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An animal lover and Italian car enthusiast has left classic cars worth about £300,000 to the RSPCA.
Head of sales Bill Kimberling introduced Forthglade’s full sales team to visitors to the company’s stand at PATS Sandown.
A new range of fish treats for dogs – Dog gone fishin’ – launches next month (April).
Specialist wholesaler Trilanco has won the Family Business Award 2018 in the Lancashire Business View’s Red Rose Awards.
 PATS organisers hailed the first day of Sandown as ‘a huge success’ with a huge array of products across two busy halls at Sandown Park.
PATS celebrated its 10th anniversary at Sandown Park today and was presented with a special birthday cake by the Surrey venue.
The winners of the PATS Sandown 2018 New Product Awards, sponsored by pbwnews, were chosen by a team of nine expert pet retail judges first thing today (Tuesday) from more than 180 new products entered.
More than 100 veterinary delegates from the UK and Ireland and as far afield as mainland Europe, Canada and Mexico gathered for Royal Canin’s first Weight Management Congress in Nottingham.
It’s official: dogs are, well, top dogs on the Internet – at least when it comes to the battle with their feline counterparts.
Catipilla, a UK start-up based in Buckinghamshire, has developed a frame that helps cats to climb walls.
Manchester-based luxury pet bedding manufacturer Scruffs had another hectic Crufts at the NEC, Birmingham.
Eukanuba has revealed details of ‘new and improved nutrition’, which it says has been carefully tailored across each lifestage and breed size to support optimal body condition. 
Cotswold Raw has launched a ‘Healthy, Happy Dog’ campaign just in time for PATS Sandown, which opens tomorrow (Tuesday).
Armitage Pet Care has today welcomed a visit from Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion.
Raw food specialist Natures Menu is revealing a variety of special promotions at PATS Sandown this week, including introductory offers on new premium brand True Instinct.
Nylabone, the global dog chew pet brand, is to launch a range of edible wild-themed ‘snacks’ in the UK. 
Britain’s rabbits are at risk from the effects of poor nutrition, according to the organisers of Rabbit Awareness Week, who are calling on the public to address the issue with them as they announce the theme of their 2018 campaign.
An animal fosterer is taking on an epic – and messy – challenge to raise money for the RSPCA.
RCL Foods has opened a R150 million (£9m) pet food plant in Randfontein – one of the largest facilities of its kind in South Africa.
Pet cleaning product manufacturer Group55 has have added to its growing list of accolades by winning the International Achievement Award at the Red Rose Awards 2018 for the second year running – making it the only company to have won the award twice.
Trilanco has launched its 2018/19 trade catalogue featuring more than 16,000 pet, equine and agricultural products from more than 200 brands.
From cereal to sweets and even Lego and dolls’ heads – the Groom Room at Pets at Home has revealed the most unusual items found in the coats of its furry clientele.
The North East’s biggest veterinary group is set for expansion after £100,000 of investment to improve facilities at its Newcastle upon Tyne hospital. 
US entrepreneurs are biting fast on rare opportunities to own their own pet stores.
The Pet Industry Federation will be hosting a Business Lounge at PATS Sandown next week (March 20-21), where visitors will be able to speak to PIF staff about how membership benefits can help their businesses grow and thrive in an ever-changing market.
Trixie is stocking a range of pet ‘fitness’ products.
Raw pet food specialist Natures Menu has launched a social media bid to try and find its mascot’s dog costume, which was stolen after the Crufts dog show.
The winners of Frontline Pet Care’s Real Pets campaign have been given the ultimate VIP treatment, complete with styling from TV personality Gok Wan, who was on-set to primp and preen the pampered pooches and mollycoddled moggies at the winners’ photoshoot.
Americans’ growing appetite for health and wellness products is extending to their pets, says BarkBox CEO Matt Meeker.
Burns Pet Nutrition has won a coveted award from one of the UK’s biggest business associations.
A pet store has become the first Northumberland business to join an environmental initiative to reduce plastic waste.
PATS, the UK’s number one pet trade exhibition, enters its 10th year with two major shows lined up in 2018, starting at Sandown Park in Surrey next Tuesday (March 20) and followed by a second event at Telford in Shropshire in September. 
Natural, grain-free dog food and treat company Fenton and Charles is sponsoring the dogs of Team GB athletes Eilidh Doyle and Hannah Miley for 2018. 
TV presenter Matt Baker, host of The One Show and Countryfile, will be hosting the 2018 Ceva Animal Welfare Awards.
International Cat Care has just accredited its 1,000th veterinary clinic via its Cat Friendly Clinic programme.
Chilled pet food brand Freshpet has introduced three new products into its range of dog and cat food.
A Frozen dog food product has been recalled in 21 North American states.
Defra announced proposals to ban the use of the devices on Sunday morning (March 11) .
New research suggests the connection between man and his proverbial best friend is actually even closer than had previously been thought.
Cats are a hot topic in Westminster following the launch of the first All-Party Parliamentary Group dedicated to improving feline welfare.
A pet store that has been supplying shoppers and their furry friends in Amesbury, Wiltshire for more than three decades is to close its doors for the final time. 
When bad weather strikes it seems that UK shoppers turn to comfort food – and bird feed! 
Supreme Petfoods has brought its US sales and marketing functions in-house.
Elspeth Whyte, senior receptionist at Oak Tree Vet Centre, in Edinburgh, is starring in the title role in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ 
A charity has issued a warning to pet owners not to ‘decorate’ their animals with accessories or jewellery after veterinary staff had to cut a bangle from a cat’s neck. 
Premier EPOS is running a £30,000 giveaway offering seven prizes, comprising a first prize worth more than £20,000, a £7,500 second prize and five runners-up prizes worth more than £1,500 each. 
Official supporter Dorwest Herbs is having a busy Crufts this week.
Sales of Webbox Natural pet food have broken through the £4m barrier just 20 months after its launch, manufacturer Pets Choice has revealed.
More than half (52%) of British pet owners allow their pets to share their bed with them, new research by flea and tick treatment brand Frontline Plus has revealed.
Countrywide Farmers plc has gone into administration.