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Johnson’sVeterinary Products
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Aylesford Aquatics
Manager for The Pet Boutique - London

Hyde Park Veterinary Centre
Dog Boutique Retail Manager
Happy Dog
National Account Manager
Head of Sales - Europe
CASCO Europe
Department Manager
Romsey World of Water
Commercial Manager
Premier Nutrition
Area Sales Manager
Miro & Makauri
Brand Sales Manager
Pedigree Wholesale Ltd
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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.


Crow takes a shine to Gabi’s peanuts
A little girl who started feeding crows in her garden was surprised when the birds began bringing her gifts.
Eight-year-old Gabi now has a collection that includes dozens of shiny objects such as buttons, paper clips, nuts, bolts, a small light bulb and even some earrings.
According to a podcast on The BitterSweet Life, Gabi, from Rome, reportedly feeds the crows peanuts, dog food and general leftovers because she loves watching nature.
Crow expert John Marzluff says crows will sometimes try to build relationships with humans that feed them.

Bath water gets a bit nippy
An Australian zoologist has been showing off his relationship with his animals – by sharing his bath with a crocodile.
Chris Humfrey says four-year-old saltwater croc Snappy Tom loves nothing better than a nice warm soak.
And, according to a report on, the pair are often joined by Casper, a huge black-headed python, making it three in a bath.
Chris, who cares for more than 2,000 animals at his Wild Action Zoo, in Macedon, says he has no fears about getting up close and personal with his animals.
“Just call me Dr Dolittle,” he said. “I see all of the animals as members of my family.
“It’s about showing empathy and compassion – you’re shown respect and trust in return.”


Dog saves her puppies from fire by carrying them to safety in one of the firetrucks


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MARS reveals ‘major upgrade’ of Whiskas

MARS Petcare UK has announced a major upgrade of one of the nation’s best-selling brands.

Purina pulls out of Accredited Instructors scheme

After three years, the partnership between the Kennel Club Accredited Instructors (KCAI) Scheme and Purina PRO PLAN will not be renewed, as Purina PRO PLAN’s strategy ‘is taking a new direction’.

US pet product sales could hit US$60 billion

The American Pet Products Association predicts pet industry sales will reach US$60.59 billion this year, a 4.3% increase from last year.

Canidae donates year’s supply of food to rescue

Carmarthenshire charity Many Tears Animal Rescue has been offered a helping hand by grain-free pet food brand Canidae, which has donated a year’s supply of dog food to the centre.

It’s raining eels!

Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game has received a number of calls saying Arctic lampreys are dropping from the sky. One foot-long eel was found in the car park of a store far inland, reports the Tech Times.

No more fears for washing machine

Moorland Rider’s new Padded Wash-Bag is designed to make machine-washing synthetic items that have metal or hard elements (such as collars, harnesses and leads) easy.

Kent retailer wins holiday in Stone’s competition

Gavin Wood, of Pet Essentials, in Ashford, Kent, had cause to celebrate after picking up the phone to the telesales team at Stone’s.

Fun small bird cages beat sales predictions

Sky Pet Products’ new Fun range of single flat-packed cages for small birds have been flying off the shelf!

Large number of new exhibitors flock to AQUA 2015

AQUA 2015, the UK’s premier water gardening and aquatics trade event, will welcome a number of new exhibitors to its October exhibition.

RSPCA rescues more than 120,000 animals

The RSPCA rescued nearly 9,000 dogs last year, according to the charity’s most recent rescue figures.

New Centre of Excellence for Iams and Eukanuba

The European pet division of US company Spectrum Brands is building a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for Europe for its two recent acquisitions, Iams and Eukanuba.

Singer Miley Cyrus pens tribute song to pet fish

Performer Miley Cyrus has penned a song in memory of her pet fish, Pablow the blowfish, which died. She’s even had its likeness tattooed onto her arm.

Hard-hitting campaign warns of dangers of hot cars

A coalition of animal welfare charities and the police have launched a hard-hitting national campaign warning people of the consequences of leaving dogs in hot cars, and urging people to dial 999 if they see an animal in distress.

Retailer calls it a day after 40 years

A pet shop owner who is set to retire has revealed one of his strangest encounters — a customer who used dog eardrops on herself.

Kennelpak takes on new pet bed range

Pet product company Van Ness, best known for its plastic pet products (from feeding bowls through to litter trays), has introduced two new ranges of pet beds to the UK market through Kennelpak.

Video focuses on role pets play supporting owners

The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has produced a new video highlighting the importance of pets in supporting the well-being of their owners.

All pet retailers open to scrutiny, says trade body

The Pet Industry Federation (PIF) has issued a timely reminder to all pet retailers about staff training in the wake of the BBC’s Watchdog programme last week, which featured an undercover investigation into Pets at Home.

Bramton men ride their bicycles for Wood Green

The Bramton Company is raising funds for the puppy sensory garden at the Wood Green animal charity.

Animal rights members free lobsters from restaurant

Members from three animal rights organisations entered a busy Chinese restaurant in Dublin, took nine lobsters from a tank in the window, and released them into the sea.

London Zoo breeds endangered frog

Keepers at a London Zoo have become the first in the world to breed a critically endangered frog which has no tongue, the Lake Oku clawed frog.

Goldfish undergoes eye surgery

A five-year-old goldfish named Monty has had a £200 operation to have a tumour removed from behind his eye.

Great Barrier Reef fish population hits new high

A long-term study of coral trout in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has found that controversial no-fishing zones has led to dramatic increases in both size and numbers of fish.

JBL releases online dosage calculators

JBL has launched three Dosage Calculators which can determine a number of different values such as amount of substrate required, light intensity and how much fertilizer to add to an aquarium.

When conservation efforts go wrong

One of the world\'s iconic freshwater fish, the giant humpback Mahseer found in India, is on the brink of extinction – thanks to a conservation programme that has backfired, according to scientists.

Killer goldfish? Well done, Daily Mail

In true Daily Mail sensationalist style, it has run a story with the dramatic headline: “The killer goldfish that can choke predators, walks on land and climbs trees... and they\'re heading to Australia any day now”.

King British launches Dealer Plan

Aquatics manufacturer King British has launched the King British Dealer Plan, a free support package for bricks-and-mortar stores that sell live fish.

Fishkeeper Scotland opens two new stores

Aquatic retailer Fishkeeper Scotland is set to open two new stores in Scotland, investing £250,000 in the expansion.

Goldfish are ‘not a threat to British pond life’

The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has responded to claims that goldfish pose a risk to frogs in garden ponds because of ranavirosis.

Water gardening specialist Bermuda goes up for sale

Water gardening brand Bermuda is being sold ‘at the earliest opportunity’.

US Supreme Court draws line under fish pedicure

The US Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from an Arizona salon owner challenging a decision by local regulators to stop her from offering fish pedicures in which fish nibble dead skin off people’s feet.

No-fishing zones sees reversal in fish fortunes

A long-term study of coral trout in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has found that controversial no-fishing zones has led to dramatic increases in both size and numbers of fish.

Breeding like… fish!

A handful of goldfish dumped into a lake in Boulder, Colorado, just three years ago have reproduced and now number in the thousands, threatening native aquatic populations

Retailers urged not to sell dyed fish

The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association is calling on its members not to import or sell dyed or tattooed fish.

Major fish kill at Texas aquarium

Close to 400 fish including nurse sharks, lionfish, amberjacks and sand tiger sharks have died at Texas State Aquarium following a treatment to kill parasitic flatworms.

Sea Life invites families to explore Ancient Oceans

Sea Life Great Yarmouth is hosting a half-term event for families to learn about the history of the ocean and the evolution of sea-life creatures, some of which have been around for over 200 million years, outliving the dinosaurs.

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