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Zoetis plans to invest $64.5m in the next three years to renovate and expand its manufacturing facility in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Barking Mad named its 2017 Franchisee of the Year at it 14th National Conference in the Lake District.

British companies made ‘major inroads into many important export markets’ at the Zoomark international pet trade show in Bologna, according to an on-site survey carried out by PetQuip at the close of the Italian event.

Ceva Animal Health has launched a new pheromone to help deal with scratching of furniture by cats.

A new study showing that a high meat diet delivers ‘unrivalled’ benefits to dogs has been welcomed by Michael Dance, general manager – marketing at premium petfood brand Ziwi.

The World Pet Association – founded in 1950 and known for hosting industry-leading events including SuperZoo, the Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference, Aquatic Experience and America’s Family Pet Expo – has released a comprehensive whitepaper: Social Media Best Practices for Pet Stores.

NOAH (National Office of Animal Health) has launched a competition as part of its ‘happy, healthy pets project’ to celebrate the relationship between owners and pets.

Wooftag has created a dog tag ‘for the 21st century’.

More than 80 per cent of teenagers say a cat could calm their nerves and boost their mood, helping to reduce stress at exam time, according to a new survey by Cats Protection.

A veterinary centre in the Wirral, Merseyside is to be rebuilt as part of a major modernisation project to create a state-of-the-art facility for pets.

The Cats Protection charity will be exhibiting at DogFest south next month to give advice to pet owners on how cats and dogs can live together happily.

‘Is modern life incompatible with pet ownership?’ will be one of the key debates between leading vets and animal welfare organisations and charities at the annual Animal Welfare Foundation discussion forum in London next month.

While the outcome of Brexit may yet be uncertain, Mintel’s latest flagship British Lifestyles report reveals that consumers are braced for an expensive time ahead.

The National Pet Show welcomed more than 23,000 visitors and more than 200 of the UK’s biggest pet suppliers and experts to its London show held at the ExCeL Centre this month.

A man has been jailed for several thefts, including 77 collars and leads from a pet store.

Herbal specialist Dorwest has launched its Hot under the collar? skin campaign for the summer.

Mars Petcare UK has told staff it plans to shed 64 jobs on its Melton tinned pet food production line.

Edible rubber chew and toy manufacturer TastyBone was back at Zoomark, in Italy, this year with a range of new products.

A website for a dog breed certification company has been found to misleadingly suggest that by buying a certificate a consumer’s dog would not be regarded as a government-banned type by the courts or could be placed on the Index of Exempted Dogs.

The news that Interzoo – the world’s largest international pet trade exhibition – is to remain at its current venue in Nuremberg until at least 2036 has been welcomed by the UK-based PetQuip trade association.

Nearly two-thirds of pet owners without insurance for their pet believe having a policy is too expensive, a new YouGov survey shows.

Riding hat manufacturers and distributors joined representatives from the British Equestrian Trade Association, British Eventing, the British Horseracing Authority, the Point-to-Point Authority and University College Dublin for the first BETA Helmet Bounty Scheme research meeting.

Royal Canin has launched an interactive social video that enables pet owners to instantly personalise scenes with their dog or cat.

Today sees the launch of the world’s first Pet Food Pledge and a national awareness campaign urging pet owners to critically assess what’s in their dog’s diet. Just as many parents carefully avoid ‘nasties’ in their children’s food, dog owners are being encouraged to do the same for their beloved four-legged friends.

Internet retailing has been the fastest growing channel for the pet care market over the past five years, posting a massive 90% growth, in global terms.

Online pet boutique PuddyPooch has won the #SBS award from retailer and TV ‘Dragon’ Theo Paphitis as well as the #WOW award (Women On Wednesday) from Jacqueline Gold.

The Pet Industry Federation has delivered its first professional dog walking course, the Level 2 City & Guilds Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking last week at its Bedford offices.

Television fame awaits dog-sitting franchise Barking Mad today (Monday, May 15).

Lily’s Kitchen is responding to a growing demand for birthday products for dogs with the launch of its Birthday Surprise gift box.

A charity that has helped an estimated four-and-a-half million cats over the past nine decades is celebrating a milestone birthday this year.

The founder of a natural treats company claims that a number of false allegations have been made against him and that some of his customers have been subject to ‘abusive, malicious tweets, emails and telephone calls’.

A 90-year-old retailer has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award – and still works 40 hours a week at Pet Food Supplies, in Macclesfield, Cheshire!

Canagan is launching a new biscuit bake product this week catering for dog owners wanting natural and grain-free treats.

Animal rights organisations have welcomed publication of the Scottish Government Bill to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in Scotland, along with proposals to review performing animal regulations.

Huxley Hound took another significant step in its mission to become a leading light within the UK’s growing ethical dog treat movement by forging an alliance with holistic pet food distributor Natural Pet Products.

The Hy range from wholesaler Battles is set to make a splash at equestrian trade BETA International when it returns as visitor bag sponsor for the 2018 show.

The Smallholder Range has replaced the non-GM soya in its Natural Free Range Layers feeds with field beans to produce the Non-GM Soya Free Layers Feed.

British inventor Kevan Norton has developed a product to combat the problem of germs after dog owners have cleared up after their dog.

Pooch & Mutt has launched its full range of products in three Kiwoko stores as part of a soft launch in Spain this month.

Leading vets and horse welfare organisations are getting together to debate the welfare of the UK’s one million horses at the annual Animal Welfare Foundation Discussion Forum in London on June 5.

The 2017 PDSA Heroic Hound of the year is being trained by Hypo Hounds.

Manchester-based pet bed specialist Scruffs says it will be flying the flag for the UK at Bologna's Zoomark this week.

Pet Head has launched a new in-store point-of-sale unit, which is available now to retailers.

It’s often said that as time goes by owners begin to look like their pets.

Ceva Animal Health, manufacturer of leading veterinary supplements LOGIC for cats and dogs, has launched new packaging for its EaseFlex and EaseLife for dogs and LOGIC EaseBall.

The Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund (www.mdirf.co.uk) is asking all equestrians to consider its charity via a new campaign, MDIRF Summer Of Love.

Online delivery experts say a rumoured M&S Ocado tie-up would be ‘a marriage made in heaven’.

After relocating to Hall 11 to extend the exhibition space for spoga horse autumn 2016, the signs are excellent for this year’s International Trade Fair for Equestrian Sports.

Pedigree Wholesale will be holding its annual Pet & Aquatic Trade Show at Peterborough Arena, on the East of England Showground on Wednesday, June 14.

Britain’s dog lovers are spoiling their pooches, with sales of ‘canine cakes’ soaring.

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