Pet Suppliers Directory And Pet News

Welcome to the leading website for the UK pet trade.  If you are a new visitor, please take a moment to register to access our directory and forum.  Registration is FREE.

This site is brought to you by the publishers of Pet Business World magazine (or pbwnews as it is known). So don’t delay, sign up today for your FREE monthly copy delivered to your business address by Royal Mail.
To subscribe        To advertise        Contact us

National Account Manager
Scruffs
Head of Sales - Europe
CASCO Europe
Department Manager
Romsey World of Water
Commercial Manager
Premier Nutrition
Sales Representative - South East based
Fintail Products
Area Sales Manager
Miro & Makauri
Brand Sales Manager
Pedigree Wholesale Ltd
Come and work in Canada!
PetSmart

View the latest products and offers from the trade

View all topics
Your opinion is important, so have your say via our Forum.  Whether you want help sourcing that elusive product, want to share an experience with other retailers or simply need to let off steam, click on to the Forum.  It is open to everyone in the trade (though not to consumers), but to contribute, you must register (free of charge).  You can if you wish comment under a ‘pen name’, but must agree to our terms and conditions. 
View all topics
Newshound

You couldn't make it up!

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

Newshound





Immigrantdrop-out rescued
A chameleon that had been missing for two months was discovered by passers-by – after it fell out of a tree. 
RSPCA Inspector Tina Ward and animal welfare officer Jo Blackburn were called out to rescue the panther chameleon in Southampton. It was taken to a specialist vet so it could get some fluids and warmth, to be brought back up to the correct temperature.
Jo said: “In all the time I have worked for the RSPCA I have never come across one of these.
“In the wild these reptiles are tree dwellers so it is normal behaviour that he would’ve climbed up the tree. It’s obviously just very unusual that this tree was in the middle of Southampton!
“…Bearing in mind these animals originate from Madagascar it really is amazing that he managed to survive for so long outside, especially as it has been so cold.”

British bulldog to rescue
Ukrainian police have found a secret weapon to battle demonstrations in the city of Odessa – a skateboarding British bulldog!
The performing pup has already managed to work his magic on one group, when demonstrators descended on City Hall, the Daily Mail reports. The angry, placard-waving mob had gathered to protest against corruption.
But the anger turned to amusement and laughter and the mob faded away when skateboarder Sam swept into the square and started nipping through the masses on his skateboard.
Instantly, the crowd focused attention on the dog, which performed some impressive steering manoeuvres and was even able to turn the skateboard back on to its wheels every time it turned over when hitting someone.
Eyewitness Anatoly Hlushko, 25, said: “He was hilarious and impossible to ignore, he seemed very excited about the action and was smashing the skateboard left and right and running into everyone.”
Eventually though Sam, who is well known for his skateboarding stunts at an Odessa skate park, had enough and skateboarded off into the distance without stopping.

Facebook

dailymail.co.uk: Chameleon? No, it’s a body double

Facebook

CoCoMutts - virgin coconut oil for dogs - FREE next day delivery for trade customers
Gablestock - superior wild bird food
Kent Pet Care - microfibre towels for dogs
LiveStock World - suppliers of unusual birds, small mammals and reptiles
Oasis London - wholesaler to the aquatic trade
Peter Golding - national aquatic wholesaler and distributor
PolyBag - high quality polythene and paper carrier bags - £80 discount on a 3,000 bag order
Worldwide Tropicals - suppliers of acclimatised fish to the aquatic trade
Conditions may apply to the above offers.

Laughing Dog giveaway

£500 of Laughing Dog products to be won
Laughing Dog has product packs of its new range to give away to five lucky readers.

Laughing Dog giveaway

Devoted Pet Foods launches breeder club

Devoted Pet Foods, which supplies grain-free products for pets, has launched a programme for breeders.

Itís all go in the Dengie sales department

Dengie has appointed Jo Harrow as area manager for the North of England, welcomes back regional manager Danielle Gautrey from maternity leave to East Midlands & East Anglia, and makes Hannah Atkins area manager for Wales & West.

Fish in a dish

A Japanese fishkeeper has written a book recommending that hobbyists should keep goldfish in a bowl rather than a fish tank.

Retailers asked to support I Heart My Pet campaign

The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has introduced a campaign aimed at creating the UK’s ‘biggest ever picture’ of pet health – and is asking the trade to get involved.

Make-up for horses made easy

For show horse and pony owners with a range of animals to produce and prepare, the new Make Up Palette from Supreme Products should prove a useful addition to the Professional Collection.

Retailer acquires specialist vet business

Pets At Home Vet Group has acquired Northwest Surgeons, a specialist veterinary business based in Sutton Weaver, Cheshire.

New kennels and catteries register launched

A new ‘not-for-profit community’ has been launched by the Animal Care College to ‘support the pet industry and help the public quickly find animal care professionals’.

Lilyís Kitchen launches limited-edition summer recipe

Lily’s Kitchen has launched Picnic in the Park, a limited edition recipe for dogs, to provide a seasonal offering for pet owners this summer.

Vet devises spinal brace for dogs

US vet Mark Besancon has designed a spinal brace for dogs after repeatedly dealing with patients who had a similar need.

Tetra owner calls St Louis home

Spectrum Brands, whose portfolio includes Tetra and Furminator, has decided to base its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.

Pet shop licensing scheme gets nod of approval

The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association’s Primary Authority scheme for pet shop licensing and health & safety has received the thumbs-up in Parliament.

Dr Martens inspires launch of leather dog coats

The Leather Dog Co has launched its first range of leather dog coats.

Bunnies on parade

A Bunny Beauty Pageant highlights the fact that pet rabbits are hopping into the hearts of New Yorkers.

PATS Telford gets ready for a bumper show

With still over five months to go before opening its doors to visitors, PATS Telford is set to be a ‘sell out’ event with 91% of stand space already booked.

Pet trade body organises Meet the Buyer event

Ten buyers from the UK and overseas have already confirmed attendance at the Pet Industry Federation’s Meet the Buyer event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Liverpool, on Monday, November 16, ahead of the annual Pet Industry Forum & Awards.

Nutritionist joins food manufacturer Pets Choice

Pet food manufacturer Pets Choice has recruited Ashleigh Walker as in-house nutritionist and food technologist, following industry research that indicates that nutrition is at the forefront of the pet product industry.

Evolution Aqua adds freshwater nano to range

Evolution Aqua has added a freshwater nano tank and cabinet to its growing aquarium range.

New litter a paws-itive Classic

Intersand City Classic, which was launched in the UK by BSB Products last autumn, is proving ‘very popular’ with cat lovers and breeders alike, the makers say.

UK pet food market reaches £2.8 billion

The pet food industry remains healthy with the value of pet food in 2014 growing by £10m to hit £2.8bn. Volume-wise, however, the total pet food market saw a slight dip of 2% to 1,476,000 tonnes.

Ceva relaunches Adaptil and Feliway

After a $10 million global investment in the behaviour category, Ceva Animal Health has launched ‘new and improved’ Adaptil and Feliway ranges.

Hydor launches third-generation Koralia pump

Hydor has launched the energy-efficient, silent-running Koralia Third Generation circulation pump line for aquariums.

Charity uses online platform to raise funds

A Norfolk conservation group is using an online donation platform to raise funds to help deal with invasive species in its rivers.

Shrimps, anyone?

German shrimp expert Chris Lukhaup has conducted several workshops on why shrimps are such a fascinating subject for aquatics enthusiasts.

Tokyo aquarium hit by mystery deaths

Nearly 160 fish involved in a breeding program in a Tokyo aquarium have died suddenly since December, and staff are baffled to explain why.

Evolution Aqua grows marine tank range

Evolution Aqua has launched the eaReef marine aquarium which has a sump contained in the cabinet.

CCTV catches man stuffing two Koi into pocket

A man has been caught on CCTV walking into a Welsh aquatics store and pocketing two fish.

Global group examines benefits of aquatics industry

OATA’s chief executive has been invited to sit on an international group looking at how the home aquarium industry can help protect the environment and prevent poverty.

Singaporean charged with smuggling fish Down Under

An executive from Singapore’s ornamental fish exporter Qian Hu Corporation has been charged in Australia with allegedly attempting to smuggle A$235,000 (£119,000) worth of endangered fish into the country.

TMC partners with Ecoxotic LED lighting

Tropical Marine Centre has teamed up with Ecoxotic, a well-known American LED lighting manufacturer, to bring the high-power Canon Pro range of LED pendant lights to the commercial market in Europe, the Middle East and Russia.

Reprieve for Australian ornamentals industry

The Australian aquarium industry is celebrating after the Department of Agriculture announced it would postpone by a year its controversial plan to test imported ornamental fish.

Seneye keeps an eye on Hunstanton sanctuary

Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary, which was devastated by the disastrous tidal surge of December 2013, has installed Seneye’s water monitoring device to keep tabs on its aquatic systems and water.

Peta slams aquarium for serving fish

Animals rights group Peta has criticised Plymouth’s National Marine Aquarium for serving fish on its menu, saying it was ‘like serving monkey nuggets at a zoo’.

OASE reveals new pond line-up

OASE has launched a number of new products for the pond season, including the revised PondJet.

What a whopper!

A seven-year-old, 94cm Kohaku has been crowned All Japan Grand Champion at the recent 46th All Japan Koi Show.

JBL gets thumbs up for green practices

German aquatics manufacturer JBL has been recognised by the authorities for its environmental policies.

Waterlife releases tea tree remedy for fish

Waterlife has launched the new patented fish medication Nova+, a natural tea tree remedy, which is being made under licence.

[ X ] EU Cookie Compliance:This website uses cookies for essential functionality, your convenience, and to help us improve the site using Google Analytics.Accept cookies & hide this message.

Cookies are small text files that can be placed on your computer by websites you visit, which are used widely to make websites work properly or more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site, and/or their service providers.

Most browser software will allow you to turn off cookies, but you should note that doing so may cause some website functionality to stop working.
Check your browser's help or privacy settings if you want to turn cookies off.

The cookies used on this site include the following:

Cookies for Website Traffic Monitoring and Improvements 1. Google Analytics creates 4 cookies, __utma,__utmb,__utmc and __utmz.
We use Google Analytics to monitor our website's performance, and how visitors use it so we can make improvements to the user experience. If we use Google Adwords or Google A/B testing, these may also utilise a cookie for the same purposes as Analytics.

Cookies for User Convenience 2. We use a simple cookie to help remember login details for our site's admin panel and also for our Blog admin panel. These are for user convenience only, and no information is collected or shared with anyone.

Essential Cookies for Website Functionality 3. PHPSESSION. This is an essential cookie that assigns a session to each visit to ensure the site's functionality works properly, that only lasts while you are on this site. No information is retained or shared with anyone.
4. regID. An essential cookie which helps the website remember you after you have logged in, allowing you to utilise specific website functionality for logged in users only. No information is retained or shared with anyone.

Find out more about cookies