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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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Terrier owner’s grave mistake
A woman who buried her dog in a human graveyard is facing prosecution in Russia on blasphemy charges after a protest by outraged families of other deceased.
Ludmilla Yelsukova’s buried her pet Yorkshire terrier three years ago in the village of Chesnokovka, in Bashkortostan. But it was only recently that other people whose relatives were buried there found out that the well-tended tomb was for a dog.
They said it was blatant ‘paganism’ and an affront to religion and demanded it be moved.
According to orangenews.com, a report has also been sent to prosecutors who are probing whether she has broken any laws.

Milk of human kindness
A cow and a bull have been married in a lavish Indian wedding costing £10,000.
More than 5,000 villagers turned up to watch sacred cow Ganga and Prakash get hitched during the Hindu ceremony held near Indore in Madya Pradesh.
According to the orangenews website, the nuptials were organised by Ganga’s guardian to save the state’s harvest from a natural disaster.

Maximus the moggy who tips the scales at 10kg
Morrisons facing boycott calls in row over veteran, 89, selling poppies outside in cold
A muddy rescue for horse stuck in ditch
Northampton Reptile Centre’s beautiful Green Bottle Blue tarantula
Give lazy people free rescue dogs - the perfect solution to save the NHS money!
MonsterFish Models
PIF chairman Steve Fowler interviews Frank Bruno at the industry awards dinner

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Adventurous Gracie is just champion

After months of searching for Britain’s Champion Pet, a dog from Northampton has been crowned the winner by Butcher’s Pet Care.

Report assesses impact of pets on elderly

A new international report investigates how pets can contribute to physical, mental and societal well-being in an ageing global population.

151 brings out ‘finger food’ for dogs

151 Products – which says it is the UK’s largest manufacturer and supplier of discount pet care items to the retail sector – has expanded its dog care range with a new addition to its Munch & Crunch brand of treats, Munch & Crunch Deli.

Sales of Ancol’s Viva leads top 100,000

As Ancol approaches the first anniversary of the launch of its Viva lead, the team is delighted to have sold more than 100,000 Viva leads across the UK, China and around the world.

Healthy pet store looks to start up franchise

Sacremento ‘healthy’ pet food store Ben’s Bark Ave. Bistro in California is expanding.

Gor Pets brings out Outdoor bedding and coat range

Gor Pets has launched an Outdoor range of beds, sleepers, mats and coats in a hard-wearing, water-resistant nylon fabric in navy, green and brown.

Pets at work pay off

Studies in the US have shown that pets at work benefit the bottom line – and companies are responding, with two in 10 inviting furry friends to the office.

TV presenter promotes natural pet food brand

TV presenter and farmer Adam Henson is working as an ambassador for natural pet food brand Forthglade, encouraging UK pet owners to feed their animals a balanced diet.

More pet trade jobs but pay still on low side

Specialist recruitment agency Pet Trade Solutions is reporting an upswing in the number of jobs in the pet industry.

Pet food franchise celebrates

Oscar, the pet food and accessories franchise business, is celebrating 20 years in franchising.

Huge campaign supports Royal Canin launches

In line with its focus on the most ‘precise’ nutrition possible, Royal Canin has launched a new range – Lifestyle Health Nutrition – with products tailored to the specific needs of dogs living in towns and cities and sporting dogs.

GA goes crackers for Christmas

GA Direct has launched Christmas Cracker Turkey Dog Treats for customers to brand as their own for the festive season.

Armitages to distribute US brand Petstages

Nottinghamshire-based Armitage Pet Care has partnered with American brand Petstages to distribute its range of dog and cat products across the UK and Ireland.

Pooch & Mutt launches nutrition training module

Pooch & Mutt has teamed up with AMTRA to launch a module on Condition Appropriate Nutrient Feeding (C.A.N.F).

Stand and deliver! Retailer wins £2,200 AFP stock

Animal feed and pet retailer Taylors, of South Wingfield, in Derbyshire, has won All for Paws toys and accessories worth £2,200 from Pedigree Wholesale.

Dog treats recalled over mould concerns

In the US, Loving Pets Corp has recalled certain packages of its Simply Nourish Biscotti with Beef & Sweet Potatoes Dog Treats because there is a possibility of mould growth.

Pet care provider raises funds for charity

‘Home from home’ pet care service provider Barking Mad Dogs has devised the #TrickForATreat Dog Challenge to raise funds for national charity Medical Detection Dogs.

Petition aims for new highway procedures for pets

Charity Harvey's Army is trying to get 100,000 signatures for a petition, Harvey's Law, to make sure that proper and complete log procedures are used when a pet is found on UK highways.

NEWA appoints new aquatics distributor

NEWA has appointed Fintail Products as its exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for its range of pumps, heaters, filters and fish food.

Pet chain sees strong growth as revenue hits £380m

Pets At Home has seen total revenue growth of 10.2%, bringing it to £381.5 million for the first half of its financial year, to October 9.

Beaphar launches trade area to website

Beaphar has introduced a trade zone to its newly developed website, www.beaphar.co.uk.

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.

Believe it or not…

A 23-year-old Canadian software developer has created a video stream featuring two goldfish playing Street Fighter II Turbo on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

Claw blimey!

A woman had a shock when she discovered two live crabs scuttling about in a Birmingham tower block lift.

Arapaima now extinct in some parts of the Amazon

The giant Arapaima has been fished to extinction in a number of areas in the Amazon river, say scientists.

Four-star hotel for mums-to-be

Spawning boxes for fish have been around for a long time, but a new launch promises ‘to beat all records’, says JBL.

Mexico porpoise on brink of extinction

China’s appetite for the swimbladder of the Totoaba marine fish has pushed the Vaquita marina, a tiny porpoise, to the brink of extinction.

Malaysia aims to export 900m ornamentals

Malaysian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the ministry had set a target of exporting 900 million ornamental fish by the year 2020.

OFI appoints new secretary general

Global aquatics trade body Ornamental Fish International has appointed Roberto Hensen as secretary general.

Aquatics chain appears on Love Your Garden

Maidenhead Aquatics was a supplier in a recent episode of Alan Titchmarsh’s Love Your Garden.

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