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Entries for the 2017 Pet Industry Federation Awards open today through petbusinessworld.co.uk, the website of pbwnews, the Forum & Awards’ media sponsor.

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!

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.

More international buyers and exhibitors are expects at PATS Telford in September.

The founder of a cat rescue is urging people to think twice before criticising charities for not doing enough.

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.

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.

King British has launched a video that explains the ingredients in its aquatics food, the health benefits and why it uses IHB, a unique ingredient to King British.

3P Enterprise has relaunched its website in response to calls from customers for an online ordering facility to simplify their product selection process.

More than 400 people and their dogs enjoyed a ‘Walk in the Park’ at Walsall Arboretum yesterday (Sunday) and helped raise nearly £3,000 for Birmingham Dogs Home with more money coming in for sponsorship everyday. Many families took part with dogs they had adopted from the Home.

This is a big year for Beaphar as it celebrates 75 years in the pet industry. With strong business growth in January, acquiring Beaphar Norway and Beaphar Belgium as full daughter companies, a successful show at PATS in March, and the Beaphar 75th Anniversary Team taking on the ultimate sporting challenge for charity next month, the business is now launching its 75th Anniversary edition of the Beaphar Product Guide.

US chilled pet food brand Freshpet, one of the fastest growing pet food companies in North America, is strengthening its UK team with the appointment of Hannah Edwards as senior marketing manager.

This year’s Great Global Greyhound Walk was a record-breaker, with the total number of walks registered beating all previous years’ totals.

IAMS has introduced a new 1.5kg format to its Proactive Health Adult Cat range to encourage shoppers to trade up to ‘a more advanced nutrition’.

The Company of Animals is to sponsor the Heelwork to Music Team Great Britain at the Open European Championships, with its very own Lucy Heath as part of the team.

Pet food business CSJ sponsored the Sheepdog Challenge Trial at Surrey County Show with highlights available to view at: https://youtu.be/Kk8DZLlNsvE

The Royal Veterinary College, which has the busiest animal hospital blood donor programme in Europe, is calling for more donors to come forward.

A pet owner rang 999 for help after their mouse escaped under the sofa and was apparently ‘too fast’ to catch.

Collarways will be distributing a new line of products from AgroBiothers, based in France, from this month.

Natures Menu is sponsoring the nationwide Bring Your Dog to Work Day – an event dedicated to making a difference to the welfare of dogs as well as employee productivity.

Pet product companies in the US are producing ‘whisker-friendly’ bowls following reports that some finicky cats may be experiencing a phenomenon called whisker fatigue.

Vehicle leasing company Vanarama is recognising the hard work and dedication of the UK’s four million van drivers with the Vanarama Van Hero Awards 2017 and is inviting pet businesses to enter.

HiHo Silver jewellery design has won an award at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

A US vet who spent more than 30 years running an animal hospital has started a business making house calls to check up on sick pets.

Family-owned Cambrian Pet Foods has agreed a management buyout with American private equity firm Swander Pace Capital, which completed an investment in Cambrian in April 2012. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

The Pet Industry Federation is running two further course dates for the City & Guilds Level 2 Certificates of Technical Competence in Dog Walking.

Retail chain Just for Pets is celebrating its 10th birthday this month with offers and promotions for customers – and is raising awareness and funds through its stores for their local charities.

Two new members of staff have joined the team at NatureVito, home of Green Dog/Green Pantry Holistic Health Food for Pets.

The British Veterinary Association has expressed disappointment at MPs’ support for reversing the ban on tail docking in Scotland.

PetLondon has revealed a range of matching outfits and accessories for owners and their dogs this summer.

SuperZoo returns to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, in Las Vegas next year.

National pet charity Blue Cross has put together some basic first-aid tips and videos to help owners of dogs, cats and small animals.

Perks for pets and team engagement are is just two of the reasons employees at Radio Systems PetSafe Europe – owner of PetSafe Brand – choose to go to work each day.

About 50 US airports are using dogs, pigs and ponies as therapy pets to help lower anxiety for travellers and employees.

PAWBO, part of the Acer portfolio, is set to make its debut at PATS Telford in September, showcasing its new products for the pet retail market.

NOAH, which represents the UK animal medicines industry, says it is looking forward to working with the Government ‘to help secure the UK’s future as a global centre of excellence for animal medicines’.

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