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Tis’ the season to feed wild birds
Now that the first frosts and snow have landed, chances are that home owners are thinking more about wild birds. These manufacturers have a range of products and good ideas on how to encourage people to feed wild birds, and hopefully convert them to year-round feeders.

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Web cure turns phobia into fascination
A housewife who was once so scared to leave her own home due to a crippling fear of spiders has conquered the phobia – by living with more than 50 tarantulas.
Gemma Wright, 42, has boxes of her eight-legged furry friends piled up in her sitting room despite once not being able to even look at a spider, the Mirror reports.
And now she has conquered her life-long fear, Gemma, of Chelmsford, Essex, said keeping them as pets has turned into a hobby.
Gemma began to beat the fear six years ago when she started researching and learning about spiders by looking at pictures to desensitise herself.
She then tried to get used to being in the same room as one but decided the best way to beat the phobia was by owning one as a pet. So, in 2013 she bought Nightshade, the first of 58 tarantulas. She also bought one false widow spider. More tarantulas followed soon after which found their way into Gemma’s front room.

Ratty’s bin unlucky
A tiny kitten had a narrow escape after being mistaken for a rat and hit over the head by a shocked resident.
The two-week-old tabby was emerging from behind a dustbin in the Bow area of London and startled a member of a public, who thought she was a large rat. They reacted instinctively, hitting the kitten on the head with a broom. Quickly realising their mistake, the resident rushed her to a vet, where she was found to be suffering from hypothermia.
After her initial treatment, the homeless kitten was transferred to the Blue Cross animal hospital in Victoria, where staff nicknamed her Ratty. Because she had suffered a blow to the head, she was kept under careful observation and nurses had to feed her every three hours round-the-clock, as she was too young to be away from her mum.
Amanda Marrington, welfare officer for Blue Cross, said: “It’s amazing that little Ratty has survived considering what she has been through. She was far too small to find food or keep warm without her mum and being hit on the head could have caused her serious damage. She’s obviously a bit of a tough cookie and really deserves a fresh start in a lovely, safe home.”
Luckily, Ratty didn’t seem to have suffered any permanent damage after her ordeal. She is now being cared for by a Blue Cross foster volunteer until she is old enough to go to find a permanent new home at around eight weeks.






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Vitalin will be showcasing its range of super premium cat food to the trade at this year’s PATS Sandown on March 21-22.
The Pet Industry Federation has extended its Primary Authority co-ordinated partnership with City of London Corporation to support its licensed kennel, cattery and home-boarding members across England and Wales.
Pets At Home has reported ‘flat’ merchandise sales in the third quarter of its financial year, from October 14, 2016, to January 5, 2017.
Pooch & Mutt’s video, parodying the John Lewis Christmas advert, clocked up one million views and nearly 9,000 shares on Facebook. It surpassed all other independent pet food brand campaigns on social media in the UK and led to the London-based company’s Christmas range selling-out nationwide.
Visitors to PATS Sandown in March can expect a busy and exciting show as all exhibitor stands at the two-day event have been sold.
A man has pleaded guilty to a public order offence of causing fear of provocation or violence, with charges of stealing a rat from a pet shop, driving dangerously in a car park and affray being dropped.
A veterinary group based in Cheshire is set to open its 25th surgery at the end of the month.
The finalists in the 2017 BETA Business Awards have been revealed.
Ancol and Birmingham Dogs Home have collaborated to produce videos full of advice and tips to help dog lovers get the most out of their Ancol products.
Squire’s Garden Centre, in Badshot Lea, Farnham, has launched a new Pets & Aquatics Centre, with an investment of more than £100,000.
The Princess Royal visited Neue Schule Group at its new North Yorkshire base last week to unveil a commemorative plaque in celebration of equestrian innovation in the county.
Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium is carrying out its annual census throughout January and is asking visitors to get involved in its own version of a fishy stock-take.
Six charity workers proved animal welfare is a 24/7 job when they bedded down for the night with the cats in an RSPCA cattery in Kent.
The Provenance Trading Company is launching a wild garden bird food brand, Chirpy.
Tesco is trialling a selection of chilled complete fresh pet food in about 30 of its stores, a first for the UK.
The latest edition of the NOAH Code of Practice for the Promotion of Animal Medicines has been published.
Colchester Pet Stores is a thriving shop in the heart of Colchester. Owner Mark Larner talks candidly about the strategies he uses to stay ahead
A new online veterinary healthcare retailer has just launched in the UK, selling accessories, food and toys as well as pet medication.
A new online platform has been introduced, fully devoted to the equestrian industry and enabling anyone to manage their presence online and connect with their customers worldwide in just a few clicks.
The RSPA has surveyed more than 1,200 people to discover what pet owners name their dogs and cats, with results showing that the same pet names are still being chosen as six years ago.
The fish Health Inspectorate has seized two batches of Myxocyprinus asiaticus, traded as Chinese high fin loach, from retailers. 
More than 50,000 people have backed a campaign calling for an end to legislation that bans four types of dogs being kept in the UK. 
As bonuses go, it’s a hard one to beat – a week’s free holiday on a sun-drenched island.
High-end pet hotels and portrait photography are among the premium services that American pet owners have started supporting in recent years, according to PetProductNews.com
Trixie has brought out a Snack Board to keep rabbits busy.
Pets at Home is transforming its online shopping experience by providing innovative ways to interact with its customers.
The International Society of Feline Medicine is holding two feline symposia ahead of the 2017 BSAVA Congress – its regular programme for veterinary practitioners and for the first time, a programme specifically for veterinary nurses.
Pet ownership is on the rise in the US, leading to increased revenue in the industry, Forbes reports.
Visitors to AQUA 2017 in October can expect a busy and exciting show as the exhibition hall at Telford International Centre will be packed with companies showcasing new products, say its organisers.
A new ornamental aquatics conference and workshop is to take place in Singapore.
A wholesaler that supplies UK-bred and cultured corals, critter kits and zoo plankton is looking to expand and move to larger premises.
Tropical Marine Centre (TMC) has launched its REEF-Cam, a live streaming underwater camera, purpose-made for the aquatics market.
A PHD student is leading an investigation with three other explorers into the global aquarium fish trade.
Importers and retailers in England and Wales are being warned to check the gar species they sell to ensure they are not trading in illegal fish.
Multi award-winning Wigan-based manufacturer Evolution Aqua continue its expansion with the purchase of the Bermuda pond equipment brand.
The Fish Health Inspectorate has seized two batches of Myxocyprinus asiaticus, traded as Chinese high fin loach, from retailers.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has welcomed Dr Tracey King as its new assistant chief executive.
With just under a year to go before AQUA 2017, the UK’s No 1 aquatics and water gardening trade exhibition is shaping up to be ‘one of the best shows ever staged in its history’, say its organisers.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has welcomed a new director to its Board following its AGM held in November.
A rarely-seen type of crab that spends most of its time hidden in the sand has gone on display at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium.
TMC has released a new addition to its award-winning V2iLumenAir range of LED Aquarium Lighting Systems.
Japanese scientists are investigating whether the bubble eye goldfish could have medical uses.
More than 3,000 Londoners had the opportunity last month to unwind in relaxing seating while listening to underwater sounds in an environment that reflected the tranquillity of an aquarium.
Great Yarmouth Sea Life centre marine expert Darren Gook has returned from a conservation mission to the Indian Ocean to help with a pioneering reef restoration programme.
German aquatics manufacturer Eheim has appointed Dirk Henrich as managing director and chairman of the board.
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Once again the fireworks season has come round, and many pet owners will be looking for solutions to help their cats and dogs cope with the loud noises.
Our guide lists products that are available for retailers to stock that can help owners find a solution.

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