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A tiger with toothache has had its fractured canine tooth fixed in a marathon operation.
A US hotel chain is seeking its first canine ambassador to promote the hotel’s dog-friendly policies.
A Police Service Northern Ireland dog handler has raised nearly £6,000 in memory of her dog, RPD Dino, for the charity that supported him.
A cat owner was shocked to discover that her pet kitten was actually an incredibly rare wolf-cat.
A 100kg mastiff called Galahad – who made news around the world after a Dogs Trust appeal to find his forever home – has been adopted.
George may not be the fastest animal on wheels, but steady wins the race!
A Vicar at a North Yorkshire church is no longer the only one with a dog collar after welcoming a loyal four-legged parishioner to the congregation.
For humans, it’s easy to ignore outside noises while at home, such as the sound of traffic or delivery drivers dropping off packages.
President and First Lady Joe and Jill Biden are to adopt a female cat in the near future to join a pack that already includes two adopted German shepherds.
A new study of thousands of forum posts by pet owners, conducted by money.co.uk, has analysed opinions to discover which breeds are causing the most chaos in the home.





The UK pet industry was able to reunite for the first time in more than 18 months when the doors at PATS Telford opened today Sunday.
Scientists have confirmed a link between salmonella detected in feeder mice distributed by Monkfield Nutrition across all four UK nations and an outbreak of human cases of salmonella.
The UK pet industry finally had the chance to celebrate in person during the announcement of the PetQuip Awards 2021 today (Sunday), when businesses were honoured for outstanding performance during a challenging period of lockdown restrictions.
The winners of the PATS Telford 2021 New Product Awards, sponsored by pbwnews, were chosen by a team of pet retailers, who arrived at the show early this morning (Sunday) to make their choices from a record number of more than 300 new products entered.
A new pet microchipping database is launching in the UK.
ROGZ world HQ – based in South Africa – has revealed that it is now operating a new warehouse in the UK.
A survey of 2,000 UK dog owners by Devon-based natural pet food producer Forthglade has discovered the most popular UK destinations for days out and dog walks – with the Yorkshire Dales taking first place in the top 40.
Harringtons ranks as the UK’s most searched dog food brand on Google, with 274,000 searches a year. That’s according to pet insurance experts at money.co.uk.
New research reveals an alarming lockdown legacy as ‘click-and-collect’ and ‘click and drop’ puppies are now seen as the norm, the Kennel Club warns.
Award-winning pet drinks company Woof &Brew has teamed up with luxury treat manufacturers ByBenji to launch the ‘ulti-mutt’ meat treat for dogs.
The winners of the PetQuip Industry Awards will be unveiled at a special drinks reception after the first day of PATS Telford on Sunday.
Maidenhead Aquatics has launched a new Click and Collect service, bridging the gap between traditional retail outlets and its website.
Kelly Newbold Cooper made a big career change when it came to setting up shop as a result of experiences with her own pets. Here she tells us how the Nurture Them Naturally brand has grown from her first premises in Gosport
Visitors and exhibitors alike are preparing for the UK’s No.1 Pet Industry Exhibition, which opens its doors this Sunday and Monday (September 26-27).
A magistrates court heard how a 24-year-old man tricked people into making online payments for puppies they never received.
Tickets are on sale for London’s biggest dog event, Discover Dogs, returning to ExCeL London on November 20-21.
After a warning from the CBI that UK businesses should anticipate two years of labour shortages, an accountancy group says expecting the end of furlough to help the manufacturing sector is wishful thinking and that the labour shortage results from ‘a cocktail’ of issues.
Young offenders are teaming up with assistance dogs of the future in a unique rehabilitation scheme that gives them qualifications and a fresh start.
Is Tiddles the UK’s hardest working cat? Quite paws-ibly!
Hownd is extending its Plant Powered Superfood food range with the launch of the world’s first ready-made porridge for dogs – Fresh Blueberry & Coconut Porridge with Chia & Oats.
Pet Trade Innovations says its Bamboodles T-Bone dog chew has been ‘a huge success’ with retailers, dog owners and dogs across the UK, with sales exceeding 50,000 units in just six months.
There has been a surge in people taking their pets on board private jets, according to a report by US news agency CNN.
The Pet Industry Federation has added an additional category to its 2021 awards.
The team at a West Yorkshire Garden Centre has doubled the size of its pet care, wildlife, bird care and aquatics department.
Terrapins living in a country park lake have been rehomed into a specialist turtle sanctuary in a bid to safeguard their future wellbeing and protect the water’s ecosystem.
A US city has urged residents not to discard unwanted pet goldfish into local lakes.
UK aquatic companies are being urged to support an initiative aimed at protecting Amazon fish species.
Aquatic Now has taken over as the UK distributor of Italian company ELOS Aquarium Products.
An animal conservationist who is ‘rewilding’ zoo animals has now set his sight on aquaria.
The owners of a new aquatics shop are aiming to recreate a friendly ‘tattoo parlour’ vibe, alongside a reputation for cool and unusual livestock.
A new study by Marine Megafauna Foundation is the first to describe a population of endangered zebra sharks (also commonly called leopard sharks) in Africa.
A study has found that river fish are in danger of methamphetamine addiction where the substance has been discovered seeping into rivers.
The global shipping crisis that manifested itself throughout the latter part of 2020 is proving to be an ‘increasingly alarming situation’ for a vast number of suppliers in the aquarium and water gardening industry.
The future of a £20,000 aquarium tank – complete with aquatic inhabitants – looks a little uncertain as its owners try to find it a new home.
The Environment Agency has released thousands of young grayling into rivers to boost fish stocks.
Freshwater fish conservation group Shoal has launched a campaign to search for ‘missing’ fish species.
The Ornamental Fish International (OFI) held its Annual General Meeting via Zoom last month, attended by more than 30 members from across the globe.
Interpet has launched two new aquarium products – Plant Food and Plant CO2 – so plants receive the right nutrients to enable them to flourish without nitrates and phosphates, encouraging optimum growth without stimulating algae.
The JBL Protemp Cooler, which has proved popular with fishkeepers during hot summer months, has been given an upgrade.
Apple snails can again be imported and sold in England, Scotland and Wales (but not Northern Ireland) after the genus Pomacea was removed from the list of quarantined pests in legislation passed in January.
The Blue Reef Aquarium has reopened its doors following a lengthy coronavirus lockdown.