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LOCATION: a small Greek island paradise in a nature reserve on Syros, with views of the Aegean. JOB: to look after 70 cats for four hours a day.
TV viewers watching coverage of Hurricane Florence were mystified when a reporter failed to mention a parrot perched on a resident’s shoulder.
A Syrian hamster has caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to a new car by chewing its way through seat-belts, plastic and cushions.
Songwriter John McLaughlin, best known for writing hit songs for artists such as Rod Stewart and Cliff Richard, has teamed up with the Scottish SPCA to create a music album aimed at relaxing dogs.
Dramatic footage that has wowed social media users captures six brave otters which scare off a huge crocodile in a nature reserve.
RAC patrol Terry Bearman, 45, had to read the message on his van’s computer twice when he was called to rescue a cat from a car.
A stuntman’s experience came in handy when he had to rescue a parakeet that was stranded on a rooftop.
A search for Britain’s top motorcycling pet is over, with a Glasgow-based bichon-frise-cross taking the title.
A member of a naturalist society discovered a reptile with a difference.
A mysterious creature has been washed up in the Philippines.
A trio of dogs have helped each other and their owner in different ways.
A blind man from Exeter found an eight-foot python in his bathroom.
A puffin needed a hand after getting stranded at sea.
A reptile specialist had to remove an unexpected object from a car.
A cat made it into the limelight after surviving a fall.
An engineer made a surprise discovery while making a repair.
Pet bed specialist Scruffs says it has enhanced its best-selling, self-heating Thermal range of pet bedding.
Good diet is essential for the success and sustainability of working dogs. That was message given to the 2018 IMPACT Working Dogs Conference in Birmingham by headline sponsor Fish4Dogs.
Oscar & Hooch has launched a commemorative Daisy range of dog collars and leads.
Burgess Pet Care is celebrating its busiest year yet at the National Pet Show, with excellent feedback from visitors in response to its new ranges and a record-breaking number of sales – including Excel Indoor Rabbit nuggets, which sold out on the first day!
A campaign to persuade people to choose a rescue dog over a puppy has earned a University of Northampton graduate an industry award.
Trade association the Pet Industry Federation is running a second Chinese trade seminar it is holding exclusively for its manufacturer members that are considering trading with China.
Johnston & Jeff is bringing out a completely new range of bird tables, starting with a set of four tables, each of which comes in a separate box.
Wilsons Pet Food has launched a range of cold press recipes for dogs – and plans to invest in the growing raw food sector of the market by building a plant to manufacture the recipes.
Fish4Cats has launched a new cat biscuit range – a complete food with extra bite!
Wholesaler Harvey Imports has gained the sole rights for Witte Molem and Duvo+ in the UK.
To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, the RSPCA paid its respects at the Animals in War memorial site in London to remember the animals and soldiers who lost their lives in war.
Pointer Pet Products, which has been making baked biscuits for more than 50 years, will be donating the gifts for a rehoming charity’s ‘Santa Paws’ event.
Pets Choice has given some ‘egg-cellent’ hampers to Greater Manchester-based charity Crossroads Together to support a new Social Hens Project.
Don’t forget to book your seat at this year’s Pet Industry Federation Forum, taking place from 1.30pm on Tuesday, November 27, at Whittlebury Hall in Northamptonshire.
This year, pet drinks specialist Woof & Brew will be providing the Great British public with a Christmas day special for animal lovers.
Beaphar has added to its NFA-VPS – medicines that can be supplied only by a vet, pharmacist or SQP – offering with two new flea and tick products, Beaphar Canishield and Beaphar FIPROtec Spray.
Eleven Pembrokeshire businesses have been named the most dog-friendly in the region at a judging ceremony hosted by Burns Pet Nutrition and Pembrokeshire Tourism.
PetLondon has launched a new range featuring a Royal Dog costume, a two-piece set made up of a cape and matching hat.
Lintbells has launched a new Mobility Matters initiative to the pet trade.
Company formation experts Turnerlittle.com has examined Office of National Statistics data on social media usage and says with an estimated new social media user every 15 seconds, there has never been a better time to turn a company’s social media strategy up a notch
PATS Sandown is set to be a must-visit event for pet retailers and buyers as the industry’s leading companies show their commitment to the exhibition at an earlier time slot of February 10 and 11, 2019.
A number of animals – including a much-loved pet mascot, a cockatoo called Brolly – have died in a fire at the Isle of Wight Pet Centre, in Newport.
Rover.com, the world’s largest network of pet-sitters and dog-walkers, has acquired leading European dog-boarding, doggy day care and dog-walking platform, DogBuddy.
The Pets’n’Vets Family, a network of veterinary practices with surgeries around Glasgow and surrounding areas, has issued a call for improved public awareness of the legal position surrounding the use and administration of products containing cannabidiol (CBD) to pets, notably those with chronic conditions such as epilepsy and osteoarthritis.
A koi has sold at an auction in Japan for a record £1.4m – £1m more than the previous highest bid.
Due to popular demand, JBL is expanding its program for the JBL Expedition.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has confirmed its board of directors for the next year, welcoming one new director.
RSPCA officers were on hand to help when a number of goldfish were released illegally into a river in Derbyshire.
EHEIM has launched a new aquarium, the incpiria, which it says combines an ‘avant-garde design’.
Norwood Aquarium is now exclusive distributor of the high-quality Askoll Pure range of aquariums and accessories in the UK.
An aquatics retailer has taken his first plunge into the realm of novel writing.
Maidenhead Aquatics has opened applications for its third annual Fishkeeper Fry project, which starts in January 2019.
Tetra is encouraging more people to delve into the underwater world by revealing our favourite childhood memories of having an aquarium.
One of the country’s oldest aquatics shops has just celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Global trade body Ornamental Fish International has awarded its 2018 OFI Award to the late Shigezo Kamihata.
A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has unveiled SoFi, a soft robotic fish that can swim independently alongside real fish in the ocean.
Higher revenue and better margins yielded from the sales of its dragonfish and ornamental fish export business boosted results for Singapore’s Qian Hu Corporation in its second quarter.
A major tourist attraction in Essex has said it will stop giving away goldfish as prizes.
EHEIM has launched its classicLED plants, energy-saving, environmentally friendly LED lights with a specifically matched light spectrum.
New research shows up a tenth of Europe’s river fish could be pushed to extinction by the spate of hydropower dam projects in Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro.
Hawaii’s aquatics industry has published its final Environmental Assessment and says it has found no significant impact in its use of fine mesh nets to capture marine fish for the ornamental trade.