on their website. I found the cat toothpaste below on Amazon. It says on the Hatchwell website (as of 16/12/14) that “all products are currently manufactured in the UK and are therefore of the highest quality” – http://www.hatchwell.co.uk
I read on the internet that cats cannot use human toothpaste and that you can use baking soda to brush your cats teeth, but that pet toothpaste is more enticing to them.
King British manufacture top class foods, medicines and water care treatments for the ‘fish’ world. King British is all made in the UK. On their website they state “All our products are manufactured in the purpose built, modern factory and then distributed throughout the UK in all those great little pet shops and garden centres” – http://www.kingbritish.co.uk
ChapelWood “foods are produced within the UK” currently. Their parent company Solus Garden and Leisure Limited was purchased by Scotts Miracle-Gro Company in 2014 after going into Administration. Let’s hope the new owners keep production of ChapelWood foods in the UK. ChapelWood sell feeds for all types of birds. Available in garden centres. I note country of origin information is no longer given on their website – http://www.chapelwoodwildlife.co.uk
Ernest Charles Co. make some of their wild bird seeds and suets in the UK, and some of their dog food. Other Ernest Charles Co. products are foreign made. Ernest Charles Co. belong to garden products supplier Gardman, who amongst other brands also own The Garden & Home Co. whose doormats (available in garden centres) are made in the UK. Other Gardman products are often foreign made and do not state country of origin on them. Where Gardman products are British made they are labelled as such, for example Gardman squirrel, swan and duck and hedgehog dry food is made in the UK – http://www.gardman.co.uk/ernest-charles – http://www.gardman.co.uk
Waitrose Garden Bird Food was labelled as produced in the UK in January 2016 but in March 2016 it was only labelled as packed in the UK (and is therefore foreign made but packed in the UK), so you need to check the packaging every time you are thinking of buying. Waitrose now have a policy of not labelling country of origin on most of their products which is most disappointing and by not labelling Waitrose is deliberately setting out to mislead their customers; some products though like the birdseed do still carry country of origin but if no country of origin is given please buy elsewhere – http://www.waitrose.com
Westland Horticulture’s Beckons indoor, pigeon and wild bird birds seeds (“prepared with pride in Britain”) and Nature’s Feast wild bird seed (“our comprehensive range of award-winning bird foods are all blended and packaged in the UK’s most advanced bird seed manufacturing facilities, where quality control is of the utmost importance”) are produced or at least packed in the UK. Some other Westland products such as compost and garden seeds are also produced in the UK, but you will have to look at the packaging to see which. Some products may be foreign made. No country of origin information is given against individual products on any Westland websites and for example their bird feeders may be foreign made – http://www.bucktons.co.uk – http://www.naturesfeast.co.uk
Tom Chambers sell a range of garden products, garden furniture, wild bird care and food. They have their own factory in Yorkshire. Trade only but available in garden centres and the like. No country of origin is given against individual products and, whilst it would appear everything they sell is made in the UK from their website where it says made in the UK at the top of each page, I would not like to say this is the case as it is not explicitly stated that everything is made in the UK. Hopefully the physical products themselves are clearly labelled with country of origin – http://www.tomchambers.co.uk
A Short Walk say on their website that all of their “Eco range products are made in the UK from recycled materials”. Country of origin is not given against individual products on their website though. Products are available from their website and include various bird feeders amongst their products like signs, bread boards, clocks. I assume clock mechanisms are foreign made and the products not in their Eco range are foreign made. Also see Green and Blue below – http://ashortwalk.com/designs/
Green and Blue bird feeders, bird houses and bee houses are “made in England” according the front page of their website. Their story appears similar to that of A Short Walk above, in that the founders both used to work for Dyson (a company that makes vacuum cleaners and hand-dryers aboard) and the companies are both are based in Perranporth near Truro. I assume the two companies are connected in some way. Country of origin is clearly stated for individual products under ‘details’ – https://greenandblue.co.uk
With a few exceptions (which you can find by searching their website for ‘UK Made’), RSPB bird feed and bird feeders are foreign made. RSPB also have a few UK made nesting boxes and bird tables. Most RSPB products, disappointingly, are foreign made – http://shopping.rspb.org.uk
Supa Ltd (Supa Aquatic Supplies Ltd) say on their website that they are “proud of the fact that the majority of the products it produces are manufactured at its extensive factory in Sheffield from the finest quality raw materials.” For example, some of their wild bird feeders are manufactured in the UK (whereas others seem to be made abroad). Check products and see if they are labelled as being made in the UK – if not products are foreign made – no country of origin information is given against individual products on their website. Wild bird feeders, nesting boxes, bird baths, treat food for wild birds, aquarium and pond fish food, small animal dried fruit treats, etc – http://www.supa-aquatics.co.uk
Gap Garden Products garden structures and equipment- “All Gap Garden Products are made in their factory in Kettering using the best quality materials.” Not all individual products on their website show country of origin, so I advice checking where something is made before buying. Products include metal garden arches, garden tunnels, gazebos, garden towers, planters, garden furniture, boot scrapers, boot racks, garden incinerators, weathervanes, bird feeder hooks, etc. They are also the makers of products marketed under the brand name Poppyforge – http://www.gapgardenproducts.com
Birdhouse Follies tagline on twitter is “Handcrafted Birdhouses designed & created in the Peak District, Derbyshire, England”. These are unique looking bird boxes that would make a great addition to any garden – http://www.birdhousefollies.com
Burgess pet foods state on their website that they are “a leading UK manufacturer catering for the country’s top 9 most popular pets – dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, rats & ferrets”. The company were established in 1649 as a flour mill, in 1963 stopping flour milling and moving into animal feeds, and then in 1987 stopping animal feeds and moving into pet foods. On their website they do not actually say where they manufacture their foods, despite the little Union Jack image on the front of their packs. Burgess tell me (5/5/15) that they manufacture most of their foods themselves in Yorkshire and in another email of 7/5/15 that all their cat food is made by them in Yorkshire. Please check with the company or check the packaging to find out where a product is made before buying. On their packaging they say “Burgess products are manufactured in the UK” – http://www.burgesspetcare.com
Paddocks Farm Partnership Ltd, the makers of Verm-X, produce natural intestinal hygiene products for for a wide variety of animals. On their website it says “Verm-X is a British company, based in Somerset and all our products are produced in the UK” and on their packaging it says “all Verm-X products are produced in the UK” – https://verm-x.com
Houndworthy sell a range of UK made dog walking treat bags, UK made dog treats, UK made rope dog leads and an Early’s of Witney Houndworthy branded horse blanket – http://www.houndworthy.com/?s=england&x=0&y=0
Oggi’s Oven provides 100% British made “Great British Baking” for pets. They are part of Verity & Voss whose other products are all imported. Oggi’s Oven sell home baking mixes enabling you to easily made cakes, biscuits and scones for your dog. Stockists (some online) are listed on their website – http://www.oggisoven.co.uk
Pooch & Mutt, founded in 2008, food for dogs, say in the About section of their website “All of our ingredients are bought in the UK for our foods, treats and supplements. You’ll also be glad to know that all of our production takes place in the UK too, so our ranges really are products of the United Kingdom”. Good stuff – http://www.poochandmutt.com
H. G. Gladwell & Sons (Copdock Mill) are manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of bird seeds, fishing bait and dog food. They say on their website “Today, we manufacture our own range of cage and wild bird mixes and seeds, small animal food, such as rabbit, guinea pig and hamster coarse feed, as well as fishing bait…We also have our own brands of dog foods”. So it appears this company make in the UK as well as importing, but unfortunately no country of origin information is given on their website or even on the products themselves, excepting their Brigadier’s Choice dog food (kibble and treats) which they say is “Made in England”. Generally then you will need to ask where their products are made – http://www.copdockmill.co.uk
Betty & Butch dog food is made in the UK. There is no suggestion on their website that any of their other products are UK made – http://www.bettyandbutch.co.uk/#!betty–butch-dog-food/ckh
Wagg pet food appears to all be produced in the UK. Wagg makes a wide range of dry dog foods, cat foods, pet food suitable for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Gerbils and Mice and semi moist treats and crunchy biscuits for dogs and cats. Wagg Foods Ltd, founded in 1923, was known as Page Feeds and supplied animal feeds. They started to manufacture pet food in the 1980s. By 1990 they had stopped producing animal feeds for farming, changed their name to Wagg and moved to their current site near Thirsk. They say “We aim to source our core meat meals and cereals from local producers” and their website, and as far as I can tell all their products, have an oval shaped Union Flag icon and the words “Since 1923 – Made in the UK”. Products are available from their website via Ocado or Pets at Home and from supermarkets and pet shops – http://www.waggfoods.com
Natures Menu raw dog food and raw cat food and treats appear to be made in the UK. They say on their website that their products are”Produced at our factory in Norfolk from carefully selected suppliers, our raw pet food products are carefully manufactured to the highest standard then distributed via our own temperature controlled vans” – https://www.naturesmenu.co.uk
Skinner’s dog food is all made in the UK, including their Field & Trial and Life ranges. On their website they say – “We manufacture all our own products at our Mill in Suffolk. This means we have total control over every aspect of production from the sourcing of raw materials through to manufacture, distribution and most importantly quality control”. They also say “Wherever possible we use locally grown cereals. However, many of the ingredients we use, such as rice, are not grown in the UK and these are obtained from reputable sources in other countries. All meat sources are British”. On product packaging it says “manufactured in our Suffolk mill” – http://www.skinnerspetfoods.co.uk
Mars make many of their pet food and pet care products in the UK, but I am not sure which ones. Crown Pet Foods, part of Mars and the makers of Royal Canin and James Wellbeloved, have a factory in Castle Cary in Somerset for example. Pedigree are also owned by Mars. Other Mars brands include Whiskas, KiteKat, Cesar, Sheba, and Catsan. Mars pet care is based in Belguim. Unhelpfully Royal Canin cat food for example just says “made in the EU” on the packets, which is pointless and meaningless given how big the EU is. All James Wellbeloved dog, cat, and ferret foods are made in the UK. Does anyone know which other Mars pet food / pet care products specifically are made in the UK?
Iams is a pet food brand owned by Proctor and Gamble. In north America the brand belongs Mars since Prooctor and Gamble sold Iams, Eukanuba and Natura in north America to Mars in 2014. Iams and Eukanuba do not bother to give any country of origin information on their website and I assume they are foreign made.
Nestle owns Purina who market under names including Purina, Gourmet, Bakers Complete, Felix, GoCat, Winalot, Friskies and Bonio. Nestle pet division is essentially what was Spillers Pet Foods which Nestle bought from the now defunct Dalgety plc. Nestle / Purina / Spillers do not say where they make their pet foods, but they have factories in Aintree, Wisbech and Sudbury, so some of their pet food is still produced in the UK but I am not sure which. Nestle products are made all over the world, including in the UK. For example there has been a Nestle coffee production factory in Hayes since 1913 (it originally made chocolate when it first started and moved over to coffee production in 1939, having been purchased by Nestle in 1919) but during 2015 it was closed. Nestle’s Tutbury plant in Derbyshire and the Dalston plant in Cumbria continue to make coffee. Nestle still have factories in Girvan, Dalston, Fawdon, York, Halifax and Tutbury, Buxton, Welwyn Garden City, Bromborough, Sudbury, Wisbech, and Aintree; producing coffee, chocolate, water, pet food, etc. Unfortunately for the consumer Nestle have a policy of not labelling country of origin on their products, so you will not know where your chocolate / coffee / water / pet food was manufactured or if it was made in the UK – http://www.nestle.co.uk
Why not ask Mars, Proctor and Gamble, and Nestle about exactly where specific products are made. It might encourage them to label clearly.
Hills petted is an American company, owned by Colgate Palmolive. They are the makers of Science Plan. They give no information on their website about where their petfoods are made, so I assume they are all foreign made.
Pets Choice (aka Pet Food Brands Ltd) have produced quality pet food since 1881, manufacturing and providing food and treat products for dogs and cats under the Webbox, Davies, Oceanic and Goodwyns brands. As well as their branded product, they also produce private label goods. All produced in the UK, in Lancashire, but please note they are also distributers for Vitakraft which is foreign made. Available online and in supermarkets – http://www.petschoice.co.uk
https://www.webbox.co.uk (Webbox – dog wet food, dry food, treats, chub rolls; cat wet food, dry food and treats; fish food; made in England).
http://www.dogsloveit.co.uk (Goodwyns – dog dry food; made in England).
http://www.daviespetfood.co.uk (Davies – Dog dry food, moist chubs, and treats; made in England).
http://www.oceanicpetfood.com (Oceanic – Fish dry food and treats for dogs; made in England).
Established in 1974, Town & Country Petfoods are the suppliers of HiLife pet foods for cats and dogs. Whilst most HiLife products are foreign made using foreign sourced ingredients, some HiLife products are made in the UK such as ‘HiLife tempt me! Crunchy Kibbles Rich in Delicious Chicken’ for cats and ‘HiLife Treat Me! Sticks with Chicken & Ham’ for dogs. UK made products are clearly labelled as such both on their website and on the packaging – https://www.hilifepet.co.uk
Fold Hill pet food for cats and dogs is all made in the UK by Fold Hill, in Lincolnshire. Dog dry food, treats biscuits and chews; cat treats. Available online and in pet shops – http://www.foldhill.co.uk
Trophy Pet Foods sell own branded cat foods and dog foods that are all made in Northamptonshire, England, sourced using as many of the ingredients as it is possible in Britain. They are distributed straight to your home via franchisees agents or available online. I assume their accessories are not British made – http://www.trophypetfoods.co.uk
Oscar Pet Foods Ltd (Formerly Pet Equine & Pigeon Supplies Ltd PEPS Ltd) sell own branded pet food for cats and dogs is British made according to their Facebook page and one of their franchise pages, although there are no further mentions of British production. They are distributed straight to your home via franchisees agents or available online. I assume their accessories are not British made. Also available on Amazon – http://www.oscars.co.uk
Nelsons pet food is all British made – food for cats, dogs, fish, birds, rabbits, ferrets, other small animals; branded under various names. Available online. They also sell pet accessories made by other people; some foreign made but some British made too (such as Snug & Cosy pet beds) – http://www.nelsonspetfood.co.uk
Harringtons dog dry food, dog treats, cat dry food, cat treats, rabbit and guinea pig foods is all made in Great Britain, sourced using locally grown products wherever possible. Everything is made in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. Available in supermarkets and pet shops. Stockists are listed on their website – http://www.harringtonspetfood.com
Benevo produce UK-manufactured vegetarian and vegan cat food and dog food.
Lovejoys dog food is made in Great Britain.
Lily’s Kitchen pet food for dogs and cats are made for them in the UK and in Europe. All their wet food is foreign made. Some of their dry food is made in the UK. Country of origin is generally given on their website, in terms of made in the EU (which is rather vague) or made in the UK – http://www.lilyskitchen.co.uk
Barking Heads & Meowing Heads (Pet Food UK Ltd) might make some of their cat food and dog food and treats in the UK, because they mention on their website that their new (as of August 2014) cat wet food is British made. They also talk about using British sourced ingredients on their website. However, there are no more references to British manufacture on their website, so you will need to check. Pet Food UK Ltd also have the brand AATU. The AATU twitter tagline is “Evolutionary Natural Feeding for Dogs & Cats. High Meat, Grain-free, containing fruits, vegetables, herbs & botanicals.” Wet and dry foods. It says on their website “Made in Britain using British ingredients”. According to LinkedIn “Pet Food UK Ltd is a Hertfordshire based dog and cat food manufacturer with products in over 30 countries worldwide. Since launching the Barking Heads and Meowing Heads ranges of Ultra-Premium dog and cat food in 2009, they have established a reputation for high quality pet food.”
Natural Instinct raw frozen feed for cats and dogs is all made in Britain. Their dog food is approximately 80% meat and bone to 20% vegetables, whilst their cat food is approximately 99% meat, bone and offal with natural supplements. They say they use only British ingredients. A gradual transition will be required to move your pet onto a raw frozen mostly meat diet – http://www.naturalinstinct.com
Arden Grange pet foods are British made. Surprisingly, this is only referenced once on their website that I can find, so I would advise checking if all their products are British made. Cat dry food and treats, dog dry and wet food and treats – http://www.ardengrange.com
From what I can gather, Symply wet, dry and treats dog food and dry cat food is all British made, although they do not state this very clearly on their website. Country of origin information is given at the bottom of the page against individual products on the Symply website and everything I have found today (26/4/15) on their site was made in Great Britain.
Also, from what I can gather, Canagan dry food for cats and dogs is all made in Britain, but this is not explicitly stated on their website. They do tell us “We try to source as many of our ingredients as we possibly can from Great Britain, although some ingredients are simply not available in the UK in large enough quantities.” Canagan wet food is made in Thailand. If you check the underneath of the packaging of Canagan dry food it carries the words “Proudly Made in Great Britain” and the front of the packaging tells us the food is “made with natural produce fresh from the British countryside” Stockist are listed on their websites. Grain free –
Burns Penlan Farm range of moist food for dogs is made in their own factory in Burry Port, Wales, using local ingredients where possible including ingredients sourced from their own farm in South Wales. No country of origin information is given for their other dog, cat and rabbit food, but today (5.5.15) they have told me “all our dry dog and cat foods are manufactured in England”, presumably by another company but it is good that all Burns cat and dog dry food is made in the UK. From their answer I assume all their rabbit food and wet food is foreign made – http://burnspet.co.uk
Some Feelwell’s dog treats and dry food is made in the UK; some are foreign made. I assume the UK products are those that carry a little Union Flag on the packaging but please check before buying – http://www.feelwells.co.uk
Amberslade Pet Food is a British made dry food for dogs, cats and small animals. I found this company on the web, but currently (as of 3rd May 2015) their products seem to be unavailable, with their online shop being down for maintenance – http://www.amberslade.co.uk/index.php/pet-food
Greenwoods pet food for dogs, cats and small animals appears to be made in the UK. Strangely in this day and age, I can’t find a website for them. I have seen their products online, for example at Zooplus and elsewhere.
Joe & Jill’s dry food for cats is made in England. Available online at Pet’s Kitchen. Vet’s Kitchen cat and dog dry foods and treats are also available online here (and elsewhere), are British made, and are owned by Pet’s Kitchen. Vet Joe Inglis, who was in Vets in Practice on TV, seems to be behind both Joe and Jill’s and Pet’s Kitchen / Vet’s Kitchen – http://www.joeandjills.co.uk
Forthglade dog food and cat food is all made in Devon, England, they do not contract out or import any of their products and ingredients are sourced locally where possible. Wet food and frozen food. There is a partial list of stockists available on the front page of their website using a postcode search – http://www.forthglade.com
Does anyone know of other pet food made in the UK?
E Jeffries & Sons Limited (Jeffries Saddlery, Jefferies) was established 1820. They are a manufacturer of equestrian and sporting leather products and appear to maintain some production in the UK, although you will need to check before buying as no country of origin information is given on their website. They are also a distributer of foreign made equestrian products. The company also appear to also be known as Vale Brothers Ltd and are based in Walsall. Their brand names include Jeffries Saddlery, Falcon Saddlery, Eldonian Bits and Steelwork, Wembley Bridles and Brady Bags – http://www.ejeffries.co.uk
The Ideal Saddle Company (Ideal & WRS) in Walsall make horse riding saddles and and appear to maintain some production in the UK, although you will need to check before buying as no country of origin information is given on their website. They also own the Barnsby Saddlery, the Walsall-based firm which was set up in 1873 and was formerly known as Jabez Cliff Limited, with the name being purchased by the Ideal Saddle Company in 2014 following the bankruptcy of Barnsby Equestrian. They also trade under the brand Barclay & Co. The only country of origin information given on the Ideal Saddle Company website is “The finest materials are used, from handmade saddle-trees made here in Walsall, to the highest quality leathers” – http://www.idealsaddle.com
Carr and Day and Martin horse care products were founded in 1765 have held a Royal Warrant since the reign of King George IV and still hold the Royal Warrant today for the supply of saddlery care products to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. They say 80% of their products are manufactured in the UK – “Unlike many companies today, we actually manufacture our own products in our own factory. In fact over 80% of the products in the current range are manufactured at our Lytham plant”. Carr & Day & Martin (branded Carr’s / Day & Martin’s / Carr & Day & Martin) used to make shoe polish in England, but as far as I am aware no longer do so, and now concentrate on horse care products – http://www.carrdaymartin.co.uk
I came across Supreme Products on the net – they sell a range of horse blankets and the like – http://supremeproducts.co.uk/shop/categories/Retail/Hoods-and-Garments/
CosyDogs – Manufacturers of fleece dog harnesses, collars and leads – All CosyDogs own brand products are made in the UK, but the other products they sell are not generally UK made – http://www.dog-harnesses.co.uk
Friday Fox sell horse blankets – http://www.fridayfox.co.uk. Currently these are Witney horse blankets from Quiltex stock (please note the wool used in these is not British wool), but when stocks run out these will be replaced by blankets made by another supplier (Hainsworth?) Friday Fox tell me. Friday Fox also make other products out of this blanket (as well as some using other fabrics), including dog coats.
Laurence Butler Ltd. sell made in England magnetic therapy dog collars – http://www.copper-bracelets.com/copper-magnetic-therapy-dog-collars-12-c.asp
EcoKitty specialises in eco-friendly goodies for kitty-cats that are made from recycled, organic or locally sourced materials and most of their products are all made in Britain. Toys, blankets, bowls, scoops and a cardboard playhouse. Made in Britain products are clearly labelled as such, but not all the products they sell are British made (e.g. the BecoThings cat bowls and scoop are foreign made) – http://www.ecokitty.co.uk
Feloo’s origami-inspired cardboard products are all made in Britain. They make disposable cat litter boxes and cat sleeping pods. Their trays, lids and scoops are lined and water resistant, like a coffee cup. The trays and lid can be recycled and the sleeping pods can be composted. Trays can last up to 4 weeks, depending on use. Keep the lid and get more trays – http://www.feloouk.com
Need a British made “Beware of the Dog” sign? Rowan Stickers – http://www.classicsign.co.uk – make pet information sign stickers. Rowan Stickers Classic Sign’s range of self-adhesive stickers also includes disabled signs, wheelie bin stickers, warning signs, information signs, stickers for kids, number stickers, letter stickers, stickers for business, pet related stickers, fridge stickers, suitcase stickers, Halloween stickers, Christmas stickers, etc.
Anthony and Brown have a few British made dog collars and leads (they also have some British made jumpers, luggage labels, and satchels; with the rest of their range foreign made) – http://anthony-and-brown.myshopify.com/collections/accessories
MANN + MOON design and make everything in the UK and source from UK suppliers. Harris Tweed and leather, bespoke dog coats, dog walker’s bags, dog collars, leads and hand warmers, Harris Tweed throws and heat pads – http://mannandmoon.com
Albion Saddlemakers are a saddle, and saddle accessory designer & manufacturer in Walsall. Their Albion brochure states “100% British in-house manufacture”. The Albion Sporting twitter page states they are “manufacturers of luxurious leather goods, shooting accessories & lifestyle accessories, which are individually hand made in our factory in Walsall, England”. I am not sure if all products are made in the UK, so as always please check before buying – http://www.albionsaddlemakers.co.uk – http://www.albionsporting.co.uk
For boots for riding and such like please also see British Made Shoes and Boots.
Rainbow Trugs are flexible colourful plastic containers that are made in Britain. Available in 6 sizes and a wide variety of colours. Rainbow Trugs themselves and the Rainbow Trugs lid are made in Britain. Rainbow Trugs are food safe and UV stable. Inside there is a gallons and litres indicator. Some of the other stuff on their website is made abroad though. Look for the Union Flag next to the item’s picture I assume to see what is British made. British made items include Rainbow Trugs, pot stands, Rainbow Trug Riddle, Rainbow Trug lid, Easi Skip Feeders, 3 gallon buckets, Rhino feed buckets, Rainbow feeders and tidy trays. The trugs make ideal cat bed – http://rainbowtrugs.com
Human chocolate contains Theobromine, a naturally occurring compound found in the cocoa bean, and it is this that is poisonous to dogs and cats. Instead feed your pet a suitable ‘safe’ alternative such as Good Boy dog-safe choc drops or Hatchwell Easter Eggs.
There are other hidden dangers to dogs, cats and other pets in certain foods, plants, drugs and insecticides for example, plus road accidents. You can find research and find advice on the internet, for example at Bluecross, the RSPCA, the VPIS and many other sites. Some of the most common, potentially severe cat and dog poisons reported to the VPIS, are listed on the RSPA and VPIS websites.