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Romsey World of Water
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Maximise growth in the treat sector this Christmas
With seven in ten pet owners saying they treat their pets on special occasions, Christmas is the ideal time to grow your treat sales.

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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.


Stuffed crocodile found a fair way from home
An appeal for information has gone out after a stuffed crocodile was discovered next to a golf course in South Lanarkshire.
A number of concerned passers-by believed they had spotted a reptile in the water at Carnwath Golf Course.
Scottish SPCA Inspector Heather Lawson collected the four-and-a-half-foot crocodile and took it to the National Museum of Scotland to have it identified.
“I first thought it was a prank when I got a call reporting a sightings of a crocodile but when I investigated I found it was real,” she said.
“The crocodile was dead and oddly had tape wrapped around its head. It seems someone has attempted to stuff the crocodile as it had no insides and there was straw stuck in its legs.  
“ We now know it was a West African Dwarf Crocodile and it’s a complete mystery how it got there.
“These are protected animals and anyone who owns one in this country would need to have a Dangerous Wild Animal licence.”

Should’ve gone to…
A vet accidentally shot a tranquiliser dart at a zoo employee dressed as a gorilla after mistaking him for a real ape.
The 35-year-old zoo employee was shot at Loro Parque Zoo on the Spanish island of Tenerife, where staff were taking part in a drill designed to ensure they had an emergency plan in place in case one of the gorillas escaped its enclosure.
But the vet had not been informed of the training exercise and, fearing that there was a gorilla on the loose, he sprang into action.
The vet fired the shot – designed for a 400lb gorilla – at the man and hit him in the leg. According to La Opinión de Tenerife newspaper, the man suffered a severe reaction to the shot and was taken to the University Hospital of the Canary Islands, where he remained in a serious condition.


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Win free stock from the Canny Company
Two lucky retailers stand to share free stock worth £500 from the award-winning Canny Company.

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Kennel Club calendar highlights rescue dogs

Dog lovers can support rescue dogs by ordering the 2015 Kennel Club Breed Rescue calendar, which is now available and stars dogs from breeds that have been helped by Kennel Club Breed Rescue (KCBR) organisations.

New York pet cemetery named as world’s largest

Hartsdale Pet Cemetery, the world’s largest pet cemetery, is the final resting place for a variety of species, including goldfish, horses, a lion and, of course, dogs and cats, according to cemetery director Edward Martin.

Burns helps Support Dogs charity

Burns Pet Nutrition has entered into a partnership with assistance dog charity Support Dogs.

Tetra launches BalanceBalls for aquarium filtration

Tetra is expanding its range of aquarium filtration products with the launch of Tetra BalanceBalls.

Copdock Mill launches healthy option treats

Copdock Mill has introduced ‘healthy option’ Best Buddies treats in three flavours: Potato Pads, Tater Tubes and Potato Bites.

Dragon to meet key figures at BETA trade show

Dragons Den star Deborah Meaden is to visit the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) International 2015 at the NEC on Monday, February 23.

Pedigree Jumbone under fire on Facebook

Mars Petcare has issued a statement reassuring retailers and consumers that its Pedigree Turkey Jumbones are safe following a Facebook post that had been shared nearly 100,000 times.

Bamfords brings out new pigeon products

Bamfords Top Flight has introduced two new healthcare products for pigeons.

Nishikoi relaunches Sinking Food pellets

Nishikoi has relaunched its Sinking Food pellets, with a new formula.

Charges dropped against two over dog home fire

Two boys have been released without charge after the deadly September fire at Manchester Dogs’ Home, which killed 60 dogs.

Tracking device can keep tabs on pets

Ordnance Survey is stocking G-Paws Track, a pet-tracking device that helps reveal the secret life of cats. It can also be used to tell if a dog is getting enough exercise.

Pets Corner sales show strong growth

Pets Corner has said it has achieved consistent, strong growth in its financial year, with like for like sales in its second quarter at 9.2%, rising to 15.2% in Q3.

Thieves make off with specialist dog food

Thieves stole more than half a tonne of specialist dog food during a night-time raid on a Gloucestershire pet shop.

Industry Profile: Company of Animals

We’re all familiar with the saying ‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime’. At the Company of Animals, giving pet owners the best education on their training and behaviour products is core to its business. Sandra Pearce learns more about the company and its founder, Dr Roger Mugford

Rosewood grows soft pet beds offering

Rosewood Pet Products has added seven new soft beds to its 40 Winks Bedding Range.

Shop Talk: Tri-mar Aquaria and Reptiles

When aquatics retailer Trimar had to find new premises, this gave it the perfect opportunity to venture into a partnership scheme with wholesaler ALF to implement an easier, more efficient way of managing stock

Premier EPOS promotes Mike Wood to team manager

Web developer Mike Wood has been promoted to team manager at Merseyside-based Premier EPOS with the expansion of his development team.

Dates set for 2015 London and National Pet Shows

Brand Events, organiser of the London Pet Show and National Pet Show, has confirmed dates and venues for both events in 2015.

Counting CO2 bubbles one by one

The new JBL ProFlora Count bubble counter lets hobbyists count accurately the number of CO2 bubbles added to a tank.

Burns scores a hat-trick in awards

Burns Pet Nutrition has scooped the top three dog food honours in the 2014/2015 Your Dog Magazine Product Awards for a second year running – an exact replication of its 2013/2014 wins across the best dry, wet and specialist categories.

Scruffs brings out self-heating pet bed range

Scruffs has launched its Thermal self-heating range of pet beds and bedding comprising Thermal Box Beds, Thermal Mats and Thermal Mattresses.

Pets at Home’s pre-tax profits double, boosted by Wainwright’s growth

Pets at Home has announced that its pre-tax profit has almost doubled from £21.1 million to £40.5 million in the 28 weeks from March 28 to October 9, 2014. Revenue from its own-label Wainwright’s pet food also showed strong growth at over 50%, tipping it beyond the £20 million mark.

Pet shop closes, but keeps animal encounters going

A pet shop in Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire, is to close.

Exhibitor stands at PATS Sandown ‘sold out’

Visitors to PATS Sandown in March can expect a busy show as all exhibitor stands at the two-day event have now been sold.

Tetra scoops award for research & development

Tetra has been awarded the ‘Innovative through research’ quality seal from the Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities.

UK team visits Indonesian marine ornamentals supplier

A group from Maidenhead Aquatics has travelled to Indonesia to visit one of its suppliers of marine fish.

US city offers ‘amnesty pond’ for non-native fish

San Francisco park officials are building an ‘amnesty pond’ for unwanted pet fish to help keep a lake free from non-native fish.

J&K Aquatics ‘pie the boss’ for Children in Need

J&K Aquatics managing director Paul James set staff a challenge they couldn’t refuse when they said they were raising money for BBC Children in Need, by agreeing to take a pie in the face if they were able to raise £100 for the charity.

Exhibitors show their support for AQUA 2015

AQUA 2015 is set to be the UK’s biggest aquatics and water gardening exhibition with nearly 70 companies committed to taking stands at the Telford International Centre, said organisers.

From curry house to London Aquarium

A giant fish has found a new home at the London Aquarium after growing too big for his tank in the middle of a restaurant floor.

Marine fish are not adapting to rising CO2 levels

Rising carbon dioxide levels in oceans adversely change the behaviour of fish through generations, raising the possibility that marine species may never fully adapt to their changed environment, research has found.

App helps fishkeepers diagnose fish diseases

Fish Disease Diagnostics has introduced a new App, designed to run on all platforms.

Marina offers premium 84l tank and cabinet

Hagen has brought out the Marina 84-litre glass aquarium and cabinet with hinged canopy. The aquarium, available in black or white, incorporates a Marina i160 three-stage filter.

BCUK Aquatics produces gyre currents in tanks

BCUK Aquatics has launched the Maxspect Gyre, which produces gyre currents within an aquarium.

J&K Aquatics takes on ReeFlowers range

J&K Aquatics has been appointed exclusive UK and Ireland distributor of the ReeFlowers range of water additives and conditioners. 

Taiwan ups investment in ornamentals

Taiwan has opened The Asia-Pacific Operation Center for Aquaculture, to help develop the country’s ornamental fish industry.

Storm tides kill more than 25,000 fish

An estimated 25,000 fish died after storm tides sent seawater flooding into the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads.

UK-conditioned fish proving a hit

Now in its fifth year of trading, Midland Aquatic Imports says it is seeing growing demand for its UK-conditioned fish.

Goldfish undergoes brain surgery

A goldfish in Australia is recovering after a life-threatening tumour was removed from its brain in a ‘high-risk’ operation.

JBL brings out water tests for planted tanks

JBL has brought out the ProScape Testlab kit containing water tests for aquascapers.

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