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You couldn't make it up!

First hand experiences from Newshound, our undercover retailer. Share your own retail views and experiences.


Tank’s not all it’s cracked up to be
A giant glass aquarium holding 13 sharks has cracked open, sending water gushing into the streets.
Torrents of water flooded the nearby area with the sharks still lurking in the tank.
Emergency services were called when a panel detached from the base of a pool at the aquarium in the city of Mazatlan, in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa.
An 80cm section of acrylic glass collapsed, causing the leak – but luckily the hole was not big enough for the sharks or other fish to escape.
The pool housed 13 sharks and various other fish but all were successfully transferred to other tanks and it happened while the aquarium was closed.
It had only opened recently after eight years of construction and with a final bill of more than £3m.

All the better to see you with
A pet owner says he was left stunned when his cat gave birth to a kitten with two heads and three eyes.
Cat lover Xiao Wei claimed the animal was alive and well, but was not sure how long it would survive.
The kitten can apparently eat with the rest of its siblings from the same litter but only out of one of her two mouths.
Xiao, from Shenyang City, capital of north-eastern China’s Liaoning Province, is a self-professed cat lover and owns several.

Family rattled by floater in toilet
A family’s worst nightmare became a reality after a rattlesnake slithered into their lavatory as 24 of the terrifying reptiles invaded their home.
The adult rattlesnake was found in the toilet bowl – with another 13 were discovered in the cellar.
And a further 10 – including five babies – were later found living in the foundations of the infested building.
The terrifying discovery was made in Jones County, near Buffalo Gap, in Texas.
The snake in the toilet is believed to have slithered in through a broken pipe.

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Last chance to enter
There is still time to enter the 2017 Pet Industry Federation Awards – but you’ll need to get your skates on as entries closes today (Monday, August 21).

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The Clipit Suit from Blades Services is now available in purple with pink edging, ready for the clipping season.
Bern Pet Foods is celebrating after ORIJEN freeze-dried dog food was named Brand of the Year 2017 in the Global awards.
Pet pharmaceutical and healthcare manufacturer Beaphar is strengthening its global brand and marketing output, resulting in two promotions and one new recruit for the UK marketing team.
Accessory business AmPet Products will be launching the IMARC engraving machine at PATS Telford.
It can be easy to mistake a bee for a wasp or the other way around due to their similar appearances and their capability to deliver a nasty sting.
FOURTEEN RIDERS from veterinary and scientific research charity The Animal Health Trust took part in RideLondon 100 cycle challenge to help raise £75,000 for a new MRI machine, a vital piece of diagnostic equipment for its veterinary clinics. Through the RideLondon 100 alone, staff have so far raised £56,000.
GA PET Food has launched a grain-free tuna recipe for dogs.
The Family Pet Show returns for the fifth time at the end of next month.
Rik and Helen Cridland, of HayPigs!, will be exhibiting their entire Guinea Pig Circus range of toys and feeders for small animals at PATS Telford and will even have a couple of special fluffy guests with them to meet and greet everyone!
The RSPCA is warning cat owners against collars that its says can leave felines with fatal injuries.
You are more likely to die from a bee or wasp sting than a dog attack, according to data analysed by the campaigning organisation Born Innocent.

3P Pet Products will be offering visitors to its stand at PATS Telford a discount voucher worth 10% off their next order.

If you think your pet is the next big thing, Carphone Warehouse, one of the UK’s leading mobile phone retailers, is challenging owners to teach their pet a new trick in just 15 minutes.

Following acquisition by the Subura Group, Vital Pet Products is forging ahead with new operating systems, innovative products and a completely fresh approach.
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 24-25.
As the sole UK distributor of Oxbow pet products, Petlife International has extended its range by adding Oxbow Hay Blends.
THE RSPCA says it is ‘pleased’ by government proposals to make CCTV mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England.
New British brand The Dog Trouser Company has launched dog trousers, a pet accessory designed to keep dogs, cars and homes clean after muddy and wet walks.
The British Equestrian Trade Association promoted the work of its members and drove home the importance of rider safety at the Festival of British Eventing, Gatcombe Park, where it enjoyed a high-profile presence as presenting sponsor for a 12th year.
To battle 23 different kinds of tick in the UK (and more than 800 worldwide), Beaphar has introduced a Tick Removal Kit, containing Beaphar Tick Away and the Beaphar TickBoy.
Cat treats have seen ‘exponential growth’ worldwide, albeit from a small base, making it the most dynamic category in 2017.

The UK’s most popular TV breakfast news programme has interviewed Pooch & Mutt founder Guy Blaskey.

3P Enterprise has expanded its Gloucestershire-based team.
Do you have a business to be proud of? If the answer is yes, then why not enter the 2017 Pet Industry Federation Awards and get the recognition you and your team deserve?
Apple features in Fish4Dogs new treat – by public demand!
James Wellbeloved and Royal Canin were badly affected by a cyber attack which led to stock shortages and delays in production, but production is now back at full capacity, although some customers are still experiencing delays.
The RSPCA has released a ‘heartwarming’ video to mark the 26th anniversary of the Dangerous Dogs Act and controversial breed specific legislation – one year after the charity launched its #EndBSL campaign.
Veterinary nurse Christine Abbott is swapping life at a rural North Yorkshire practice to help lions, rhinos, elephants and giraffes in South Africa.
International wildlife charity Born Free has launched a new campaign encouraging animal lovers across Britain to donate their old £1 coins to protect endangered wildlife before the coins become ‘extinct’ later this year.
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Win HiLife’s new It’s only natural cat food and treats

THREE LUCKY retailers can win an assortment from the new HiLife It’s only natural range of wet cat food and treats, worth more than £560 in total.

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A UK public aquarium has responded to a European Commission call for aquariums to educate visitors on the reality of marine litter in a ‘World Aquariums against Marine Litter’ campaign.
Eheim has brought out the Eheim LEDcontrol, designed to control different lighting options to simulate nature’s colours and moods.
Jellymageddon is upon us – and we might be partly responsible, says a report in the New Scientist.
Live goldfish in tanks are the highlight of an Art Aquarium exhibition in Japan.
Aquadip Is launching an own-labelling service for its complete range of frozen fish food blister packs and a range of its dry fish food in pots.
Indonesia has been praised for an initial progress report on its conservation and management measures to protect the Banggai cardinalfish.
Fluval has added two new variants in white to its award-winning Fluval Flex aquarium range.
A Canadian city has banned an aquarium from bringing in new dolphins, whales and narwhals.
Tetra has expanded its range of aquariums for beginners with the Starter Line 30l.
Fluval has launched a substrate that it says is ideal for freshwater planted tanks or for shrimps.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association is encouraging its members to sign a petition ‘against yet another attempt to curb the aquarium industry in Hawaii’.
A goldfish owner who tried to give his pet a good send-off was left stunned when a duck intervened.
A young male Chinese water dragon has been joined Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium.
Aquatics retail chain Maidenhead Aquatics has added a Click & Collect service to its online offering.
Singapore hosted its inaugural AquaRealm trade and consumer aquatics show in June.
A garden centre held its third annual Koi Carp Show on July 9.
Aquatics wholesaler J&K Aquatics is distributing a range of products from Evolution Aqua.