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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.

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Pick the bones out of that!
An x-ray of Chico the dog appeared to show a ‘spare rib’ – but the abnomality was actually down to the greedy pet swallowing a six-inch cow rib bone whole!
PDSA vets were gobsmacked that Chico, a one-year-old Mastiff-type, had managed to wolf it down without causing himself an injury.
Susie Hermit, senior vet at the charity’s Glasgow Shamrock Street Pet Hospital, said: “I’ve never seen an x-ray like it before, the position of the bone really did look like Chico had an extra rib.
“Amazingly he’d managed to swallow the bone whole but didn’t seem to be in any pain. However, we knew we had to carry out emergency surgery to remove it because it could have caused a life-threatening tear to his stomach or intestines.”
Chico’s owner, Craig Anderson, from Newlands, said he had bought the rib bone as a treat for his beloved pet.
“I thought if I supervised him it would be fine but he literally swallowed it in one mouthful.
“He seemed fine but I knew he wouldn’t be able to digest it properly so I took him straight to PDSA.”
Susie said: “Chico is very lucky. We don’t recommend bones to be given as treats because they can cause digestive tract damage and blockages.”
Bones were the most common items removed from pets’ stomachs by PDSA vets last year, with 59 cases seen. Other strange items swallowed by pets include stones (28 cases) and corn on the cob (29).
Thankfully Chico has gone on to make a full recovery – although bones are now firmly off the menu!

Swim out on a limb
A water-loving pooch rescued a holidaymaker’s false leg.
According to a report in The Mirror, John Dooner was walking his dog Gertie on Freshwater East beach, in Pembrokeshire, when he was approached by a pensioner.
The man told John that his wife’s prosthetic leg had been swept out to sea by a wave and begged for help.
John, a local artist, released wire-haired German pointer Gertie and threw a stone towards the vanishing limb. The dog leapt into the surf and swam to the only thing still floating – the prosthetic leg.

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Party Animal Pet Foods in the US says it will recall its entire lot of two food products after a university test indicated they may be contaminated with pentobarbital.
International Cat Care has welcomed two new members of staff – Ginette Bryant, who joins the Business Department, and Sarah Endersby, who joins the Veterinary Department.
Leading raw pet food business Natures Menu is calling on dog owners across the UK to look closely at what they’re feeding their dogs after research revealed that 60% of British dogs suffer from health problems.
Exo Terra has introduced the Monsoon Solo and Multi programmable misting systems for all types of terrariums and greenhouses.
With an estimated 54 million pets in the UK, and 16.5million of them cats and dogs, it’s fair to say we are a country of animal lovers.
Dog food brand AATU is launching an addition to its range. Known for its ultra premium and high protein diets, AATU has expanded its 80/20 line, which now includes free run turkey.
Pet Trade Solutions founder Lynda Ward says businesses can capitalise on the value of their representatives.
The Vitalin team is heading to this year’s Zoomark to promote its range of super premium dog, cat and ferret food.
Pet insurer MORE TH>N has given a total of £1m to the RSPCA.
Philip Lowndes has been appointed Board chairman of the British Veterinary Association.
Royal Canin’s Feline Care Nutrition dry range will have a new look from late April.
Police were called when a pet shop customer got angry after a turtle he bought the day before died overnight.
A community initiative run by family firm Burns Pet Nutrition has celebrated the culmination of its programme, which supports young people on their journey into the workplace, at a presentation designed to recognise and celebrate the achievements of participants.
A Leicestershire town is bidding to become the UK’s No.1 pet friendly town through a variety of projects that bring pets and people together.
Estate agents are found on most high streets, but you won’t have seen one quite like this…
Symply Pet Food, whose pet food brands include Canagan, Symply, Piccolo and the Cheshire Cat’s Garden, has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2017.
Super premium pet food manufacturer Arden Grange has revealed the winners of its 20th anniversary retailer competition.
Pooch & Mutt has launched a range of products in 40 Casino supermarkets across France.
Morrisons is talking to a supplier after a customer found a ‘foreign object’ in a dog biscuit.
Luxury cat products business Tigga Towers has received a business boost from retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis. 
While out walking his dogs, Lola and Flo, this week, dancer and TV personality Louie Spence had a nasty surprise when a group of giant ticks emerged from behind a tree – and it was all caught on camera by Frontline Plus.
Fish4Dogs and TastyBone have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2017.
Lily’s Kitchen has launched a three-month fundraising drive in partnership with Ocado’s online pet store, Fetch.co.uk.
Vets and pediatricians in the US are being told to be aware that mistreatment of pets could be a sign that children and others in the home are also at risk of violence.
When Gordon and Eve Freer started a business selling buttons in 1937, little did they know that 80 years later their business would still be going from strength to strength.
The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint about claims made about a flea and tick prevention product.
There’s so much more to business than just the bottom line, says Henrietta Morrison, who set up Lily’s Kitchen eight years ago. She talks about how her company is trying to make a difference to society
Skinner’s Pet Food’s long association with gundogs is set to continue in 2017, as the company has renewed its sponsorship of the Gundog Row at this year’s Game Fair.
Huxley Hound has gone against the grain-free trend and has unveiled a range of British-grown, dehydrated organic vegetable dog treats.
Pet food manufacturer Vet’s Kitchen has launched a new scheme for breeders.
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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.
Visitors to the two-day AQUA 2017 exhibition can expect to see an impressive display of new products when the premier aquatics and water gardening trade show takes place at the Telford International Centre on October 18-19.
NT Labs has renamed several products in its Aquarium range, as well as launching new products.
Garden centre staff have spoken of their sadness after discovering that thieves made off with koi worth more than £7,500.
A popular aquatics shop is being wound up voluntarily and liquidators have been appointed.
JBL has developed a new food for axolotls, which it says contains 2% fish oil to ‘achieve the correct protein-fat ratio of 5:1’.
As the pond season approaches, the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association is reminding retailers that they can no longer sell four popular pond plants unless they already have a contract in place with their suppliers.
Stands at AQUA 2017 are almost sold out, with only a handful left to sell for the two-days aquatics trade show in October.
An aquatics retailer has pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
A pet and aquatics shop in Southampton has officially re-opened its fish house following a fire last September that caused its closure.
Several freshwater fish species have been added to the CITES Appendix III listing, with effect from January 3.
The Next Steps document issued by Defra today (February 2) outlining its proposed approach to the licensing of ‘animal activities’, including pet shops, has been broadly welcomed by OATA.
When Rory Fox asked his dad for a jellyfish when he was a teenager, he had no idea it would turn into an unusual business.
Maidenhead Aquatics has launched a project to introduce schoolchildren to the world of fishkeeping.
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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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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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