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Tank’s not all it’s cracked up to be
A giant glass aquarium holding 13 sharks has cracked open, sending water gushing into the streets.
Torrents of water flooded the nearby area with the sharks still lurking in the tank.
Emergency services were called when a panel detached from the base of a pool at the aquarium in the city of Mazatlan, in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa.
An 80cm section of acrylic glass collapsed, causing the leak – but luckily the hole was not big enough for the sharks or other fish to escape.
The pool housed 13 sharks and various other fish but all were successfully transferred to other tanks and it happened while the aquarium was closed.
It had only opened recently after eight years of construction and with a final bill of more than £3m.

All the better to see you with
A pet owner says he was left stunned when his cat gave birth to a kitten with two heads and three eyes.
Cat lover Xiao Wei claimed the animal was alive and well, but was not sure how long it would survive.
The kitten can apparently eat with the rest of its siblings from the same litter but only out of one of her two mouths.
Xiao, from Shenyang City, capital of north-eastern China’s Liaoning Province, is a self-professed cat lover and owns several.

Family rattled by floater in toilet
A family’s worst nightmare became a reality after a rattlesnake slithered into their lavatory as 24 of the terrifying reptiles invaded their home.
The adult rattlesnake was found in the toilet bowl – with another 13 were discovered in the cellar.
And a further 10 – including five babies – were later found living in the foundations of the infested building.
The terrifying discovery was made in Jones County, near Buffalo Gap, in Texas.
The snake in the toilet is believed to have slithered in through a broken pipe.






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Industry awards – have you entered yet?
There is still time to enter the 2017 Pet Industry Federation Awards – but you’ll need to get your skates on as entries close on Monday, August 21.

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Lily’s Kitchen is to invest £1.5 million in its first-ever advertising campaign ‘to drive brand awareness and brand love’.
The RSPCA is warning cat owners against collars that its says can leave felines with fatal injuries.
You are more likely to die from a bee or wasp sting than a dog attack, according to data analysed by the campaigning organisation Born Innocent.

3P Pet Products will be offering visitors to its stand at PATS Telford a discount voucher worth 10% off their next order.

If you think your pet is the next big thing, Carphone Warehouse, one of the UK’s leading mobile phone retailers, is challenging owners to teach their pet a new trick in just 15 minutes.

Following acquisition by the Subura Group, Vital Pet Products is forging ahead with new operating systems, innovative products and a completely fresh approach.
PATS Telford will be presenting state-of-the art grooming demonstrations and talks on both days of the show at The Telford International Centre on Sunday and Monday, September 24-25.
As the sole UK distributor of Oxbow pet products, Petlife International has extended its range by adding Oxbow Hay Blends.
THE RSPCA says it is ‘pleased’ by government proposals to make CCTV mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England.
New British brand The Dog Trouser Company has launched dog trousers, a pet accessory designed to keep dogs, cars and homes clean after muddy and wet walks.
The British Equestrian Trade Association promoted the work of its members and drove home the importance of rider safety at the Festival of British Eventing, Gatcombe Park, where it enjoyed a high-profile presence as presenting sponsor for a 12th year.
To battle 23 different kinds of tick in the UK (and more than 800 worldwide), Beaphar has introduced a Tick Removal Kit, containing Beaphar Tick Away and the Beaphar TickBoy.
Cat treats have seen ‘exponential growth’ worldwide, albeit from a small base, making it the most dynamic category in 2017.

The UK’s most popular TV breakfast news programme has interviewed Pooch & Mutt founder Guy Blaskey.

3P Enterprise has expanded its Gloucestershire-based team.
Do you have a business to be proud of? If the answer is yes, then why not enter the 2017 Pet Industry Federation Awards and get the recognition you and your team deserve?
Apple features in Fish4Dogs new treat – by public demand!
James Wellbeloved and Royal Canin were badly affected by a cyber attack which led to stock shortages and delays in production, but production is now back at full capacity, although some customers are still experiencing delays.
The RSPCA has released a ‘heartwarming’ video to mark the 26th anniversary of the Dangerous Dogs Act and controversial breed specific legislation – one year after the charity launched its #EndBSL campaign.
Veterinary nurse Christine Abbott is swapping life at a rural North Yorkshire practice to help lions, rhinos, elephants and giraffes in South Africa.
International wildlife charity Born Free has launched a new campaign encouraging animal lovers across Britain to donate their old £1 coins to protect endangered wildlife before the coins become ‘extinct’ later this year.
Supreme Petfoods has scooped an award at the Superzoo pet trade show in Las Vegas. The New Product Showcase award is voted for by delegates and Supreme was a winner in the small pets category with its Selective Naturals range of treats.
A dog rescuer has launched a portable pop-up integrated dog bowl and mat.
Sausage and mash, steak pie and beef roast dinner are among the meals  enjoyed by the nation’s dogs, according to a new survey.
As sponsor of both the Ireland and Wales gundog teams, pet food manufacturer CSJ was delighted when Ireland topped the spaniel teams and Wales finished as top retriever team.
A retailer has pleaded with a thief to ‘be brave’ and return a stolen hedgehog.
US laws in some states ban serving whisky to dogs and forbid animals from mating within 500ft of a church, school or bar.
British equestrian fashion brand Equetech marked its 25-year business milestone with a special shoot bringing together the team, their horses and hounds.
America’s heaviest dogs and cats by percentage do NOT live in states with the highest proportion of overweight humans, a study by national veterinary chain Banfield found.
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Win HiLife’s new It’s only natural cat food and treats

THREE LUCKY retailers can win an assortment from the new HiLife It’s only natural range of wet cat food and treats, worth more than £560 in total.

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Jellymageddon is upon us – and we might be partly responsible, says a report in the New Scientist.
Live goldfish in tanks are the highlight of an Art Aquarium exhibition in Japan.
Aquadip Is launching an own-labelling service for its complete range of frozen fish food blister packs and a range of its dry fish food in pots.
Indonesia has been praised for an initial progress report on its conservation and management measures to protect the Banggai cardinalfish.
Fluval has added two new variants in white to its award-winning Fluval Flex aquarium range.
A Canadian city has banned an aquarium from bringing in new dolphins, whales and narwhals.
Tetra has expanded its range of aquariums for beginners with the Starter Line 30l.
Fluval has launched a substrate that it says is ideal for freshwater planted tanks or for shrimps.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association is encouraging its members to sign a petition ‘against yet another attempt to curb the aquarium industry in Hawaii’.
A goldfish owner who tried to give his pet a good send-off was left stunned when a duck intervened.
A young male Chinese water dragon has been joined Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium.
Aquatics retail chain Maidenhead Aquatics has added a Click & Collect service to its online offering.
Singapore hosted its inaugural AquaRealm trade and consumer aquatics show in June.
A garden centre held its third annual Koi Carp Show on July 9.
Aquatics wholesaler J&K Aquatics is distributing a range of products from Evolution Aqua.
A Sea Life centre has launched a campaign to help endangered sea turtles.
Tetra has launched a new range of premium koi fish food, KOI Beauty, comprising Tetra KOI Beauty First, Tetra KOI Beauty Small and Medium Pellets.