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An animal fosterer is taking on an epic – and messy – challenge to raise money for the RSPCA.
RCL Foods has opened a R150 million (£9m) pet food plant in Randfontein – one of the largest facilities of its kind in South Africa.
Pet cleaning product manufacturer Group55 has have added to its growing list of accolades by winning the International Achievement Award at the Red Rose Awards 2018 for the second year running – making it the only company to have won the award twice.
Plans to ban the sale of Channa and three aquatic plant species across the whole of the UK have had a reprieve following a challenge by OATA to the EU.
Trilanco has launched its 2018/19 trade catalogue featuring more than 16,000 pet, equine and agricultural products from more than 200 brands.
From cereal to sweets and even Lego and dolls’ heads – the Groom Room at Pets at Home has revealed the most unusual items found in the coats of its furry clientele.
The North East’s biggest veterinary group is set for expansion after £100,000 of investment to improve facilities at its Newcastle upon Tyne hospital. 
US entrepreneurs are biting fast on rare opportunities to own their own pet stores.
The Pet Industry Federation will be hosting a Business Lounge at PATS Sandown next week (March 20-21), where visitors will be able to speak to PIF staff about how membership benefits can help their businesses grow and thrive in an ever-changing market.
AQUA 2019, the market-leading showcase for the UK’s water gardening and aquatics trade, will return to the Telford International Centre on October 16 and 17, 2019.
Trixie is stocking a range of pet ‘fitness’ products.
Raw pet food specialist Natures Menu has launched a social media bid to try and find its mascot’s dog costume, which was stolen after the Crufts dog show.
The winners of Frontline Pet Care’s Real Pets campaign have been given the ultimate VIP treatment, complete with styling from TV personality Gok Wan, who was on-set to primp and preen the pampered pooches and mollycoddled moggies at the winners’ photoshoot.
Americans’ growing appetite for health and wellness products is extending to their pets, says BarkBox CEO Matt Meeker.
Burns Pet Nutrition has won a coveted award from one of the UK’s biggest business associations.
A pet store has become the first Northumberland business to join an environmental initiative to reduce plastic waste.
PATS, the UK’s number one pet trade exhibition, enters its 10th year with two major shows lined up in 2018, starting at Sandown Park in Surrey next Tuesday (March 20) and followed by a second event at Telford in Shropshire in September. 
Natural, grain-free dog food and treat company Fenton and Charles is sponsoring the dogs of Team GB athletes Eilidh Doyle and Hannah Miley for 2018. 
TV presenter Matt Baker, host of The One Show and Countryfile, will be hosting the 2018 Ceva Animal Welfare Awards.
International Cat Care has just accredited its 1,000th veterinary clinic via its Cat Friendly Clinic programme.
Chilled pet food brand Freshpet has introduced three new products into its range of dog and cat food.

New to the Pawtato range from Benevo – Purple Sweet Potato Knots. These ‘tasty chewable treats’ are made from a blend of organically grown, non-GM purple and orange sweet potatoes (a great source of antioxidants), along with highly digestible rice. “These irresistible dog chews are a healthy, meat-free alternative to rawhide. Free from wheat, gluten, dairy and soya, they make an ideal, hypoallergenic choice for dogs that suffer from sensitivities.” Available from Best Pets, Pedigree Wholesale and Vital Pet Products. Pawtato is at PATS Stand F9.
Pawtato  02392 453355

Green & Wilds is launching three products in the 100% natural Wild Bill’s Outback Tucker range. Camel Hide Chews are gluten-free, hypoallergenic tough chews, ‘a great alternative to rawhide’. Kangaroo Krunch is low in saturated fats, yet high in minerals and protein. Buffalo Mini Bites are lean and lower in cholesterol and higher in protein, iron and essential fatty acids than beef. In its From the Farm range, Green & Wilds is adding Lucky Duckies, a lean, protein source rich in iron and a source of amino acids. See the full range on Stand C14 at PATS Sandown.
Green & Wilds  01225 892501

Celtic Connection Holistic Pet Food recipes are grain-free and gluten-free recipes proudly produced in the UK using a single-source protein philosophy and therapeutic levels of herbs and joint support. “Our naturally hypoallergenic recipes for dogs and cats include both fresh and dried, ethically-farmed, human-grade quality (HGQ) British ingredients and are steamed to retain more of the natural vitamins and minerals in our fresh ingredients for a long, healthy, active life.” Visit us at PATS, Stand S16, to learn more about our food.
Celtic Connection

Winner of the coveted Best In Show award at Superzoo in 2017, West Paw Rowdies are available in the UK from Collarways. The range is designed, developed and tested for toughness over hours of rough dog action. The addition of the unique and innovative Zogoflex ‘chew zones’ provide a durable, designated area for dogs who love to gnaw and nibble. Rowdies are also filled with IntelliLoft, West Paw’s exclusive eco-fiber, made from recycled plastic which washes clean, is non-toxic and third-party certified safe. Rowdies are covered by the Love It Guarantee for a one-time replacement or refund per household. Visit PATS Sandown stand T17.
Collarways 01747 830021

Different Dog is bringing the first home-cooked, frozen dog food to the UK retail market. The food is hand-cooked in Different Dog’s kitchen in Shropshire, using fresh, locally sourced, human-grade ingredients. All meals are made in small batches, nutritionally balanced by its vet and pet nutritionist, ‘packed full of flavour and rapidly frozen to lock in the goodness’. Recipes are grain-free and contain at least 60% fresh British meat, seasonal fruit and veg, with no nasties. ‘As well as being full of fresh, natural goodness, the food is tail-waggingly tasty!’ Visit PATS Sandown Stand S8 to learn more.
Different Dog 01743 384562

Brambles Pet and Wildlife offers wildlife food that is ‘highly nutritious and palatable, and doesn’t contain harmful ingredients like mealworms, peanuts, sunflower hearts, sugar, dried fruit or high fat’. An approved supplier to RSPB, it works closely with wildlife rescues who ‘love our food and ethos’. Products include Crunchy Hedgehog Food 900g (RRP £4.79), 2kg (£8.59); Meaty Hedgehog Food 400g (£1.29); Floating Swan & Duck Food 1.75kg (£7.99) & 12.55kg (£27.99).
Brambles Pet and Wildlife 07736 402498

Award-winning Pet Munchies are launching at PATS a superior premium, healthy, gourmet dental stick made using 100% natural quality, human-grade ingredients. Duck & Sweet Potato Dental Sticks are designed to satisfy a dog’s natural instinct to chew and can help reduce tartar and plaque for healthy teeth and gums. Grain and gluten free, they are ‘a great source of dietary fibre, and dogs love the taste of duck and sweet potato’. Rich in antioxidants minerals and vitamins, they can help promote a healthy skin and coat. “Full of natural goodness, essential for optimal health, makes this chew exceptional.”  Visit PATS Sandown Stand J3 to learn more.
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A Frozen dog food product has been recalled in 21 North American states.
Defra announced proposals to ban the use of the devices on Sunday morning (March 11) .
New research suggests the connection between man and his proverbial best friend is actually even closer than had previously been thought.
Cats are a hot topic in Westminster following the launch of the first All-Party Parliamentary Group dedicated to improving feline welfare.
A pet store that has been supplying shoppers and their furry friends in Amesbury, Wiltshire for more than three decades is to close its doors for the final time. 
When bad weather strikes it seems that UK shoppers turn to comfort food – and bird feed! 
Specialist wholesaler Trilanco has appointed Donna Kelly as national accounts manager as part of an expansion of its sales team.
More than 1,000 fish have died in a tank at a popular Tokyo aquarium due to suspected oxygen deprivation. 
Supreme Petfoods has brought its US sales and marketing functions in-house.
One thing’s for certain, pet store owners Elise Sandiford and Mel Randle have made their mark on Posh Petz in Peterborough, taking the description ‘unique’ to a whole new level
Elspeth Whyte, senior receptionist at Oak Tree Vet Centre, in Edinburgh, is starring in the title role in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ 
A charity has issued a warning to pet owners not to ‘decorate’ their animals with accessories or jewellery after veterinary staff had to cut a bangle from a cat’s neck. 
Premier EPOS is running a £30,000 giveaway offering seven prizes, comprising a first prize worth more than £20,000, a £7,500 second prize and five runners-up prizes worth more than £1,500 each. 
UK-based Podium Pet Products, which took both Dog Rocks and Pet Remedy branded lines to the US and Canadian market, has appointed Kim Goldsworthy as sales director for North America.
Official supporter Dorwest Herbs is having a busy Crufts this week.
Sales of Webbox Natural pet food have broken through the £4m barrier just 20 months after its launch, manufacturer Pets Choice has revealed.
More than half (52%) of British pet owners allow their pets to share their bed with them, new research by flea and tick treatment brand Frontline Plus has revealed.
Countrywide Farmers plc has gone into administration.
Trixie has promoted Russell Cook to the new role of national sales manager UK. 
Luxury treat manufacturer The Innocent Pet Care Company has moved its rabbit and guineas pig treats into newly-designed, resealable pouches.
The RSPCA is educating children on how to spot dangers to wildlife, how to create the perfect habitat for an animal and where to find animals – via new online games. 
The Company of Animals has launched a charitable organisation to support dog-related causes around the world.
Pet care franchise Barking Mad – now part of the Franchise Brands plc group – has been short-listed for the Franchisor of the Year awards, in the brand awareness category, alongside Riverford Organic Farmers and Stage Coach Performing Arts.
Tetra has expanded its Starter Line range with an 80-litres aquarium that comes as a complete set.
Science Selective Hamster is launching an updated recipe and new-look packaging and there is also a new pack format for Supreme’s Bathing Sand, which will now be sold under the Tiny Friends Farm range.
AQUA 2019, the market-leading showcase for the UK’s water gardening and aquatics trade, will return to the Telford International Centre on October 16 and 17, 2019.
Kidderminster Dog Club and its award-winning agility team is preparing for another show-stopping performance at Crufts from tomorrow (March 8-11) – with the support of Fish4Dogs.
It can take longer to rehome an older animal in RSPCA care so the animal welfare charity is highlighting the benefits of adopting a ‘Golden Oldie’.
Yorkshire Cat Rescue has received the purr-fect gift – a cat run donated by local business Mars Petcare and Whiskas, giving the cats a much-needed place to play and exercise. 
To mark its 40th anniversary, HTC Health – an award-winning supplier of bulk health supplements, vitamins and minerals, sports nutrition, empty capsules and pet nutrition products – is offering one box of pet supplements free, with every four bought. 
Small business owner Tracy Messer of has received an award certificate from Theo Papthitis at his Small Business Sunday (#SBS) event held at Birmingham’s ICC.
Tetra has launched its Phosphate Minus and pH/KH Minus solutions. 
Antos continues to expand its natural treat range, with the start of 2018 seeing the launch of two new products – a Peanut Butter Filled Antler and Premium Hide Pressed Bone.
Paratrooper Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson, who is widely acknowledged as one of the most severely injured soldiers to survive the Afghan conflict, has been appointed as the new patron for the Scottish Terrier Emergency Care Scheme.
A former pet store devastated by a blaze in 2015 is due to go on the market later this year.
Lintbells, the Hertfordshire-based company that makes premium natural supplements for cats, dogs and horses, has been included in the Sunday Times list of the top 100 Best Small Companies to Work for. It is the first time the business has won the award and it is one of only two pet care companies to have made the list.
A pet shop received a counterfeit £20 note from a group of teenagers and had personal items stolen from the counter. 
EHEIM has launched its EHEIM skim marine 300 for marine aquariums up to 300 litres.  
Direct Food Ingredients, the UK’s largest privately-owned ingredient distributor, has broken all company forecasts by achieving sales of £21.2m in the year to December 2017. 
Scarsdale Vets has held its first alpaca blood donation event for local farmers, bringing BBC Countryfile to Markeaton, Derby.
Supreme Petfoods has a full programme of trade shows and veterinary conferences lined up throughout this year.
The sheepdog world was out in force for the English Nursery Finals at Castle Rising in Norfolk on Sunday (February 25).
One of the oldest pet stores in the country is on the market.
At least 200 specialist online stores don’t expect to survive the massive growth in returns this year.
Vital Pet Trade Specialist aims to make a big impact at PATS this year and says it will provide ‘an enhanced experience for retailers’. The stand will be doubling in size and the wholesaler is also taking over the Grandstand View overlooking the racecourse, where it will be joined by manufacturers offering exclusive promotions.
Loving Pets has launched its Totally Grainless all natural dental dog treats into Waitrose stores.
The British Veterinary Association has welcomed news that a ban on wild animals in travelling circuses will be in place in England within the next two years.
 Woof&Brew’s award-winning Pawsecco is now available in freeze pop form.
Specialist wholesaler Peregrine has suspended livefood deliveries due to the weather. Dry goods and frozen orders are not currently affected.
Waterlife has relaunched its Ultramarine seasalt, which has been manufactured since the 1960s.
Wholesaler Bestpets and independent retailers throughout the country have been supporting their local communities by donating a Wild Bird Watching Starter Kit to primary schools.
Leading Yorkshire pet food brand Harringtons has unveiled a £1.5m campaign to raise brand awareness, its biggest marketing campaign yet.
Hilton Herbs is to distribute Ticks-Off spray in the UK and Europe.
Burns Pet Nutrition founder and vet John Burns has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Swansea Bay Business Awards on Friday, February 23.
Top-notch nutrition was the No.1 pledge by pet owners in response to Iams’ New Year campaign.
Scientists are a step closer to ending the deadly and destructive practice of illegal cyanide fishing, thanks to new research.
From this month (February), Felix, the UK’s No.1 selling pet food, is serving up As Good As It Looks Concoctions – a range of ‘surprising’ recipe combinations for cats, available in single-serve pouches.
A pioneering project is on a mission to spay as many cats as possible to tackle the over-breeding of kittens.
Wagging Tails’ Swindon franchisee, Hilary Coates, has reached the final of the Wiltshire Business of the Year Awards in the sector of Business Person of the Year. 
A spokesman said: “Are you looking for a new aquarium cover? The EHEIM variluxLED would be a good choice because of its many advantages: It is suitable for most standard tank sizes (not only EHEIM aquariums) and the integrated LED lighting is both economical and efficient. 
Leading dog-friendly holiday company PetsPyjamas has revealed its plans for expansion into Europe, and aims to sign up 1,000 new properties, with 500 in France and Italy by the end of the 2018. 
Danish Pet food brand Kingsmoor is now making dog and cat food using only renewable energy, with the aim of urging pet owners to make more climate-conscious choices.
British Equestrian Trade Association members are being called on to play a key role in BETA Safety Week, a new, annual awareness-raising initiative to highlight the importance of safety gear and equipment that is correctly fitted, fastened and up to standard.
Sophie Richardson, of specialist wholesaler Trilanco, has passed the R-SQP exam so can now advise on medicines for farm animals, equine and companion animals. 
Butternut Box, a UK-based subscription service for ‘home-cooked’ dog food, has raised £5m to develop new products and hire more staff.
Visitors to Vitalin Pet Food’s stand at PATS Sandown next month will be given 25% off all Vitalin and Alpha orders placed at the show – and will be in with a chance of winning a stockist package worth £500.
Daniel Heron has joined Sharples Pet as key account executive covering the North of England.
The team from Naturo Pet Foods, based in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, is attending Crufts – at the NEC, Birmingham from March 8-11 – for the third year running.  
New research by Webbox suggests that on average it costs more than £1,000 to raise a puppy during its first 12 months.
US pet food business J.M. Smucker has recalled certain lots of Gravy Train, Kibbles 'N Bits, Ol’ Roy and Skippy canned food for dogs this week after low levels of pentobarbital were found in some cans of Gravy Train.
Animal healthcare brand Frontline has launched an ‘everyday’ pet range.
Premium natural supplements business Lintbells will be showcasing its whole portfolio of products at PATS Sandown and offering a ‘buy-four-get-one-free’ promotion to all trade customers.
 Natural pet skin and coat care specialist WildWash has been awarded the Innovation and Excellence award for Best Pet Care Product of the Year for 2018 for the whole of Europe from Corporate Livewire.
Two nurses from a Hertfordshire veterinary practice are giving up their time outside normal duties to help dogs belonging to homeless people.
Radio Systems PetSafe Europe, has been named Best Workplace in Ireland 2018 by Great Place to Work Ireland, beating the second place it achieved in last year’s awards.  
The Kennel Club has signed up for a new three-year nutritional partnership with Purina PetCare. 
Wholesaler Su-Bridge Pet Supplies, based in Norfolk, has been appointed exclusive distributor for German pet products supplier Nobby in the UK. 
Intersand is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a promotion on all 14kg City Classic litter bags over the coming months with a toy mouse added inside each bag.
MDC Pet products is expanding its portfolio of products by adding the Aikiou range of interactive feeders.
Seeing the latest pet products launched under one roof is one of the major attractions for PATS visitors – and next month’s show at Sandown Park in Surrey is set to unveil an impressive number of new lines.
Pooch & Mutt has won the Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering ‘exceptional experiences’, as rated by real customers.
Aldi has launched its biggest range of pet food and products yet with prices starting at £1.99.
New business Brambles Pet and Wildlife says that, with hedgehogs on the endangered list, they need all the help they can get – but it is vital that they are given the correct food. 
Eden Holistic Pet Foods was launched a few short years ago in 2012 and is creating waves and growing a loyal following among both pet owners and retailers. Its secret, it says, is simplicity…
This year National Pet Month is urging pet owners and pet-loving businesses to become Pet Care Aware.
Newly-released retail sales figures for January show online growth slowing to 9.1% – down from 19.2% in January last year.
The UK Vodafone Group is marketing a tracking service that uses small devices to transmit the locations of children, pets and cars to parents and owners via a smartphone app.
JBL has redesigned its ProCristal UV-C range, making the units shorter by 10cm so they can fit in any cabinet.
Norbrook Laboratories has launched Fiproclear Combo, a treatment for the control and prevention of fleas, ticks and biting lice. The product is licensed for use on cats as well as dogs and can also be used on ferrets.
A young deer was spotted struggling to stand up on the thin ice on a lake in Oregon, in the US, almost recreating a scene from the Disney film Bambi.
Blue Cross has teamed up with three more vet practices to offer discounted treatment for pet owners on a low income.
As part of wider expansion plans, Scarsdale Vet’s Mickleover practice, in Derbyshire, has relocated to a newer, larger premises, offering pet owners a new practice to bring their pets to, less than a five-minute drive from the previous location.
Mars Petcare brand Perfect Fit is aiming to help owners keep their pets healthy with the launch of its Perfect Fit Plus Programme.
Leading dog and cat food manufacturer Town & Country Petfoods has developed a new product range for dogs in the company’s ‘It’s only natural’ range. 
A Bill that could end Hawaii’s commercial collecting of marine fish for the ornamental trade is being heard by Hawaii’s Senate Land & Water Committee.  
Mr Johnson’s has launched price-marked promotional packs of 2.25kg packs of Supreme rabbit and Supreme Guinea 2.25kg. 
A vet is set to tackle one of the world’s most treacherous summits.
The latest in the Meet the International Buyers events organised by the PetQuip and Gardenex associations will take place at the Federation’s head offices in Brasted, Kent on March 1.
Soopa’s natural toppings have proved ‘a huge success’ with dog owners and stockists alike, the company says.
UK-based Universal Flexibles has introduced biodegradable film to its packaging portfolio.
Australia will be the surprise key new market for the UK after Brexit, an export shipping specialist says.
Premium natural supplements business Lintbells says there are some important current trends that might make retailers consider a new approach to supplements. 
Over 60% of owners buy their dogs as puppies, according to recent research by Ceva Animal Health.
With an estimated 1.05m puppies in the UK and an average dog lifespan of 10 years, the focus for Royal Canin at PATS Sandown this spring will be on puppies and kittens.
Despite their extra experience and authority, employees in senior positions are more prone to workplace anxiety than any other role, new research shows.
Mackle Pet Foods is increasing its presence in Tesco stores nationwide from this month.
All exhibitor stands at PATS Sandown have now been sold.
Supreme Petfoods is looking forward to a busy 2018 after winning four top industry awards in 2017.
Hilton Herbs has introduced Borne One and  Borne Two liquid  herbal feed supplements for horses and ponies.
Zoomark International is staging Zoomark in Russia, in the international area of the ParkZoo trade fair in Moscow from September 19 to 21. 
A pig destined for the slaughterhouse is to host an art exhibition instead.
Half of us will ditch our date and spend our hard-earned cash on our beloved pets this Valentine’s Day according to new research.
Pet lovers are being urged to look after the hearts of their canine companions this Valentine’s Day with a campaign to boost health through improved diet and exercise.
 An independent Scottish pet shop has been highly commended in a national business award.
Valentine’s Day spending is expected to rise 8% this year in the US, driven by spending on pets, which will rise 27% to reach $75m (£54m), according to NRF.
Police are looking for two men after 10 snakes were stolen from a pet shop.
The British Veterinary Association has written to the greeting card industry asking for its help to curb the demand for flat-faced pets.
Natural supplement manufacturer Hilton Herbs has welcomed Lauren Kick to the company as marketing assistant.
A US business start-up that connects dog walkers with owners via a smartphone app has secured a $300m (£216m) investment from Japan's SoftBank Group. 
In six short years, grooming salon and boutique pet shop The Doghouse has 3,000 clients on its list. Owner Lauren Pavey talks about her plans and the challenges she faces

Henry Wag has launched the new Micro-Fibre Glove-Towel for cleaning and drying pets. The design allows added control of pets while offering highly absorbent and dirt-catching properties, making cleaning and grooming easier.
The Henry Wag range is aimed at owners with an active lifestyle and offers products to help maintain health and promote best practice in pet care. “The Glove-Towel enables easy cleaning of pets after muddy exercise, so removing barriers to a more active life.” The Henry Wag range of towels is available through 3P Enterprise with an RRP £7.99.
3p Enterprise 01594 810990 email

Caldex’s market-leading polyresin aquarium range sees 29 new arrivals, all of which are available now, with a choice to suit all tastes, age groups and budgets. Each line is ‘beautifully detailed with a level of finish that is quite stunning’, says Caldex. Hand painted with non-toxic paints, these would be a welcome addition to any tank environment, large or small. Pictured here are the Winched Pails on a Tree stump (retailing from £13.99) and the Blue Coral (RRP £25.99).
Caldex 01422 240084 email

Following the successful launch of Yakers dog chews in April 2017, Kennelpak has launched its new Yakers Crunchy Bite range, available in Bars, Bites and Strips. Like the original Yakers dog chew, this delicious new range is made in the Himalayas using traditional methods from a mix of yak and cow’s milk. The difference is in the ‘crunch’. Each snack has ‘the perfect balance that’s not too hard and not too soft’. They’re also rich in protein and calcium, preservative and gluten free and can help fight plaque and tartar.
Kennelpak 0115 939 9077
Evolution Aqua is growing its eaReefPro range to five models with the release of the new 600mm cube aquarium and cabinet.
 Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) achieved growth of 20% and broke the billion euro barrier for the first time in 2017 with sales of €1.1bn. This performance consolidates its position as the sixth largest animal health company and leading French multinational in the sector.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of International Cat Care, previously known as the Feline Advisory Bureau, or FAB, a charity working towards a vision that all cats, owned and unowned, are treated with care, compassion and understanding.
Skinner’s Pet Foods is supporting a neglected dog by donating a supply of its Field and Trial Hypoallergenic Duck and Rice.
A young woman who worked for the Pets at Home vet group has been killed along with her boyfriend in a helicopter crash in the US.
Animal ID and monitoring business the Allflex Group – parent brand of Allflex, SCR, Biomark and Sure Petcare – has changed its name to Antelliq.
Four months before the start of Interzoo 2018 in Germany, more exhibitors have already booked their booths than at the same point two years ago.
Following much confusion after the Fiji government announced on Facebook that it was banning the export of live rocks and corals from January 7, the country’s biggest coral and rock exporter has said that the ban has since been withdrawn.
A dog clothing and accessories range, originally supplied under the Shires Equestrian brand name, has been rebranded as Digby & Fox to avoid confusion since the Shires name and logo are completely focused on the equestrian industry.
A couple of adopted pets have become close travel buddies.
spoga horse spring, the international trade fair for equestrian sports in Cologne, attracted 182 exhibitors from 20 countries, who presented their autumn/winter collections to 3,700 trade visitors.
The low value of the pound, current freedom from tariffs at EU borders and a new generous US duty threshold means this is the ideal time for small and medium-sized businsses to take their first step overseas, ParcelHero told the Department for International Trade’s ‘Selling Online’ Conference.
The RSPCA is calling for mandatory licensing of airguns in England and Wales, saying it received 4,500 calls in five years about attacks on animals using such weapons.
Trade body the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has submitted a response to a governmental group on how catching live fish for the aquatics trade can help create a sustainable livelihood for fishermen.  
Henry Wag, the brand focused on ‘accessories to improve the health and wellbeing of pets’, is adding to its range with the launch of two new microfibre products that will be showcased at PATS Sandown next month. 
Irish Dog Foods has this week been named one of 11 national winners at an exclusive event held at the British Ambassador’s residence in Dublin for The European Business Awards.
Laughing Dog, one of the few pet food manufacturers in the UK to oven bake its entire range of dry food, is launching a new natural range.
The British Veterinary Dental Association (BVDA) has asked a business to remove the BVDA logo from its labelling.
Aquatics brand Marina has developed two new kids aquariums where children can independently care for their own aquatic universe and inspire their imagination.
 A ban on puppy sales by pet shops and other ‘third party’ traders is to be explored by the government as part of a package of reforms to raise animal welfare standards.
Bird feed specialist Johnston & Jeff is offering special deals on stands displaying its range of nest boxes for wild birds.
 Redwings Horse Sanctuary has released a moving film depicting the story of the Amersham rescue survivors. 
Top winners in Arden Grange Pet Food’s four-month-long photo competition include Merlin, a Maine coon cat, and an image of playful dogs Harvey and Maddie splashing around in mud.
 A rapidly-growing shopping app on a mission to get people back into high street shops has opened its doors to London-based pet stores.
A goldfish who underwent seven operations for an eye tumour has died from an unrelated illness.
JR Pet Products has been named Manufacturer of the Year in the West Wales Business awards 2018 and was also highly commended in the Small/Medium Business of the year category.
Among the many new products being launched by British suppliers exhibiting in the British pavilion at Global Pet Expo in the US will be luxury dog accessories, a range of pet treats and coats, pet cleaning and hygiene products, flea and bug repellents, chicken coop safety features and pet treat packaging.  
Following their first trade show at last year’s PATS Telford, Hidey Hidey and Memory Bloom are to exhibit at PATS Sandown for the first time next month.
King British wants to educate fish keepers that specialist fish need specialist food, and has launched a consumer campaign, Fuel your Catfish Crew.
Cargill has closed on its agreement to acquire Pro-Pet, an Ohio-based manufacturer of private label and co-manufactured pet foods, including premium dog food brand Black Gold.
Pet trade recruitment specialist Lynda Ward says established companies within the pet trade are gearing up their salesforces due to increasing numbers of new brands entering the market. 
Manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor Bunty Pet Products has invested in five new, state-of-the art stuffing machines, tripled its machinist workforce and brought on another UK-based material supplier in response to soaring customer demand.
 According to an independent survey of 200 HR professionals commissioned by private medical insurance company Collinson, nearly half (46%) of respondents expect more staff to be sent on long-term international assignments over the next three years.
Podium Pet Products will be exhibiting at Global Pet Expo in in Orlando, Florida next month.  
Nutrition specialist World Feeds has launched Vitalis Rift Lake Green Cichlid Flakes.
Canicross expert DogFit has launched its latest running waist belt and lines, designed and produced entirely in the UK. 
A cat was recued from a tree after being stranded for five days.
Ruffwear, the performance dog gear brand from Accapi, has launched a range of climbing-inspired products for adventurous dogs and their human companions. 
Premium equine grooming tools supplier Renwick & Sons has formed a partnership with The British Grooms Association.
 eSHa has brought out a veterinary medicine for ornamental fishes.
British pet food brand Little BigPaw is celebrating 2018 with rapidly-expanding UK and international partnerships and some impressive industry accolades to match. 
A villager who found a pig’s gallstone is in luck.
The team behind Glee – the annual trade exhibition for the garden retail industry – has been expanded with the recruitment of Daniel McAlpin, who will be responsible for raising awareness of Glee’s new dedicated pet sector – Pets @ Glee.
The organisers of PATS Sandown are inviting retailers to join the judging panel for the New Product Awards at Sandown Park next month – and there’s a bottle of champagne for each judge and the chance to have a sneak preview of the year’s most innovative new pet products.
Family-owned and run pet supplies business Aristocrat Pet Supplies has gone into administration and is up for sale.
Eheim has launched the aquaproLED complete professional tank sets for beginners comprising LED lighting, filter, heater and thermometer. 
A retailer has launched a 75:25 natural dry dog food product, and is looking to distribute the brand through other independents. 
AmPet Products has won the Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards for Pet Accessory Wholesaler of the Year – UK 2018. 
 Quirky small animal accessories company HayPigs! is making its first appearance at PATS Sandown in March.
A Dorset veterinary practice is preparing to hit the road to deliver healthcare to poorly pets after a £100,000 investment.
Claire’s Comfy Canines has supported its local agricultural college for the last few years through the modern apprenticeship scheme and the work placement programme.
PATS Sandown has secured a strong line-up of speakers for two days of seminars designed to give pet retailers ahead-of-the-game ideas on new lines, new approaches and new profit potential.
A bear has allegedly made off with various weapons.
 Staff at the Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre are celebrating the arrival of an endangered baby axolotl salamander. 
Antos has introduced a new range of dog chews.
BETA International 2018 – the trade show for equestrian, country clothing, outdoor and pet products – welcomed 4,044 visitors and nearly 300 exhibitors from across the UK and overseas to the NEC, Birmingham.
The Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund and Burgess Pet Care are celebrating a busy year of rabbit CPD roadshows as they begin planning their 2018 calendar. 
A Scottish aquatics shop owner has told how yobs poisoned a tank of marine fish in his shop worth more than £2,000.
Podium Pet Products has appointed of Brooke Saville as business development manager.
British pet bedding manufacturer Scruffs has reported an ‘insightful and successful’ debut exhibition at ExpoZoo in Paris. 
 Directors of raw dog food brand Poppy's Picnic played their very own game of thrones on BBC Dragons’ Den last night (Sunday)... and won! 
 International wildlife charity Born Free is ‘deeply shocked and saddened’ that wildlife ‘shockumentary’ Trophy is to be shown as part of Storyville on BBC4 at 9pm tonight (Monday, January 29).
Shoppers at Pets at Home stores are being invited to help unwanted cats as part of a fundraising weekend for Cats Protection being held from Friday- Sunday, March 2- 4.
Just over two years ago, the Robbs bought a pet shop in the picturesque Derbyshire town of Matlock, a popular tourist destination described as the gateway to the Peak District. Adam and Sarah say it’s the best thing they’ve ever done…
Research by feline veterinary behaviour product Feliway Friends, has revealed that over 65% of owners believe their cats get on with each other, yet nearly all of those questioned owned cats that displayed signs of multi-cat tension.
A woman came home to find her cats sprawled on the floor after eating marijuana.
A pet is disrupting family life with his temper.
A Wakefield veterinary centre has moved to newly-revamped premises as part of a regeneration of the towns Civic Quarter.
Pet owners are being urged to microchip their cats as new figures reveal that 87% of moggies taken into the RSPCA’s care are not chipped.
UK pet technology business Felcana has received seed funding from InseadAlum Ventures, a Singapore-based investment firm founded by INSEAD alumni. 
Pet business WildWash was named best small stand at equestrian, pet and country trade fair BETA International at the NEC, Birmingham this week.
The British Veterinary Association has welcomed a decision by the Scottish government to ban the use of electric collars and other electronic training devices.
The organisers of PATS Telford are going all out to ensure that September’s show is even better for its growing numbers of trade visitors and exhibitors.
Private equity group KKR has sold its remaining 62 million shares in Pets at Home, sending share prices down by 2.6%.
Natural pet food brand Almo Nature is transferring all its profits to a Foundation, Fondazione Capellino, which will fund projects that protect cats and dogs.
 Helen Warren-Piper has been appointed sales director at Mars Pet Nutrition UK. She will also join the Mars Petcare UK leadership team.
A pair of kittens have become inseparable – and they have something in common.
 After more than a decade as chief executive, Peter Hepburn is leaving Cats Protection.
At least 200 e-commerce businesses don’t expect to survive the massive growth in returns over the Christmas period.
 Photizo Light Therapy co-sponsored the 35th Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain Aviemore Sled Dog Rally, held on January 27–28.
A fossil containing what could be the world's oldest eye has been discovered.
The equestrian industry turned out in style to celebrate and reward the winners of the 2018 BETA Business Awards, which were announced during the British Equestrian Trade Association’s annual Gala Dinner, at the National Motorcycle Museum, near Birmingham, on Monday.
The raw pet food manufacturer capped off a busy year by moving into its new home, a purpose-built site in Snetterton. Sandra Pearce is given a tour around the new offices and factory, and learns about the company’s plans
For the first time, Yorkshire Cat Rescue has rescued more than 1,000 cats in a single year.
A raw pet food manufacturer says demand has grown so quickly that it has had to move into bigger premises and now processes around 1,500 orders each month.
For the first time, Eukanuba’s Puppy of the Year competition will take place at Crufts on Sunday, the final day. Eukanuba will also host the UK final of the Eukanuba Champion Stakes competition on Thursday.
Tetra has refreshed its pond range with a new packaging design, offering clear and modern labelling to help communicate product uses and benefits more easily for fishkeepers.
Two entrepreneurs have combined their love of pets and their passion for e-commerce to set up an online pet store with a projected annual turnover of £1m.
An injured lamb has been given a new lease of life. Alistair Jenkin found Lamby in a field when she was only two days old and he has been caring for her since then.
Following reports that Ant McPartlin and his wife, Lisa Armstrong, are set to do battle over their dog, Hurley, a pet expert has expressed concerns over the welfare of dogs in such situations and has given advice on how to avoid it.
Natural dog food and treat brand Fenton & Charles has launched a new treat for 2018, Roast Duck Wings, adding another product to its range of natural treats and complete dog foods.
EHEIM has launched what is says is ‘an elegant aquarium combination with integrated LED lights’, the EHEIM proxima classicLED.
 A nationwide appeal has been launched by My Nametags to find human look-a-likes for the dogs at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, encouraging people to share images.
One animal shelter has come up with a magic idea to help get dogs adopted.
Eurofins Food Testing UK has received approval from Defra for the testing of animal by-products.
A dog creche took centre stage at a special theatre performance of ‘The Hundred And One Dalmatians’ in Birmingham, when volunteers from Fish4Dogs gave a helping hand to some four-legged VIP guests. 
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) yesterday (January 18) declared a bird flu prevention zone across the whole of England, requiring all bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures.
Two unusual cats are looking for a new home.

Pet Munchies has launched a new premium, gourmet, crunchy treat which is made with 100% natural, human-grade beef liver, delicately hand-baked to perfection. Beef Liver Crunch is ‘a great source of protein, vitamins, good fatty acids and many other minerals and nutrients which helps maintain good health’. The single-source protein treat is grain and gluten free, and contains no artificial colours or flavours. Now available at all good wholesalers.
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GHS Direct offers High Level Disinfectant Wipes for use in high to low-risk areas. The wipes can eliminate 99.9% of all known bacteria, viruses, yeast and fungi, and can decontaminate hard-surfaced areas including surgical equipment, tools, metals, plastics, rubbers and glass. They are effective against ‘specific disease-causing organisms’ and can be used for general disinfectant cleaning. Multi-functional, they will cut through grease, grime and dirt, and are convenient and portable to use in their large counter-top tubs. “Our wipes are non-woven, strong, absorbent, lint and taint free”.
GHS Direct 01268 513210

This month sees the launch of a new cat recipe by Eden Pet Foods – Country Cuisine for Cats. Using Suffolk duck, grass-reared lamb, rabbit and venison, 85% of the composition comes from these high-quality human-grade meats. Country Cuisine for Cats is completely free from grain, cereals, chemical preservatives and additives. Available in 400g, 1.5kg and 4kg bags, they sit alongside the company’s existing Original Cuisine recipe and offer a great addition to shelves to start 2018.
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Following on from Forthglade’s natural grain-free functional treats for dogs, the Devon company is launching a new limited edition treat just in time for Valentine’s Day. 

Pet Munchies has received the K9 magazine award for Best Product 2017 for its new Chicken & Sweet Potato Dental Sticks, a super premium, gourmet dental stick made using 100% natural, human-grade chicken and sweet potato. Designed to satisfy a dog’s instinct to chew, the treats can help reduce tartar and plaque for healthy teeth and gums. They are grain and gluten free, a source of dietary fibre, and rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins to help promote healthy skin and coat. “Full of natural goodness that is essential for optimal health, makes this chew exceptional.” Available from all good wholesalers.
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An experienced pet trade specialist, who loves to mountaineer in her spare time, aims to take Fish4Dogs to new heights as its sales director.
 Lily’s Kitchen is urging pet food manufacturers to tackle plastic waste and ‘ditch the pouch’ in favour of more recyclable packaging. 
Sainsbury’s has launched its own range of hypoallergenic pet food, the biggest investment the retailer has ever made in its pet food range.
A diver from South Tyneside has turned his passion for marine life into a thriving aquatics business.
Sharples Pet’s best-selling dog toy, the 5 Senses Ball, is now available in a smaller size, too.
A gerbil has been given a traditional Viking funeral.
Pet bed specialist Scruffs says its Christmas Extravaganza event was ‘a massive success’ and was seen by more than a million people around the world.
Heights Farm Premium Pet Foods is aiming for even greater heights with the launch of its new franchise business.
It’s the last chance to nominate individuals or teams for the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2018, which celebrate the achievements of welfare heroes from the farming, veterinary and charity industries.
Scott ‘Scotty Dog’ Mitchell took time out of the 2018 British Darts Organisation World Championships to meet the dogs at the Millbrook Animal Centre
 Inspired Pet Nutrition, the UK’s largest independent producer of dry pet food, is investing around £1.5m in new equipment at its Dalton Mill site near Thirsk in North Yorkshire to meet increased demand for its range of pet food.
Laughing Dog Food has this week launched a new online PR campaign entitled ‘Dog happy by 
A Rottwieler surprised her owners when she gave birth to 15 puppies.
Lily’s Kitchen recorded an impressive rate of revenue growth of 36% year on year to the end of March last year.
FURminator will be returning to Crufts this year as the show’s official grooming partner. 
Pet food manufacturer Fish4Dogs has pledged its support to a charity that works to maintain the bond between pets and their owners when age or infirmity affect their lives.
 Defra has confirmed that avian influenza of the H5N6 strain has been detected in 17 wild birds in Dorset.
A cat had a lucky escape after she was trapped in a car engine.
 Passion & Profession: spoga horse – the spring international trade fair for equestrian sports – opens its doors from February 4-6.
 Dog boarding franchise Wagging Tails has welcomed its very own Hearing Dog puppy – black Labrador Neve.
 New business Feldyfare says the wild bird food market has been ‘seriously devalued’.
 UK dog trainer and author Dom Hodgson has gone from training pooches to helping pet business owners make more money.
 Raw pet food market leader Natures Menu has launched a new website.
A fire has destroyed a grooming salon that opened only five weeks ago.
 About 60,000 visitors attended the China International Pet Show in Shanghai.
 Arcadia Reptile’s EarthPro products are now available in Australia via Arcadia Reptile and Bird Australia, an independent agent supplying the brand alongside HabiStat to trade and retail customers.
From April to October, the All About Dogs extravaganza will visit Trinity Park in Ipswich, Newbury Showground, Newark Showground, the Brentwood Centre in Essex, Norfolk Showground and Hylands Park in Chelmsford.
Dogmatic won the ‘Product I can’t live without’ category of the Your Dog magazine Product Awards 2017/18. 
Royal Canin opened the New Year opens with two new appointments in the marketing team, enabling the company to focus on growing business in the specialist pet trade and with dog and cat breeders.
Build-to-rent developer Be is offering pet-friendly tenancies at its new be:here Hayes development in West London.
The University of Liverpool has launched a pioneering senior feline study in partnership with Royal Canin. 
 A new pet shop selling natural food has opened in Somerset.
Leading UK supplier of herbal products for dogs and cats Dorwest Herbs has launched a new supplement – Neutradog. 
Following the growth of Carnilove dry cat food, which is now in independent pet stores throughout the UK, BSB Products has started importing and distributing Carnilove canned wet cat food. 
Burgess Pet Care is launching a selection of products from its Excel range of small animal food into the grocery sector.
A private equity company has invested in pet supplements company Lintbells. 
Masked robbers have targeted a pet shop, taking cash from a safe before fleeing.
Manchester-based pet bed specialist Scruffs has launched of a Divan pillow bed to complement its existing Chester bedding collection.
Premium baked dog food brand Nineteen87 and the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity have launched a two-year partnership to raise at least £55,000 by December 2019.
Vets fear that the number of dogs needing invasive surgery to correct painful breed-related deformities will continue to soar as their clients choose to copy big brands and image-obsessed celebrities in their choice of dog breed.
The PetQuip export association has secured cash grants for three major international pet product trade exhibitions in 2018-19
Office furniture retailer Kit Out My Officehas compiled a list of the most annoying office phrases that it believes should be stamped out.
A pet-friendly hotel has been put to the test.
Mars Petcare has introduced Pedigree Ranchos Original Treats, a new dog treat that sees Pedigree enter the fast-growing ‘meaty’ sub-segment (jerky or dried meat style treats).
Three veterinary surgeons working in practice, business, academia and education have been appointed to the board of trustees of the Animal Welfare Foundation.
Cats Protection has received a donation of more than £3,000 from online gift company Wordynumnum to help unwanted cats and kittens.
Oscar Pet Foods has been recognised as one of the UK’s top 30 franchise companies.
Mars Petcare has launched a new premium cat treat – Sheba Creamy Snacks, the first UK care and treat product from the super-premium brand.
Inspired Pet Nutrition – the UK’s largest independent producer of dry pet food – has strengthened its commercial team with three new national account appointments.
Pet businesses have been congratulating PATS on a milestone anniversary as it prepares for its 10th Sandown show in March. 
Kittens rescued from a warehouse have appeared on TV.
A North West town’s last remaining pet store closed down at Christmas.
Animals do the funniest things… but sometimes they get themselves in a bit of a pickle and need a helping hand.
Singaporean ornamental fish exporter Qian Hu Corporation has recorded its strongest results with a S$142,000 (£79,400) net profit for its third quarter ended Sept 30, 2017. This was up from S$5,000 (£2,800) a year ago.
Marina has developed two new children’s glass aquariums which it says is perfect for a first aquarium where children can ‘independently care for their own aquatic universe and inspire their imagination’.
Tetra has sponsored the Kids Zone at the National Pet Show, held in Birmingham over the first weekend in November.
JBL has launched its JBL ProPond Autumn food, a food designed specifically for the autumn pond.
Eheim launched its LEDcontrol, which is designed to control the different lighting options required to ‘simulate nature’s colours and moods’.
Today sees Britain’s five million Christmas returns reach a peak – but not every return will be entirely legitimate, which can prove costly for retailers.
Dale Frankland and James Goodchild are determined to advance the marine-keeping hobby and have opened their dream shop in Suffolk. They talk about their journey and plans for the future.
It might be the world’s most unusual ‘sweet 16 party’ but staff at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre were determined to mark the 16th birthday of their African dwarf crocodiles in style.
With 49% of dogs and 44% of cats in the UK now considered overweight or obese by vets, Iams is encouraging pet lovers to take action with its Pet Pledge from today (January 2).
Unipet has launched a hen starter pack for the New Year.
A pet shop found an unusual visitor in its store room.
Yorkshire-based White Cross Vets has been named Overall Winner as well as winning the Employer of the Year award at this year’s Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) National Business Awards sponsored by Clydesdale Bank.
Royal Canin has launched a series of advertisements in the national press targeting dog owners.
The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association has appointed Greg Van Praagh, director of Benyfit Natural, to its Executive Committee. 
Celebrating its second consecutive year as a sponsor of Crufts, Iams will this year return to the world’s biggest dog show as the official sponsor of Flyball. 
Scruffs is refurbishing its 100% recycled range.
Recruiters and candidates alike need to be on their toes when it comes to clinching job vacancies, says Lynda Ward, owner of ‘no-hire, no-fee’ pet industry recruitment specialist Pet Trade Solutions. 
Shining stars, unsung heroes and a vet dubbed Wonder Woman were recognised at VetPartners’ inaugural awards in York.
Lauren Brecher has been appointed as the new Whimzees brand manager at WellPet.  
Cats Protection will be launching its 2018 knitting bee challenge at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show at London’s Olympia in March.
 A beagle from Middlesbrough has been named biggest loser in the UK’s largest pet slimming competition after shedding an incredible 34% of his bodyweight in six months.
 Trilanco has welcomed four new customer service and sales co-ordinators to its tele-support team based in Wesham, Lancashire. 
Henry Wag – which manufactures accessories ‘to improve the health and wellbeing of pets’ – has launched a consumer competition to win a selection of branded microfibre pet cleaning and drying products.
Dogs Trust has revealed the shocking reasons why people give up dogs as the charity prepares for a post-Christmas influx of unwanted dogs.
The sale of festive Christmas cards has raised more than £500,000 for the RSPCA over the past 10 years.
A former gymnast has a bright future at a Lancashire vets after defying medical odds when an horrific car crash left her in a coma.
Just for corydoras, Natures Grub has brought out Corydoras Sticks, a probiotic insect meal-based 2.5mm stick food for corydoras with an RRP of £3.99. 
Britain’s pets are firmly on Father Christmas’s ‘nice’ list this year, as the number of pet owners buying presents for their pets has almost tripled in the last 12 months.
A survey by the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association of 215 veterinary professionals at the London Vet Show last month has highlighted a rise in obesity among cats and dogs, which now stands at 52% of dogs and 47% of cats – 3% higher than 2016 levels. Small mammals and birds fare slightly better, with vets confirming 32% and 12% respectively are overweight or obese.
The Guide Dogs International Festival of Working & Assistance Dogs 2018 – which was due to take place in Blackpool in February – has been postponed ‘for logistical reasons’.
 A young beagle and his owner, who were subjected to a terrifying attack in a city park, were given an early Christmas present yesterday (Thursday) after premium pet food company, Fish4Dogs heard about their ordeal.
Aqua One brought out the OakStyle 110 at AQUA 2017, an oak-effect aquarium set including LED lighting, filter, heater and cabinet.
Pet product suppliers will be benefiting from enhancements to garden and leisure trade show Glee in 2018, organisers say.
It will be a tearful Christmas at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre after the death of its most famous resident Dippy the penguin.
Edgard & Cooper has brought out a festive feast for dogs, available until the end of December in a 100g small tray retailing at £1.09 and a 400g can at £2.29.
The number plates from a van belonging to a cat rescue charity have been stolen from the charity's centre.
A Hawaii court has upheld an earlier decision to ban the commercial collecting of marine fish for the ornamental trade.
Pet food franchise Oscar Pet Foods says it has had a successful 2017 with more franchisees signing up.
Preparations for spoga horse spring 2018 are in full swing, with big brands from the international equestrian sport industry confirming their participation at the event which runs from February 4-6 in Cologne, Germany.
There is no such thing as a fussy dog, says Pet Munchies founder Suzanne Rothman, they’re only demonstrating they’ve got good taste. Sandra Pearce meets for a coffee and talk about the rise of the natural gourmet pet treats manufacturer and her plans for the future
Better-than-feared Black Friday sales helped Britain’s High Street retailers to a respectable 1.6% growth in sales volumes and a healthy 4.7% increase in the amount spent compared with November 2016, according to Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures released last week.
Monkfield Nutrition and Euro Rep are merging their businesses.
Paul Dennison has joined Pooch & Mutt as commercial manager after three years working on online grocer Ocado’s pet specialist site
The country’s only government-registered ornamental marine hatchery is now up and running and supplying the trade with a selection of clownfish, seahorses and peppermint shrimps.

LOC8TOR has launched what it says is the ‘smallest and most accurate locating device’ for finding cats. Attaching to a cat’s collar, the Tabcat uses radio frequency technology and is accurate enough to find where cats might be hiding in the house or in neighbouring gardens and streets. It weighs 6g and has a range of up to 120m, boasting an accuracy of 2.5cm.
tabcat 0208 207 0880 email
Canicross expert and specialised products provider DogFit is helping rescue dogs in Guildford, Surrey.
Dogs of all shapes and sizes went to Squire’s Garden Centre and were happy to ‘paws’ for a photo with Santa while the ‘puparazzi’ (or owners) snapped away! Santa rewarded all good dogs with some tasty treats.
New research has revealed the 10 most costly dogs to keep and, unsurprisingly, they are all larger dogs – except for one, the trendy French bulldog. 
An animal loving heavy goods vehicle driver is the latest new franchisee to join award-winning business The Dog Walker. 
Aquatics manufacturer Certikin International is to distribute the Bermuda pond product range next year. The ownership, marketing and promotion of Bermuda brand will remain with Evolution Aqua.
Pet bed specialist Scruffs has revamped its Siberian bedding range for the winter season.
A visit to Brussels by the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association last week proved to be well-timed with Theresa May also flying in to agree phase one of the UK’s Brexit deal.
More than 100 cases of HiLife pet food have been given to the Trussell Trust Leicester South foodbank in Wigston to give struggling owners a helping hand this Christmas.
Thieves escaped with exotic animals, cash and charity boxes after breaking into a Lancashire pet shop. 
Eukanuba has launched an online store locator for retailers to promote themselves as stockists.
Aquatics and water gardening specialist OASE is being acquired by US private equity firm Argand Partners, with management acquiring a share in the company as part of the transaction. The financial terms of the deal are undisclosed.
Emergency services swung into action when a cat became stranded on a roof.
Pero (Foods) has finished the year on a high with yet another award.
American pet store chain PetSmart has appointed Joshua Kanter as executive VP of marketing and customer experience.

Doggy’s Cuppa is a range of herbal teas for dogs formulated by a veterinary surgeon. Its brews aim to boost health and the immune system, to energise or calm, to support digestion or to detox, and there are even special brews for ageing, obese and working dogs. Doggy’s Cuppa can be served as a cold drink, poured over food or sprinkled dry as a spice. Its herbal blends contain no added flavours or preservatives and are caffeine free. “We add nothing your doggie does not need. All ingredients are of the best quality and we think your four-legged friend will know this!”
Doggy's Cuppa 074 5902 6751 email

Caldex has introduced a stunning array of non-toxic silicon Aqua Lumo aquarium plants. There are 12 superior-quality items to choose from, all of which really do ‘shine’ under tank illumination, as seen in these images. Supplied in individual, clear, shelf-ready, box-display packaging, the range is completely safe for all freshwater tank environments. Retail prices range from £4.39 to £11.59.
Classic Pet Products 01422 240084
The first groomery by PetSmart has opened in Oak Park, Illinois followed by a Manhattan, New York location.
To tie in with the release of the new Star Wars movie, ‘The Last Jedi’, Pooch & Mutt has launched a tongue-in-cheek marketing campaign featuring dogs dressed up as some of the film’s best-known characters to promote the company’s Junk-Free dog chews.
A deer was found wandering in a forest with a pumpkin stuck on its head.
Animals lovers will spend more on their dogs than their nearest and dearest this Christmas.
Bitcoin’s value has soared since the beginning of October, as crypto currencies gain respectability with e-commerce fulfilment expert ParcelHero saying its value will continue to rise.
Earthpro limited stocks of its new starter kit, designed for new keepers and those who want to give EarthPro a trial.
Many stores’ Christmas final online order dates will be earlier than last year, warns e-commerce delivery expert ParcelHero.
As if taking over a pet shop was not challenging enough, Potty About Pets owner Meg Johnson faced additional stresses that were completely out of her hands…
A fish that some people claim bears the face of Jesus has fans lining up for selfies.
Fenton & Charles has introduced organic shampoo in Lavender, Zesty Orange, Mint & Eucalyptus, and Fragrance Free. 
Agricultural, equine and pet products wholesaler Trilanco has agreed exclusive trade sales and distribution rights of Westgate EFI (WEFI) brands.
A new law will increase sentences for animal cruelty and ensure animal sentience is reflected in domestic law, under plans published by the Environment Secretary today (Tuesday).
Manchester-based pet bed specialist Scruffs ran a 10-day £1,000 giveaway to mark the start of the festive season.
Nestlé Purina PetCare has unveiled its first Purina in Society Report, which shares highlights of the progress made against Purina’s 10 commitments to society and showcases success stories from across Europe that demonstrate the value of the pet-human bond.
A group of dogs have had the VIP treatment at a swimming pool.
Cotswold RAW is a raw pet food manufacturer based in the Cotswolds on a mission to introduce more dogs to the concept of raw and making it easier for retailers and owners to give it a go
Scientists are a step closer to ending the deadly and destructive practice of illegal cyanide fishing, thanks to new research.
The owners of a pet shop said they feel forced out of their unit after their landlord increased their rent by 60%.
Lorry driver Anthony Anderson was up in County Durham when he heard a meowing from inside his vehicle.
A heated bed, an electronic squeaking mouse and a floor-to-ceiling scratching post are among 10 Christmas gift ideas for cats suggested by Heavy, a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program for advertising. Natural, grain-free treats and special grass to aid digestion make the list as well.
Linda Tabone is a foster mum with a difference – the orphans she looks after are wombats.
A dog frightened by fireworks found herself stuck fast.
The Scottish SPCA is seeking the owner of a cat who found her way on to a delivery truck heading to Kilmarnock.
A survey by pet products manufacturer Rosewood Pet Products reveals that one in ten pet owners spends more than £1,000 a year replacing household items destroyed by pets. 
A new start-up has launched herbal teas made using loose leaf herbs for dogs.
Pet food franchise Oscar Pet Foods says it has had a successful 2017 with more franchisees signing up.
Dog Hair Day, a naturally fragranced, paraben-free herbal blend shampoo, has been reformulated and repackaged to expand distribution and broaden its customer base. 
Trixie has launched a range of products from dental care to bedding and cat furniture.
A woman who bought a hamster has ended up with a £200 repair bill.
Burns Pet Nutrition has donated a bumper Christmas dinner package to a group of RAF working dogs.
A former Paralympic gold medallist led an inspiring day for franchisees at Wagging Tails’ 2017 Franchise Conference in the New Forest.
The new Pixar film Coco features a charismatic, bald character, Dante, who is a Mexican hairless dog or Xoloitzcuintli.
As many as 70% of dog owners say they prioritise quality over quantity when it comes to buying their dogs food.
 A Surrey-based dog crèche company has scooped a top national business award.
Age isn’t getting in the way of Cleo – a year after a life-saving operation.
British cat lifestyle brand Cheshire & Wain has teamed up with Choupette’s Diary – the viral digital personality responsible for Karl Lagerfeld’s real-life high fashion feline, Choupette – to create a luxury kitty collar inspired by her ‘sense of style’.
Y-Cam has launched a smart security system to protect homes and pets.  
A garden centre involved in a long-running dispute with its local council has been given the green light to sell Christmas trees and ‘celebrate Christmas after all’. 
Luxury treats manufacturer The Innocent Pet Care Company has launched a range of premium treats for rabbits and guinea pigs.
A family was surprised after its pet tortoise that had vanished was found six miles from home.
A pet retailer moved by a memorial to a young puppy is equipping pet owners with skills to save their dogs’ lives.
Pet insurance provider Vetsure has had two nominations for the Insurance Times Awards, within the categories of Insurer Claims Initiative of the Year and Insurer Innovation of the year.
The results of a rabbit feeding trial were announced to delegates attending the Pet Industry Federation’s Forum on Tuesday, November 28, at Whittlebury Hall in Northamptonshire.
CSJ is urging pet owners to be extra vigilant over Christmas and the New Year.  
A badger was discovered having a sleep in a kitchen!
Amazon has removed the controversial pet electric shock mats that it was selling during its Black Friday sales.
A 1,200-signature letter calling for the principle of Article 13 to be explicitly enshrined in UK legislation post-Brexit has been published in the Daily Telegraph.
Three pet companies have made it onto The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 list, a league table that ranks Britain's 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years. 
James Wellbeloved has added Grain Free Wet pouches for dogs, an extension to its Grain Free dry foods.
A large gathering of Border collies, 576 to be precise, gathered at a sports ground to break a world record.
An invasion of octopuses has been seen crawling out of the sea.
A team from a pet insurance company took part in a tough, three-day, 510-mile Extra Mile Challenge cycle challenge.
Wee Bob the Shetland pony likes to spend his days IN the family home.
Research collected by The Insurance Emporium reveals that more than 70% of UK pet owners plan to get presents for their animals this Christmas.
The Billy + Margot brand is being redeveloped and will launch a range of super premium dog food products across dry, wet, chilled and raw formats.
Performance dog gear supplier Long Paws has been nominated for two performance awards. 
Chilled fresh pet food brand Freshpet has launched the UK’s first fresh and refrigerated turkey bacon treats for dogs.
A grooming brush was a selected product for candidates to sell on the BBC1 TV Series The Apprentice.
Firefighters were called to a Cumbria pet store to rescue a trapped seagull.
 Rukka has brought out a new range of winter wear for active dogs.
Burgess Pet Care has won the Exporter of the Year award at the Hull Daily Mail Business Awards 2017.
Amazon has announced that Cyber Monday was the single biggest shopping day worldwide in the company's history, and the biggest day ever for small businesses and entrepreneurs selling on Amazon. 
A Greater Manchester veterinary practice is expanding with the opening of its third surgery following a £50,000 investment.
Dog food manufacturer WuffitMix has had a busy year launching new products, repackaging its range and winning an award.
 A number of first-time exhibitors will be exhibiting at PATS Sandown for the first time next March. 
Wildwash is delighted that veterinary clinics can now buy its products through NVS, a one-stop shop for vets, which takes orders up to 8pm 7 days a week.
Richard Higgs was given a standing ovation as he was presented with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Pet Industry Federation Awards dinner at Whittlebury Hall Hotel, near Northampton, last night, Tuesday November 28.
 A mortuary in Galesburg, Illinois is to add a crematory unit for pets alongside its traditional services. Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory will offer a variety of urns and memorial keepsakes at its Thomas Legacy Center, the Peoria Journal Star reports.
The aquatic industry trade body has welcomed three new directors to its Board, following its annual general meeting held in November.
Peter Pritchard is to succeed Ian Kellett as Pets at Home Group’s chief executive officer in May 2018.
Nearly two-thirds of UK dog owners (61%) have admitted blaming their flatulence on their pets.
Cats Protection held a Mature Moggies Week to coincide with a survey that revealed common misunderstandings potential owners have surrounding cats and age.
With the arrival of winter comes an increase in the number of cats poisoned by antifreeze.
The owner of a garden centre involved in a long-running planning dispute has criticised a decision not to allow him to expand the business.
Dog food brand Autarky has entered a partnership with GB agility handler and trainer Anthony Clarke, who is the brand’s first ambassador in the agility circuit and follows the sponsorship of flyball team, the Jets.
Ten dogs were given a mind-blowing number of balls to play with and they couldn’t have been happier! This once-in-a-lifetime treat was part of an experiment, created by dog food manufacturer Wagg, which is looking to make dogs’ dreams come true.
Three pet shops have made it to the DogFriendly Awards, run by DogFriendly in association with The Kennel Club’s ‘Be Dog Friendly Campaign’.
Devon-based natural pet food producer Forthglade has signed up to sponsor the Woodland Trust from this month (November).
Lords & Labradors has launched a new Homewares Collection.
The RSPCA is on the hunt for 20 dedicated animal-lovers from across England to join its team of rescuers working ‘on the frontline’.
The pet insurance industry in the UK has passed the £1bn mark, with gross written premiums up 7.1% last year.
Bestpets exhibited for the first time at the trade show alongside the British Dog Grooming Championships at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre. 
Ceva Animal Health has launched a Feliway and Adaptil Christmas marketing pack to help highlight stress factors among pet owners, focusing on the difference between how owners and pets perceive the festivities.
 A Hull city centre pet shop is to close after 60 years of being run by three generations of the same family.
With only six months to go until the deadline for the enforcement of new data protection regulations, research has revealed that the average UK SME has spent more than 80 days (600 hours) preparing over the past year. 
Burns By Your Side and Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs have run an awareness poster competition in out-of-school childcare clubs across Wales.
Family-run Taylors Pet Foods has set itself a mission: to educate as many people as possible about pet nutrition – and encourage customers to read the ingredients’ listings to know what they’re feeding their pets!
A new pet food brand has been launched, which aims to provide pet owners with trust in their pet’s nutrition by ‘understanding first-hand what goes into the production’. 
The RSPCA is appealing for information after what was believed to be a sick jungle cat was handed in to one of its London veterinary hospitals.
Researchers at the University of Bristol are asking puppy owners in the South West to send them samples of their puppy’s poo so that they can be monitored for antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
IAMS Proactive Health has embarked on a trialling campaign to find out what cats and their owners really think about the tailored nutrition provided within each kibble.
A Reading pet shop that has been targeted by protestors for about two years over its sales of puppies has had its pet shop licence revoked.
Mars Petcare staff spent the morning with pupils at Birchwood School, in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, to teach them how to own happy, healthy pets. 
 Pets at Home has opened its latest shop inside a Tesco Extra in Durham, the first to be located in the supermarket.
 A second trade and consumer pet show is being launched in Scotland.
Animal medicines industry body NOAH has unveiled its new Industry in Focus campaign showcasing images and stories collected to illustrate what animal health looks like today from a range of perspectives including industry, stakeholders, the political community and the pet-owning public.
 One hundred years ago today (on November 17, 1917), a sign was hung outside a dingy east London basement, inviting impoverished local people to bring their sick and injured animals for treatment. Inside, a single vet worked throughout the day, dressing wounds, fixing broken bones and dispensing medicine.
 Former Olympic badminton player Lisbet Stuer-Lauridsen wants to ensure people have the choice of spending the last moments with their pet in the family home so has launched a mobile nationwide pet service that will offer compassionate end-of-life care and ‘gentle’ euthanasia.
 The Fox and Hounds, in Theale, Berkshire, has taken top spot in’s national Dog-Friendly Pub Awards.
 CSJ has won the Best Dog Food of the Year Award in the SME Welsh Enterprise Awards 2017.

PetSafe Brand has launched an addition to its popular pet door range, the PetSafe Microchip Cat Flap (RRP £79.99). Easy to install, it gives cats easy access to the outside world while keeping out troublesome unwanted cats and other animals. It works by reading a cat’s unique microchip ID and doesn’t require an additional collar or accessory. Suitable for cats up to 8kg, it can be easily programmed for up to 40 microchipped cats, making it ideal for both single and multi-cat homes.
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New to the UK market, the Yumi Smart Bowl features an in-built weighing scale for easy measuring of a pet’s recommended food allowance, based on its size, age and activity level. The electronic scale allows owners to choose between grams and pounds, and measures up to 2kg per serving with a memory capacity of up to 9.99kg. The scale displays actual weight of food in the bowl, accumulated food weight and the total amount of food per day. Sold in an attractive display box, which details the product’s features and benefits. Available as a slow feeder from Classic Pet Products, with RRPs from £39.99-44.99.
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Pet Munchies has launched Chicken & Sweet Potato Dental Sticks, a super premium, healthy, gourmet dental stick made using 100% natural, human-grade chicken and sweet potato – ‘dogs love the taste of chicken and sweet potato’. Designed to satisfy a dog’s instinct to chew, the treats can help reduce tartar and plaque for healthy teeth and gums. They are grain and gluten free, a source of dietary fibre, and rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins to help promote healthy skin and coat. “Full of natural goodness that is essential for optimal health, makes this chew exceptional.” Available from all good wholesalers.
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Ancol Pet Products has introduced Scandinavian-inspired Nordic Coats to keep dogs warm this winter. Available in two colours with a Nordic knitted belly strap, handy harness hole, fleece lining, reflective edging and furry hood, the Nordic Coat provides protection from cold weather plus added visibility in low light. Matching Nordic Jumpers are also available, allowing owners to add layers to their dogs to keep them warm while maintaining a stylish look. 
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 The British Equestrian Trade Association sponsored the main arena at Your Horse Live for a fourth consecutive year and flew the flag for rider safety during the busy pre-Christmas shopping event at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, at the weekend (November 11-12).
 Dr Matt Hartley, a veterinary and conservation specialist with more than 20 years experience in zoos and wildlife, has joined the team at Twycross Zoo as director of life sciences.
HTC Health, a leading UK supplier of bulk pet health supplements, is helping raise funds for ME and Addison’s disease sufferer Jonathan Sheldon by donating some of its best-selling products to be auctioned off at a fundraising event.
 The UK’s leading raw pet food manufacturer has officially opened the doors of its new factory in Snetterton, Norfolk.
 The industry’s leading companies are showing their support for next year’s PATS Sandown and booking stands, say organisers.
As the first frosts hit, the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association is reminding the public of the importance of feeding wild birds, particularly during the colder months when natural food supplies are scarce.
After a tough judging process, Vet’s Kitchen has revealed Ozzie as the latest pooch to join its Pack Hero hall of fame. As the winner, Ozzie will become the face of the pet food brand’s new Adult Sensitive Duck variety dry dog food and has won a year’s supply of food.
Pets at Home has launched five functional, hypoallergenic dry dog foods.
Sometimes life can seem very complicated, but at 3P Enterprise, it’s all about making life simpler for pets and their owners. Every product it sells contributes in some way to fostering and enhancing the pet-human bond, says owner Grantley Rogers
 Sandra Williams is celebrating 25 years working at Walsall-based pet accessories company Ancol Pet Products.
The National Pet Show is celebrating a busy end to 2017, with 24,065 pet lovers attending the event at the NEC Birmingham on November 4-5.
 Robin Hargreaves, former British Veterinary Association president, is joining Agria Pet Insurance as Vet Panel Lead. 
A baby hedgehog had to be rescued after getting his head trapped inside a conker.
Pet food manufacturer Clydach has launched its first limited edition Christmas range, which comprises two hypoallergenic festive recipes that can be used either as a complete food or a treat. 
Lily’s Kitchen has been awarded B-Corporation status for the second time – thanks, it says, to its strong belief in using business as a force for good.
The UK’s exit from the EU will exacerbate recruitment problems for the veterinary profession, the British Veterinary Association and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons have warned.
It’s called Pack and Clowder, but this Hackney retailer is affectionately referred to as ‘The Pet Shop’ by locals who appreciate its unique atmosphere and the creative flair of its owners
A rare breed of chameleon has been successfully bred for the first time.
Reggie the cat is back on his feet after using up the second of his nine lives.
 Scientists now believe cats can be trained – even older ones.
 Ceva has opened nomination for its Animal Welfare Awards, which attracted a record-breaking number of nominations in 2017.
The judging panel has been revealed for BETA International 2018’s Innovation Awards – industry accolades that reward new products possessing flair, creativity, cutting-edge technology and inspirational invention.
A missing cat has been reunited with its owner – after seven years.
An owl needed some help after falling into a barrel of syrup.
Greenpeace has welcomed news that the UK government is backing a total ban on bee-harming pesticides ahead of a key decision on the renewal of the current ban in the EU.
A couple who were about to get married found themselves interrupted by an unusual guest.
 Copdock Mill has introduced a new brand, SkyGold Cage & Aviary Food, which comes in foil sealed packs from 12.5-20kg and consolidates its previous brands.
 World Pet Association – founded in 1950 and known for hosting events such as SuperZoo, Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference, Aquatic Experience and America’s Family Pet Expo – has released its 2017 Retail Operating Performance Report for sale to pet retailers and service providers.
 Animology – best know for its award-winning pet grooming range – has launched a range of dog leads, collars and harnesses.
Mars Petcare UK has published of a new study showing that dogs’ immune systems change as they age meaning they will have a reduced ability to respond to infections or stress. The study was published this week in the Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences. 
An African grey parrot found itself witness to a murder.
 Beaphar is encouraging pet owners to make a #JointResolution this winter, inspiring them to look after their pets’ joints in the same way they look after their own.
 WildWash is delighted that veterinary clinics can now buy its products through NVS, a one-stop shop for vets, which takes orders up to 8pm 7 days a week.
 New research from Mintel reveals that pet ownership has tumbled by seven percentage points in five years, with just over half (56%) of UK households now having a pet, down from 63% in 2012.
More than 100 NOAH conference delegates debated the future of animals health in the UK as Brexit negotiations continue.
Squires has been named Best Garden Centre in the Express Home and Living Awards 2017.
Long-established pet food business Wilsons of Dundee has changed hands.
Pooch & Mutt teamed up with health food brand Rude Health to offer social media followers the chance to win a supply of breakfasts – for both owners and dogs.
Karl Marston starts as a fully-trained and qualified RSPCA inspector this month.
British charity Wildlife Vets International is asking animal and wildlife lovers to support bird of prey conservation projects in Bulgaria, India and South Africa through its participation in online fundraiser The 2017 Big Give Christmas Challenge.
Chilled fresh pet food brand Freshpet is to donate cat and dog food to UK animal shelters.
Born Free’s wild orca Springer has given birth to her second calf.
UK companies are increasingly embracing new technology to enhance their learning and development (L&D) offering, according to leading testing certification firm Bureau Veritas.
A new survey has revealed that 60% of UK pet owners are feeding their furry friends human foods that are toxic when eaten by dogs and cats.
There is now less than a month to go until the annual Pet Industry Forum and Awards.
North Wales-based all-natural pet food manufacturer Pero has launched its first TV marketing campaign since its inception in 1985.
Wagg Foods has increased its OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) by 30%, secured its packaging lines from errors and ensured full compliance with retailers’ code of practice, with OAL Connected, a modular suite of packaging line software.
Waterlife has reformulated and repackaged its Ultramarine sea salt.
Premiumisation and innovation will be key to encouraging value growth in UK pet food sales in the coming year, according to Euromonitor International. Dog treats could also potentially see strong growth if manufacturers continue to explore new options with less processed meats.
Firefighters were called to help a horse that was stuck belly deep in water near the M6 in the West Midlands.
A line-up of top-notch speakers and a record number of delegates made this year's British Equestrian Trade Association Conference one of the best yet for all who attended.
A record 900 people watched dozens of the UK’s top groomers at the annual British Dog Grooming Championship, sponsored by Pet Dandy, which took place at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on Sunday (October 29).
THE NATIONAL Pet Show is hoping to rehome as many animals as possible at the NEC, Birmingham this weekend (November 4-5).
A food and treats company has enlisted the help of four models body-painted as dogs, a top music producer and an award-winning film director to highlight what is sees as problems with the pet food industry.
A pet thought to be dead clawed its way out of a grave five weeks after it was buried.
The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association has published new sector guidelines for the manufacture of commercial raw pet food.
A Thai businessman caused a stir when he paid 1.5m Thai baht (£33,578) for a rare 1.15m golden fancy carp, thought to be the largest of its kind in the country.
Yorkshire Cat Rescue has urged housing associations to more actively support tenants in managing their pets, after a man’s single cat became 33 in just two years!
A family-run store is celebrating its 175th anniversary – and attributes its incredible longevity to the personal service it offers.
An animal lover came to the rescue of dog dumped in Ukraine.
Education, information, advice and expertise will be in plentiful supply at BETA International’s new Training Tuesday – a day dedicated to learning for retailers and their staff.
Vietnamese border guards in the northern province of Quảng Ninh say they have repeatedly detained people for smuggling fish from China.
Rosewood Pet Products has revealed a variety of additions to its growing portfolio of pet toys and accessories.
Are you an equestrian brand keen to present your brand on the world stage on New Year’s Day in London?
International Cat Care has launched a website for its Cat Friendly Clinic programme.
Zoo Med Laboratories has introduced a new product line designed to fulfill the needs of all Invertebrate species.
A family of swans needed rescuing from a busy road in Scotland.
Americans are taking so many anti-depressants that they are ending up in fish brains.
Expanding pet food manufacturer Pets Choice has welcomed Laura Mallick to its growing team as key account manager.
Pet Head has launched a social media campaign to promote its Fresh and Fruity pet shampoos and grooming products in the UK, the US, Australia and Canada.
Fish4Dogs has appointed a new technical and product co-ordinator, Annabel Battersby, who will help its growing technical team with the development of new products, quality control and regulatory compliance.
More than 28 million Americans plan to deck their pets in costumes this Halloween at a cost of $44m (£33m), according to a National Retail Federation survey.
Fishermen in Russia claim to have caught a mutant fish, that appears to have two mouths and a hooked tail. The strange animal has one mouth on its face and what looks like another one on its round neck.
The unveiling of Chuckit!’s Ultra Ball and Ultra Grip Launcher bundle at PATS Telford went down so well that the brand is now rolling out a limited run of the set to selected retailers across the country. 
Students at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at Edinburgh University have been stripping off to raise funds for the All4Paws charity by posing for a 2018 calendar.
The superstars of the 200-strong team at family-run White Cross Vets were rewarded for their skill, dedication and hard work at the company’s annual congress, which was also packed with CPD opportunities and thought-provoking presentations from industry leaders.
BETA International 2018 will welcome both equestrian and country personalities – one of event's best-loved riders, William Fox-Pitt, and a well-known face from television, Amanda Owen, the Yorkshire Shepherdess.
All stands at The National Pet Show – taking place at the NEC Birmingham on November 4-5 – have been sold.
Officials in north-east Mexico said small fish fell from the sky during a light rain shower.
After a busy weekend at Discover Dogs where WildWash sold out to queues of customers, the team has been awarded the Best Pet Cosmetics Provider – UK Award by the GHP Animal Health and Wellness Awards 2017.
AJM Pet Products MD Andrew Pierce and his team have thanked members of the pet trade for their support in the wake of a major fire at the company’s warehouse in Yate, near Bristol.
Whiskas has launched Kat Institute of Technology, a global online reference platform for cat owners.
As the summer cases of adder bites and slug pellet poisoning tail off, they are quickly replaced with cases linked to the autumn and winter months.
Maine coon Darwin and whippet-cross Scout have been named the Royal Canin Rescue Cat and Dog of the Year.
The last few months has seen a flurry of activity from the Animal Health Trust’s Kennel Club Genetics Centre, with three new DNA tests launched for: PRA in lhasa apsos, shaking puppy syndrome in border terriers and oculoskeletal dysplasia in Northern Inuits.
As the health dangers associated with loneliness are revealed, the RSPCA is urging anyone feeling the effects of being alone to consider taking on a rescue animal.
TastyBone CEO Tony Raeburn has received the Queens Award for Enterprise from the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth.
With the arrival of ‘firework season’, hen owners around the UK are being reminded to consider their feathered friends.
Premium natural pet food brand Natures Menu has for the first time appointed a strategic and creative agency.
AQUA, the showcase for the UK’s water gardening and aquatics trade, will be returning to the Telford International Centre on October 16-17, 2019.
Lily’s Kitchen has grown its range for puppies with the launch of Turkey & Duck, available in both 400g tin and 150g tray sizes, as well as a new air-dried puppy treat pack.
Sussex-based international wildlife charity Born Free is reminding people to look out for hedgehogs who might be in trouble at this time of year.
Impressed that Yorkshire Cat Rescue now saves more than 1,000 cats each year, the biggest funder of pet rescues in the UK has awarded the charity a £20,000 grant.
Born Free has been encouraging more than 124 governments to back important proposals to safeguard the future of wildlife such as elephants, lions, leopards, chimpanzees and giraffes in the lead up to the 12th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.
The British Dog Groomers’ Association has welcomed Belinda Morris to the ranks of its Guild of Master Groomers.
Consumer advisor Which? has endorsed Nishikoi’s ClearWaters Treatment Against Blanket Weed as a best buy for blanketweed control.
Arcadia has brought out the Arcadia Reptile 54W HO-T5 UVB kit.
Pet business Mark + Chappell has developed a healthcare range with the RSPCA exclusively for ‘bargain and home’ retail chain B&M.
Melton Mowbray is officially top dog as it has just been named the most dog-friendly town in the UK by the Dog Friendly Awards.
A 70-million-year-old lobe-finned fish fossil could rewrite the story of how our ancestors evolved to live on land.
Graham Wheeler, managing director of The Real Pet Food Company, has joined the main board of Inspired Pet Nutrition – the UK’s largest independent producer of dry pet food with major brands such as Wagg and Harringtons.
The makers of Woof Dog Beer are hoping to make Christmas even more special for dogs this year.
The British Equestrian Trade Association has welcomed a decision by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports’ to remove MSM – dimethyl sulphone – from its equine prohibited substances list.
A pet tag business has launched a nationwide initiative to find pets that look just like their owners, with animal lovers around the UK invited to take part by submitting photographs of themselves alongside their four-legged doppelgängers.
The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association hosted a seminar, ‘Pet Food Exposed’, at the 21st Congress of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition at Cirencester.
British start-up Catipilla is launching a range of cat climbing frames at The National Pet Show at Birmingham’s NEC on November 4-5.
A total of 1,643 visitors attended the AQUA 2017 trade show at Telford International Centre, and were greeted by more than 100 exhibitors – the highest number of exhibitors ever.
A new species of crab has been found on an island off Taiwan.
Mars Petcare is celebrating 30 years of manufacturing at its Birstall site, near Leeds.
Research by a national cat charity indicates that people who say they like black cats soon change their mind when they view pictures of them.
Boehringer Ingelheim, a global pharmaceutical company and the world’s second largest animal health business, has joined forces with the FEI – the global governing body for horse sport – to promote equine health and education.
Aquatic plants don’t always grow as they are supposed to, says JBL, due to the presence of bacteria that can denature minerals and nutrients around the roots.
The man credited with saving the aquatics industry more than £250m was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the organisation at the AQUA 2017 dinner in Telford last night (Wednesday).
Pets at Home has confirmed that it is opening on a new retail development in the North East.
BioPod scored a double victory at the AQUA 2017 New Product Awards when it won the Reptile category for its BioPod Terra and the Aquaria & Furniture category with the BioPod Aqua.
More than 100 exhibitors unveiled a wide array of products to visitors to AQUA 2017 on the opening day of the busy aquatics and water gardening trade show at Telford International Centre.
A North Yorkshire veterinary practice is proving you can teach an old dog new tricks after launching pioneering clinics for golden oldies.
The Advertising Standards Authority says it has found ‘no breach’ in an advertisement run by PETA.
About 100 homeless cats living on the streets of Everton, Liverpool, were identified during the first fortnight of Cats Protection’s in-depth Cat Watch study.
The charity launched the study to enable it to better target its neutering work to help communities with large numbers of un-owned cats.
Dog food brand CSJ will be the main sponsor of the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain Aviemore Sled Dog Rally next year.
Contractors have found a leopard pleco fish, usually found in the Amazon Basin, in a Walsall canal.
Lily’s Kitchen has launched three natural, grain-free functional treats for dogs as part of its Truly Naturals range.
Three animal welfare charities are celebrating after securing backing from the charitable arm of one of the UK’s leading independent pet food companies.
Older people who have active pets tend to be less sedentary, have a lower BMI and need fewer doctor visits than their peers without pets, according to new research.
A veterinary practice says hundreds of cat owners are at risk of accidentally killing their pets by using flea treatments bought online or from supermarkets and meant for dogs.
Amazon is set to announce it has cracked the problem of how to deliver groceries to your fridge or into your car boot – without you even having to be there!
Petlife International says it has improved its range of hi-viz dog jackets, incorporating new Vizlite technology, to increase visibility when walking dogs in the dark.
JBL has brought out its answer to algae and high nitrate levels in tanks – a new biological filter material.
A man who bred and sold hundreds of puppies, making tens of thousands of pounds, has been given a suspended sentence and disqualified from keeping animals for a string of animal welfare offences.
Animal welfare groups have welcomed the news that the Government is to review air gun licensing.
Pets At Home is once again on the hunt for pet product innovators as it holds a ‘dragons’ den’ style innovation day next month.
Hero police dog Finn, who beat the odds to survive horrific knife wounds to the head and chest inflicted in the line of duty, is being recognised with a special award tomorrow (Tuesday) from the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the House of Lords.
A video clip of a starfish walking along a beach has gone viral.
A service that links buyers and suppliers free of charge has been relaunched to promote this comprehensive sourcing facility from SDEA, the shopfitters’ trade body.
A Highland bullock rejected by his herd has grown up thinking he’s a dog.
In an open letter to all party leaders, the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association is appealing to politicians to facilitate their task of operating successful UK pet food manufacturing businesses amid the economic and political uncertainties that are currently challenging the industry.
Homeopathy in veterinary care can appear to be working but is ‘fundamentally non-effective’, according to a veterinary professor.
UK pet-tech company PitPat says it is taking the lead when it comes to tackling dog obesity.
To mark National Guide Dog Week, Forthglade has commissioned a short video diary of its sponsored puppy, Ruby, to share across social media.
To mark World Egg Day today (Friday), Cambridge-based ChickenGuard asked the big question: which came first, the chicken or the egg?
A trapdoor spider found in only two places on earth probably travelled by raft from South Africa to Australia millions of years ago.
Marine Arts will be inviting visitors to think ‘outside of the tank’ at AQUA 2017.
Pero (Foods) is celebrating after being shortlisted been in the Exporter of the Year category of this year’s this year’s Pet Industry Awards.
The majority of vets say that either they or a member of their team have felt intimidated by a client’s language or behaviour, prompting the British Veterinary Association and British Veterinary Nursing Association to offer advice on dealing with this issue during National Work Life Week.
The finalists have been chosen for this year’s Pet Industry Federation Awards.
Mintel yesterday (Wednesday) revealed the key consumer trends set to hit Europe next year.
A pet food and treats manufacturer has released a video that it hopes will help dog owners identify the differences between allergies and intolerances that result in skin conditions.
A cat thought to be the world’s oldest moggy has died at the age of 32.
Hawaii has effectively stopped the collecting of marine fish for the global ornamental trade.
Ancol Pet Products has introduced a luxury coat-care range, with five new shampoos fragrances scented with exotic essential oils including ylang ylang, jojoba, peppermint and coconut.
Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Roseanna Cunningham MSP led a debate last week on stage 1 of the Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill, which would make it an offence for a circus operator to cause or permit a wild animal to be used in a travelling circus in Scotland.
The RSPCA is calling on knitters to put their skills to use this Wool Week by whipping up leg warmers for sick kittens, snuggly nests for baby hedgehogs and jumpers for chilly dogs.
Private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has sold 61 million Pets at Home shares worth £119m – sending shares in Britain’s biggest pet retail chain down 7.7% in London trading.
The future of specialist pet retailer Just for Pets has been secured after the acquisition of the business yesterday (Tuesday) by newly-formed company PSR Trading Limited, a sister company to established business Pedigree Wholesale.
Aquatics brand Fluval is harnessing the power of the internet to drive consumers to their local independent aquatic retailers using ‘bespoke geo-targeted Facebook campaigns’.
This year’s release of the Guinness Book of Records has its share of record-breaking pets.
Final preparations are under way as the AQUA 2017 trade exhibition gets set to open its doors at Telford International Centre on Wednesday next week (October 18th).
Beachgoers were advised to look out for Portuguese men o’war after a number of the venomous creatures were washed up on Britain’s coast.
Royal Mail workers have voted to take strike action over a change to their pensions.
The Association of Licensed Kennels and Catteries has confirmed the date of its 2017 conference as Sunday, November 26.
Five hundred guests from across the UK pet, equine and agricultural industries gathered in Lancashire for the grand opening party of Trilanco’s new headquarters.
A Scottish vets has undergone a major £60k expansion.

The Little Zoo Trekker Cage is suitable for rodents and small animals including rats, chinchillas, ferrets, degus and gerbils. The Trekker cage features a pull-out lower tray and a grill, while its innovative design has two large front doors for easy cleaning. Giving ample space for the animals to explore is imperative, which is why this new design features four levels with three ladders, as well as a hammock.
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Johnson’s has reformulated its range of three aerosol pump sprays. Velvet Coat Conditioning Spray is a coat conditioner that replenishes natural oils, leaving a glossy sheen and a soft, velvet finish. It helps to prevent matting. Manuka Honey Conditioning Spray is a gentle conditioning spray that promotes shine and softness on dull coats, helps to detangle and moisten coats and has natural, antibacterial properties. Groom Conditioning Spray (150ml) is a non-oily coat conditioner that freshens, cleans and brightens the coat and acts against pet odours. The 150ml sprays have an RRP of £3.99, trade price £13.29 (pack of 6). 
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Award-winning Pet Munchies has introduced super-value 150g packs to complement its range of premium gourmet training treats. Used and recommended by world champions, all made with 100% natural human-grade real meat and fish. A spokesman said: “These high-quality tasty bites are naturally low in fat, made from the finest ingredients, and make the perfect training aid. Dogs love the taste.” The three varieties are Chicken, Sushi, and Liver & Chicken. Available to order from all good wholesalers. The RRP is £4.25.
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AQUA 2017 will stage its biggest-ever aquatics and water gardening trade show with a record number of more than 100 exhibitors showcasing their products and services later this month.
Marriage’s new Super Food Parrot Snacks are now available to order after being unveiled at PATS Telford.
A womanhad a surprise when she found a live frog in her salad.
Pet food manufacturer Burgess Pet Care has launched a national survey to learn about the nation's rabbit habits.
Gatleys Wholesale has been appointed regional wholesaler for Earthbound bedding and accessories, Lily’s Kitchen and Forthglade pet foods.
Pets at Home, which has a network of more than 400 stores, had a problem with bridge access in the south east and asked south Manchester-based Cartwright to help.
Lintbells is offering veterinary practices the opportunity to benefit from a Mobility Matters support pack that will provide the resources needed to set up nurse-led mobility clinics.
Andrew Green considers himself very lucky that his passion for banger racing and his pet shop, Tadley Pet Supplies, overlap. We visit to learn more about the daily goings-on at the Hampshire retailer
A bearded seal, normally found in Arctic waters, has been spotted on the south coast of the Republic of Ireland.
A vet came to the rescue of a dog that had swallowed a kebab skewer.
Manchester Council is to clamp down on irresponsible dog walkers.
Harvey the hedgehog has a new lease of life thanks to the skill and dedication of veterinary staff at a practice in York.
A pet retailer has closed his shop, saying he can’t compete against online competition.
A baby alligator was found bathing in the sun by a lake…in Somerset!
Pet Food brand Vet’s Kitchen has launched a new trade portal to help introduce pet owners to the benefits of feeding high quality, natural and functional foods.
Four Yorkshire animal charities have pooled their resources to humanely address an out-of-control feral cat colony in Dewsbury.
More than 40 suppliers and 300 visitors visited Bestpets’ third annual trade day for its Scottish customers at Blair Drummond Adventure and Safari Park in Stirling.
Inspired Pet Nutrition (IPN), the UK’s largest independent producer of dry pet food, has launched two Amazon Dash Buttons for the instant online re-ordering of its products.
PETA and photographer David Slater have reached a settlement in a dispute over who owns the rights to a ‘selfie’ of a monkey.
Mars, parent company of Mars Petcare, has launched a new environmental sustainability program, which will include a US$1 billion (£750m) investment in climate protection. 
Health supplement business HTC Health is expanding into the pet nutrition market with a new range of nutritional supplements.
Lynda Ward, owner of Pet Trade Solutions, the industry’s dedicated recruitment specialist, is celebrating 35 years in the trade and says it’s all gone topsy-turvy!
With shops already entering into the ‘festive spirit’, many of Britain’s retailers are gearing up for their busiest season of the year.
Staying in a hotel room on a work trip can be lonely.
Pets at Home has signed up celebrity farmer Jimmy Doherty to front its new advertising campaign, which encourages dog owners to read the labels of their pet food in order to make an informed decision.
In a significant boost to its continued growth plans, leading pet food manufacturer Pets Choice has been granted planning permission for a new manufacturing site close to its head office in Blackburn, Lancashire.
A vet still practicing at the age of 82 says he has no plans to hang up his stethoscope as he approaches 60 years in the profession.
Grain-free pet food provider Canagan has launched a product to cater specifically to the needs of senior, overweight and sterilised cats.
A man was escorted from a supermarket after he tried to take a sheep into the shop on a lead.
Ceva Animal Health has launched its biggest TV advertising campaign to date for its veterinary behaviour products, Feliway and Adaptil.
An Edinburgh veterinary nurse has swapped a consulting room for an office after being appointed practice manager.
Direct Food Ingredients is consolidating its team with the appointment of five new employees.
Bruce’s Doggy Day Care is fitting a 3G camera system in its 12 vans after footage of a serious road collision involving one of its vehicles was captured during a trial of Intelligent Telematic’s 3G devices.
A public aquarium has come to the rescue of a stranded giant Sunfish.
The Postal Museum is on a recruitment drive – for cats.
Herbal expert Dorwest Herbs believes it has the perfect solution for keeping pets calm this firework season with its ‘Licensed to Chill’ campaign.
A family had a shock when they discovered a three-foot snake in their toilet.
A dog-walker has received an Animal Hero Award – at the grand old age of 98!
Naturediet has relaunched its website in  conjunction with product launches.
Natures Menu has made several appointments in its marketing and sales teams.
New Zealand marine scientists exploring the remote islands of the Southwest Pacific have discovered a new species of fish.
UK franchise Barking Mad is celebrating after being ranked top of hundreds of pet companies nationwide, having received more than 3,000 ‘fantastic’ customer reviews in the last 12 months.
Premium pet food company Fish4Dogs had a special visitor to its Worcestershire headquarters yesterday on Tuesday when the Queen’s county representative, Vice Lord-Lieutenant Lady Morrison, toured the business and met employees.
Prodibio is growing its Marine Aquarium Care range by launching Pure Ocean, which will be shown at AQUA 2017.
Henry Bell & Co (Grantham) has extended its portfolio of premium animal feed products to include the new Equiglo brand equine brand.
NOAH is holding a conference Brexit: what’s the future for animal health? on November 1 in London.
PATS Telford has broken all records, with the number of visitors attending the two-day show surpassing the 2,000 mark for the third time in a row.
Founder and company director Samantha Marsh has joined the team at Tigga Towers full-time, alongside sister Lizanne Shew and cousin Tommy Spurling.
An online site providing dog sitting services across Europe has secured more than €5m worth of investment, securing future expansion.
A scientist was stunned to find a new species of surgeonfish being sold at a fish market in the Philippines.
Luxury pet- bedding company Scruffs used PATS Telford and the NEC event GLEE to showcase several new product ranges for Autumn/Winter 2017, along with the company's new POS display options.
The results of a year-long research study into the differences between feeding muesli and nuggets to rabbits will be revealed at the Pet Industry Forum in Northamptonshire on November 28.
Cargill has closed an agreement in the US to acquire the animal feed business of Southern States Cooperative.
A spokesman said: “Written in an accessible and friendly style, helpful content will educate new fishkeepers and drive category trade-up for more experienced fishkeepers.”
Lily’s Kitchen has retained its position as one of the UK’s top-rated ethical pet food companies for the ninth year running by consumer comparison company The Good Shopping Guide, the world’s best-selling ethical shopping reference book and website. 
The pet trade has given PATS Telford the thumbs-up with many exhibitors and visitors agreeing that it was one of the best shows yet.
Leading raw pet food business Natures Menu has used PATS as the platform to reveal a new brand, True Instinct. 
Peregrine Livefoods has recruited Shaun Madder as the fourth territory sales manager covering East Anglia, Lincolnshire and the A1 corridor from the M25 north to Doncaster.
There were celebrations aplenty at a packed PetQuip Awards dinner last night at the end of the first day of PATS Telford.
The second phase of a major pilot scheme to track homeless cats has been launched in Everton.
The winners of the PATS Telford 2017 New Product Awards were presented at the PetQuip Awards this evening at the end of the first day of the show.
A huge array of new products and offers were unveiled on the busy opening day of PATS at the Telford International Centre today (Sunday).
The new management team at Vital Pet Products has confirmed more key appointments and is moving to regional teams and a new express pick service for smaller orders.
Reptile wholesale company Peregrine Livefoods is now an employee-owned business, following in the footsteps of companies such as John Lewis, Waitrose and jam makers Wilkin and Sons.
The RSPCA is urging pet owners to be aware of the signs and symptoms of poisoning in dogs as the number of incidents reported has leapt by more than 70%.
‘Making a Difference’ is the theme of this year's BETA Conference, set to take place at the Woodland Grange Hotel, near Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, on Monday, October 30.
Andis Company, a specialist in small and large animal grooming tools and education, has expanded its UK Grooming Education Team to meet a growing demand for grooming education in this market.
Scientists have decoded the secrets behind a goldfish’s ability to survive in ice-covered lakes.
Following the launch of its online trade site at PATS Sandown in March, Pooch & Mutt has seen a surge in numbers of its independent trade customers. The online trade store enables independents to order directly at trade prices, with an express 48-hour delivery service.
Natures Menu celebrated Puppy Awareness Week alongside partner Puppy School with puppy graduation classes across the UK.
Premix manufacturer Premier Nutrition has today unveiled a new logo and website to customers.
Ceva Animal Health has launched convenience packs containing three refills of its veterinary behaviour products, Feliway Classic and Feliway Friends to encourage cat owners to repurchase and support compliance and long-term usage.
Hagen has launched a new complete marine set-up, the Fluval Sea Evo, with the aim of making the marine hobby ‘simple and affordable’.
The Pet Industry Federation (PIF) has revealed details of a new code of practice for professional dog walkers, which has been developed in collaboration with Dogs Trust and RSPCA.
Vet charity PDSA joined one of the biggest Pride celebrations to date.
A cat thought to be the world’s oldest moggy has died at the age of 32.
Dog experts from two leading animal welfare charities have highlighted public safety and dog welfare concerns over the current dangerous dogs legislation.
Online marketplace Amazon says its pet product sales have grown by 40%.
German aquatics manufacturer Söll is launching the Organix fish food for marines and freshwater fish at AQUA 2017.
Record numbers of exhibitors, the biggest showcase of new products yet, scores of show offers and competitions…it all adds up to PATS Telford.
Matthew Bubear, CEO of CASCO Pet, talks to pbwnews about how CASCO started and his plans for the future
Pet chain Pets Corner has closed nearly 20 under-performing PamPurredPets stores since its multimillion-pound takeover last year.
Arden Grange continues it 20th anniversary celebrations with a prize-packed consumer photo competition.
An assistant shop manager has pleaded guilty to stealing from the pet store where she worked.
Hownd is to release two new ranges at PATS Telford from this Sunday.
A garden centre has decided to close its aquatics section to make way for a new showroom selling garden furniture, BBQs and other outdoor living leisure products.
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has strongly expressed its opposition to the dog and cat meat trade in a new statement.
Toby’s Pet Shop is located in the Suffolk market town of Framlingham which is famous for its 12th-century castle – apart from a loyal pool of customers, it also sees many tourists who often pop in because they have forgotten a lead or bowl for their dog
Members of Parliament commuting to work are getting a surprise on Westminster underground.
Pet wholesaler Vital Pet Products has created more than 20 jobs after major investment in its Devon depot.
The rural Buckinghamshire village of Great Missenden, famed for being home to author Roald Dahl, has welcomed a new boutique and ‘canine celebrity’ to its thriving High Street.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association is launching a new range of member benefits at AQUA 2017, being held at the Telford International Centre next month.
Hadrian Vets, in Hexham, Northumberland, now boasts the latest state-of-the-art technology after a £15,000 investment in equipment and facilities.
A new survey has revealed that 75% of dog owners chat to their pet while out walking – and one in six sing to them!
A team of charity staff has scaled Ben Nevis in aid of PDSA.
Pet’s Choice is offering a ‘no-nonsense’ range of complete sausages for dogs that are 100% natural and gluten free.
Agricultural group Wynnstay is putting its 25 retail stores into administration.
The EU is considering banning the entire Channa (snakehead) genus and a further four aquatic plant species.
North Yorkshire-based I’Anson Brothers Ltd, known as the driving force behind the British Horse Feeds brand, has bought shares in natural health supplements business The Golden Paste Company (GPCo).
Three puppies have died and one was left critically ill within days of being bought from the same Manchester pet shop.
Fish4Dogs is expecting the patter of tiny feet – 404 of them to be exact – as a supporter of a festive theatre production of Dodie Smith’s The One Hundred and One Dalmatians.
Pet technology specialist SureFlap has changed its name to Sure Petcare as part of a rebranding initiative.
Mr Johnson’s has launched price-marked promotional packs of Advance rabbit food & Advance Guinea pig food 1.5kg.
AQUA 2017 will stage its biggest-ever aquatics and water gardening trade show with a record number of more than 100 exhibitors showcasing their products and services next month.
Musician and environmental campaigner Sir Paul McCartney has released a new picture of him ‘Posing with his Nose’ for Wetnose Day.
Burgess Pet Care has appointed three key staff members to support the company’s growth throughout the UK and overseas.
Petlife International has released details of its Christmas 2017 Vetbed range.
Private equity firm Rutland Partners has invested in Armitage Pet Care with the existing management team.
A pub has become the first in England to be awarded a zoo licence.
Lily’s Kitchen has unveiled its largest Christmas range to date – the Christmas Fireside Tails, a limited edition seasonal collection of meals and treats for dogs and cats.
An author has saved the lives of hundreds of hens due for slaughter by raising more than £1,000 for the British Hen Welfare Trust.

Forthglade is launching a limited-edition grain-free Cranberry & Parsnip Christmas Treat. The heart-shaped 100% natural treats include turkey, cranberry and parsnip along with Omega 3, botanicals and prebiotics. Forthglade Functional Treats come in 150g pouches, with a £2.99 RRP, and are also available in packs of seven. Forthglade’s natural Christmas dinner for dogs will also be available to stock this Christmas. The recipe includes a minimum meat content of 75% turkey, teamed with cranberries and parsnips. The Christmas Dinner meals retail at £1.35 per 395g tray. Available in cases of seven trays.
forthglade 01837 83322 email

Pet food brand Canagan has released a range of wet food pouches for cats. With 80% meat or fish and an array of minerals, the new range offers a complete grain-free meal for kittens, adults and senior or sterilised cats. The pouches are available in a range of chicken-based flavours including combinations with salmon and herring, with an additional kitten variety. Each single pouch will be priced at just over £1 while multipacks will retail at £7.99 for eight pouches. Canagan is part of the Symply group.
canagan 01494 775222 email

M+C has added two new treats to its ­existing VetIQ puppy treat range. VetIQ Healthy Calming Treats can help calm and soothe puppies naturally to reduce anxiety during stressful situations such as settling into a new home, training, travel, separation anxiety and noise phobias. VetIQ Intestinal Aid treats help maintain natural control of all areas of intestinal hygiene and aid nutrient absorption in the gut while being gentle on the puppy’s stomach and digestive system. RRP £1.99, trade price (six units) £6.66.
mark and chappell 01582 583888 email

British brand The Dog Trouser Company has launched dog trousers, designed to keep dogs, cars and homes clean after muddy and wet walks. Available in sizes XXS to L, the trousers are made from lightweight, breathable, waterproof, windproof, rip-proof material.
Each ‘leg’ has a Velcro strap for a snug fit around a dog’s ankles to stop the fabric riding up and the over-body straps are soft and adjustable for comfort. A reflective safety strip is on the back for visibility in the dark and the trousers come in red and camo grey.
THE dog trouser company 01276 856382 email

Collarways has added a new range of cat toys to its portfolio which are manufactured by US-based Ethical Products, under the Spot brand. The range benefits from clear branding that groups toys into the categories of Hunt, Chew, Kick and Scratch, so owners can choose according to their cat’s preference of game. There is also a range of Glow In The Dark toys ‘so fun can be had 24/7’. “With feathers aplenty, there is a toy for every pampered puss and for all budgets, from a simple catnip fish to the amazingly fun remote control mouse.” RRPs start at £2.49. collarways 01747 832050  email

My Family is offering a selection of more than 500 pet ID tags from the ‘tags of love’ range based in Italy, from the basic aluminium tag up to the Glam Swarovski range representing 104 different breeds. Prices range from £2.85 to £12.30, with no capital outlay, and My Family supplies engraved tags direct to your customer or back to your shop for customer collection. Prices include second-class postage, and orders received by 3pm are despatched the same day. A catalogue display will be provided to retailers along with samples and order forms free of charge.
My family uk tags 07936 658337 email

Pet Munchies has launched Chicken & Sweet Potato Dental Sticks, a super premium, healthy, gourmet dental stick made using 100% natural, human-grade chicken and sweet potato – ‘dogs love the taste of chicken and sweet potato’. Designed to satisfy a dog’s instinct to chew, the treats can help reduce tartar and plaque for healthy teeth and gums. They are grain and gluten free, a source of dietary fibre, and rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins to help promote healthy skin and coat. “Full of natural goodness that is essential for optimal health, makes this chew exceptional.” Shortlisted for the prestigious PetQuip Product of the Year Award.
pet munchies

Overby Farm offers­ a complete range of pet supplements for cats and dogs in soft chew and chewable tablet formats. Products include calming, digestive, urinary tract, grooming and skin and coat aids. The brand has been around for more than 25 years and is a top pet supplement brand in North America, where it is produced. Overby Farm, which is launching into the UK at PATS Telford this month, is looking for distributors and resellers in Europe.
OVERBY FARM 01892 839989 email

The Clipit Suit  from Blades Services is now available in purple with pink edging.
Totally hair resistant, lightweight and breathable, the Clipit Suit has been worn by experienced grooms, dog groomers and vets, who say it makes an ‘extraordinary difference’ to their lives when clipping and working around animals.
The Clipit Suit  is also available in black with a burgundy edging and navy with silver edging. Sizes range from XS–XXXL and the retail price is £49.50.
BLADES SERVICES 01635 299966 email

Animology has added to its award-winning product range by launching dual-sided cat cleaning wipes – Feline Fresh. The wipes are high-performance, dual-sided cat cleaning wipes soaked in an advanced no-rinse cat shampoo and have been developed to provide an easy cleaning solution for cats. The wipes have a textured side to scrub and loosen dirt while the other has a smooth texture for gentler wiping. Each wipe contains a mild and gentle formula comprising aloe vera extract, vitamins and built-in conditioners. Twenty wipes retail at £4.
Animology 01772 786864 email

Ancol has added a new Hi-Vis coat to its popular Stormguard Range, designed for night-time walks and the more safety-conscious owner this winter. The All Weather coat has a chest protector with an adjustable Velcro strap, which gives additional flexibility, and is
now fitted with a harness hole as standard. The Stormguard range is also available in red, navy and chocolate along with pink,
which is also new for 2017 – so you’re guaranteed to have something for everyone! RRP £15.25.
ANCOL PET PRODUCTS 01922 402428 email  

Well-established giftware company Vanessa Bee Designs has expanded its range to include new designs for dog lovers. The new range consists initially of six designs, each of which is available as a mug, coaster and fridge magnet. “These would make great impulse buys in the run-up to Christmas, and with RRPs starting from just £2.50, they should fly off the shelves! The company offers free display stands and low minimum orders, so it’s very easy to give them a try and make a really eye-catching display.”
Vanessa bee designs 01768 771447 email
If there is one constant about Beaphar it’s that something is always happening, says Sue Huggett, who talks to pbwnews about the company’s milestone moments and the challenges it’s facing

Johnson’s has added to its range of insect control products with the Tick Remover, designed and made in the UK. The easy-to-clean plastic remover incorporates two sizes of hooked twisters, one at each end, to allow for different sizes of ticks. The selected hook is then inserted under the tick from the side and two or three rotations of the twister removes the tick easily and completely, so that no part is left under the pet’s skin which can cause infection. The Tick Remover comes in clam-shell packaging, for maximum in-store display and impact. RRP £1.99 inc VAT, trade £6.63 per pack of six.
Pet and aquatic accessories supplier Interpet has once again been awarded Silver accreditation in the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating its continued commitment to ‘high performance via good people management’.

Measom Freer & Co is a UK manufacturer and stockist of plastic pet packaging, producing bottles for shampoos, leather care, cleaning and antiseptic solutions. Sizes range from 2.5ml to 1 litre with a range of closures to fit, including nozzle caps and spray pumps. Various jars are available plus small clear boxes. Measuring scoops and hand scoops are also available in all sizes plus rigid tubes from 5 to 25ml. Small to large orders welcome, with
next-day delivery. Contact the sales team for samples.
MEASOM FREER  0116 2881588 email
Creature Comforts shop was the idea of Ann and Graeme Wilson, from Burnside, in Scotland, where the shop is located.
Nine years ago Bodacious the shepherd cat first appeared in Suzanna Crampton’s life, after she found him wandering around a shop in Kilkenny, Ireland.
Natural Instinct has launched two new products – Pure Offal and Fish Fingers.
A pet crematorium is celebrating 25 years of service, despite vets saying the idea would never catch on.
Local authorities could see a ten-fold increase in the number of dog breeders requiring licences under new government proposals, which will do little to curb puppy farmers, warns the Kennel Club.
The UK pet trade will be given unprecedented access to the Scottish marketplace when Scotland’s first dedicated trade and consumer pet show opens its doors in Edinburgh at the end of August next year. 
Humans are not the only ones who like surfing, with dogs loving the water as well and many enjoying catching the waves, according to organisers of the World Dog Surfing Championships in the US.
The Pet Industry Federation, the UK’s largest trade association for the pet industry, will be showcasing some ‘exciting initiatives’ at PATS Telford.
A serial burglar faced a defensive parrot when attempting to steal from a home in Kent.
A company won an award for its creatively-packaged organic catnip products at a national show for pet retailers in Las Vegas.
Elderly pet owners are being urged to carry Pet Cards to prevent animals being left alone if they are taken ill.
British brand The Dog Treat Company will be launching three new taste varieties from its growing collection at PATS Telford.
Pet product company Bogar AG has been awarded brand of the year 2017/18 for its dental hygiene product, Bogadent.
A classic children’s TV programme is returning to the BBC.
PetLondon will be adding some festive cheer to PATS Telford, with a predominantly Christmas-themed stall.
Vets Mandy Knight and Jen Rowland stunned a panel of judges to clinch the joint top title in the British Veterinary Association’s second annual photo competition, which saw nearly 500 entries from around the UK offering a unique insight into the daily life of a vet and the world of animals.
The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against a pet sitter who claimed membership of a professional organisation.
A dog that escaped from home ended up being wedged between fence railings. The long-haired Jack Russell terrier, Poppy, was found stuck in the fence in a park in Bexleyheath, London by a member of the public. It was first thought the dog was a stray and the RSPCA was called to help free her.
There were double celebrations for Burgess Pet Care when the pet food manufacturer heard it had been shortlisted for the PetQuip Awards 2017 – while it was at a charity fundraising event that it was sponsoring.
Naturediet Pet Foods is investing in its sales and marketing teams to support the company’s new business development strategy.
PetSmart Charities has allocated $1m in emergency relief funding and pet specialty retailers throughout the US are offering aid to pets and their owners in response to Hurricane Harvey.
Although Cotswold Raw first made its name in premium pet food, (sausages and minces), the company’s founders say their bigger vision has always been ‘to provide a nutritionally well-rounded, one-stop pet food station for today’s growing legions of healthier living pets’.
More than 300 brands will be on display at the two-day pet trade show, PATS Telford.
A peahen caused hundreds of pounds of damage after strutting into a Los Angeles liquor store in the US.
Family-run pet food business the Symply Group has been presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise at a ceremony at the company’s headquarters.
In-office sampling agency The Pet Perk is launching a campaign for Pet Head this week.
As part of Pooch & Mutt’s stated mission to ‘help all dogs lead happy, healthy lives’, the company has donated more than 9,000 meals of its complete, grain-free food to a host of UK charities.
Grain-free pet food brand Canagan has launched a range of wet food pouches for cats.
Yorkshire Cat Rescue is appealing for a family to take in a cat that has been unlucky three times in finding a permanent home.
The team from the PetQuip and Gardenex associations will be promoting and supporting Glee next week with a wide range of activities to help boost business for Glee’s UK exhibitors.
Alfie & Molly’s is launching a limited edition ‘fun and festive’ treats range for Christmas.
The Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund has updated its website to include safety information alongside tips and celebrity rider videos.
A charity is calling on the country’s knitters to pick up their needles in the name of hen welfare.
The owner of a Somerset pet shop is planning to sell up.
A baboon left a whole town without electricity after it tampered with machinery at a power station.
Arty Lobster, a company that creates 3D models of pets, has launched a package for dog groomers that promises to ‘put them ahead of the competition at the cutting edge of innovation’.
Ancol Pet Products has appointed Tom Gwilliam as product manager.
A team of foxes have been spotted in a garden appearing to play football.
Mindy the clumsy cockatiel has rediscovered her wings again – after an accident that left her with one leg.
A pet store has apologised after accidently displaying pet treats in the human snack food isle.
Plans to demolish the former Seapets pet superstore, which closed down suddenly, and replace it with a new store have been approved.
Five vet nurses saved a tiny puppy at the brink of death by becoming surrogate mothers.
Team GB won both competitions – Heelwork To Music and Freestyle – at the Open European Championships 2017, in Balen, Belgium last week.
The Dutch king and queen have laid flowers at the opening of a memorial for the victims of the Malaysian Airlines’ victims shot down over Ukraine three years ago.
Forthglade is launching a limited-edition Grain-Free Cranberry & Parsnip Christmas Treat.
The majority of Brits are unaware of the correct safety procedures when it comes to travelling with their pets in a vehicle, according to new figures from a leading car leasing specialist.
PJ Pet Products is launching a comprehensive K9 Pursuits Get Active! range of products at PATS Telford.
An independent family-run pet shop is to open in Winchester.
WildWash’s parent company, Pet Revolution, has been nominated as a finalist in the Petquip 2017 Awards for Exporter of the Year Category and the Product of the Year Category for its award-winning WildWash Flea and Bug Repellent.
Tetra has launched a limited-edition 30-litre Minions’ themed aquarium to ‘welcome young children into the exciting world of fishkeeping’.
One of two Pets at Home stores in one North Wales town is to close this week.
The search is on to find the winners of the British Equestrian Trade Association’s 2018 SEIB Retailer of the Year awards, with members of the public invited to nominate a tack shop, saddlery, feed merchant or website offering exemplary service.
London dog ‘lifestyle’ company Fetch & Follow has collaborated with global apothecary Malin+Goetz for a fundraising project to support Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
Performance dog gear specialist Ruffwear has partnered with Dogs Active to manage distribution in Russia.
JBL has launched ProPond Summer, a ‘special summer food’ for koi.
A family-run pet food manufacturer says it is growing its European distribution and is currently in talks with distributors in the Far East.
Last-minute cottage holiday provider has seen a 71% increase in pet holiday bookings this year compared with 2016, demonstrating the high demand for dog-friendly trips.
Police are investigating a theft at the Living World store in Barrow-in-Furness.
A pet shop has opened selling doughnuts, waffles, ice-cream, pizza, pretzels, beer and prosecco – all for dogs.
A not-for-profit organisation that employs people with disabilities is manufacturing small animal bedding products using recycled waste materials.
French salt manufacturer  Aquarium Systems has expanded into the UK, opening a new warehouse and offices in Leicestershire on August 1.
An inventor has launched a product to dissolve pet hair in the washing machine and leave pet bedding, washing machines and tumble dryers hair-free and hygienically clean.
A poll of more than 3,000 UK dog owners, conducted by online dog-sitting platform, revealed that we Brits are truly canine crazy.
The RSPCA has launched an appeal to horse-lovers as new figures revealed it rescued 55% more equines last year.

In celebration of National Dog Day this weekend, raw pet food business Natures Menu says that more than three-quarters of UK dogs are happier than ever before.
A Dartmouth study of spearfishing on a Caribbean coral reef illustrates how understanding the process of fishing can help in developing management strategies  to address overfishing and coral  reef protection worldwide. The findings are published in PLOS ONE.

Premium pet food manufacturer Fish4Dogs will be the primary sponsor for the 2017 Canine Behaviour and Training Society Conference, in Coventry this October.
A quarter of pet owners (26%) are spending their summer holiday in the UK so they can take their furry companion along with them.
Internet sales were up more than 15% last month compared with July last year and speedy home deliveries could mean hard times for traditional bricks and mortar stores.
The RSPCA is warning cat owners against collars that its says can leave felines with fatal injuries.
A new range of supplements from Higher Nature brings ‘a friendly but expert’ approach to the pet nutrition market.
To mark World Orca Day, Born Free patron and former model and TV star Lady Victoria Hervey visited Westfield Stratford in London to support Born Free’s #TankFree campaign.
Bern Pet Foods has brought ACANA’s new product, ACANA Singles Dog Treats, to the British and Irish markets.
This year’s PATS Telford has attracted a record numbers of exhibitors and the biggest-ever showcase of new products.
The time-honoured method of ‘sitting with Nellie’ is still the best way to train new staff, says Lynda Ward, owner of pet industry recruitment specialist Pet Trade Solutions.
A cat charity says it is in crisis following the theft of its entire stock of pet food.
The displays are designed to help retailers and their customers by highlighting the specific function of Scruffs’ technology beds while providing a visually branded display for retailers.
JBL is introducing two microscopes in partnership with microscope manufacturer Bresser for all aquarium and terrarium enthusiasts.
The Clipit Suit from Blades Services is now available in purple with pink edging, ready for the clipping season.
Bern Pet Foods is celebrating after ORIJEN freeze-dried dog food was named Brand of the Year 2017 in the Global awards.
Pet pharmaceutical and healthcare manufacturer Beaphar is strengthening its global brand and marketing output, resulting in two promotions and one new recruit for the UK marketing team.
A UK public aquarium has responded to a European Commission call for aquariums to educate visitors on the reality of marine litter in a ‘World Aquariums against Marine Litter’ campaign.
Accessory business AmPet Products will be launching the IMARC engraving machine at PATS Telford.
It can be easy to mistake a bee for a wasp or the other way around due to their similar appearances and their capability to deliver a nasty sting.
Fourteen riders from veterinary and scientific research charity The Animal Health Trust took part in RideLondon 100 cycle challenge to help raise £75,000 for a new MRI machine, a vital piece of diagnostic equipment for its veterinary clinics. Through the RideLondon 100 alone, staff have so far raised £56,000.
GA Pet Food has launched a grain-free tuna recipe for dogs.
The Family Pet Show returns for the fifth time at the end of next month.
Eheim has brought out the Eheim LEDcontrol, designed to control different lighting options to simulate nature’s colours and moods.
Rik and Helen Cridland, of HayPigs!, will be exhibiting their entire Guinea Pig Circus range of toys and feeders for small animals at PATS Telford and will even have a couple of special fluffy guests with them to meet and greet everyone!
Lily’s Kitchen is to invest £1.5 million in its first-ever advertising campaign ‘to drive brand awareness and brand love’.
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.
Jellymageddon is upon us – and we might be partly responsible, says a report in the New Scientist.

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.
Live goldfish in tanks are the highlight of an Art Aquarium exhibition in Japan.
As the sole UK distributor of Oxbow pet products, Petlife International has extended its range by adding Oxbow Hay Blends.
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.
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?
Indonesia has been praised for an initial progress report on its conservation and management measures to protect the Banggai cardinalfish.
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.
Fluval has added two new variants in white to its award-winning Fluval Flex aquarium range.
A dog rescuer has launched a portable pop-up integrated dog bowl and mat.
An x-ray stunned vets when they discovered the cause of Diesel the dog’s tummy upset – a teat from a baby’s bottle.
A ‘faceless’ fish has been dredged up from a seabed four kilometres deep by researchers investigating ‘the most unexplored environment on earth’.
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.
A primary school was on lockdown after its pupils were held to ransom by dive-bombing seagulls.
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.
Bed specialist Scruffs is set to completely revamp its winter product range in time for PATS Telford next month (September).
The BETA Helmet Bounty Scheme, set up to promote rider safety, has been extended to Pony Club Championships and Nationals.
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.
An award-winning dog crèche business has designed and launched an interactive real-time doggy day care app.
More social workers are entering the veterinary field in the US, offering individual counselling and group support not only to pet owners dealing with their pets’ disease and death, but also to the vets who provide medical care.
PATS Telford has secured a strong line-up of speakers for two days of seminars designed to give pet retailers ahead-of-the-game ideas on new lines, new approaches and new profit potential.
The Pet Industry Federation has extended its member business insurance to cover its kennel and cattery members.

Johnson’s has repackaged its Fishy’s treats and reduced its trade prices and RRPs. The new packaging comes in shelf-ready outer boxes of eight, with a perforated tear-off section giving a prominent, striking display. The RRPs for Fishy’s Fish Chunks (100g) and Fishy’s Dog Biscuits (150g) have been reduced from £3.59to £2.99 for the same contents, thanks to cost savings in packaging and production. The treats are made in Britain, in a DEFRA-approved factory, from fresh fish sourced responsibly in Grimsby with full traceability.They are hypoallergenic, wheat and gluten free, with no preservatives and additives, and contain Omega 3 and 6 fish oils. Trade price £13.75.
Johnson’s Veterinary Products 0121 378 1684,
A tiny kitten is recovering after being rescued from a drainpipe.
The RSPCA is calling for tougher sentencing for animal abusers as new figures reveal that fewer than 8% of people convicted under the Animal Welfare Act received a prison sentence.
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’.
Cats really do need their mythical nine lives, with 90% of vets having treated cats for injuries caused by road traffic accidents, falling from a height and walking on hot surfaces, according to findings from a British Veterinary Association survey revealed today – International Cat Day.
Although the overall UK dog population continues to decline, the number of small dogs is increasing along with cats and small ‘furries’, according to latest research by Euromonitor.
Vet’s Kitchen has launched its first wet food for dogs to complement its dry food range.
A rescue dog has won an RSPCA animal award for helping his owner out of a coma.
In response to continued business growth and expected demand for both in-house and private label offerings, Group55 has moved to a new £2m facility in Chorley, Lancashire.
Pets at Home says its first-quarter revenue grew 5% to £256.5m due to strong demand for its veterinary and pet grooming services.
A food bank for pets has been launched in Wales following the rise in numbers of people unable to feed their pets.
Thousands of dog owners could be putting themselves and their children at risk of blindness because they ‘don’t see the point’ in getting their pooch regularly wormed.
CSJ has brought out a natural herbal supplement Eezy Peezy!, formulated to optimise urinary health and which can help prevent burn marks on lawns.
Roxxi, an African grey parrot, was not feeling her usual self when she developed depression and anxiety.
A goldfish owner who tried to give his pet a good send-off was left stunned when a duck intervened.
Two pet food manufacturers have announced they are leaving, a US online pet retailer which is being acquired by US pet chain PetSmart.
Plans for a £4.2m state-of-the-art veterinary hub to drive research to protect animal and human health have been announced by the Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths AM.
A litter of kittens made a surprise appearance at a festival of speed.
A runner had a shock when a bear briefly joined a race in the US state of Colorado.
Pet-food franchise Oscar Pet Foods sponsors a student every year from Lancashire-based Myerscough College, which offers degrees in more than 20 subjects including animal studies.
A manufacturer’s plan to give ‘spot-checked and cleared’ recalled dog food to animal shelters has been stopped in the US.
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has attempted to swim faster than a great white shark.
Two pet care businesses have merged, forming a new identity.
The global market for smart pet products, such as automated feeders, video monitors and robotic toys, reached $bn (£0.77bn) last year, according to Transparency Market Research.
A young male Chinese water dragon has been joined Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium.
The Animal Management faculty at Hadlow College has partnered with the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE).
Chantry Vets in West Yorkshire has undergone further expansion following a £300,000 investment in a new surgery in Rothwell.
A dog owner was surprised when her pet golden retriever gave birth to a green puppy.
Early registration has opened for international pet trade show Interzoo, to be held in Nurembery from May 8-11 next year. Organisers say uptake is promising.
A pet shop worker who helped look after a 12-foot python found by walkers says the owner has been found.
PetQuip has released the names of the finalists for its fifth PetQuip Awards and gala presentation evening. The PATS New Product Awards will also be presented for the first time at the awards.
Town & Country Petfoods has launched the HiLife ‘It’s only natural’ range of all-natural cat food and treats.
Garden outdoor living trade show Glee is hosting its ‘strongest pet contingent for many years’, say organisers.
A London commuter had an unusual journey after he rescued a stranded baby pigeon and took him home on the train in a gift bag.
Four pet foods have made it to the finals for The Grocer’s New Product Awards.
A kitten had to be rescued after ending up in a pigeon’s nest.
Monkfield Nutrition has acquired the aquatic side of the Arcadia Products business, following its acquisition in Spring of Arcadia Reptile, which comprises the reptile and bird elements. Monkfield Nutrition now owns the full Arcadia business.
Andis has launched a premium deshedding tool featuring a ‘safe edge’ design to avoid irritating or scratching the pet’s skin.
A devastating fire has broken out in a pet store, killing many of its animals.
TopLife Formula, the range of natural pet milks and treats for cats, dogs, kittens and puppies, is introducing a new packaging format for its range of pet milks to the slim Tetra Brik Edge.
A dog from Hertfordshire is the latest recipient of a devotion award from vet charity PDSA for enriching the lives of others through his role as a PAT (Pets as Therapy) dog and a canine blood donor.
EarthMix-Arid has been formulated to suit the ‘wild-like’ needs of animals from more arid terrains and ecosystems including scrubland, savannah and emergent desert.
Pets strengthen neighbourhood ties according to a new international study conducted by the University of Western Australia in collaboration with the UK-based Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, part of Mars Petcare.
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.
PetLondon has brought the nautical trend to pet products with a sailor bandana collar.
New figures reveal that the use of online websites to sell and rehome dogs has exploded within the past decade as Gumtree recorded a 785% increase in the number of dogs being listed on its site in Great Britain in the past 10 years (2007-2016).
The US pet industry earned $66.75 billion (£51.24) in revenue last year, and that earning potential is attracting start-ups offering a range of services.
A charitable scheme that sends dogs into schools to help children to read has banned the use of dogs fed a raw meat-based diet amid concerns that the pets may carry what it claims are ‘dangerous bacteria’.
An animal rescue centre has had a new play area installed, thanks to LazyLawn.
Keele University and Harper Adams University are in exploratory talks to establish a new UK veterinary school.
Pet accessories specialist Trixie has recruited two new area sales managers in the UK.
Logan Williams and his border collie, Ned, had a spectacular result in the first young handler competition held at the World Sheepdog Trials, becoming reserve world champion and only three points behind the winner, Karianne Buer, from Norway.
Kaytee’s Clean & Cozy small animal bedding is now available in the UK.
A study by a dog rehoming website has found that when dogs move a particular facial muscle, humans react more positively and their chances of finding a new home increase.
To celebrate Beaphar’s 75th Anniversary, 10 employees took on a once-in-a lifetime challenge to raise money for a cause very dear to many of the Beaphar Team – Cancer Research UK.
Nutri Dog Bakery is showcasing its super premium dog food for the first time at PATS Telford.
The makers of the new Poppy’s Picnic Complete Meatballs say they are a breakthrough product for the sector, specifically suited to smaller dogs.
Springwatch presenter Chris Packham is calling for young people to get snapping during the school holidays and enter their photos into the RSPCA’s Young Photographer Awards.
Nylon chew brand TastyBone’s CEO, Tony Raeburn, enjoyed a visit to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen, Prince Philip and other members of the royal family as part of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise celebrations.
A plucky team from Marriages completed the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge yesterday, climbing Ben Nevis at 1,344m, Scafell Pike at 978m and Snowdon at 1,085m – all within just 24 hours!
A recall of rawhide chew products in the US by United Pet Group has been expanded to include private label brands such as Dentley's, Essential Everyday, Good Lovin’ or Petco, and Priority Pet.
Animology has expanded its award-winning product range with dual-sided cat cleaning wipes.
The European Union has added four more aquatic plants to the banned list of species that will no longer be sold in the UK.
A small-batch pet food manufacturer has partnered with an online label printer to investigate ‘misleading’ terms on pet food packaging and are calling for more honesty and clarity for consumers in the labelling.
Pet bedding manufacturer Eurostitch says it has come up with a solution that gets its Lucky Pet brand into ‘every home and supports local pet shops’.
NOAH and guest judge Allen Parton, founder of the Hounds for Heroes, charity have awarded Lucey Hardy and her pet rabbit, Anakin ‘best pet selfie’ in the #MeAndMyPet competition.
The global market for smart pet products, such as automated feeders, video monitors and robotic toys, reached $bn (£0.77bn) last year, according to Transparency Market Research.
Plans for a pet crematorium in a village near Bristol have sparked concern among residents.
A not-for-profit organisation set up to equip the UK fire service with oxygen masks for pets is appealing for help from the trade.
Hannah Capon has given up a 15-year career as a vet to focus her professional skills and knowledge on educating people about canine arthritis.
Fish4Dogs, which won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise this year, has celebrated by holding a party with an international flavour for staff.
A garden centre held its third annual Koi Carp Show on July 9.
Pet Pawsecco – a ‘wine’ for cats and dogs, which was launched at Crufts – is now being sold in Pets at Home.
Expozoo is expecting 180 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors at Paris Porte de Versailles from January 12-14 next year. The event is in two parts: the Expozoo meetings trade show on the Friday and the consumer Paris Animal Show on the Saturday and Sunday.
A multi-national pet food manufacturer has moved from Macclesfield to Manchester Airport.
Aquatics wholesaler J&K Aquatics is distributing a range of products from Evolution Aqua.
Pet Dandy, a leading producer of smart tags, will be lead sponsor for this year’s British Dog Grooming Championship.
Staff at a pet shop have been celebrating the shop’s 25th birthday by running two draws to win £25 vouchers and giving away 25 goody bags.
Marriages has expanded its range with a 1kg Indoor Bird resealable pouch range, following on from the launch of its Parrot Picnic, Fruit and Nut Feast and African Grey Gourmet.
It’s a big birthday for Birmingham Dogs Home as it celebrates 125 years of rehoming dogs across the West Midlands and South Staffordshire. Since the charity was founded in 1892, it has rescued, reunited and rehomed more than 100,000 dogs.
Lily’s Kitchen has joined forces with veterinary charity PDSA to launch an activity at KidZania UK, in Westfield, London, where children learn how to keep pets happy and healthy.

Ancol offers products to help keep pets cool this summer. The ‘cool’ mat comes in three sizes and can help reduce the body temperature of a dog by up to seven degrees. The mat’s central core draws heat from the dog and turns from a solid to a liquid, keeping a dog cool for several hours, which it says is more efficient than traditional gel mats. A spokesman said: “This technology is relatively new to the pet industry but has been used by medical professionals for many years to control temperatures in humans.” Each mat is individually packed in its own display box, which protects the product and outlines its benefits.
ANCOL 01922 402428,

Caldex has launched a range of 19 polyresin aquarium ornaments of which three have a London theme and arerepresentations of popular attractions – The London Eye Ferris wheel, Big Ben and Tower Bridge. A spokesman said: “Each line is beautifully detailed with a level of finish that is quite stunning. Hand-painted with non-toxic paints, these would be a welcome addition to any tank environment, large or small.” All are available now and retail prices range from £13.49 for the Ferris wheel, £13.99 for Big Ben and £14.49 for the Tower Bridge.
CALDEX 01422 240084,

3P Enterprise has brought out a range of Microfibre Pet Towels that use advanced microfibre technology to remove dirt easily and lock it away. The towels absorb more water and dry more quickly than regular towels.A spokesman said: “Cleanliness and hygiene are vital when providing high levels of care for your pet. Removing water and dirt reduces the risk of infection and protects interior furnishings.” The range consists of two towels – 100 x 70cm (RRP £8.99) and 150 x 100cm (RRP £14.99) – and a cleaning glove (RRP £6.99). Available to order via Trust Pet Products.
3P ENTERPRISE 01594 810990,

Award-winning Pet Munchies has launched Large Super Value packs to complement its ‘exciting range of premium gourmet treats’. Chicken and Duck Strips are all made using 100% natural human-grade meat and so are single-source high-protein treats. Being naturally low in fat and salt with nothing artificial – and wheat, cereal and gluten free – makes these treats exceptional, says Pet Munchies. A spokesman said: “There is no better way to let your dog have a superior healthy treat, that is made with the finest natural ingredients.” Available to order from all good wholesalers, RRP £8.75
Pet Munchies
A Sea Life centre has launched a campaign to help endangered sea turtles.
This week sees the launch of the annual DogFriendly Awards – and this year pet businesses have been included for the first time.
Two brothers-in-law unloaded 160 boxes of ‘dog food’ – only to discover they had mistakenly been sent a delivery that had contained a £6m drugs haul, a court heard.
Bestway Wholesale has appointed Tony Holmes as sales director in a new restructure designed to drive growth for the business.
Tear stain prevention remedy Clearz Tearz has been voted Best Value Product by the July 2017 Best Reviews Guide.
An improved safety guide and updated dog and cat nutritional guidelines were agreed at the European Pet Food Industry Federation’s annual meeting in Manchester.
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.
Collarways, which is celebrating its 13th year in business, has introduced a new range of fantastic Cat Toys.
A Scottish pet shop has been damaged by smoke and water in a blaze.
Hundreds of four-legged fund-raisers ran a charity dog race in Thailand  for a hospital in the capital city of Bangkok.
Supreme Petfoods says the launch of its Selective Naturals treats was ‘hugely successful’ and so the manufacturer is now taking the brand one step further by going grain-free.
Pet bed specialist Scruffs has launched a new series of ‘chew-resistant’ durable pet bedding this summer.
Thieves have left a shop owner devastated when they broke into a shop in and took the till while he was away on holiday.
More social workers are entering the veterinary field in the US, offering individual counselling and group support not only to pet owners dealing with their pets’ disease and death, but also to the vets who provide medical care.
A pet food wholesaler based in Nottinghamshire with its own retail chain has been sold to a private equity investor, which says its goal is ‘to make business better for everybody’.
The Animal Welfare Foundation has opened applications and is looking to recruit as many as three trustees to help drive its mission to improve the welfare of animals through veterinary science, education and debate.
A cat trapped in a shipping container had to be rescued by the RSPCA and firefighters after his paw was spotted ‘waving for help’.
Visitors to PATS Telford in September can expect a busy show as almost every stand at the two-day event has now been sold.
Celebrity dog owner Jodie Marsh has posted a video of her giving CPR to her bulldog, Louie, after he collapsed. The video has been viewed on Facebook more than four million times.
VetSpec has launched a hypoallergenic cereal-grain-free range of super premium, complete dog foods.
NOAH has welcomed a statement by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Business Secretary Greg Clark that the UK is fully committed to continuing a close working relationship with the EU, in particular the European Medicines Agency, post-Brexit.
Hagen has launched the Fluval Mini Protein Skimmer to help remove dissolved organic compounds and other harmful substances in marine tanks before they break down.
Podium Pet Products has moved its UK HQ to a new and larger space near Maidenhead, Berkshire.
Trilanco has appointed three new sales managers to support the continued growth and expansion of its agricultural, equine and pet wholesaler business.
A manufacturer’s plan to give ‘spot-checked and cleared’ recalled dog food to animal shelters has been stopped in the US.
Pets at Home has today revealed the forthcoming launch of Sales Assist, an iPad app that will be used across 434 stores nationwide to make it easier and simpler for customers to buy the products they want.
A hedgehog found wandering around in circles ‘blown up like a beach ball’ has been diagnosed with an extreme case of balloon syndrome.
Barking Mad Dog Care has achieved ISO 9001 certification in a first for the dog sitting industry!
Alisons Animals is situated in the village of Kidlington, within the commuter belt of Oxford. We visit to find out more about the business run by the Cotterell family
New brand Hidey Hidey will be doing anything but hiding at PATS Telford in September, with a new range of oil cloth crate covers taking centre stage on the company’s stand.
A 19-year-old who used an imitation gun to demand money in an aquatics shop has escaped jail.
Fine Fettle Products, manufacturer of Happy Tummy charcoal, Fine Fettle Fly-Spray, Skin Deep, Black Tac, D-Bug and Full Spectrum Herbs, has appointed Henry Cole as its wholesaler to the pet trade.
Global pet business PetSafe Brand has embarked on a summer campaign to keep pet hydration ‘front of mind’ for pet owners.
It’s a well-known fact that cats can get themselves stuck…a lot!
The RSPCA and Norfolk Fire Service came to the rescue of a cow stuck in a deep-water ditch at Breydon Marshes in Norwich.
Amazon’s Prime day tomorrow (July 11) is set to create a huge summer ‘sales bubble’ and beat Cyber Friday and Black Friday figures, according to e-commerce home delivery specialist ParcelHero.
A family in Australia has been admitted to hospital after being poisoned by toxins released from coral in their fish tank.
Pets at Home held a tennis ball amnesty on Saturday to celebrate the first weekend of Wimbledon.
A tarantula the size of a hand was discovered on a street in Leicester.
A dog disappeared down a drainpipe for 19 hours before being found.
Petlife International has improved its range of Hi Viz dog jackets, incorporating Vizlite technology to increase visibility when walking dogs in the dark.
Hagen has has introduced new Vesper Cubo lounging cube for cats and the Cubo Tower, which have RRPs of £79.99 and £124.99 respectively.
Wasp season arrived early in an abandoned attic in Hampshire when the insects made it their domain.
A boutique pet shop has opened its very own bar for dogs.
Mars Petcare has launched two care and treat products for cats.
Cats Protection has been named Outstanding Charity Retailer for the second year running in the 10th Charity Retail Awards, presented in Nottingham last week.
A 12-foot alligator was spotted ambling across a US golf course to the surprise of onlookers.
Pet owners in the UK are looking for alternatives for their pets’ medical care, following a steep rise in pet insurance costs.
EHEIM has brought out a range of energy-saving, environmentally-friendly classicLED freshwater lights, which it says can be used instead of the high-energy T5/T8 tubes. It has also launched a T5/T8 adapter set to facilitate the change.
Top students have been rewarded at NOAH’s first members day.
A survey has discovered that nearly half (46%) of dog owners are unaware that dogs can potentially suffer from dry eye, a condition that affects the equivalent of about 375,000 dogs in the UK.
Molly, a Labrador retriever, has just welcomed a litter of puppies with two surprise additions…piglets!
The ASA has upheld a complaint against a pet food ad that appeared in a magazine earlier this year, and ruled that it must not appear again in its current form.
Around 80m households across Europe own at least one pet, states the European Pet Food Industry Federation (FEDIAF).
The latest JBL manuals are now available as hard copies and to download. The manuals for pond and terrarium enthusiasts are published every two years and include advice and information on how to keep animals as well as information about the JBL expeditions.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium in California is encouraging people to write a fan letter to a fish. A spokesman said its residents including fangtooth fish, cownose ray and hatchetfish love receiving mail, and promised to read any letters to them, reports the TIME magazine.
A London cinema is to run a ‘dog-friendly’ film screening on Sunday (July 9).
The full range of more than 40 new products from Peckish for 2017-18 has been revealed, offering retailers the chance to ‘unlock their bird care sales’.
Bern Pet Foods has introduced Orijen Fit & Trim for cats to the UK and Irish markets.
Spruce, A one-year-old Humboldt penguin, is in need of a partner – so to help him out, his handlers have created an online dating profile for him.
Wholesaler Trilanco has entered an exclusive UK trade sales and distribution agreement with an equestrian clothing and horse products brand.
Direct delivery pet food franchise Oscar is searching for its Pet Idol 2017 and offering a prize of a year’s supply of food worth up to £500.
After four years of Royal Canin’s Rescue Cat of the Year campaign, 2017 sees the competition opened up to owners of rescue dogs, too.
Pets Choice has strengthened its sales team with the addition of a new member.
Cimicat and Welpi, the milk supplements for cats and dogs of all ages, have been rebranded and repackaged into new easy to use 250g tubs.
A swarm of bees descended on a car in Hull. The bees took residence on Shirley Taylor’s car, which was parked outside her house. The chairman of the Beverley Beekeepers’ Association, Chris Coulson, came to the scene to try to lure the swarm from the vehicle. He said it was not clear what had attracted the bees.
First we had Paul the octopus predicting the outcome of the World Cup. Now Murray the bulldog has been making his predictions for this year’s men’s singles competition at Wimbledon, which starts this afternoon (Monday).
Evolution Aqua has launched the EazyPod Automatic pond filter.
Rosewood Pet Products has this week revealed a new line-up of more than 90 pet products.
A driver was spotted in Portugal letting his dog take the steering wheel of his car at a service station.
A zoo was placed on lockdown after two monkeys escaped from their enclosure before they were trapped in the gift shop.
Hagen has introduced the Exo Terra Heat Mat, a terrarium substrate heater for reptiles and amphibians that simulates surfaces heated by the sun.
‘Better Together’ is the theme for this year’s SuperZoo, the pet retail trade exposition and conference that returns to Las Vegas from July 25-27.
Fish4Dogs is urging customers to give their canine companions the red carpet treatment to celebrate a summer of new product launches, which include Fiskur Teningur, a red fish treat.
The PetFood Manufacturers Association has published its Brexit Manifesto, and says it is looking forward to working with the new government to achieve a clear and certain path ahead.
Throughout this month and next, hundreds of vet practices up and down the country are backing the Pet Parasite Action campaign to encourage people to help protect their pet (and their family) against harmful parasites inside and out.
Wildwash has been awarded accreditation by The Ethical Company Organisation, which since 2001 has provided ethical research information on thousands of companies and brands across three key areas: human rights, the environment and animal rights.
What might have happened if Florence Nightingale or Albert Einstein hadn’t been ‘pet people’? This week, that question is being answered in a public theatre production commissioned by pet charity Blue Cross, with audiences given a unique window into a rarely-explored element of five iconic figures from the past.
With UK pet insurance premiums forecast to grow from £976m in 2015 to £1.6 BILLION by 2021, Aquarium Software says the projections are in line with what the pet insurance technologist is seeing, too.
Royal Canin has given a new look to two of its Feline Breed Nutrition wet packs and has also added a new product.
The chief executive of a UK aquatics trade body has been invited to join the European Pet Organisation’s (EPO) board as vice president.
An aquatics retailer has branded a thief who stole £150 intended for a cancer charity as ‘disgusting low life’.
Soap star Gemma Atkinson was in for a grand surprise that touched a charity close to her heart.
Zoo Med Laboratories – inventor of the UVB reptile lamp – is celebrating 40 years in the reptile business.
Forthglade has launched a range of grain-free functional treats this month.
With still four months to go before AQUA 2017 – the UK’s premier water gardening and aquatics trade event – all the exhibitor stands have now been sold.
Holybrooks, which offers dog walking services as well as outdoor training courses and private tuition, has taken delivery of three new vehicles from dealer group Rygor Commercials.
Pets at Home has launched a 24-hour pet finding service, Find My VIP, that enables lost pet alerts to be sent via a specially-designed app.
A new study has revealed that some corals are adapting to warming ocean waters, potentially good news in the face of reports of global coral die-offs due to the extreme warm temperatures last year.
MistKing has partnered with the UK’s largest specialist reptile wholesaler, Peregrine Livefoods.
Pet food brand Vet’s Kitchen is on the hunt for a new furry face to be named as its pack hero for a new range of dry dog food. 
The third national Pet Remembrance Day is being held on July 5, when people across the UK can remember companion animals that have died.
A teenage girl has been shown on CCTV taking a kitten from a Manchester pet shop by apparently walking off with it in her handbag.
The three winners of our Antos stock giveaway in May are: Stamford Animal & Pet Supplies, in Lincolnshire; Newcastle Pet Supplies, in Staffordshire, and Hawthorn Pet Supplies, in Gloucestershire.
The Skinneeez range if designed designed for high-energy dogs to chase and shake, providing entertainment for both owner and pet.
The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association will be hosting a pet food nutrition seminar at the 21st Congress  of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition.
After a period of growth, both in the UK and around the world, The Company of Animals is to move and expand its warehouse distribution facilities. 
Burns by Your Side, a community scheme led by Burns Pet Nutrition, has scooped the award for Best Volunteer Group (over 25) at the Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services Volunteering Awards.
Multiple brands of rawhide chew products for dogs have been voluntarily recalled in the US by United Pet Group.
As Britain recorded its hottest week of the year so far, with temperatures soaring above 30°C, catering staff at a South Coast resort have been serving iced treats to a new breed of customer – the furry, four-legged kind!
More international buyers and exhibitors are expects at PATS Telford in September.
Dodson & Horrell is increasing its productivity and turnover through investment in modernising its plant and machinery and plans to double its canine business over the next five years.
Gaynor Hillier has been elected as chair of NOAH (National Office of Animal Health) for 2017, after this year’s AGM in London.
Dog owners across the UK are being invited to take part in the ‘Bring Your Dog To Work Day’ on June 23.
The pet trade has risen to the challenge of this week’s record-breaking temperatures, which have been particularly difficult for raw food suppliers.
Entries for the 2017 Pet Industry Federation Awards open today through, the website of pbwnews, the Forum & Awards’ media sponsor.
The founder of a cat rescue is urging people to think twice before criticising charities for not doing enough.
Dorwest Herbs has the honour of being the only company with a range of fully licensed herbal veterinary medicines, and last year it moved to bespoke premises in Dorchester. We chat with granddaughter Jo Boughton-White to learn more about the family business
Twenty international sales partners and 250 of their customers from 19 countries attended Trixie’s trade fair in Germany this month. The theme of the in-house show was ‘New views – fresh perspectives’.
Two charities have teamed up to equip all fire engines in East Sussex with specialist pet oxygen kits in a bid to save the lives of more animals.
German company Schockemöhle Sports will return to BETA International next year to sponsor the Coffee Shop under its Tonics footwear brand for a third consecutive year.
A Scottish aquarium has closed for a three-month-long refurbishment to mark its 20th anniversary.
Natures Menu has launched its own track and trace service for online deliveries. The Norfolk-based business believes it is the first pet food company in the UK to do so.
Two pet shops have been collecting donations to help pets that have been separated from their owners following the horrific fire at the Grenfell Tower block in London.
From being in pop videos to the pea-popping star on the Birds Eye adverts, Victoria Eisermann has been a model for 30 years and has appeared on catwalks and in the Playboy lingerie calendar.