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An 86-year-old man was bitten by a bat that somehow got wedged between the back of his iPad and its case.
A dog that went missing while on a walk on the Dorset coast has been found on the beach – after 45 days.
RSPCA Cymru is searching for the owner of a stray peacock in Bangor.
Four baby squirrels have been rescued after becoming stuck to each other.
A cat that wears sunglasses when out and about has become an Internet star.
The RSPCA was called out to reports of a tiger kept in someone’s back garden – but it turned out to be a stuffed toy in a cage.
Wildlife authorities have shared photos of a three-eyed snake that was found on a highway in northern Australia.
A painter has saved a baby deer from drowning after jumping into a freezing canal in his underwear.
A driver in Germany avoided a speeding fine of €105 (£93) thanks to the intervention of a passing dove.
Unnatural chemicals in water are making fish increasingly horny, according to research from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. 
Police in Pennsylvania, USA, were called to help round up a bear that went for a swim in a resident’s back garden.
A peckish seagull tried a daring piece of shoplifting when it attempted to steal an entire loaf of bread from a supermarket.
Birmingham Dogs Home has welcomed 10 puppies that were born just in time for the Cricket World Cup and Women’s Football World Cup. 
A video of a cat apparently knocking on a door has been viewed online more than 20 million times.
Shoppers at a US pet store got more than they bargained for when zoo staff dropped in with a camel in tow.
A pregnant cat that had its back leg stuck on a metal fence has been rescued.
Circus-themes pet manufacturer HayPigs! is launching the three-in-one Circus Treat Ball at PATS Telford this month.
A Buckinghamshire pet store has raised £1,000 to help stray animals in Sri Lanka.
PPMA Total Show 2019 opens its doors at the NEC, Birmingham from October 1-3 for what will promises to be the most comprehensive production line event in the UK for processing and packaging machinery.
Hot Dog Pet Products is to enter the pet market at PATS Telford with its first range of unique thermal and mains-powered central heated dog beds.
Pet Trade Innovations is distributing the new RelaxoPet Pro, billed as ‘the ultimate in subliminal technology for anxious pets.’
British owners spend an average of 10% of their salary spoiling their dog, according to a new survey from SmartBones.
Flavour and aroma manufacturer Inroads International has unveiled new branding and launched a new website to mark 30 years in business.
Grain-free pet food brand Canagan and the University of Chichester have partnered on research to examine whether runners have an enhanced physical and emotional experience when accompanied by their dog.
It does exactly what it says – The Village Pet Shop is a pet shop in the village of Somersham, in Cambridgeshire. Suzanne Clark bought the business last December and explains why it’s been the best decision she’s made…
Henry Bell & Co, the family-owned and small animal and pet feed producer, has secured a listing with the largest national garden centre group, Dobbies.
It’s showtime for luxury pet bed manufacturer Scruffs, which has two further trade shows scheduled for this month. 
Wyevale Garden Centres has sold its remaining trading business to British Garden Centres.
Two major initiatives have been introduced to make the 2019 PATS Telford show the most eco-friendly yet.
Nearly a quarter of small business owners turn to their pets when they are stressed about work, according to a poll from Hitachi Capital Business Finance.
Fish4Dogs will be celebrating its first TV advertising campaign, ‘Switch To Fish’ at PATS Telford.
Throughout this month, Arden Grange is celebrating its range of products developed especially for cats and dog with dietary allergies or intolerances.
Pet wormer brand Drontal celebrated its 30th Birthday at Countryfile Live with a party-themed stand that included balloon modellers and a ‘tapeworm and ladders’ game, as well as giveaways for pets and their owners.
Downloads of the new Bestpets app have increased by 140% since June as more and more pet businesses sign up for the quick and easy ordering offered by the wholesaler’s specialist pet division’s new ordering platform.
An ad by PETA saying ‘wool is just as cruel as fur’ has been banned.
A cat welfare scheme in Sheffield is looking for volunteers to champion neutering and help reach more pet owners in the community.
Latest research findings from vet charity PDSA reveal a record decline in the number of pets being vaccinated, leaving millions of companion animals unprotected and exposed to potentially fatal diseases.
In partnership with entrepreneur and mental health campaigner James Middleton, Netherlands-based cargo bike manufacturer Babboe has donated a Babboe Dog-e bike, designed to transport dogs, to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
PPMA Total Show 2019 opens its doors at the NEC, Birmingham from October 1-3 for what will promises to be the most comprehensive production line event in the UK for processing and packaging machinery.
Mars Petcare UK has appointed Chris Rodi as Pet Nutrition Europe Natural Business Unit director. He moves from his previous role as marketing director pet nutrition UK.
World-respected veterinary nutritionist Dr Marge Chandler will separate the facts of pet nutrition from marketing, fads and fake news in a free, one-hour live webinar at 8pm on October 8.
Ownership of West Highland white terriers has fallen dramatically to just a quarter of the numbers owned a decade ago, according to new research by the Royal Veterinary College – and it could be down to social media.
Oscar Pet Foods is celebrating 25 years in business in style – by winning the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Silver Award!
The owner of a Flintshire pet store has unveiled plans to move to a larger premises.
International trade body Ornamental Fish International has entered a partnership with a Chinese organisation to promote the ornamental fish industry in China.
EHEIM has been voted as one of the most popular brands in Germany in the 2019 Customer Favorites study by Focus Money and Deutschland Test.
With growing interest in planted tanks, hobbyists are always on the look-out for what’s new or different in the hobby. Aquadip’s Joey Abrahams has hints of what retailers can stock
Researchers from Flinders University in South Australia have found that increasing artificial light at night masks natural cues, which prompts clownfish eggs to hatch.
 The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has written to the Sentencing Council after a man was disqualified from keeping all animals except goldfish.
Two beluga whales have arrived safely after a 6,000-mile journey from China to Iceland, says the Sea Life Trust.
Aquatics retailer Swallow Aquatics says it intends to focus on its core business and is therefore selling a garden centre that it owns.
Ornamental Fish International has elected two new members to its Board of Advisors members at its Annual General Meeting.
After years of research and development, NT Labs has launched Liquid Filter into its Aquarium Range. 
Now that LED lighting has become a feature of the vast majority of aquariums, it’s time to test fertiliser compositions and perhaps re-adjust dosages, suggests JBL.
Award-winning German aquatics manufacturer EHEIM is celebrating its 70 years in the industry.
Tetra has updated its AquaSafe water conditioner with an enhanced anti-stress formula to help support fish health and well-being, especially during water changes.
If ever there is a plant that is suited to large tanks, this is it. Aponogeton boivianus is a large plant – its leaves can grow to a massive 70cm, with a width of 7cm. 
 Aquatics chain Maidenhead Aquatics has agreed to buy a garden centre from Wyevale Garden Centres.
Fluval has won Brand of the Year Award for Aquatic Products – Water Filters at the World Branding Awards Animalis Edition, which took place on July 3 in Vienna, Austria, at the Hofburg Presidential Palace.
Fluval has launched Plant Gro Plus, and all-in-one micro-nutrient formula with added iron. 
Many aquarium and (turtle) terrarium enthusiasts want a control option for the pump performance for JBL’s smallest internal filter, the JBL CristalProfi, says the German manufacturer.