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A cat was spotted trying to raid a supermarket’s shelves after sneaking into a Tesco Express.
A labrador that was saved from euthanasia now spends his days ice-skating!
A Twitteruser uploaded a video of her two dogs’ nightly routine on Twitter – and everyone’s hearts melted!
A five-week-old blue merle collie is the odd one out among his six siblings as he was born with not one but TWO noses.
A mutant turtle has defied the odds by surviving with two heads.
Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, have welcomed a new pet into their family.
A headless chicken that survived after being decapitated has been adopted by monks.
A friendship has developed between a whippet, called Boo, and a magpie, called Mike.
A video has appeared online of a raccoon falling nine storeys from a block of flats it was climbing, reported the Mirror.
A kitten called Spock decided to ‘boldy go where no cat had gone before’ – and got his head stuck in a small hole in the back of a kitchen cupboard.
A family has adopted Britain’s biggest puppy, a great Dane that is more than 6ft tall and weighs 43kg (95lb) – and still growing!
A man was found to have a live 10cm tapeworm lodged in his brain.
A vet from West Kirby, Merseyside, has been filmed for CBeebies’ ‘erne and Rory’s Vet Tales.
This year marks 75 years since the PDSA Dickin Medal was established. The award – created in 1943 by PDSA founder Maria Dickin CBE – honours animals that served in the Second World War and has been presented around 70 times to dogs, pigeons, horses and a cat.
Jessie, a macaw parrot, told the fire team that came to rescue her what she thought of them, using some choice words.
A rescue dog has been bringing some joy to hospital patients and has been captured on film for a new Channel 5 series of The Dog Rescuers.
A once obese bichon frise has shed the pounds to be crowned the biggest weight loser in a national pet slimming competition.
The British Veterinary Association has welcomed the latest report by the UK Surveillance Forum on the UK approach to animal health surveillance.
Inspired Pet Nutrition, the UK’s largest independent producer of dry pet food, has for the first time launched a wet dog food under the Wagg brand.
The UK has twice as many shops as it needs, according to the author of a report into how to save the nation’s high streets.
Based in Didcot, Oxfordshire, the Newman family runs Didcot Pet Store and is a firm favourite in the community – but it did not start out as a pet shop!
French bulldogs and pugs top the list of dog breeds vets most commonly suspected of being imported illegally into the UK, according to statistics released by the British Veterinary Association one year on from the launch of its #BreedtoBreathe campaign reveal.
International animal health business Animalcare Group has said it expects earnings growth for the full financial year will be flat compared to last year following delays to some new product launches and lower demand in the large animal portfolio.
Chuckit! has introduced the third addition to its Rugged range for tougher breeds with the Fetch Wheel – designed to withstand the roughest play from stronger dogs.
Beaphar UK will be returning to PATS Sandown with the UK launch of its new branding, a chance for retailers to win a range of new products and a return to the PATS seminar stage, with this year’s presentation offering SQPs the opportunity to earn CPD points.
Nominations have opened for the RSPCA Honours awards and the animal welfare charity and former winner John Bishop are urging people to get in touch and share their stories about animal champions.
Pet-friendly travel site PetsPyjamas has revealed its predictions for the six ‘dog-friendly travel trends’ of 2019.
The organisers of PATS Sandown are looking for 10 specialist retailers to join the judging panel for the New Product Awards at the Sandown show in Esher, Surrey.
Brindle dogs take longer to rehome than all other colours, according to the RSPCA.
Hampshire-based Vetark Products has been acquired by Candioli Srl, with both companies set to benefit from the increased international presence.
XLVets, a community of independently-owned veterinary practices, has appointed Laura Whyte to chair its board of directors.
A fast-growing veterinary group is moving to a new headquarters – and has plans to expand into Europe.
Pet food brand Eukanuba has brought out ‘A Pawfect Pair’, a children’s story book that celebrates the benefits of people living with their dogs.
Albedo100 has launched a new reflective spray that it claims could help save the lives of thousands of pets.
Visitors to AQUA 2019 in October can expect ‘a busy and exciting show’ as Telford International Centre will be packed with companies showcasing new products.
Cats Protection is calling on cat owners nationwide to nominate their furry friends for this year’s National Cat Awards.
WildWash is celebrating gaining accreditation as ‘cruelty free’.
Pet bed manufacturer Scruffs has started the new year with a giveaway featuring its new Ellen collection of bedding.
Forthglade has expanded its range of natural, grain-free complete meals with two new recipes for 2019 – Chicken with Liver, Sweet Potato & Vegetables Complete Meal and Sardines with Sweet Potato & Vegetables Complete Meal
Mr Johnnson’s has added seven new treats to its Niblets range.
A North East entrepreneur is taking the hospitality sector to new levels by building slate ‘hotels’ for fish.
Hagen has introduced the Fluval Flex 123L, which comes with a mobile device-operated Aquasky LED.
Scientists have found the first evidence of plastic contamination in freshwater fish in the Amazon, highlighting the extent to which bags, bottles and other waste dumped in rivers is affecting the world’s wildlife.
Tetra has expanded its Starter Line range with a 105-litre aquarium which comes as a complete set with tips and set-up advice.
Wildlife officials in Utah, America, have released footage of how they restock their remote mountain lakes with fish – by dropping them out of aeroplanes.
Eheim has brought out a new ice preventer to stop pond surfaces from freezing over.
The Indonesian Fisheries Ministry has rescinded the May 4 order restricting the export of corals, according to the Reefbuilders website.
Fluval has launched a new aquarium cleaning product, ClearX, which ‘effectively traps and controls phosphate, nitrite and nitrate’.
Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre has picked up a regional gong in the first national attractions awards run by popular family leisure website Day Out With The Kids.
Marine species will feature prominently in next year’s World Wildlife Day when they become the theme of the event for the first time ever.
German aquatics manufacturer EHEIM has launched its EHEIM thermocontrol, an electronically controlled version of the precision aquarium control heater EHEIM thermocontrol.
The Thai Fishery Department has proposed that the Siamese fighting fish, betta sp., be declared Thailand’s national fish, according to The Nation.
Norwood Aquarium has been appointed as an authorised distributor of the biOrb range of aquarium products.
Tetra has upgraded its FilterActive water conditioner, which it says ‘has been optimised to keep the filter and substrate cleaner for longer’ while supporting the biological balance in the aquarium after water changes.
Mexico has arrested an alleged drug cartel hitman on charges of trafficking the critically endangered totoaba fish, a species whose swimbladder can fetch up to $20,000 on the black market in China.
More than a quarter of fish near the River Thames have eaten plastic, a new study shows.
German aquatics manufacturer EHEIM has launched its incpiria marine, a marine water aquarium combination.