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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.


When huntsman becomes hunted
A huge huntsman spider has been found in Dumbarton after it stowed away in a shipping container.
The spider was discovered by workers at a manufacturing firm, who immediately called the SSPCA animal helpline.
Rescue officer Emma Bonner said: “When I arrived one of the employees had managed to get the spider inside a clear bag within a container. We didn’t know if it was venomous.”
Although the bite of a huntsman spider is of low risk to humans, it can give an extremely painful bite.
An arachnid expert identified the stowaway as a huntsman spider.
“It must be a tough little spider as it has done well to survive living in a cold container for so long before arriving in Scotland,” said Emma.
The species is common in most warm to tropical regions of the world, including much of Australasia, Africa, Asia, the Mediterranean Basin and the Americas.

Search is on for rehome takeaways  
Two Guinea pigs were bizarrely abandoned alongside a curry and naan bread outside a London pet shop.
The young rodents, now named Tikka and Masala, were taken to a Blue Cross rehoming centre where they are being cared for until a new family was found.
Lydia Sawyer, animal welfare supervisor at Blue Cross, in Burford, Oxfordshire, told the Mirror: “Although most people love a good curry and naan bread, we wouldn't recommend it for guinea pigs.
Luckily these little pigs were unharmed by their takeaway ordeal.”
“Tikka and Masala seem very friendly so have obviously been well-cared for and socialised.”

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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,
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.
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.
Frank Woodhouse has been running pet and grocery stalls in a Derby market for a long, long time. We meet to find out what it’s like having a pet stall in a market.
Eukanuba, has given more than 150 bags of super premium dog food to Valgray’s Border Collie & Animal Rescue charity as part of an ongoing commitment to animal welfare.
Beaphar’s professional online training has been accredited by AMTRA.
A man has been jailed after admitting a number of animal welfare and fraud offences relating to the selling of dogs.
For professionals seeking cordless convenience and pet owners looking to keep their dogs well-groomed between visits to the groomer, Andis has introduced the new Cordless EasyClip Li 11-piece clipper kit.
The Scottish SPCA is appealing to animal lovers to donate blankets for animals in its Glasgow Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre. 
CSJ’s nutritionists aimed to formulate protein, fat and carbohydrate content close to that preferred by cats in its new Command Purrformance feeds.
New findings reveal that the answer to Bugs Bunny’s well-known catchphrase ‘What’s up Doc?’ might have been ‘Stop eating the carrot!’ as 85% of vets have serious concerns about rabbits’ health due to the wrong food.
Benyfit Natural is toasting its success at PATS Sandown where it launched its new Mini’s range (targeted at small breeds) and took ‘a significant number of orders’ on its freezer deals.
An aquatics retailer has helped rescue a Jack Russell that wandered into his shop.
UK-based pet accessory company Long Paws is looking for distributors to help it expand into new countries, and is interested in speaking to UK-based sales agents.
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has called on vets to take a proactive role in tackling hereditary disease and to advise breeders on the tests available to them before they breed from their animals.
Darren Porter, sales manager at Aristocrat Pet Supplies, has set himself what some would say is an almost impossible task – to complete 12 charity challenges in 12 months, starting from May.
Leading equine feed balancer producer TopSpec has appointed Jodi Finucane to the role of graduate equine nutritionist.
A new ‘On the pulse’ session will be introduced at this year’s Animal Welfare Foundation Discussion Forum, building on the annual event’s usual discussion and debate on key areas of animal welfare.
Natural pet food company Forthglade was pleased to be part of an unsung hero award in its home county of Devon this month.
UK SMEs are increasingly likely to see their workforce as ‘mobile’, with more than four in every 10 (42%) now classing them in this way.
PR and content agency The Lucre Group has won the Natures Menu account.
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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.
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.
The fish Health Inspectorate has seized two batches of Myxocyprinus asiaticus, traded as Chinese high fin loach, from retailers. 
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.
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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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