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


Cubs go ape over playmate
An amazing video capturing the moment when an orangutan starts monkeying around with a trio of tiger cubs has goen viral.
The film shows the orangutan playing with the three baby tigers, picking one up and letting him sit on her shoulder.
She then starts to kiss and cuddle one of the cubs before she feeds him with a bottle of milk while sitting under a tree.

Trouble brewin’ for tourists
Curious visitors to Yellowstone National Park were sent running when a black bear took exception to crowds starting to gather round her cubs.
Park ranger John Kerr shouted: “Keep going. Go. Go!” as some started to disperse and dramatic footage was captured by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks department.
Bob Gibson, of Montana FWP told NBC News: “These tourists were absolutely in danger. Black bears are usually shy of people. But you put them with their cubs and they get really protective. You never want to be between a bear and its cub.”
Rob said the encounter with the cubs, which were believed to be about 13 months old, could have had fatal consequences.
“Had they been the young of the year  the mom would have been all over the tourists,” he said.

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Antos giveaway

£500 of Antos dog chews up for grabs

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MediPet Giveaway

MediPet is giving two lucky retailers £250 worth of stock each

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Pets at Home results ‘better than expected’

Pets at Home has reported better-than-expected results in its interim half-year report to October 8, with pre-tax profits up 12% to £45.2m.

And they’re off…trade gets set for Sandown Park

More Than 100 businesses have already signed up for PATS Sandown in March.

Dognappers at large?

A worried mum claims a thief left bizarre markings outside her Manchester shop in a plot to steal her family pet.

If the face fits…

Three animal shelters in Sacramento, California, have created a facial recognition app called Finding Rover.

Cyclists smash charity target

Two teams of cyclists from Buckinghamshire-based Agria Pet Insurance have completed the exhausting 516-mile Extra Mile Challenge in France.

TV vet Marc Abraham criticises pet trade body again

Celebrity vet and animal welfare campaigner Marc Abraham has written another blog on the online Huffington Post to the Pet Industry Federation, criticising its stance on the sale of puppies in pet shops.

Handy invention

New York resident Jason Luhrs has invented a dispenser to make it easier for pet owners to clean up after their dogs.

Waterlife reveals winner of Bacterlife competition

A large garden centre in the north-west has won a competition run by Waterlife during AQUA Telford.

Pet shop licensing scheme gets go-ahead

Support is now available to help Pet Industry Federation retail members gain their pet shop licence, in as straightforward a manner as possible.

Mars unveils Christmas offering

Mars Petcare is returning this Christmas with festive treat products, including Pedigree, Whiskas and Dreamies.

UK charity for Borneo dogs wins awards

A little known charity is making big waves – International Aid for the Protection and Welfare of Animals (IAPWA) won Charity of the Year at the Ceva Awards for Animal Welfare, and its founder has received a British Citizen Award for international achievement.

Eukanuba launches Friends for Life competition

Miracle, a dog who was rescued from the dog meat trade and has transformed the life of his young owner with cerebral palsy, has launched the search for the 2016 winner of the annual Eukanuba Friends for Life competition.

Distraction thieves target till

Distraction thieves managed to steal close to £300 from a pet shop in a daylight theft.

Webbox launches DogsDinner Christmas campaign

UK pet food brand Webbox is bringing back its #DogsDinner Christmas campaign following its success last year.

High street sees moderate growth in third quarter

Growth slowed for independent retailers in the third quarter of 2015 as they recorded their fifth straight quarter of positive trading, says bira.

Retailers should check seasonal stock insurance

Independent insurance broker Businessinsure is advising companies to check that their insurance policies cover increased levels of stock over the festive period.

New pet food brand uses whole, free-range chicken

New pet food manufacturer McAdams has launched a grain free, meat-meal free, dry pet food made using whole British free-range chicken.

Whiskas sends kittens to university

Whiskas has launched a number of YouTube films targeting new kitten owners.

Pedigree Wholesale to distribute Orbiloc range

Orbiloc, Danish makers of high-visible, waterproof, shock-proof, durable safety lights, has appointed Pedigree Wholesale as its exclusive UK distributor.

Ever thought of building a home for a hedgehog?

UK holiday company has teamed up with a hedgehog rescue sanctuary to launch The Hedgehog Housing Initiative.

Billy + Margot goes small with wet food pots

Billy + Margot has launched three 150g wet food pots to cater for small and medium-size breeds.

Could you Ho Ho Home some hens this Christmas?

Thousands of hens could soon be given the Christmas gift of a second chance in life thanks to hen welfare charity, the British Hen Welfare Trust.

Pet industry award winners revealed

The 2015 Pet Industry Award winners were announced in front of a record 250 pet professionals at a black-tie dinner in Liverpool at the end of the first day of the UK Industry Pet Forum.

Lily’s Kitchen reveals festive treats

Lily’s Kitchen has launched limited-edition festive treats to ‘get tails wagging and felines purring at this extra special time of the year’.

Website lists vetted dog sitters and home boarders

An online site is providing a list of vetted dog sitters for when owners go on holiday.

Two plead guilty to running unlicensed pet shop

Two people have been given suspended prison sentences for running an unlicensed pet shop and illegally cropping and splinting dogs’ ears.

Plummeting numbers

There are only half as many fish living in the sea today as there were in 1970, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) annual Living Blue Planet Report.

It’s all about the bricks

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre has donated boxes of LEGO bricks to a school.

Fridge fish!

An Indian ornamental fish farm is using scrap refrigerators to breed freshwater fish.

Company offers free diagnostic app to retailers

A company is offering its diagnostic fish disease app to specialist aquatic retailers free, in return for stocking the company’s premium fish food.

Tetra launches ‘unbreakable’ ProLine Heater range

Aquatics manufacturer Tetra set a challenge for its engineers: ‘Create a new aquarium heater that has outstanding safety and durability at its heart’. The result is the ProLine Heater range, launched at AQUA Telford, and which the company says is ‘unbreakable and unbeatable’.

Eheim enters pond market with complete range

Eheim is entering the pond market, with the range of products being available to the trade from next Spring. The new range is about tapping into new markets and winning over a new type of customer, it said.

UK fish food arrives in Brazil

A manufacturer of frozen, dried, tropical and marine foods is celebrating after securing a contract with a key aquatics figure in Brazil.

UK crowns first aquascaping champion

An aquascaper has emerged victorious at the finals of the first UK Aquascaping Championship, held at AQUA Telford.

Exhibitors say they will return to AQUA 2017

Many exhibitors have told organisers of the AQUA trade show that they will return to the Telford International Centre when the show is next staged from October 18-19, 2017.

Meet Mason, the turtle with the X-factor

A newly arrived resident at Manchester Sea Life Centre has so much neck that staff instantly christened him Mason Noise!

Scientists pioneer fish-powered planter

Scientists have developed an eco-friendly way to garden – an aquarium-powered system that combines a reservoir with a planter.

Sea Life centre runs fright fest for Halloween

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre will be turning the spotlight on scary critters of the deep this Halloween.

OATA hands out Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr David Pool has been recognised for his work in the aquatics industry by being awarded OATA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Guangzhou aquatics trade fair releases dates

China’s Second Guangzhou International Aquarium Show has been confirmed for next year, from March 18-20, at the Guangzhou International Sourcing Center.

Hagen grows Marina range of aquariums

Hagen has launched the Marina Vue Aquarium, which it says is an ideal choice for hobbyists to showcase ‘great aesthetics as well as simple maintenance’.

Thieves damage public aquarium in raid

The director of a public aquarium raided by thieves said a ‘real sense of sadness’ had affected the team at the popular family attraction.

AQUA 2015 breaks all records

AQUA 2015 has broken all records for visitor attendance, exhibitor stands and the number of new products being showcased.

Public aquarium tests automatic fish health monitor

Cheshire’s Blue Planet Aquarium is testing an automated fish health monitoring system.

Look at how much you’ve grown!

Animal lovers Gemma Cuffe and Kirsty Hollinworth had an emotional reunion at Manchester Sea Life with a baby shark that they rescued from an Indian restaurant.

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