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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 service that links buyers and suppliers free of charge has been relaunched to promote this comprehensive sourcing facility from SDEA, the shopfitters’ trade body.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Marriage’s new Super Food Parrot Snacks are now available to order after being unveiled at PATS Telford.
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.