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A dog had a lucky escape after swallowing a needle and thread.
Duke the collie had his first bath after RSPCA staff helped him conquer a fear of water.
A man tried to order a take-away at a drive-thru – on horseback.
Part of a castle was temporarily shut after a critter caused havoc.
A calf found itself stuck while feeding.
Two poodles have become stars of the small screen after appearing in a TV campaign.
A chicken has taken on the habits of a cat after an accident.
A fisherman had to perform surgery – on a dead shark.
A cat wandered back home days after his family held a funeral for him.
Royal Mail has apologised after a dog ate a special delivery – twice.
Dog-loving brides no longer have to leave their dog behind when heading away on their hen weekend
A fruit and veg shop owner discovered a lizard in a bunch of bananas bought from a market in Bradford, Yorkshire.
A domesticated fennec fox and a cat have formed an unlikely relationship.
A canine hero has received a gold medal for life-saving.
Charlie the cat returned home after a nine-day adventure.
Ringo Starr, the dog that is, got into a fix with some furniture.

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Following on from the launch of NOAH’s Industry in Focus campaign in 2017, animal medicines industry body NOAH, has unveiled the first collection of images from its 2018 campaign. 
VetPartners has continued the expansion of its farm division with the acquisition of one of the UK’s leading production animal veterinary groups.
A national hen welfare charity is encouraging people to dust off their aprons and get baking in the name of hen welfare.
The Retail Lab at garden and leisure trade show Glee will be split into five key areas this year, one of which will explore how garden centres can capitalise on the growing ‘pet pound’ trend.
Mackenzie & George has added a new Dog Collar Collection to its range of British-made leather accessories.
Scottish photographer Lindsay Robertson is on a mission – to capture EVERY horse breed in its home territory.
As the UK prepares to exit the European Union, vets are urging the government to extend the waiting time after rabies vaccination to 12 weeks to minimise the risk of rabies entering the UK. They say this would also reduce illegal trade in puppies for sale via the non-commercial route. 
This week August saw the start of the PetQuip Awards judging at the PetQuip head office, in Brasted, Kent.
Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Support Service has launched a two-hour ‘Introduction to Pet Bereavement Support Skills’ e-learning short course for people working in the pet sector.
This month sees Cotswold RAW extend its ‘rural’ offer with the launch of its second Wild countryside flavour, Duck & Venison, alongside its best-selling Rabbit & Venison.
The RSPCA is urging animal lovers to sign up and run the Brighton Marathon next year to raise money to help animals in need.
A Yorkshire teenager, who fulfilled her dream of becoming a veterinary nurse, has been named student of the year.
The pet industry is gearing up for one of its biggest events of the year – PATS Telford on Sunday and Monday, September 23-24.
Businesses could be risking losing out to competitors during the recruitment process due to workers’ expectations about IT equipment and technology. 
Pets Choice will be showcasing a selection of best-selling products from its Webbox Natural, Meatiful and TastyBone brands at PATS Telford. 
The Camel Pub, in Bethnal Green, in London’s East End, is the world’s most recommended pub for pets, Brighton has the most dog-friendly cafés and the Eden Project is the best place to walk a four-legged friend, according to a list of the 100 most pet-friendly places in the world.
A plea for the public to check their sheds and garages for cats has been issued following a rise in the number of missing felines this summer.
The WildWash Shampoo range has been shortlisted in the Best Grooming Category of the ‘Your Dog’ Awards 2018.
Following the merging of product lines under the umbrella brand of Podium Pet Products earlier this year, this month brings the launch of the company’s new website (www.podiumpetproducts.com). 
The Pet food industry is increasingly concerned about rising misconceptions about commercially-prepared pet foods – in particular a recent piece of consumer research that suggested many pet owners may not be aware of their cat’s nutritional needs and may not be providing a healthy diet.
Enterprising team members at Davies Veterinary Specialists have raised £4,450 for Medical Detection Dogs and the practice has topped this sum up to £7,200. 
Pet oral care products and services in the US were worth and estimated $5.2bn in 2017, according to the latest report from Packaged Facts.
Johnson’s Veterinary Products says it has been working hard to reduce the amount of plastic used in its packaging and is changing to recyclable, more lightweight and biodegradable materials wherever possible.  
Fenton & Charles has introduced a hypoallergenic Chicken with Butternut Squash Complete Dry Food, a grain-free diet suitable for dogs from three months through to old age.
Indonesia has been congratulated on its latest progress report on the conservation and management measures taken to protect its endemic Banggai cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni, population.
 
German aquatics firm EHEIM has presented the EHEIM Award to selected customers at Interzoo in recognition of their special relationship. 
Americans owned about 139m freshwater fish last year compared with about 74m cats and 70m dogs, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, and aquatic animal medicine remains a niche field that more veterinarians are studying as the popularity of aquatic pets rises, reports The Buffalo News.
The RSPB is urging home owners to build ponds in their gardens in light of falls in sightings of wildlife, including frogs and toads.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA) and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) are developing a method to detect illegal cyanide fishing, a banned method in which fish are stunned using diluted cyanide.
The first two months of Indonesia’s coral export ban has resulted in an estimated loss of US$2m (£1.5m) and thousands of jobs, says a global trade group.
For pet warehouse worker Andy Tate, the sky’s the limit when it comes to creativity and aquatics – or in his case, a Nissan Micra. For he has just completed converting a Nissan Micra into an aquarium. 
EHEIM has unveiled new packaging for its water treatments. 
The Fluval Edge aquarium has been redesigned with true-to-nature LED lighting two times brighter than the original Edge, as well as a new convenient cover.
Severe bleaching has changed the ecology on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, say scientists. 
A team of marine scientists are hunting for ‘dinosaurs’ in the deep underwater canyons off Sodwana Bay, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
JBL has updated its online content in its Essentials/Aquarium section, which now has the same amount of information as a 200-page reference book. 
Bug Bites are Fluval’s new insect larvae recipe fish food. Bug Bites are a complete fish food containing up to 40% insect larvae protein. The recipe is ‘highly palatable’ and can enhance colouration. 
Aquatics specialist Blagdon has launched Amphibious IQ, a British-designed energy-saving pond pump with intelligent features. 
Aquarama 2018 will be held in Shanghai, China, for the first time from August 22-25, and together with PetFair Asia will occupy 10 halls.
The Indonesian government has issued a blanket ban on all exports of corals, stunning the global ornamental fish industry.
Tetra has launched a new Micro food range, designed to suit smaller species of ornamental fish with small mouths, including young and adolescent fish.