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Pet-lifestyle site PetsPyjamas has launched new services for owners who want to involve their dog in their wedding plans.
A pet retailer has appealed for help to track down the person responsible for breaking into and stealing stock from her shop.
Recent research by Ceva Animal Health, manufacturer of veterinary behaviour products Feliway and Adaptil, has revealed that holidays can be hugely stressful for both pets and their owners, with more than 80% of pet owners feeling guilty about leaving their pet while they are away.
Poppy’s Picnic has invited the residents of a care home to experience the therapeutic power of pets during a special picnic lunch at its offices.
Global food company Nestlé has reversed disappointing trade figures and posted a 2.8% rise in sales, boosted by US spending on pets. 
 Tetra has launched a new Micro food range, designed specifically to suit smaller species of ornamental fish with small mouths, including young and adolescent fish.
Vegan dog food company V-Dog is to expand internationally in tandem with sister firm V-Planet. The plant-based foods, distributed for 13 years in the US, are sold as fully nutritional alternatives to meat products, LiveKindly reports. 
Pre-tax profits at Pets At Home fell last year despite revenue growth as the group counted the cost of an investment drive.
The Barking Mad franchise has made it to the shortlist in this year’s bfa HSBC Franchise Awards, in the category Brand Awareness.
Pet owners in the US are increasingly asking financial advisers for guidance in estate planning that includes leaving instructions and funds for the care of their animals. 
Unisys has created an app to enable owners to keep tabs on their pets riding in aeroplane cargo holds. Called Digi-Pet, the device is available in Asia and recently began trials in the US.
Vets in the US are treating more cases of marijuana toxicity in pets in areas where marijuana has been decriminalised, and the Pet Poison Helpline says calls related to marijuana have increased by 448% since 2013.
Natural pet food brands Barking Heads and Meowing Heads have undergone ‘a major brand evolution’, with new designs to be rolled out across their entire portfolios.
Irish Dog foods has been shortlisted for the Grand Final of the European Business Awards, to be held in Warsaw, Poland, on Mat 22 and 23.
As royal Wedding fever sweeps the nation, new research has revealed that four in 10 of the UK’s pet owners would want their beloved pet at their wedding!
Dr Scott Miller, vet and star of Channel 4’s ‘Vet on the Hill’ is the new face of The Dog Walk Challenge, set up by UK-based international charity Brooke Action for Working Horses and Donkeys.
Pets at Home is celebrating the anniversary of its VIP Club by making £500,000 available to animal charities across the UK.
A luxury new pet store selling frozen yogurts and baked treats for dogs has been opened in Chester – by the owner of the city’s most popular cat!
Hundreds of people and their dogs turned out for a day of fun at the first-ever Burns Pet Nutrition’s Dogs’ Day Out at Killruddery House, County Wicklow, in Ireland.
The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association has made an industry response to Defra’s Health & Harmony consultation, which closed on May 8. 
Welcome to the world’s first doggie street party! As the public prepares to throw street parties across Britain in celebration of this weekend’s royal wedding between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, 
A new ‘lifestyle store’ has opened that includes an interactive play area for dogs. 
A pet food manufacturer says its international revenue has grown by 28% following a multi-million pound investment.
 Award-winning pet food manufacturer Lily’s Kitchen is ‘making a stand for love’ with the launch of two limited edition Full of Love & Pride recipes for cats and dogs from June 1.
A new store has opened in Cleethorpes that promises to be a one-stop shop for dog and cat lovers.
A group of homeless pets at the Blue Cross have formed a choir to sing ‘Here comes the bride’ for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding this Saturday (May 19).
Johnson’s Veterinary Products is sorry to report the death of Bernard Bell, who was the company’s senior sales manager for more than 20 years until his retirement in April 1995.
British Veterinary Association (BVA) president John Fishwick has praised Scotland for implementing policies that prioritise keeping animals happy, healthy and safe during his speech at BVA’s annual Scottish Dinner on Tuesday, May 15.
Trilanco has given £300 to Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity providing specialist support to young people with cancer across the UK.
SimplyHealth Professionals, the UK provider of preventive health plans for cats, dogs, rabbits and horses, has launched Accidental Injury Cover for small pets (cats, dogs and rabbits). 
News that entertainer Barbra Streisand had a dog cloned cast a spotlight on a process that is available to any pet owner who can provide a tissue sample from the animal – and $100,000 (£72,000) to cover the process!
To mark Hedgehog Awareness Week (6th – 12 May), Brambles Pet and Wildlife ran a hedgehog food giveaway in which the public nominated their favourite wildlife charities.
Dorwest Herbs is running a campaign until June 1 to tackle itchy skin conditions in dogs, especially as temperatures start to rise.
Confusion reigns as to whether a Scottish pet trade show is going ahead.
Amazon has launched its own brand of dry dog food, Wag, in the US.
Shires Equestrian has secured sponsorship of the New Product Gallery at equestrian, country and pet trade show BETA International for a sixth consecutive year as part of its commitment to supporting the trade.
A dog breeder has pleaded guilty to the fraudulent evasion of tax and VAT.
The Pets’N’Vets Family, a network of veterinary practices with surgeries around Glasgow and surrounding areas, has backed Scottish MSP Jeremy Balfour’s proposals to upgrade ‘outdated’ law on selling animals in pet shops. 
Buyers from a German garden and pet product mail order company and online shop is to among the businesses talking to British suppliers in the latest Meet the International Buyers event organised by the PetQuip and Gardenex. 
HTC Health, the distributor of pet health supplements, has revamped its website (
 After a successful fundraising campaign, dog-sitting business Barking Mad Dog Care’s network has sponsored a Dogs for Good puppy in training.
An animal lover has helped rescue and rehome more than 600 animals in just 10 months across south Wales.
A retailer has been warned she could be fined or end up in court if she continues to feed the gulls that flock outside her pet shop.
A garden centre that was severely damaged by fire in early April is now trading from temporary facilities.
Poppy’s Picnic’s rise in the raw pet food market since its appearance on TV’s ‘Dragons’ Den’ has been rewarded at the Wiltshire Business Awards where it was named Business Start-up of the Year and was also a finalist in the Outstanding Excellence Award category. 
The UK’s current hedgehog population is estimated to be less than 1 million, down from about 35 million in the 1950s and thought to be still falling at a rate of 5% a year.
Cats Protection has delivered a 100,000-signature petition to 10 Downing Street calling for a change in the law on air gun ownership in England and Wales.
 Pets at Home has confirmed that it will no longer open a store at a new retail park in Skegness, despite recruiting and training staff.
A PATS New Product Award winner is offering a new work experience programme.
New research by Ceva Animal Health, manufacturer of the veterinary behaviour product Feliway, has revealed that 88% of pet owners have cats that show signs of stress including hiding away, urine marking, scratching, over-grooming and conflict within multi-cat households.