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You couldn't make it up!

First hand experiences from Newshound, our undercover retailer. Share your own retail views and experiences.


A cattle drive event in Colorado Springs, USA, went awry when a longhorn made a break for freedom.
A giant tortoise has been reunited with its owner after the ‘world’s slowest police chase’.
A couple have transformed the spare bedroom in their home so it is ‘perfect’ for their pet sloth.
McDonald’s staff had a surprise guest when a snake was found abandoned in the restaurant.
A lurcher that had spent more than a third of its life in kennels has finally found a family – more than 200 miles away.
A black bear was found sleeping in a wardrobe after apparently locking itself in.
An esaped snake has been reunited with its owner after spending three weeks under a car bonnet.
A US woman took a cat she had rescued into her home to feed him…without realising that it was a wild bobcat.
Doctors in Thailand found a live tick crawling inside a woman’s ear.
Raven chicks have been born in the Tower of London for the first time in 30 years.
A lizard left behind hot and sunny Greece for South Wales after sneaking into a holidaymaker’s suitcase.
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.
Pet food business founder Callum Griffiths has won the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Just for Pets has had plenty to celebrate this month, riding high on strong sales performance after the culmination of a two-year recovery plan and scooping a Pet Retailer of the Year 2019 Award.
A new expert review paper on carbohydrates in pet food has been launched.
Cotswolds-based luxury lifestyle brand Leger & Oaks has chosen The Racehorse Sanctuary as its charity of the year.
Billy + Margot has created his and hers bauble treats for dogs this Christmas.
The Online Pet Industry Report looks at how pet retailers are faring online and says visibility and ranking are essential considerations 
A Cumbria pet shop that has been trading for 45 years is closing down.
With the first round of judging now over, four strong contenders have made it through to the final of the 2019 British Equestrian Trade Association Equine Thesis of the Year Award, which recognises excellence in academic undergraduate study.
Yorkshire-based pet accessory business Collared Creatures is giving 25% of the value of sales of any of its pink Harris Tweed collars to the Breast Cancer Now wear it pink campaign throughout October.
Company of Animals has been celebrating after HRH The Duke of Kent KG officially presented the business with its Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
A worrying number of pet owners are not paying enough attention to the size of their pets’ food portions fuelling the UK’s pet obesity crisis, according to a national survey.
Natures Menu has given 1,000 pouches of dog food to Wood Green, The Animals Charity.
To celebrate a year at a new location opposite Tesco, Harbro Dalkeith, is giving customers the chance to win free pet food for a year.
Fish-based dog treat specialist Woofs has launched a new and updated website.
A shop owner has been left devastated after thieves stole his ‘very friendly’ pet snake.
PATS Sandown on February 9-10 next year looks set to be another must-visit event for pet retailers and buyers.
The most common medical issues and causes of death in pet rabbits have been identified for the first time by academics from the Royal Veterinary College.
Bradford-based pet shop Doghouse and pet food manufacturer Poppy’s Picnic have raised more than £1,000 to mark the beginning of ‘Dogtober’.
Wolverhampton-based HugglePets has made history by being the first pet retailer to set up a community interest company to build an aquarium and classroom to help children and adults with special needs and disabilities. Sandra Pearce visits to learn more about the first such community project for the city
Laughing Dog, one of the few pet food manufacturers in the UK to make its entire range of dog food from start to finish on its family farm, has created a 2020 calendar in partnership with dog toy brand Kong.
Danish Design is making further steps to reduce plastic waste by ensuring all toys are now filled with 100% recycled fibre.
‘Marvel’ movies resulted in 37% more dogs being named Iron Man last year and a 30% increase in dogs named Star Lord.
Barking Mad has launched its first international franchise in the Galway and Limerick area or Ireland.
Pet Podium Products, based in Maidenhead, Berkshire, has secured a contract with a pet supplies store chain in Canada.
Pointer Pet Products, the Lincolnshire-based pet food manufacturer with more than 50 years of biscuit expertise, has introduced a Peanut Butter Flavoured Stick to its treat range.
VetPartners has become the first UK veterinary group to set up a school of equine nursing.
Dog behaviour and training business Company of Animals has given tips on how to avoid possible injury when walking a dog.
Bira has joined a number of associations writing to Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, calling for greater clarity on what Brexit will mean for the UK workforce.
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
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.
Velda reveal humourous water features at AQUA 2019 in the shape of The Big Belindas.
Within 12 months, Great Yarmouth Sea Life has passed all the necessary requirements to become a full member of BIAZA, the professional body representing the best zoos and aquariums in the UK and Ireland.
After the film Finding Nemo became a worldwide hit, reports of skyrocketing clownfish sales soon followed. The film’s sequel, Finding Dory, prompted fears that the royal blue tang, another popular character in the movie, would suffer a similar fate.
Velda will be launching its AquaTesterPro at AQUA 2019 this month.
Leading UK water garden product company Blagdon has launched a series of ‘how-to’ videos to support retailers selling its new Liberty 200 pump while also attracting a younger social media-driven audience.
Two aquatic plants have been added to the European Union’s list of EU concern for invasive species.
The Animal and Plant Health Agency has given notice that it intends to raise fees to inspect plants coming into the UK by an average of 11%.
Heritage Distribution is returning to AQUA 2019 and is running a competition for retailers to win a year’s supply of salt.
A pet shop worker has launched a petition calling on the Welsh Assembly to ban goldfish being given away as prizes at fairs.
A seven-foot long dead arapaima weighing 108kg found floating dead in a lake in Malaysia has left residents baffled, reports the Mirror.
Aquatics chain Maidenhead Aquatics has bought the Par garden centre in Cornwall.
Waterlife has introduced its new countertop display for retailers.