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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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First hand experiences from Newshound, our undercover retailer. Share your own retail views and experiences.


Salute to Reckless
A war horse that survived one of the bloodiest battles in modern military history has today been awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal – known as the animal Victoria Cross – for her bravery and devotion to duty.
The four-legged heroine, Sergeant Reckless, is the 68th recipient of the PDSA Dickin Medal. She was posthumously awarded her medal by the veterinary charity on the anniversary of the end of the Korean War, which lasted from June, 1950 to July, 1953.
Sgt Reckless was nominated by author Robin Hutton, supported by the US Marine Corps. Robin spent six years researching the chestnut Mongolian mare’s illustrious career with the US Marines and penned her biography.
The soldiers named her Reckless because the gun she carried ammunition for – the Recoilless
Rifle – was so dangerous that it was nicknamed the ‘reckless’ rifle.
On one day alone, she made 51 trips from the Ammunition Supply Point to the firing sites. She carried 386 rounds of ammunition (over 9,000 pounds – almost five tonnes), walked more than 35 miles through open rice paddies and up steep mountains with enemy fire coming in at the rate of 500 rounds per minute.
She would also carry wounded soldiers down the mountain to safety, unload them, reloaded with ammunition and head off back to battle.  

Hero sweeps into town
A fully-grown Indian elephant that washed up in a swamp in Bangladesh after being caught up in raging flood waters became a jumbo problem for wildlife officials on both sides of the border.
The floods carried the male elephant hundreds of miles from upstream India before he became trapped in a swamp in Bangladesh’s Jamalpur district.
Indian wildlife authorities abandoned a plan to take the elephant back home because he was unlikely to be welcomed by his herd in the remote north-eastern state of Assam. Instead, they agreed to let him be transferred to the Bangabandhu Safari Park, 32 miles north of Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital.
Wildlife workers tranquilised the elephant so they could take him closer to a highway – led by two domesticated elephants – to transport him by truck to the safari park.
But another problem that wildlife wardens were facing was controlling the hundreds of people who gathered to watch the rescue efforts.
Local villagers have named the elephant Bangabahadur, or Hero of Bengal.

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Pets at Home has issued a voluntary recall of four of its own-brand dry cat food products that it says have only low levels of thiamine. The retailer said it was aware of three cats that had become ill after switching to one of the products.
People are being offered a year’s free council tax for reporting dog owners who do not pick up after their pets.
A new company has been launched designing, producing and selling toys, feeders and accessories for guinea pigs and other small animals.
Catzonia, a 35-room Kuala Lumpur establishment identifying itself as ‘the world's first five-star hotel for cats’, offers feline guests luxuries such as grooming, Wi-Fi and temperature-controlled rooms.
Forthglade has introduced a new limited edition Spring food for dogs.
Collarways will be launching Qwizl – the latest toy in West Paw Designs’ Zogoflex range – at PATS Sandown.
After three months on the road last autumn, talking face to face with pet specialists in a series of training events focusing on both nutrition and business, Royal Canin now has more than 70 trained pet retailers working as ‘Retail Ambassadors’ who can now recommend Scientific Health Nutrition with confidence and help carry the brand message forward to pet owners.
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has expressed its gratitude to Hill’s Pet Nutrition for its long-term commitment to supporting small animal vets globally
Equine photographer and blogger Sophie Callahan has joined Hiho Silver’s ‘stable’ of brand ambassadors.
Royal & Sun Alliance (RSA) and Neovia, have invested in PitPat, an activity monitor for pets.
French animal health company Neovia has entered exclusive negotiations to buy a majority stake in Chinese pet food manufacturer Sanpo.
3P is launching a range of cat toys and accessories from the Jackson Galaxy branded range.
Burn Pet Nutrition has revealed the two animal charities that it is sponsoring in its annual Burns Pet Charity of the Year scheme.
After launching the Webbox Natural range last year, Pets Choice has now introduced several new lines to the range.
HRH The Princess Royal was the guest of honour at this year’s Society of Master Saddlers’ National Saddlery Competition awards at Saddlers’ Hall, London.
PetLondon has introduced its first ‘sporty lifestyle’ collection for the spring and summer 2017 season – Puppia Life.
Peregrine has introduced a range of refurbished microclimate thermostats.
Performance dog equipment brand Ruffwear has launched its largest product development range yet, fuelled by demand for the brand and rapid sales growth worldwide.
Steve Fitzjohn, has been appointed UK representative for Italian-based company My Family, which supplies on-site pet ID engraving equipment.
Stand bookings for The National Pet Shows are up by nearly 40% for the 2017 ExCeL London and NEC Birmingham shows.
With precautions against avian influenza strengthened and reports of Schmallenberg virus cases across the country, the anniversary of the 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak last Sunday (February 19) offers a timely reminder that a robust disease surveillance system is vital, says the British Veterinary Association.
Hertfordshire-based pet food brands Barking Heads and Meowing Heads are donating more than 75,000 meals of their premium dog and cat food to animal charities across the UK this month.
Pet bedding specialist Scruffs has reported a successful debut at the Spring Fair at the NEC, Birmingham.
York-based Simply2 Pet Products has introduced K9 Connectables to the UK market.
PetSmart has recalled its Grreat Choice Adult Dog Food because the food may contain pieces of metal.
A man who bred and sold sick and dying puppies has appealed against his conviction and six-month jail sentence after being found guilty of a number of animal welfare offences.
British pet bed manufacturer Eurostitch has an addition to its team – a long-awaited new vehicle!
Americk Packaging says it will be the only specialist packaging supplier attending PATS Sandown next month that offers a complete packaging solution for flexibles, labels and carton board packaging.
Supplements manufacturer Hilton Herbs has unveiled four responsive e-commerce trade-only websites for each of its key markets – the UK, US, France, and Germany.
An aquatics retailer has pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
About 3,700 trade visitors from more than 50 countries attended spoga horse spring, the equestrian sports trade fair in Germany last week.
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.
A wholesaler that supplies UK-bred and cultured corals, critter kits and zoo plankton is looking to expand and move to larger premises.
Tropical Marine Centre (TMC) has launched its REEF-Cam, a live streaming underwater camera, purpose-made for the aquatics market.
A PHD student is leading an investigation with three other explorers into the global aquarium fish trade.
Importers and retailers in England and Wales are being warned to check the gar species they sell to ensure they are not trading in illegal fish.
Multi award-winning Wigan-based manufacturer Evolution Aqua continue its expansion with the purchase of the Bermuda pond equipment brand.
The Fish Health Inspectorate has seized two batches of Myxocyprinus asiaticus, traded as Chinese high fin loach, from retailers.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has welcomed Dr Tracey King as its new assistant chief executive.
With just under a year to go before AQUA 2017, the UK’s No 1 aquatics and water gardening trade exhibition is shaping up to be ‘one of the best shows ever staged in its history’, say its organisers.
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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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