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A cat was left needing a glucose drip after it mated with at least five females in a single night.
A horse was seen waiting for the train on a station platform on the Tyne and Wear Metro.
A Romanian rescue dog has been recognised with the Mirror’s Animal Hero Rescue Award.
A raccoon attempting to score a free snack wound up getting trapped inside a vending machine at a Florida high school.
A puppy from an animal rescue charity in South Wales has moved into Downing Street with PM Boris Johnson.
A kitten apparently making a ‘quacking’ sound has become an Internet star.
Police removed 25,000 bees that were clinging on to a metal awning at a Staten Island Ferry terminal in the US.
A major convenience store in Japan has closed one of its shops after videos of rats scurrying across its floor and dropping from its shelves were widely shared online.
A duck is walking more comfortably after a Tennessee vet crafted a pair of orthopaedic shoes from mats bought in a local hardware store.
Four orphaned baby hedgehogs have been saved thanks to an Oxfordshire vet practice.
A couple who scooped a £1m lottery scratch card prize have thanked their cat, six-year-old ginger tom Shortcake, for their good fortune.
A highly venomous snake that was on the loose in a German city has been captured after a five-day hunt.
A panda has given birth to twins at a zoo in Germany – the first time for the country.
A 13-year-old Border collie from Leicester is being honoured by the PDSA after helping his owner collect more than 7,500 bags of litter.
A family found a hungry giant lizard in their kitchen.
A man in Coral Springs, Florida, America, got the surprise of his life when he was bitten by a snake that slithered out of his toilet.
The British Veterinary Association is calling on vets to report any suspicions about illegally imported pets to local authorities.
A delighted Mary Carter stormed home to win the World Sleddog Championship 2019 with her homebred six-dog team all fuelled entirely by CSJ dog food.
With a growing number of Brits (one million at the last count) aspiring to embrace the Good Life and keep their own hens, ChickenGuard has conducted research to highlight the true cost of establishing a small flock.
Devon-based dog food manufacturer Forthglade has joined the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association, bringing the total membership up to 85 companies, which accounts for more than 90% of the market.
An equine hospital has unveiled its new operating theatres after a £1m investment to expand facilities.
Hownd, the multi award-winning ethical pet brand, has closed its first round of investment following an equity crowdfunding campaign.
Different Dog has brought out a Festive Feast recipe with 60% turkey, red cabbage, parsnip, dried cranberries, sage, vitamins, minerals and superfoods.
Honeyfields has unveiled special offers on its feeder ranges for retailers and consumers this Christmas.
Princess Anne will be attending next year’s BETA International.
After 50 years, the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition has a new name and plans have been revealed for a multi-million-pound development.
Laughing Dog has launched its first Christmas movie.
A company director has denied responsibility for the deaths of four employees in a mill explosion.
The Golden Paste Company has removed the plastic scoop from its TurmerAid tub and replaced it with a metal tablespoon.
A Suffolk pet owner has launched a luxury dog hamper business, after deciding there was a gap in the market for ‘upper-crust’ canine treats.
The owner of a Croydon pet shop that has been on the market since spring last year has cut its asking price by more than a third to secure a sale and enable him to retire.
Two Emotional Support Dogs have won a holiday in a competition to reward hard-working canines with jobs.
International Cat Care has launched three online cat behaviour courses for enthusiasts.
Dog food brand Goood has partnered with a number of homeless shelters and charities, to provide those most in need with supplies for their dogs.
A rescue dog has found its feet at Fish4Dogs’ head office.
The complex relationship between zookeepers and animals in their care has been highlighted by new research.
This Black Friday (November 29) is likely to see zero overall growth for online and high street spending in the UK, according to home delivery expert ParcelHero.
Sussex-based pet food company Arden Grange is running a 12-day social media event to get pet owners ‘into the festive spirit’ in the run-up to Christmas.
Pet care brand Animology has relaunched its range of concentrated shampoos for professional groomers.
Burgess Pet Care has completed its greyhound and lurcher campaign, a two-week takeover of the company’s social media channels to raise awareness of the breeds.
Poppy’s Picnic has given more than 1,000 meals of its fresh raw dog food to Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary, in Bristol.
Pet food brand Celtic Connection will be headlining next year’s Edition Dog Live.
Trixie has unveiled its latest line of pet products and accessories.
Leading pet food manufacturer Pets Choice has purchased the Bob Martin Healthcare factory, assets and goodwill after Bob Martin (UK) entered into administration on Tuesday, November 26.
Coral cover around Great Barrier Reef islands has almost halved over the last 18 years, says a new study.
Hikari revealed a new first, Vibra Bites, formulated for tropical fish that prefer live food.
Cloverleaf, home to the top-selling natural blanketweed remover Blanket Answer, launched a number of new products at AQUA 2019.
NT Labs has relaunched its marine range, with new products and a new design.
A Welsh council has voted unanimously to ban the giving of pets as prizes on land controlled by the local authority.
First-time exhibitor Aqualine is a wholesaler specialising in tropical fish, live and frozen fish food, and aquatic plants, and makes weekly deliveries to the UK from the Netherlands.
An aquascaping event organised by an aquatics retailer sold out months in advance, and reaction was so good that he will host another event next year.
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
A further 17,000 fish have been reintroduced into Lincolnshire’s River Witham by Environment Agency teams as part of ongoing efforts to help the river recover from last year’s devastating pollution.
The UK’s first marine park in Plymouth is set to ‘lead way in ocean innovation’.
German aquatics manufacturer JBL has won a Bronze award in the pond accessories category of the Animal Challenge award in Paris.
A local council has voted unanimously to ban the giving away of goldfish as prizes on council land.
An aquatics retailer has been featured in the latest Parliamentary Review, and is thought to be the first aquatics retailer to appear in the publication.
UK fishkeepers spend around £400m each year on their hobby, on sectors including livestock, aquariums, equipment, decoration, supplements, test kits and fish food.
The UK’s first aquarium for extinct-in-the-wild freshwater fish has opened at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.
Clear View Garden Aquarium will be running a competition on its stand at AQUA 2019, which runs from October 16 to 17 at the Telford International Centre. 
Scientists have just added a large, sucker-mouthed fish to the growing list of centenarian animals.