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Rolf C. Hagen
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Burns Pet Nutrition
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CASCO Europe
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Romsey World of Water
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Premier Nutrition
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Great new product launches from KONG
Pets need to play – it keeps them active, fit, healthy and happy, and KONG has launched some great new products for dogs. They’re perfect for your Christmas displays and your customers, and their pets will love them, too!

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FURminator launches Limited Edition deShedding tool
FURminator, the popular deShedding solution for pets, has launched a limited-edition deShedding tool for grooming dogs and cats, available for retailers to order now.

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Introducing new fishkeepers into the hobby this Christmas
The festive season brings a potential peak sales period for many retailers. Offering a unique, thoughtful and educational gift can provide parents with the inspiration they need over this time, and subsequently maximise your sales over this peak period.

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Where OAPs are old aged pets
A Japanese pet company is opening a nursing home for elderly dogs, providing round-the-clock veterinary care, a specialist gym and a swimming pool.
Aeonpet Co. a subsidiary of the Aeon supermarket chain, has opened the first dog retirement home at a shopping mall east of Tokyo, providing an initial intake of 20 dogs with full-time care. “We decided to open the nursing facility because so many dog owners have requested something like this,” Nanako Oiishi, a spokeswoman for the company, told The Telegraph. “Many Japanese people have pets now, but of course they get old and it can be difficult to care for them.”
As well as a vet on call, the nursing home has a grooming room and owners are able to stay with their animals as they live out their days in luxury.

Swine swims into limelight
A farmer’s strange idea to give his pigs something to do to alleviate boredom by teaching them to dive has become one of the latest fads in China. Pig farmer Huang Demin, 32, of Ningxiang county, Hunan province, discovered that giving the pigs a fun reason to exercise made them happier – and tastier. And now, according to a report on the orangenews website, his idea for improving the lives of his pigs has been turned into visitor attractions at several places around China. The larger pigs dive from heights of up to five metres, while the smaller animals jump from a one or three-metre board. And visitors can’t seem to get enough of the daily spectacle on the purpose-built pig diving boards. The farmer says that he can sell the meat from his diving happy pigs for three times the price of a normal pig.

Who says aging is ruff? Captivating photos show dogs in the last years of their lives posing for majestic portraits
A man is to be eaten alive by a snake

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Hot on the heels of the launch of its Best Doggy Hamper, Veni-Dog is giving 36 hampers worth more than £500 to three lucky businesses

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OATA forms partnership to launch pet shop licensing scheme

The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has joined forces with the City of London Corporation to launch a new scheme for its members to help them to show high standards of animal welfare.

Firm’s festive giveaway to help homeless dogs

Leading UK pet food brand Webbox is asking the public to help feed homeless dogs this Christmas.

J&K Aquatics takes on ReeFlowers range

J&K Aquatics has been appointed exclusive UK and Ireland distributor of the ReeFlowers range of water additives and conditioners. 

Hermès designs silk scarf for horse charity

Luxury French fashion house Hermès has created a limited edition silk scarf for international horse charity World Horse Welfare to help raise money for its work in the UK and around the world.

Dapper appoints new commercial manager

Michael Paul has joined Dapper Pet Products as commercial manager.

Kennel Club aims to reverse declining show entries

To help retain existing dog exhibitors and attract new ones to shows, the Kennel Club Dog Show Promotion Working Party is considering a number of proposals to halt a further decline in dog show entries and help improve the experience of dog shows for all.

Petlife launches microwavable heat pad for pets

Petlife has brought out a new polka dot Hottie, the microwavable heat pad for dogs, cats and small animals.

EHL Ingredients adds bulk spices to portfolio

Building on its success in the equine feed sector, EHL Ingredients is introducing five new products for horse feed and supplement manufacturers and retailers.

Taiwan ups investment in ornamentals

Taiwan has opened The Asia-Pacific Operation Center for Aquaculture, to help develop the country’s ornamental fish industry.

Siblings launch grain-free dog food

New business Devoted Pet Foods has launched its first three varieties of premium grain-free dog food: Scottish Salmon, Duck with Trout and Free-Run Chicken. 

BETA gives free rider safety checks at horse show

The British Equestrian Trade Association put rider safety firmly on the map when it made its début as main arena sponsor at Your Horse Live last month.

Pet food market still growing

The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association says Mintel’s latest figures ‘do not quite tally’ with its own statistics.

Nominations wanted for Young Kennel Club awards

The Young Kennel Club is seeking for nominations for its Shaun McAlpine Outstanding Young Person of the Year Award, which will be awarded at Crufts 2015.

Storm tides kill more than 25,000 fish

An estimated 25,000 fish died after storm tides sent seawater flooding into the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads.

Bird flu outbreak in Yorkshire

DEFRA has taken immediate action to prevent the spread of infection after a bird flu outbreak in Yorkshire, including introducing a 10 kilometer restriction zone around the affected farm.

Medication isn’t always what’s needed…

PDSA has teamed up with pet owner awareness charity The Bella Moss Foundation, to support European Antibiotic Awareness Day (November 18) and to encourage pet owners and vets to pledge to become Antibiotic Guardians.

CSJ launches natural supplement

CSJ has introduced new STORM Canis!, a natural supplement formulated to help dogs work at optimal speed and power for longer.

Congratulations to our Doodlebone winners

The winners of our £1,750 Doodlebone stock giveaway featured on this website in September are The Haslemere Pet Company, in Surrey, and Gladwells Pet and Country Store, in Rushden, Northamptonshire. Each retailer wins a stock bundle of padded harnesses, collars and leads.

UK-conditioned fish proving a hit

Now in its fifth year of trading, Midland Aquatic Imports says it is seeing growing demand for its UK-conditioned fish.

OATA welcomes new director

The aquatic industry trade body has welcomed a new director to its Board, following its annual general meeting held on Wednesday, November 12.

Professional thieves target reptile shops

Thefts of valuable snakes are a growing problem, with retailers across the country reporting that their shops have been targeted in what appear to be ‘professional jobs’.

Goldfish undergoes brain surgery

A goldfish in Australia is recovering after a life-threatening tumour was removed from its brain in a ‘high-risk’ operation.

BSB Products brings out sweet potato chews

UK pet product distributor BSB Products have introduced Crumps’ Naturals sweet potato chews and flavoured sweet potato strips into the UK market.

JBL brings out water tests for planted tanks

JBL has brought out the ProScape Testlab kit containing water tests for aquascapers.

Blooming Pet Products launches digestion supplement

Blooming Pet Products has added a new product to its digestion range – Gut Health.

Clear-Seal launches Edgeline marine tank

Following the success of its Edgeline freshwater aquarium, Clear-Seal is launching a marine version.

J&K hosts open day at new site

More than 100 independent aquatic retailers visited J&K’s new distribution centre in Somerset on October 1 and 2 for the wholesaler’s first trade open day since relocating to its new site in 2013.

2015 Superfish brochure now available

Superfish has launched its 2015 aquarium products brochure. The 32-page brochure has details of new products suitable for first-time fishkeepers or the keen hobbyist.

Famous ‘Fish’ re-opens Sea Life Sanctuary

Who better to re-open an aquarium destroyed by storm floods than a man called Fish whose name is also synonymous with disastrous weather?

Blast fishing destroying Tanzania’s reefs

The reefs off Tanzania’s coast are under threat because of blast fishing, a technique using explosives used by some fishermen.

Evolution Aqua takes on Kessil LED range

Evolution Aqua has been appointed exclusive distributor of Kessil LED aquarium lighting for the UK.

Aquarama adds another string to its bow

Next year’s Aquarama – the biennial international ornamental fish trade exhibition held in Singapore – will include a programme of events tailored to public aquarium personnel.

Over 200 exhibitors head for China show

China’s 2015 Guangzhou International Aquarium Show (GIAS 2015) will be held from May 9 to 11, 2015, and is expected to attract in the region of 200 exhibitors.

Bedford aquarium planning permission runs out

Planning permission for a £600-million aquarium in Bedfordshire has expired, with millions of pounds of public money invested in it.

One step at a time

Pet and aquatic shopfitting specialists CASCO Europe has brought out a new Ladder & Rail that ‘takes store ladders to the next level’.

Cornish aquarium closes without warning

Falmouth Aquarium closed suddenly in early September, less than two months after re-opening under new branding in July.

Mars Fishcare appoints ALF as main distributor

MARS Fishcare has appointed Bedford-based ALF as its main ‘preferred official’ distributor to aquatic specialist stores in mainland UK starting November 30. API and Aquarian products will also be available through Norwood Aquarium for the aquatic channel.

Animals and fish return to flood-ravaged sanctuary

Seals, turtles, penguins and other creatures have returned to Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary, destroyed by floodwaters last December, in preparation for its re-opening on October 16.

Trade lines up to be part of aquatics show

More than 80% of stand space has already been sold for AQUA 2015 with a year to go before the show opens for business.

Fire service saves aquatics store from blaze

The owner of an aquatics store has praised the fire service after a blaze threatened hundreds of fish worth thousands of pounds at his shop in Leicester.

Vetark brings out new product to counter flukes

Vetark has launched a new solution against fluke infections, Fluke-Solve.

Trade body lobbies MEPs ahead of Euro conference

The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association is writing to all UK MEPs in advance of a conference on animal welfare organised by Eurogroup for Animals.

Stop throwing dead fish, demands Swiss group

A Swiss animal rights group has called on Zurich’s guild of fishermen to stop throwing dead fish as part of the city’s traditional annual Sechseläuten festival.

Baby corals and fish smell their way to the best home

New research suggests that baby fish and coral larvae smell their way to healthy habitats.

Agency called out to rescue stranded fish

Scores of fish have been rescued from the River Teme in Herefordshire.

JBL gives a boost to planted tanks

Planted tank hobbyists or aquarists with a special interest in plants may sometimes opt to supplement a fertiliser with specific components, either individually or in form of a NPK fertilizer.

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