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Five rescue cats are getting used to human company again by becoming bookworms!
Dogs that guard resources, snap and appear grumpy may be more easily trained by a stranger than their happy-go-lucky counterparts, researchers from Eotvos Lorand University have reported in Animals.
A man had a lucky escape after he filmed himself handling and even licking a ‘slimy’ creature he stumbled across on the beach – completely ignorant of the danger it posed.
A puppy has been reunited with her owners in Cambridgeshire after being stolen and then turning up two weeks later – and 100 miles away in Kings Heath, near Birmingham!
Anheuser-Busch is offering one lucky dog an annual salary of US $20,000 and free pet insurance to be the brewer’s chief tasting officer for its Dog Brew brand of alcohol-free bone broth for dogs.
A collie that ended up in rescue when she lost her hearing and could no longer work has learned sign language so she can continue rounding up livestock.
A strange-looking life form that looks like a discarded bit of rope has washed up on a beach.
A former Battersea dog kept busy throughout lockdown helping to ‘hand’ rear a tiny kitten that had been left homeless. 
Animal control officer Samantha Lane bought a stuffed purple unicorn for a stray dog she was called to remove from a department store in rural North Carolina in the US.
A tourist had a lucky escape after holding a mysterious sea creature for a photograph…only to discover it was one of the world's most dangerous animals.





Following the launch of Soopa’s plant-based Puppy Dental Sticks in May, the brand is now adding Puppy Training Bites.
Arden Grange, the independent producer of naturally hypoallergenic, super premium dog and cat food, is celebrating its 25th birthday this year and to mark the occasion, will be giving away £25,000!
Pet owners wanting to take their dogs, cats or ferrets abroad with them this year should consult a vet well in advance to get all the necessary paperwork in order, the British Veterinary Association advises.
An MP has launched a new online platform aimed at highlighting animal welfare issues both in the UK and around the globe.
Specialist pet retailer Just for Pets has been delighted by the response to its ‘Best of British’ pledge that promotes innovation within its stores.
This month sees the arrival in the UK of Tiana cat food – thought to be the world’s first halal-approved cat food range made with human-grade ingredients using freeze-dried technology.
The Princess Royal has visited Hertfordshire-based pet supplements manufacturer Lintbells, which has twice won the Queen’s Award.
Raw dog food business Naked Dog is celebrating the opening of a new dedicated canine nutrition centre, the world’s first fresh dog food nutrition centre offering in-person and online consultations with both a nutrition specialist and a practising holistic vet.
A pet shop has lost its licence following public concerns for the health and wellbeing of animals housed on the premises.
Cold pressed pet food manufacturer Walker & Drake has launched a new treat variety.
A campaign has been launched by DogFoodHeaven and WoodGreen The Animals Charity to remind pet owners to keep their animals’ microchip details up to date.
Addition, an outsourced finance solution for SMEs and startups, has published a new national survey highlighting the main concerns for small business owners over the next 12 months.
Dr Roger Mugford and his team have launched a new range of car safety harnesses under the CarSafe brand designed to keep dogs safe and secure while providing the qualities of a walking harness for ease and convenience.
Yappy is advertising the perfect role – a chief puppy officer – where the lucky person could get paid £24,000 a year to pamper and play with dogs.
The pet food market is forecast to reach US$118.83bn globally in 2025, growing at a CAGR of 5.4%, fuelled by factors such as increasing pet populations, humanisation and the growing popularity of raw pet food.
Pets at Home has delivered strong first-quarter financial results, including a 25.7% increase in group revenue to £377m.
Action Fraud – the national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre – has revealed that more than £2.5m has been lost to criminals through fake pet adverts.
The cat litter market is estimated to reach US $13.44bn worldwide by 2028, registering a CAGR of 4%, according to a new report from ResearchandMarkets.com.
Mars Petcare is launching a ‘natural-inspired’ range under its premium dog brand, Cesar – the No.1 one dog wet single-serve brand in the UK.
A garden centre manager has written a children’s book – inspired by the livestock in the pet and aquatics department.
Sales of reptiles have surged during the pandemic as interest in owning more exotic pets has grown, according to nationwide pet store Jollyes.
As concerns about dog theft soar following the surge in pandemic puppy buying, the Kennel Club says new research shows ‘a shocking failure to tackle a crime that is devastating 196 families every month’ – with only 2% of cases resulting in a conviction.
Leading commercial property developer Stoford has broken ground on the site of Pets at Home’s new state-of-the-art national storage and distribution centre in Staffordshire.
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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.
Members of the King British Team have been lending a hand at The National Turtle Sanctuary, helping to create a new pond for the inhabitants.
The RSPCA is calling for the giving of pets as prizes to be banned and is urging local authorities across England and Wales to act to protect ‘misunderstood’ goldfish.
Specialist imports of aquatic plants attract increased fees from the first of June.
A leading UK pond specialist has created two new products to help tackle common pond problems.
Companies eager to show off their new products have revealed that the return of AQUA 2021 is a crucial moment in the aquatics and water gardening industry as the UK continues to unlock covid-19 restrictions.
Land around an electricity substation in Suffolk has been transformed for local wildlife after a pond was restored to allow Great Crested Newts to potentially breed there.
An otter with expensive tastes has been filmed eating more than £1,000 worth of koi fish from a garden pond.
A Canadian pet superstore chain has stopped selling aquarium livestock in a bid to halt the spread of an invasive species.
The worldwide ornamental fish market was valued US $6,800m in 2019 and is forecast to reach $11,336.47m by 2025, according to a new report.
Aquatics firm Oase UK is benefiting from an upsurge in fishkeeping activity that has resulted since the first covid-19 lockdown last year.
Community fisheries in Utah are being devastated by koi that have been released by their owners.
There has been a massive rise in pet ownership since the start of the first lockdown last year, with an estimated 3.2 million households acquiring a ‘pandemic pet’, according to the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association.