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American pet store chain PetSmart has appointed Joshua Kanter as executive VP of marketing and customer experience.
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.
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.
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.
The owners of a pet shop said they feel forced out of their unit after their landlord increased their rent by 60%.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.  
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 team from a pet insurance company took part in a tough, three-day, 510-mile Extra Mile Challenge cycle challenge.
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.