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Happy Dog
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Romsey World of Water
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Premier Nutrition
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Tetra launches free aquatics app to revolutionise water testing
 Good water quality is crucial to fishkeeping success and consequently retaining consumers in the hobby. Many consumers neglect to test their aquarium water, perhaps because they find it too daunting or are simply not aware of the need to do so, however if water parameters are correct, then fishkeeping will be simpler and more enjoyable.

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Escapees raise a llama through retirement village
A pair of confused llamas ran amok through streets in Arizona in a drama screened live on US news channels, sparking a social media sensation.
The duo had caused chaos in the area of Sun City, rampaging through a retirement village as worried pensioners looked on.
A black llama was swiftly lassoed by one of the men chasing the animals, but his fellow runaway proved a more difficult catch as he continually wrongfooted his pursuers.
TV helicopters followed the chase, with the hashtags #LlamasonTheLoose #LlamaWatch trending on Twitter as viewers stayed glued to live footage of the fiasco.
Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies and bystanders tried to corner the creatures before the white llama was eventually reeled in.


Tipping the scales
Emergency services have come to the rescue after 4.5 tonnes of live catfish fell out of the back of a lorry in China.
The accident in Guizhou Province led to a frenzy of activity as firefighters rushed to the scene to help catch the fish.
In an effort to keep the fish alive, hoses were deployed and then a bulldozer was commandeered to help scoop them up and get them back on board.

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Benyfit from a fantastic stock giveaway
Benyfit Natural is offering two lucky retailers stock bundles worth £250. The prizes will comprise a variety of products from the manuafcturer’s range, including its newly-launched treats.

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GA to launch own-label grain-free cat food at PATS

GA Pet Food Partners is showcasing its new grain-free cat products under its own label range at PATS Telford.

Petition seeks to protect ‘veterinary nurse’ title

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has launched an online petition calling on Parliament to protect the title ‘veterinary nurse’ in law.

Burglars clear pet shop of all its dog food

A pet shop owner says he has been overwhelmed by the response from the public after a burglary at his shop.

Equine company NuuMed launches new website

NuuMed, a UK company best known for its range of saddlepads and numnahs incorporating British wool, has launched a new website to coincide with its 25th anniversary of trading.

Rockingham agility event attracts 2,700 dogs

More than 2,700 dogs with all levels of experience competed in a record number of classes at The Kennel Club International Agility Festival at Rockingham Castle, Northamptonshire.

PATS visitors can enter £500 Vitalin competition

Visitors to PATS Telford this month will be in with a chance of winning £500 worth of pet food from the super premium Vitalin range.

BETA announces coffee shop sponsor

BETA International welcomes Schockemöhle Sports to its team of industry supporters as the company takes up the sponsorship mantle of the show’s Coffee Shop under the banner of its footwear brand, TONICS.

Beco Pets shortlisted for European business awards

Eco-friendly pet product manufacturer Beco Pets has been named ‘National Champion’ for the UK in Europe’s top business awards.

Man remanded in 22-year-old pet shop murder case

A 39-YEAR-old man has pleaded not guilty to murdering a pet shop worker in Northampton 22 years ago.

Pets at Home adds three charities to VIP club

Pets at Home is celebrating the addition of three new charities to its VIP (Very Important Pets) club – Dogs for the Disabled, Canine Partner and Guide Dogs.

Private equity firm invests in Lily’s Kitchen

Fast-growing pet food brand Lily’s Kitchen has confirmed a growth capital investment from Catterton, a leading consumer-focused private equity firm.

Ancol donates 300 slip leads to Asian charities

Ancol has given 300 nylon rope slip leads to help train stray dogs at three dog charities in Thailand and Myanmar in South-east Asia.

Canine distemper outbreak forces euthanasia move

Fifty-seven dogs at the Harlan County Animal Shelter, in Kentucky, were euthanised amid a canine distemper outbreak.

Groomers launches limited edition Christmas range

The limited edition festive fragrance range at Groomers is back this September with a new fragrance named Cosy Vanilla.

Pets at Home teams with agent to offer holidays

In a bid to promote dog-friendly holidays and encourage pet owners to include their pets as an extension of their family, Pets at Home and holiday letting agent have joined forces.

Poopy Cat introduces new litter box designs

After the successful UK launch of Poopy Cat and its ‘poop-up’ store, the feline-friendly brand says it has created a new and improved disposable litter box.

Pet Remedy enters the USA market

Pet Professionals, trading as Dog Rocks, is exporting Pet Remedy into the North American market.

Accapi offers free collars to charities

The accapi group is offering free dog collars to animal charities or rescue shelters.

PetQuip to host Meet the Buyers session in October

The latest opportunity to meet with buyers from across Europe is now open to manufacturers of pet care products.

Pawflex launches equine stretch bandage

Pawflex has launched a horse version of its award-winning patented PawFlex bandages for pets.

Gardman signs five-year deal with bird trust

Wild bird care and garden products supplier Gardman has signed a five-year partnership deal with the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), renewing a relationship that stretches back almost 20 years.

Bira bank marks 60 years with record lending level

The bira bank celebrates 60 years of supporting independent retailers this month, coinciding with record levels of lending to independent retailers.

Lily’s Kitchen grows single-serve range

Lily’s Kitchen is extending its range with a new Natural Range of complete recipes for cats and dogs to complement its award-winning, organic pet food line-up.

Wagg starts work on new warehouse and HQ

Yorkshire-based Wagg Foods plans to double the size of its business as it starts building a new 100,000 sq ft, state-of-the-art distribution centre and offices near its current headquarters, outside Thirsk.

Ceva tackles fireworks fears via retailer webinar

Ceva Animal Health, manufacturer of Adaptil and Feliway, is hosting a live webinar series on fireworks fears and sound sensitivities to help retailers offer advice to customers on preparing their pets for the fireworks season.

Hong Kong street cat wins photo competition

A picture of a Hong Kong street cat, affectionately known as Shy, has taken first place in the 2015 ‘The Beauty of Cats’ photography competition.

PATS Telford stand space sold out

All exhibitor stands at PATS Telford have now been sold.

Bern Pet Foods distributes ACANA pork recipe

Bern Pet Foods has introduced ACANA Pork & Butternut Squash dog food to the UK.

PDSA hunts for pets with miracle survival stories

The search is on for miracle pet survivors that have beaten death by a ‘whisker’.

Splendid eels go on display at Blue Reef

Four Splendid garden eels are set to go on display at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium.

Wholesaler J&K Aquatics strengthens sales team

Specialist wholesaler J&K Aquatics, based in North Petherton, Somerset, has enhanced its sales team by appointing Jack Kelly and Hannah Morgan. Jack’s area is the South East of England & Hannah’s is Ireland. Nina Barnard has succeeded Candice Lewis as marketing manager.

Agency reveals ‘secret seven’ list of rare fish

The Environment Agency has revealed its ‘secret seven’ list of the country’s rarest fish to show how work is helping save them.

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre hits 25th milestone

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre celebrated its 25th anniversary in July with a day of fun, nostalgia and spectacle.

US officers seize swimbladders

US officials in Puerto Rico have seized over 600kg of swimbladders from an endangered species that were destined for Hong Kong.

North Korean terrapin farm owner executed

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has had the manager of a terrapin farm excuted.

Group spotlights social good of wild-caught fish

The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has welcomed a report from the ICUN’s Home Aquarium Fish Sub-Group following its inaugural meeting at Singapore’s Aquarama.

US pet store under fire for binning live fish

A PetSmart store in the US has apologised after a video was posted on social media that showed live goldfish swimming in a bag alongside dead fish, and had been thrown away in the store’s rubbish bin.

Swordfish washes up on English beach

A massive swordfish has been washed up on a British tidal riverbank in South Gloucestershire.

Tetra lists select range with Argos

Leading high street catalogue retailer Argos has recently brought on board a selection of Tetra products to its in-store and online offering.

OATA creates guide on selling fish online

The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has created a new guide to help people sell fish responsibly online and transport them correctly to customers.

World Feeds takes over New Era Aquaculture

New Era Aquaculture has been bought out of administration by a newly formed business following investment from Finance Yorkshire, which will ‘facilitate a major expansion plan for the re-born operation’.

Shark dies in traffic accident

A shark has died in a traffic accident in Florida.

Digital water test analyses water conditions

Tetra has launched a free Tetra Digital Water Test app, which analyses water conditions and recommends solutions to hobbyists.

Authorities battle in vain against fish ritual

Thousands of fish have been stunned and killed in an ancient ritual in northern India, in which up to 10,000 villagers sprinkled a bleaching powder into the Aglaar river before catching the fish, which were then cooked.

Tetra introduces new way to feed fish

Tetra has launched Tetra FunTips, which offers an interactive way of feeding fish.

Overfishing threatens 90 European marine species

More than 90 species of marine fishes in Europe’s waters are threatened with extinction, according to a report published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

FishScience launches Malawi cichlid flake food

FishScience has launched a flake food formulated specifically for Malawi cichlids. 

Scientists find coldwater corals off Ireland

An international team of scientists has discovered a new coldwater coral habitat in Irish waters.

Evolution Aqua takes on new range of Koi food

Evolution Aqua is now distributing the Japanese-manufactured Koi food range from the FD Food Company.

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