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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.


Light-pawed spaniel busted
Springer spaniels have a reputation for being energetic and bouncy – but one-year-old Buster has been getting a name for himself as a master thief as well!
Photos shared on social media by his owner, Ruth Adamson, show him nicking a variety of things from around the house – and now he's taken it too far.
A video of him has now gone viral with a £10 note in his mouth and absolutely refusing to give it back, despite her insisting she’s ‘skint’.
Ruth, from the Wirral, told Mirror Online: “He is a regular little thief and has been since we got him at nine weeks old.
“His favourite act is to run into the garden and bring us in a garden light or steal a tea towel, then hide his face in shame.”

Back stroke ends in bear hug
A giant panda grabbed a man’s leg and pulled him to the ground after he sneaked into the animal’s enclosure in China.
The unnamed visitor was captured on camera walking up to the sleeping adult male called Mei Ling, according to Sky News.
The visitor had apparently jumped in to show off in front of his female friends – but ended up in a tangle with the 120kg bear at the zoo in Nanchang City.
His attempts to stroke the panda’s back to get him to let go proved unsuccessful.
He was eventually able to free his leg and run away by turning his body in a wrestling-style move so that he was on top of the panda.
A zoo spokesman said: “The young man left the zoo right after he escaped, and we could not get in touch with him. According to witnesses, his trousers were torn a little by the panda, but the man should be OK.
“We also arranged medical checks for the panda and told the breeders to closely observe its condition, so far the panda is fine.”

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Zoetis plans to invest $64.5m in the next three years to renovate and expand its manufacturing facility in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Barking Mad named its 2017 Franchisee of the Year at it 14th National Conference in the Lake District.
British companies made ‘major inroads into many important export markets’ at the Zoomark international pet trade show in Bologna, according to an on-site survey carried out by PetQuip at the close of the Italian event.
Ceva Animal Health has launched a new pheromone to help deal with scratching of furniture by cats.
A new study showing that a high meat diet delivers ‘unrivalled’ benefits to dogs has been welcomed by Michael Dance, general manager – marketing at premium petfood brand Ziwi.
Family-run Waggles Pet Emporium has two shops and an e-commerce site and last year won a local business award. We visit to learn more about this award-winning business
The World Pet Association – founded in 1950 and known for hosting industry-leading events including SuperZoo, the Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference, Aquatic Experience and America’s Family Pet Expo – has released a comprehensive whitepaper: Social Media Best Practices for Pet Stores.
NOAH (National Office of Animal Health) has launched a competition as part of its ‘happy, healthy pets project’ to celebrate the relationship between owners and pets.
Wooftag has created a dog tag ‘for the 21st century’.
More than 80 per cent of teenagers say a cat could calm their nerves and boost their mood, helping to reduce stress at exam time, according to a new survey by Cats Protection.
A veterinary centre in the Wirral, Merseyside is to be rebuilt as part of a major modernisation project to create a state-of-the-art facility for pets.
The Cats Protection charity will be exhibiting at DogFest south next month to give advice to pet owners on how cats and dogs can live together happily.
‘Is modern life incompatible with pet ownership?’ will be one of the key debates between leading vets and animal welfare organisations and charities at the annual Animal Welfare Foundation discussion forum in London next month.
While the outcome of Brexit may yet be uncertain, Mintel’s latest flagship British Lifestyles report reveals that consumers are braced for an expensive time ahead.
The National Pet Show welcomed more than 23,000 visitors and more than 200 of the UK’s biggest pet suppliers and experts to its London show held at the ExCeL Centre this month.
A man has been jailed for several thefts, including 77 collars and leads from a pet store.
Herbal specialist Dorwest has launched its Hot under the collar? skin campaign for the summer.
Mars Petcare UK has told staff it plans to shed 64 jobs on its Melton tinned pet food production line.
Edible rubber chew and toy manufacturer TastyBone was back at Zoomark, in Italy, this year with a range of new products.
A website for a dog breed certification company has been found to misleadingly suggest that by buying a certificate a consumer’s dog would not be regarded as a government-banned type by the courts or could be placed on the Index of Exempted Dogs.
The news that Interzoo – the world’s largest international pet trade exhibition – is to remain at its current venue in Nuremberg until at least 2036 has been welcomed by the UK-based PetQuip trade association.
Nearly two-thirds of pet owners without insurance for their pet believe having a policy is too expensive, a new YouGov survey shows.
Riding hat manufacturers and distributors joined representatives from the British Equestrian Trade Association, British Eventing, the British Horseracing Authority, the Point-to-Point Authority and University College Dublin for the first BETA Helmet Bounty Scheme research meeting.
Royal Canin has launched an interactive social video that enables pet owners to instantly personalise scenes with their dog or cat.
Today sees the launch of the world’s first Pet Food Pledge and a national awareness campaign urging pet owners to critically assess what’s in their dog’s diet. Just as many parents carefully avoid ‘nasties’ in their children’s food, dog owners are being encouraged to do the same for their beloved four-legged friends.
Internet retailing has been the fastest growing channel for the pet care market over the past five years, posting a massive 90% growth, in global terms.
Online pet boutique PuddyPooch has won the #SBS award from retailer and TV ‘Dragon’ Theo Paphitis as well as the #WOW award (Women On Wednesday) from Jacqueline Gold.
The Pet Industry Federation has delivered its first professional dog walking course, the Level 2 City & Guilds Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking last week at its Bedford offices.
Veterinary surgeon and business founder John Burns launched Burns Pet Nutrition in 1993 and is passionate about the benefits of feeding pets a nutrient-rich diet of high-quality animal proteins and whole grains. He also has a reputation for speaking frankly about the pet food industry
Television fame awaits dog-sitting franchise Barking Mad today (Monday, May 15).
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Hagen’s Vicenza and Venezia aquarium range have been upgraded with LED lighting.
Scientists have found a way to extend the lifespan of the turquoise killifish (Nothobranchius furzeri), which hit old age after just a couple of months.
World Feeds has launched the HolidayGRAZER, which provides seven days’ of food while owners are away.
Following a major clean-up of a short section of Manchester’s canals in which 40 tonnes of waste was removed, freshwater fish including pike and perch are now thriving.
JBL is offering retailers ‘an attractive, small sales display’ for its JBL PlanktonPur freshwater and marine fish food.
Children perform 10% better in school if they have a fish as a pet.
A Scottish aquarium has closed for a three-month-long refurbishment to mark its 20th anniversary.
Tropical Marine Centre has launched its latest high-performance professional protein skimmer incorporating a cone-shaped design, which ensures an optimum water-to-air contact time and encourages the unrestricted concentration of bubbles upwards towards the collection cup for efficient skimming.
JBL has launched a new silicate eliminator to target algae in tanks.
FishScience has launched its new formula pond fish food range that uses insect meal as a key ingredient and protein source. 
Customers who bought JBL technical products can take advantage of an additional two years’ guarantee, free of charge, over the original two-years manufacturer’s guarantee.
The first tropical fish have been added to a mangrove exhibit at a popular aquarium.
Prodibio has brought out a new product to tackle green water and algae in ponds.
A pet store in San Antonio, Texas, is getting a lot of attention after helping a goldfish with a defective swimbladder.
JBL has brought out ProPond Spring to give koi that extra boost in Spring when temperatures are between 10 and 20 deg Celsius.
A new specialist saltwater shop has opened, promising a revolution.
Trade body the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has welcomed a visit by Lord Gardiner to a Pets at Home store to mark National Invasive Species Week.

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