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An injured lamb has been given a new lease of life. Alistair Jenkin found Lamby in a field when she was only two days old and he has been caring for her since then.
One animal shelter has come up with a magic idea to help get dogs adopted.
Two unusual cats are looking for a new home.
A gerbil has been given a traditional Viking funeral.
A Rottwieler surprised her owners when she gave birth to 15 puppies.
A cat had a lucky escape after she was trapped in a car engine.
A pet-friendly hotel has been put to the test.
Kittens rescued from a warehouse have appeared on TV.
A pet shop found an unusual visitor in its store room.
Emergency services swung into action when a cat became stranded on a roof.
A deer was found wandering in a forest with a pumpkin stuck on its head.
A fish that some people claim bears the face of Jesus has fans lining up for selfies.
A group of dogs have had the VIP treatment at a swimming pool.
Lorry driver Anthony Anderson was up in County Durham when he heard a meowing from inside his vehicle.
Linda Tabone is a foster mum with a difference – the orphans she looks after are wombats.
A dog frightened by fireworks found herself stuck fast.
New research by Webbox suggests that on average it costs more than £1,000 to raise a puppy during its first 12 months.
US pet food business J.M. Smucker has recalled certain lots of Gravy Train, Kibbles 'N Bits, Ol’ Roy and Skippy canned food for dogs this week after low levels of pentobarbital were found in some cans of Gravy Train.
Animal healthcare brand Frontline has launched an ‘everyday’ pet range.
Premium natural supplements business Lintbells will be showcasing its whole portfolio of products at PATS Sandown and offering a ‘buy-four-get-one-free’ promotion to all trade customers.
 Natural pet skin and coat care specialist WildWash has been awarded the Innovation and Excellence award for Best Pet Care Product of the Year for 2018 for the whole of Europe from Corporate Livewire.
Two nurses from a Hertfordshire veterinary practice are giving up their time outside normal duties to help dogs belonging to homeless people.
Radio Systems PetSafe Europe, has been named Best Workplace in Ireland 2018 by Great Place to Work Ireland, beating the second place it achieved in last year’s awards.  
The Kennel Club has signed up for a new three-year nutritional partnership with Purina PetCare. 
Wholesaler Su-Bridge Pet Supplies, based in Norfolk, has been appointed exclusive distributor for German pet products supplier Nobby in the UK. 
Intersand is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a promotion on all 14kg City Classic litter bags over the coming months with a toy mouse added inside each bag.
MDC Pet products is expanding its portfolio of products by adding the Aikiou range of interactive feeders.
Seeing the latest pet products launched under one roof is one of the major attractions for PATS visitors – and next month’s show at Sandown Park in Surrey is set to unveil an impressive number of new lines.
Pooch & Mutt has won the Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering ‘exceptional experiences’, as rated by real customers.
Aldi has launched its biggest range of pet food and products yet with prices starting at £1.99.
New business Brambles Pet and Wildlife says that, with hedgehogs on the endangered list, they need all the help they can get – but it is vital that they are given the correct food. 
Eden Holistic Pet Foods was launched a few short years ago in 2012 and is creating waves and growing a loyal following among both pet owners and retailers. Its secret, it says, is simplicity…
This year National Pet Month is urging pet owners and pet-loving businesses to become Pet Care Aware.
Newly-released retail sales figures for January show online growth slowing to 9.1% – down from 19.2% in January last year.
The UK Vodafone Group is marketing a tracking service that uses small devices to transmit the locations of children, pets and cars to parents and owners via a smartphone app.
Norbrook Laboratories has launched Fiproclear Combo, a treatment for the control and prevention of fleas, ticks and biting lice. The product is licensed for use on cats as well as dogs and can also be used on ferrets.
Blue Cross has teamed up with three more vet practices to offer discounted treatment for pet owners on a low income.
As part of wider expansion plans, Scarsdale Vet’s Mickleover practice, in Derbyshire, has relocated to a newer, larger premises, offering pet owners a new practice to bring their pets to, less than a five-minute drive from the previous location.
Mars Petcare brand Perfect Fit is aiming to help owners keep their pets healthy with the launch of its Perfect Fit Plus Programme.
Leading dog and cat food manufacturer Town & Country Petfoods has developed a new product range for dogs in the company’s ‘It’s only natural’ range. 
JBL has redesigned its ProCristal UV-C range, making the units shorter by 10cm so they can fit in any cabinet.
A Bill that could end Hawaii’s commercial collecting of marine fish for the ornamental trade is being heard by Hawaii’s Senate Land & Water Committee.  
Evolution Aqua is growing its eaReefPro range to five models with the release of the new 600mm cube aquarium and cabinet.
Following much confusion after the Fiji government announced on Facebook that it was banning the export of live rocks and corals from January 7, the country’s biggest coral and rock exporter has said that the ban has since been withdrawn.
Trade body the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has submitted a response to a governmental group on how catching live fish for the aquatics trade can help create a sustainable livelihood for fishermen.  
Aquatics brand Marina has developed two new kids aquariums where children can independently care for their own aquatic universe and inspire their imagination.
A goldfish who underwent seven operations for an eye tumour has died from an unrelated illness.
King British wants to educate fish keepers that specialist fish need specialist food, and has launched a consumer campaign, Fuel your Catfish Crew.
Nutrition specialist World Feeds has launched Vitalis Rift Lake Green Cichlid Flakes.
 eSHa has brought out a veterinary medicine for ornamental fishes.
Eheim has launched the aquaproLED complete professional tank sets for beginners comprising LED lighting, filter, heater and thermometer. 
 Staff at the Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre are celebrating the arrival of an endangered baby axolotl salamander. 
A Scottish aquatics shop owner has told how yobs poisoned a tank of marine fish in his shop worth more than £2,000.
A fossil containing what could be the world's oldest eye has been discovered.
Tetra has refreshed its pond range with a new packaging design, offering clear and modern labelling to help communicate product uses and benefits more easily for fishkeepers.
EHEIM has launched what is says is ‘an elegant aquarium combination with integrated LED lights’, the EHEIM proxima classicLED.
A diver from South Tyneside has turned his passion for marine life into a thriving aquatics business.