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Australia’s oldest wombat celebrated her birthday with some veggie cake.
Twelve camels have been disqualified from a beauty contest.
A vacancy at a vets has generated international interest.
A family’s dog found herself in a sticky situation after eating a takeaway leaflet that had been posted through the door.
RSPCA animal collection officer Kim Sheriff was called to a field in Hawkshaw, Greater Manchester, after two girls found a stricken sheep in a bit of a tight spot – with its head stuck in a tree!
Evidence of a giant penguin as big as a person has been discovered.
A lobster was found with a logo on its body.
A hen has escaped death after falling off the back of a slaughter lorry.
A farmer took her pony to the dentist – in the boot of her car!
A duck that lost its foot is now able to walk thanks to a group of schoolchildren.
Designer dog homes are to go on display in London this Spring.
A giant Greenland shark is possibly the oldest living vertebrate in the world.
Phelps the hedgehog has received hydrotherapy.
A stranded sheep had a lucky escape after being helped out of a muddy marsh.
Iguanas have been spotted falling from the sky.
A cat almost died after swallowing a rat whole.
Companion animal and exotics vet Daniella dos Santos will be going the extra mile at the Virgin London Marathon this weekend by running in an ostrich costume to raise money for the Animal Welfare Foundation.
International wildlife charity Born Free has this week launched Wildlife Heroes  – a year-long celebration of inspirational women and men from all walks of life who dedicate their lives to the protection and conservation of wildlife.
International pet trade show Zoomark has extended exhibition space for the 2019 event in Italy.
 Pet social media App Bauwow has joined forces with the Merseyside Beagle Club to stage a world record attempt for the largest single breed dog walk.
Inspired Pet Nutrition, home to the Wagg, Harringtons, Companions and Nineteen87 brands, has strengthened its senior management team with two new appointments and the promotion of Graham Wheeler to head up process and innovation.
 Lincolnshire-based pet food manufacturer Vitalin is exhibiting in the British Pavilion at Interzoo, the world’s biggest trade fair for the international pet food industry, in Germany in May. 
With 8.5 million pet dogs curling up at their owners’ feet and 24% of the country’s households owning one or more dogs, the UK’s dog-loving denizens prove, without a doubt, that canine companions hold a very special place in the nation’s hearts.
Vet exclusivity really counts when it comes to recommending health products to pet owners, according to a new survey.
Cambridge-based pet technology specialist Sure Petcare is celebrating 10 years since the launch of its first microchip-enabled pet product, the award-winning Microchip Cat Flap.   
PATS Telford will be presenting state-of-the art grooming demonstrations and talks on both days of the show at The Telford International Centre on Sunday and Monday, September 23-24.
Rukka Pets has engineered a new version of its original cooling vest and scarf.
 A dog-friendly holiday letting agency received more than 1,000 applications in the first 24 hours after posting a vacancy for a UK-based dog to become its ‘Canine Critic’.
Birthday cakes for dogs and smaller ‘pupcakes’ are flying off the shelves at Marion’s Pet Shop, in Egremont, Cumbria, with people travelling from far and wide to pick one up.
The dog is no longer just man’s best friend – it has now overtaken close family members in our affections, according to a new survey by Barking Heads and Forthglade investor Piper in association with pet lifestyle website PetsPyjamas.
With weather forecasts predicting that temperatures could hit more than 20C over the next few days, dog owners are being urged to keep their pets safe in the sun.
A tea shop owner is expanding her business horizons in a bid to save a well-established pet shop that has been open in business since 1946.
Spike’s Hedgehog food has partnered with UK charity the British Hedgehog Preservation Society to offer a 10p donation with every purchase of its special stickered packs of Crunchy Dry and Semi-Moist food.
The owners of a Worcestershire pet shop face an uncertain future after being told they must leave their current premises by the end of the month.
A retailer has won her battle to have her pet shop licence re-issued so she can continue to sell puppies. 
After almost a year of trading, award-winning North East pet store My Pet HQ is expanding its offering from pet products, workshops and events, to now include a pet grooming salon. 
Pet Remedy, the award-winning maker of calming solutions for pets in the UK, has launched in Canada and the US.
A North East couple have given £300 worth of life-saving equipment to help seriously ill pets at the Newcastle veterinary hospital that treated their dog. 
International Cat Care, in partnership with Ceva, launched a series of cat handling videos at this year’s BSAVA Congress.
Following the launch of Everything Guinea Pig in 2015, a new sister company, Everything Bunny Rabbit, has been started.
The British Cichlid Association is holding its Spring Event in Solihull and is inviting retailers to take on a table for £15 to sell dry goods or fish.
Mars Fishcare is relaunching its API water treatments range, ensuring its products are safe for family pets, and says API is committed to the Mars Petcare mission of making ‘a better world for pets’.
A team from Maidenhead Aquatics has visited a marine conservation project in Indonesia, donating a number of marine water test kits.
 The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has responded to a Government consultation on tackling the enforcement of the EU Alien Invasive Species regulation in the UK and the penalties for those who flout the law.
A team of divers and scientists has discovered a population of what is thought to be the world’s rarest fish.
CITES has set up a Rural Communities Working Group to look at how communities can have a voice in its decisions, which can have such an effect on their livelihoods.
More than 60,000 people are expected to visit China’s Ornamental Fish Championship later this year.
A juvenile caiman has joined the Amazonian exhibit at Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay. 
Marine brand Aquaforest has released a new range aimed specifically at freshwater. 
Plans to ban the sale of Channa and three aquatic plant species across the whole of the UK have had a reprieve following a challenge by OATA to the EU.
AQUA 2019, the market-leading showcase for the UK’s water gardening and aquatics trade, will return to the Telford International Centre on October 16 and 17, 2019.
More than 1,000 fish have died in a tank at a popular Tokyo aquarium due to suspected oxygen deprivation. 
Tetra has expanded its Starter Line range with an 80-litres aquarium that comes as a complete set.
Tetra has launched its Phosphate Minus and pH/KH Minus solutions. 
EHEIM has launched its EHEIM skim marine 300 for marine aquariums up to 300 litres.  
Waterlife has relaunched its Ultramarine seasalt, which has been manufactured since the 1960s.
Scientists are a step closer to ending the deadly and destructive practice of illegal cyanide fishing, thanks to new research.