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Pet Business World turns the spotlight on companies that are exhibiting at the world’s largest pet trade show in Nuremberg May 26-29

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Do you have a winning business? Entries have now opened for the 2015 Pet Industry Awards, organised by the Pet Industry Federation. Entry is free by clicking on the link below.

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Sales Agent to cover the UK
Sales Representative –
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Fintail Products
Sales Representative
South West and South Wales
Johnson's Veterinary products
Territory Sales Manager - Southern UK
Sales Representative in the Republic of Ireland
Burns Pet Nutrition
Sales Agents Wanted

PJ Pet Products
Web Trading Assistant – Non Food
Head of Sales
Dog Rocks UK
UK Agents
Loving Pets
Office Manager/PA to MD

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Boost grooming sales with puppy-specific solutions from FURminator

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Boost Spring sales with Tetra's pond solutions

Spring is an important time of the year for pondkeepers. As water temperatures begin to rise,

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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.


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Pet Business World is flying the flag and celebrating companies that are proud to be based in Britain.

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Total scaredy cat
A cat that is so scared of the outdoors now receives house visits from the vet.
William, a Persian Chinchilla, will only go as far as putting one paw out of the door before darting back inside. After having to sedate William on two separate occasions to get him into his travel basket to go to his vet, the vet has resorted to house visits to treat him, reports pet insurance provider PetPlan.

Bears do do it in the woods
Belgian researchers are examining the excrement of giant pandas to try to understand how they can digest tough bamboo, hoping for clues on how to develop new generations of biofuel.
According to a report from Reuters, the genetic make-up of endangered pandas is that of a carnivore but the animals have adapted to a diet consisting almost exclusively of bamboo.
The results of the study may point to new, cheaper, ways to produce so-called second generation biofuels made from plants and biomass.
Six-year-old panda Xing Hui and his female partner, Hao Hao, paid little attention to the scientists collecting their droppings, instead soaking up the sun and chewing through the first stems of their daily 10kg (22lb) portion of bamboo.

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Despite pet insurers paying out £1.8m a DAY in claims, it seems it’s just not enough to keep our pampered pooches and feline friends in good health.
Veterinary practices in East Anglia and the South East are welcoming a familiar face as Andy Wellsteed returns to the area in the role of territory manager for Agria Pet Insurance.
Fish4Dogs has launched a range of luxury treats for dogs.
Nearly two-thirds (58%) of children aged between three and 14 years old are worried about going to school, but aquatics manufacturer TETRA has found that children in pet-owning households are ‘meeting and exceeding teachers’ expectations more than non-pet households’.
Dogmatic is celebrating its 15th year since the launch of its award-winning Dogmatic Headcollar.
A new dog grooming association – BIGA: the British Isles Grooming Association – has been formed.
This is proving an exciting year for West Country business Dorwest Herbs.
With the recent launch of the ACANA Heritage range, which replaces most of the ACANA Classics, there are three new puppy products with enhanced ingredients: ACANA Puppy Small Breed, Puppy & Junior and Puppy Large Breed.
PetSafe is launching an international campaign inviting pet lovers all over the globe to get involved and ‘Share the Love’ to raise money for charity.
Collarways has introduced WOX, West Paw Design’s new interactive Zogoflex Air toy for dogs.
The RSPCA’s chief veterinary officer has backed a petition calling for urgent action to address the growing number of dogs going into clinics across the country with breathing problems.
Dog food accounts for three-quarters of the sales value in a UK dog and cat food market now worth £0.9 billion, according to latest research.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has appointed Dominic Whitmee to the organisation as its new chief executive.
The publication of Tackling Drug Resistant Infections Globally: Final Report and Recommendations by Lord Jim O’Neill last week is a global landmark in the fight to keep antibiotics effective for both animals and people, says NOAH, which represents the UK animal medicines sector.
A new player has entered the growing UK pet-sitting sector.
Gillian Thomas-Jones has joined Natures Menu as a UK key account manager.
The National Pet Show welcomed 24,728 visitors and 80 new exhibitors to ExCeL London on May 7-8.
Two pet food traders have been fined after an undercover investigation found a filthy van making deliveries of raw pet food to a caterer who supplied a number of ethnic festivals with food.
It’s four in a row for Royal Warrant holder Shires Equestrian as it signs up to sponsor the New Product Gallery at BETA International for another year.
New moves are afoot to discover more effective treatments for parastitic diseases in animals.
Pets Corner has moved its Basingstoke store to Chineham Shopping Centre.
New start-up The Meat Merchant is launching a large range of natural pet treats into the UK market.
Former Britvic and Elizabeth Arden national account manager Deborah Jones has joined Pet Food (UK), taking up a similar position as key accounts manager for both UK and international customers.
Congratulations to the lucky winners of our £2,800 April giveaway from specialist wholesaler Inverburn.
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Expedition memory beds to win

Scruffs is giving five retailers the chance to win four Expedition Memory Beds each.

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Baked food and treats waiting to be won!

Two independent retailers have the chance to win £250 worth of baked food and treats.

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Celebrate 25 years with 3 chances to win!

Judge's Choice Petfood is giving three lucky retailers the chance to win a bundle of its Nature's Harvest range of dog and cat food.

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A new report looking at the positive benefits of wild-caught fish has been launched by the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association.
Tropical Marine Centre has joined the Indonesian Nature Foundation (LINI) as a corporate sponsor. 
Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to after the theft of lighting products from a garden centre in Maghull, Liverpool.
A Scottish university is looking to conduct a study into welfare improvements during the transportation of ornamental fish.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association is re-launching its #handsoffmyhobby campaign as Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish voters go to the polls in May.
Wholesaler All Pond Solutions has opened its livestock section and now offers fish sourced from quality breeders worldwide. Stock comprises tropical fish, coldwater fish, cichlids and koi, as well as aquatic plants.
Water gardening specialist OASE is expanding into the indoor aquatics category.
The owners of an aquatics shop have blamed anti-social behaviour for the closure of their store.
One of Scotland’s wealthiest businessmen has lodged a multi-million-pound insurance claim after a massive marine fish tank shattered at his Perthshire home.
Segrest Farms, one the world’s largest wholesale ornamental fish distributors, has stated its support for Project Piaba.
Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium is enlisting the help of assassin snails to hunt down unwanted visitors.
More than 2,000 fish have died in a newly-renovated public aquarium in nine months.
ITC Aquatics has been appointed sole UK wholesaler of Evolution Aqua’s eaReef aquariums, so can offer its dealer network the aquariums, Kessil lighting bundles and EcoTech Radion lighting bundles.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association is calling on all manufacturers to include a simple ‘no release’ message on all new packaging.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has announced the retirement of its long-standing chief executive Keith Davenport after 25 years in the post.
A young sea turtle has been rescued after stranding on a beach in Cornwall.
The 20cm juvenile was discovered on Gwithian Beach, near Hayle, and taken
Retailers are being asked to help promote the UK Aquascaping Championship 2016 by displaying promotional flyers in their shops.
JBL has launched its new 156-page catalogue for 2016, listing more than 1,000 products for the aquatic and reptile hobbyist.
A rare species of crab that is reputed to have been discovered by Christopher Columbus has gone on display at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium.

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