Animal lovers will be in heaven when the National Pet Show bounds into Excel .

Dogs, cats, rats, rabbits, reptiles, ponies, fish, chickens and more will fill the Royal Docks centre for the two-day event.

Read more: How to get to Excel for the National Pet Show

From Saturday, May 7 -8 visitors will be able to meet animal experts and celebrities, including Channel 4’s Supervet Professor Noel Fitzpatrick who will be presenting the Eukanuba Supervet Live, and BBC’s Spring and Autumn Watch presenter Michaela Strachan who is hosting SuperDogs Live.

Michaela Strachan will host SuperDogs Live at the National Pet Show

You can also get up close and personal with a menagerie of furry friends, find out more about your favourite pet and how to take care of them and shop for animal-themed gifts.

There will be amazing animal performances from dog stars of television and film, Nimbus the American Miniature Horse, birds of prey and more.

The National Pet Show

There will also be a heat of Scruffts, the Kennel Club competition that hunts for the best crossbreeds in the country to compete in Crufts.

You can save 20% on tickets by quoting code EXCEL when you book here

9.30am-5pm, May 7-8, adults £17, Excel