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Tetra extends specialist food range for bottom-feeding fish

Tetra has refreshed its specialist food range with the relaunch and extension of the Wafer range

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Tip-top state thanks to vets
A Brazilian toucan that lost the upper part of its beak while being trafficked has been fitted with a prosthesis made using a 3D printer.
The female bird, named Tieta, was rescued from a wildlife animal fair in Rio de Janeiro, the BBC says.
It is not clear whether she lost the upper part of her beak after being mistreated by animal smugglers or in a fight with a bigger toucan with which she was locked up inside a small box.
It took researchers three months to design the beak but it took only two hours for the printer to print it. The beak weighs approximately 4g and is 4cm long.

Refuse gang pluck pet from cat-ash-trophe
A lucky cat was saved from being burnt alive at the last minute when a pair of eagle-eyed binmen spotted it in their lorry. The fortunate feline, named Melker, looked certain to be incinerated after it became mixed up in a stinking pile of rubbish, the Daily Mirror reported.
But the pair heard the bedraggled moggy’s plaintive meows from inside the garbage compactor in Stockholm, Sweden.
Melker was buried under a pile of rubbish but the team battled through the stench and pulled it to safety.
The binmen spent over half an hour sifting through more than five tonnes of rotting food before finally pulling the cat to safety.
Bekir Mercil, part of the team that saved the cat, said: “If we’d not gone to save the cat it would have headed for the incinerator and you can just imagine what would have happened.
“We had a shovel to remove the waste as carefully as we could without doing any harm and a broom to try to get the kitten out.
Eventually we got it out and saved it which was a great feeling.”
They then put the cat in a box and drove him to a nearby animal shelter before a staff member from the veterinary clinic in Vallentuna decided to adopt him.

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Oasis London - wholesaler to the aquatic trade
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The Natural Chew Company giveaway

Natural chews on offer

The Natural Chew Company offers a large range of more than 40 lines of natural chews, with something for every dog or every shape and size,

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Inverburn giveaway

10 stock giveaways from Inverburn

Scottish wholesaler Inverburn has put together a fantastic collection of giveaways for 10 lucky retailers, worth a staggering £2,800.

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Ancol giveaway

More than 100 dog toys to win
Ancol Pet Products is giving one lucky retailer the chance to win a selection of more than 100 dog toys retailing for more than £500.

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Look out for exotic caterpillars

Pet owners in London, Surrey, West Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire are being alerted to look out for and report an insect pest that can cause health problems, especially during spring and summer.

Veterinary lecturer Kären joins Burgess

Veterinary lecturer and former veterinary nurse Kären Smith has vowed to ‘keep Burgess Pet Care at the forefront of nutrition’ as she takes on her new role as nutritional advisor at the Yorkshire pet food firm.

Sky Pet Products buys Liberta

Specialist wholesaler Sky Pet Products has acquired Liberta UK.

Vets launch biggest survey yet

To mark World Veterinary Day 2016 tomorrow (April 30), the British Veterinary Association is launching its biggest Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey yet with more than 15,000 BVA members invited to share their experience of the profession and expertise on animal health and welfare issues.

Winner by a nose!

Television coverage during Crufts  has created a surge of interest in the American-made Nose-It! K-9 Pet Ball, distributed in the UK by AmPet Products.

Andrex puppy rolls in ahead of Dolly the sheep

The Andrex puppy has been named the most influential animal of the past 25 years by industry experts.

Costwold RAW extends range

Cotswold RAW has unveiled two new arrivals to its rapidly-expanding rural pantry – Beef & Tripe and Turkey.

Two more join Pooch & Mutt

Louise Rudderham and Ewan Lavender have joined Pooch & Mutt as the company continue its rapid growth.

Manufacturers stay ahead of the pack

Butcher’s Pet Care has joined forces with DS Smith to incorporate a redeemable voucher into its existing consumer pack, helping to drive brand engagement and sales.

Miro & Makauri launch trade website

Pet accessories distributor Miro & Makauri has launched a new trade-only website – www.makauri.co.uk 

Kelly to head up British Dog Groomers

Kelly Davis has been unanimously elected to chair The British Dog Groomers’ Association.

The Pet Show expects 20,000 visitors

The Pet Show is returning to Warwickshire’s Stoneleigh Park for its fourth year, and is partnering with the Midlands Food and Drink festival.

It’s all go at Natures Menu

With work starting on a new £7m production plant, a number of new starters joining the sales team, an ambitious rebranding project and now the release of a suite of new products, it’s all systems go for Natures Menu.

Duke opens £6m rehoming centre

Ancol directors joined staff at Birmingham Dogs Home at a special event to celebrate the opening of its new rehoming centre in Solihull.

Mars launches charity campaign with Tesco

Mars Petcare UK has teamed up with Tesco stores around the UK to raise money for a number of animal charities during National Pet Month (April 27-May 17).

‘Services’ boost Pets at Home turnover

Pets at Home has reported further growth in revenue following expansion of its grooming salons and vet practices.

Pet insurance claims up 10%

More than 900,000 pet insurance claims were filed in 2015, up 9% on the previous year, the Association of British Insurers has revealed.

There’s a unicorn in our midst

Online pet health retailer MedicAnimal has been named by Tech Tour as one of Europe’s top 50 High Growth Companies.

Benyfit adds super premium range

Benyfit Natural, which manufactures one of the fastest growing BARF diets in the UK, has introduced a super premium range to cater for the needs of dogs with sensitive stomachs.

Interzoo gears up for biggest show yet

Interzoo 2016 is set to break new records with more than 1,800 exhibitors (up from 1,700 in 2014) from more than 60 countries displaying their products in Nuremberg next month.

SEIB sponsors retail awards

The 2017 BETA Business Awards will see SEIB Insurance Brokers return as sponsor of Retailer of the Year – the British Equestrian Trade Association’s accolade designed to recognise and reward companies and individuals who have made significant contributions to the industry.

Town & Country a Hi-flier, says Stock Exchange

Town and Country Petfoods has been named one of the country’s most inspiring businesses by the London Stock Exchange.

The Company of Animals acquires grooming brand

The Company of Animals has acquired the worldwide brand, product and distribution rights for the Pet Head brand.

Licensing review attracts 1,500 responses

The Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) is currently working through more than 1,500 responses to its consultation on the review of Animal Establishment Licensing and is hoping to have a summary of responses by June.

Wholesaler opens livestock section

Wholesaler All Pond Solutions has opened its livestock section and now offers fish sourced from quality breeders worldwide. Stock comprises tropical fish, coldwater fish, cichlids and koi, as well as aquatic plants.

OASE expands into indoor aquatics

Water gardening specialist OASE is expanding into the indoor aquatics category.

Yobs force closure of aquatics shop

The owners of an aquatics shop have blamed anti-social behaviour for the closure of their store.

Shattered tank leads to claim for millions

One of Scotland’s wealthiest businessmen has lodged a multi-million-pound insurance claim after a massive marine fish tank shattered at his Perthshire home.

Wholesaler backs Project Piaba

Segrest Farms, one the world’s largest wholesale ornamental fish distributors, has stated its support for Project Piaba.

Assassins on the prowl at aquarium

Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium is enlisting the help of assassin snails to hunt down unwanted visitors.

Public aquarium sees mass deaths

More than 2,000 fish have died in a newly-renovated public aquarium in nine months.

Evolution Aqua and ITC Aquatics in tie-up

ITC Aquatics has been appointed sole UK wholesaler of Evolution Aqua’s eaReef aquariums, so can offer its dealer network the aquariums, Kessil lighting bundles and EcoTech Radion lighting bundles.

Call for packs to bear ‘no release’ message

The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association is calling on all manufacturers to include a simple ‘no release’ message on all new packaging.

OATA’s Keith Davenport steps down after 25 years

The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has announced the retirement of its long-standing chief executive Keith Davenport after 25 years in the post.

Blue Reef shelters stranded turtle

A young sea turtle has been rescued after stranding on a beach in Cornwall.
The 20cm juvenile was discovered on Gwithian Beach, near Hayle, and taken

Entries open for aquascape contest

Retailers are being asked to help promote the UK Aquascaping Championship 2016 by displaying promotional flyers in their shops.

JBL releases 2016 catalogue

JBL has launched its new 156-page catalogue for 2016, listing more than 1,000 products for the aquatic and reptile hobbyist.

Rare crabs wash up on Cornish beach

A rare species of crab that is reputed to have been discovered by Christopher Columbus has gone on display at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium.

Sea Life Centre expects virgin births

A female shark who has not been with a male for more than two years has produced two fertile eggs.

Public aquarium sees baby boom

More than 100 ‘babies’ were born at Sea Life Blackpool last year, including sharks, rays and seahorses, it announced following its annual stocktake.

Tetra launches on Facebook and Pinterest

Tetra has joined Facebook and Pinterest, aiming to make information about fishkeeping even more accessible.

Jelly invaders

Britain’s biggest swarm of sea nettles – spectacular stinging jellyfish – has been unveiled at Manchester Sea Life Centre.

Here’s looking at you!

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre has opened a new refuge for freshwater turtles.

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