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New Product launches at PATS Sandown 2015
Land Of Holistic Pets has launched a new dog food at PATS Sandown which is intended for dogs requiring low phosphorous in their diet.

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Supporting your customers with pond problems
The treatment and effective management of pond water can be a source of stress for many pond keepers, especially when faced with murky water or a weed-choked pond. Retailers are best placed to not only advise customers on the best solution, but to also provide preventative advice, so it is important that staff have a good overview of common issues and products

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Fertility claim a load of bull
A ‘GAY’ Irish bull facing slaughter has been saved after a worldwide appeal backed by the co-creator of the The Simpsons.
According to the Orange News website, Benjy, a Charolais bull, was being fattened up for an abattoir after he failed to impregnate any heifers this year at a County Mayo farm.
Vets had determined he was fertile, but he was more attracted to the bull that replaced him.
On learning of his fate, activists launched a social media campaign to raise £5,000 to send Benjy to the Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norfolk.
Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons, has now put up all the money needed to buy Benjy and transport him to the sanctuary.
About 300 other donors also contributed to the fundraising drive led by the online magazine TheGayUK.

Loser Tracey’s a real winner
A 43-year-old woman from the Isle of Man, Tracey Watt, has lost four stone walking and competing in agility with her Labrador, Mojo.
Tracey is keeping fit with the help of her dog as part of the Kennel Club’s Get Fit With Fido campaign and has gone from a size 22 to a size 14.
Tracey started off by taking Mojo to training and then on to agility and realised that if she wanted to progress she needed to get into shape. After struggling through a particularly bad training agility lesson, Tracey went home and registered for Weight Watchers. The pair now walk 30 miles a week, train for agility two or three times a week and Tracey often attends exercise classes.

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mirror.co.uk: Drug addict stole tortoise from pet shop to fund heroin habit

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Nose2Tail is giving away stock bundles worth more than £100 to each of five lucky retailers.

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Premium pet food brand Forthglade is offering two lucky retailers the chance to win stock worth £250 each of dog and cat food from its Natural Lifestage range.

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Pooch & Mutt introduces larger size of food bags

Pooch & Mutt has brought out 10kg bags of grain-free, functional, natural dog food.

Dengie helps support laminitis research

The Laminitis Trust has provided nearly £541,000 of funding for research into this debilitating equine condition – thanks to feed companies such as Dengie.

RSPCA to launch larger range of calendars

The RSPCA and the UK’s largest calendar publisher and distributor, Carousel Calendars, are creating a new range of products for 2016.

Burns Pet Nutrition makes a splash with Splash Paws

Burns Pet Nutrition has entered a partnership with Splash Paws Canine Hydrotherapy Referral Centre, in Staplehurst, Kent.

Treats maker defends trademark – video

Billy & Margot’s successful defence of its trademark in an opposition case in 2013 has been documented in a new video by the Intellectual Property Office.

TopSpec scoops helpline award for eighth year

TopSpec has scooped the HAYGAIN Nutritional Helpline of the Year Award at the BETA Business Awards for an unprecedented eighth time.

Children’s hospice runs dog walk to raise funds

A children’s hospice is appealing to pet retailers to help recruit dog owners for its annual furry fund-raising event.

Hill’s targets podgy pooches

Hill’s Pet Nutrition has launched a ‘10 Weeks Challenge’ campaign to help pets ‘reach their ideal weight and live a healthy and happy life’.

Wood Green warns of dog ‘belly banding’ practice

A bizarre practice to stop pet dogs scent-marking has shown its first signs of having arrived in the UK from the States.

Vets issue Easter chocolate warning

UK dog owners are being warned to keep Easter treats away from pets after figures released today from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) revealed that more than half of UK vets (54%) treated at least one case of chocolate poisoning over Easter last year.

Forthglade brings out grain-free range

Forthglade, the Devonshire producer of natural pet foods, has added five new grain-free meals to its Natural Lifestage for dogs range.

CSJ range enters Ireland

CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds is now being distributed by Ireland’s Quinns of Baltinglass.

Racecourse turns down reptile booking

Kempton Park Racecourse has refused a booking for a reptile event in August, animal rights activists claim.

Pooch & Mutt wins £10,000 worth of new technology

Pooch & Mutt has won the Microsoft Small Business’s Techover Competition with £10,000 worth of new technology being added to its London office, comprising hardware, software and consultancy.

From Girl’s Best Friend to Man’s Best Friend

Long Paws has appointed a new member to its sales team, Mushka Gluck.

Global group examines benefits of aquatics industry

OATA’s chief executive has been invited to sit on an international group looking at how the home aquarium industry can help protect the environment and prevent poverty.

US illness reports from pet jerky treats fall

Reports of illnesses caused by pet jerky treats made in China have dropped sharply, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The USA agency recorded 270 complaints from May to September of last year, against 1,800 in the seven months prior, reports The Plain Dealer.

Medical Detection Dogs in the limelight at Pet Night

The CEO of UK charity Medical Detection Dogs was the keynote speaker at the 11th edition of European Pet Night.

Vet’s Kitchen enters grain-free sector

Vet’s Kitchen has launched the Adult Sensitive Grain-Free Pork & Potato dry dog food.

PIF accredited for overseas show funding

The Pet Industry Federation has been accredited for the UKTI’s Trade Access Programme (TAP) and will now work with UKTI to develop and deliver a programme of customer support at international trade shows.

Canine Partners gets a boost from Canny Magloc

The Canny Company has teamed up with assistance dog charity Canine Partners to offer a Canny Magloc to each of the dogs the charity will partner in the UK this year.

Singaporean charged with smuggling fish Down Under

An executive from Singapore’s ornamental fish exporter Qian Hu Corporation has been charged in Australia with allegedly attempting to smuggle A$235,000 (£119,000) worth of endangered fish into the country.

TMC partners with Ecoxotic LED lighting

Tropical Marine Centre has teamed up with Ecoxotic, a well-known American LED lighting manufacturer, to bring the high-power Canon Pro range of LED pendant lights to the commercial market in Europe, the Middle East and Russia.

Reprieve for Australian ornamentals industry

The Australian aquarium industry is celebrating after the Department of Agriculture announced it would postpone by a year its controversial plan to test imported ornamental fish.

Seneye keeps an eye on Hunstanton sanctuary

Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary, which was devastated by the disastrous tidal surge of December 2013, has installed Seneye’s water monitoring device to keep tabs on its aquatic systems and water.

Peta slams aquarium for serving fish

Animals rights group Peta has criticised Plymouth’s National Marine Aquarium for serving fish on its menu, saying it was ‘like serving monkey nuggets at a zoo’.

OASE reveals new pond line-up

OASE has launched a number of new products for the pond season, including the revised PondJet.

What a whopper!

A seven-year-old, 94cm Kohaku has been crowned All Japan Grand Champion at the recent 46th All Japan Koi Show.

JBL gets thumbs up for green practices

German aquatics manufacturer JBL has been recognised by the authorities for its environmental policies.

Waterlife releases tea tree remedy for fish

Waterlife has launched the new patented fish medication Nova+, a natural tea tree remedy, which is being made under licence.

Eheim introduces authorised dealers’ scheme

Eheim has introduced a Selective Distribution scheme in the UK and Ireland, in which selected retailers are appointed authorised dealers. The launch follows the successful implementation of a pilot scheme in Germany.

NT Labs’ Sludgeclear launches in liquid form

NT Labs has reformulated its Sludgeclear pond product so that it now comes as a liquid and not a pelleted product.

OATA challenges MEP for ‘criminal activity’ remark

OATA has written to MEP Catherine Bearder to challenge remarks she made about the ornamental fish industry at a European Union press conference on March 4.

Bam and Boo drops a surprise for staff

Staff at an aquatics shop in Grimsby are abuzz after their resident bamboo sharks laid two eggs.

Laguna brings out three-in-one pond pump

Laguna’s new PowerClear Multi Three-In-One pump unit provides filtration, water circulation and UVC sterilisation.

Topmouth gudgeon poisoned in London park

Fish in a London park were poisoned on Feb 17 in a bid to prevent a potentially ‘disastrous’ spread of a highly invasive species.

Ice, ice, baby

Researchers have discovered fish, crustaceans and jellyfish, deep beneath Antarctic ice shelf.

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