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

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

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

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

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

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