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Pets at Home has issued a voluntary recall of four of its own-brand dry cat food products that it says have only low levels of thiamine. The retailer said it was aware of three cats that had become ill after switching to one of the products.

People are being offered a year’s free council tax for reporting dog owners who do not pick up after their pets.

A new company has been launched designing, producing and selling toys, feeders and accessories for guinea pigs and other small animals.

Catzonia, a 35-room Kuala Lumpur establishment identifying itself as ‘the world's first five-star hotel for cats’, offers feline guests luxuries such as grooming, Wi-Fi and temperature-controlled rooms.

Forthglade has introduced a new limited edition Spring food for dogs.

Collarways will be launching Qwizl – the latest toy in West Paw Designs’ Zogoflex range – at PATS Sandown.

After three months on the road last autumn, talking face to face with pet specialists in a series of training events focusing on both nutrition and business, Royal Canin now has more than 70 trained pet retailers working as ‘Retail Ambassadors’ who can now recommend Scientific Health Nutrition with confidence and help carry the brand message forward to pet owners.

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has expressed its gratitude to Hill’s Pet Nutrition for its long-term commitment to supporting small animal vets globally

Equine photographer and blogger Sophie Callahan has joined Hiho Silver’s ‘stable’ of brand ambassadors.

Royal & Sun Alliance (RSA) and Neovia, have invested in PitPat, an activity monitor for pets.

French animal health company Neovia has entered exclusive negotiations to buy a majority stake in Chinese pet food manufacturer Sanpo.

3P is launching a range of cat toys and accessories from the Jackson Galaxy branded range.

Burn Pet Nutrition has revealed the two animal charities that it is sponsoring in its annual Burns Pet Charity of the Year scheme.

After launching the Webbox Natural range last year, Pets Choice has now introduced several new lines to the range.

HRH The Princess Royal was the guest of honour at this year’s Society of Master Saddlers’ National Saddlery Competition awards at Saddlers’ Hall, London.

PetLondon has introduced its first ‘sporty lifestyle’ collection for the spring and summer 2017 season – Puppia Life.

Peregrine has introduced a range of refurbished microclimate thermostats.

Performance dog equipment brand Ruffwear has launched its largest product development range yet, fuelled by demand for the brand and rapid sales growth worldwide.

Steve Fitzjohn, has been appointed UK representative for Italian-based company My Family, which supplies on-site pet ID engraving equipment.

Stand bookings for The National Pet Shows are up by nearly 40% for the 2017 ExCeL London and NEC Birmingham shows.

With precautions against avian influenza strengthened and reports of Schmallenberg virus cases across the country, the anniversary of the 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak last Sunday (February 19) offers a timely reminder that a robust disease surveillance system is vital, says the British Veterinary Association.

Hertfordshire-based pet food brands Barking Heads and Meowing Heads are donating more than 75,000 meals of their premium dog and cat food to animal charities across the UK this month.

Pet bedding specialist Scruffs has reported a successful debut at the Spring Fair at the NEC, Birmingham.

York-based Simply2 Pet Products has introduced K9 Connectables to the UK market.

PetSmart has recalled its Grreat Choice Adult Dog Food because the food may contain pieces of metal.

A man who bred and sold sick and dying puppies has appealed against his conviction and six-month jail sentence after being found guilty of a number of animal welfare offences.

British pet bed manufacturer Eurostitch has an addition to its team – a long-awaited new vehicle!

Americk Packaging says it will be the only specialist packaging supplier attending PATS Sandown next month that offers a complete packaging solution for flexibles, labels and carton board packaging.

Supplements manufacturer Hilton Herbs has unveiled four responsive e-commerce trade-only websites for each of its key markets – the UK, US, France, and Germany.

An aquatics retailer has pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

About 3,700 trade visitors from more than 50 countries attended spoga horse spring, the equestrian sports trade fair in Germany last week.

Established horse rug brand Masta is launching a new label for dogs – Woofmasta.

Cotswold Raw has closed its crowdfunding campaign just days before the February 22 deadline after securing external investment to fund the next stage of its development.

About 40,000 US homes have a pet hedgehog, according to vet Francine Rattner, who notes that they are not ‘legal’ everywhere.

The team at East Anglia retailer Scampers is setting the standard in the natural pet retailing category with seven of its pet care advisors passing the Natures Menu raw advisor training module!

The Quilted Thermal Jacket, manufactured and distributed by Manchester-based pet bedding specialist Scruffs, picked up a Highly Commended award at the 2017 BETA International exhibition.

Actress and TV personality Ellen DeGeneres has launched a pet lifestyle brand for US retail chain PetSmart with 250 items for dogs.

About 3,700 trade visitors from more than 50 countries attended spoga horse spring, the equestrian sports trade fair in Germany last week.

The flexi New Comfort lead comes in a two-color format with a color-coordinated brake button.

Canagan has aptly timed the launch of its latest product – Puppy Love – for Valentine’s Day.

New online pet brand Glastonbury Paw is selling locally-sourced 100% natural sheepskin rugs, blankets and treats delivered directly.

Trilanco has moved to a new purpose-built warehouse and office complex at the Mill Farm Sports Village, near Preston, in Lancashire.

Webbox, manufacturer of Tasty Sticks and Lick-e-Lix treats for cats, has launched Yum-e-Yums, a semi-moist meaty treat for cats.

The British Veterinary Association is asking romantics to give hugs, not pugs to loved ones this Valentine’s Day, after cards and Valentine’s merchandise with pictures of the breed have been found covering shelves in shops throughout the UK.

A new anti-bacterial spray that is fully partnered with Keep Britain Tidy has secured Pedigree Wholesale as its UK national wholesale partner.

Somerset ‘destination’ pub The Queens Arms has reported a steady rise in pups as punters during owners, Gordon and Jeanette Reid’s, seven years at the helm.

It seems that a work-free life in old age is just a pipe dream for many Brits, as new research reveals that four in 10 (39%) working Brits don’t think they will ever fully retire.

International Cat Care is delighted that the national press has raised the issue of so-called ‘designer’ cats – in this case the short-legged Munchkin – and highlighted health issues associated with the breed, including back and joint problems, and pain.

Nearly six in 10 cat owners feed both wet and dry food and a massive 98% of them feed wet food every day, according to research by Royal Canin.

March 25 is National Equestrian Safety Day, an awareness event aimed specifically at the equestrian community.

Pet cemeteries and burial services are a growing segment in the US pet industry.

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