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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.”






PATS Sandown is the premier event for the pet trade all under one roof, with hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of products. We bring you the latest product news from the show

Agricultural group Wynnstay has warned investors that its profits are set to fall when it delivers results for the first half of the year to April 30 due to struggles with its Just For Pets retailing chain.
Pets at Home posted a jump in sales for the year to March 30, boosted by strong performance from its vet practices and new openings.
Dog boarding business Wagging Tails is celebrating 10 years of dog holidays and £10,000 raised for Hearing Dogs Charity.
The UK’s largest cat charity is celebrating after the number of volunteers helping cats grew to more than 10,000 this month.
Leading raw pet food producer Natures Menu has been included in the London Stock Exchange’s top ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’.
This year’s PATS Telford on September 24-25 will see a host of newcomers exhibiting their new products and services to an audience of UK and international pet retailers.
Soopa Pets has brought out a range of dental sticks and bites.
A county council is investigating an accident in which a customer fell down a hatch in a pet store.
Five lucky retailers have won nests of flat pad dog beds from Ancol, worth a total of £500.
BASF has introduced a new product to help combat lungworm, a disease often transferred from slugs and snails to dogs.
The UK’s biggest cat charity has launched an Agenda for Cats to urge candidates in next month’s General Election to back measures to improve the lives of the nation’s cats.
Business start-up BIGPAWS.CO has received a business boost from retail entrepreneur and former TV Dragon Theo Paphitis.
Julia Robertson, founder of Galen myotherapy, has a suggestion for people considering a career chage: dog therapy. This is a relatively new field but, according to Julia, a worthy and rewarding one.
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.
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EHEIM has launched its compactON aquarium pump, available in six sizes with flow rates from 170 to 5,000 liters per hour.
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.

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