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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.
A pet budgie has been reunited with his owner.
This year’s world cup in Russia has a new pet psychic.
A dog rescued from a puppy farm has become a ‘kitten whisperer’.
A wedding ceremony went awry when an owl took over proceedings.
A horse really did walk into a bar!
A fossil containing what could be the world’s oldest eye has been discovered.
A woman had a shock when a live fish appeared in her kitchen.
A lone dog has caught the attention of commuters at a station in India.
A TV advert for a smart speaker activated an accidental order for cat food.
It’s not everyday that RSPCA officers are called out to help a box of crickets – but that’s what happened in Bodmin, Cornwall.

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The end of the UK heatwave will create the optimum breeding conditions for fleas, in what could become a flea epidemic, according to a leading retailer.
IKEA has issued a full recall in North America of a water dispenser for pets.
Pet product specialist Sure Petcare was presented with a Cat Friendly 2018 award for the SureFlap Microchip Pet Door Connect at the International Cat Care awards ceremony at Church House, London.
A home and garden industry company has bought the business interests of pet accessories company Petface.
Batleys Nottingham played host to a special trade day event for Bestpets Pro-Grooming customers on to educate pet care professionals in Pro-Grooming best practise.
A Welsh veterinary practice is helping owners to deal with the grief and distress of losing a pet. 
Integrated communications agency One has been appointed by Blackburn-based Pets Choice to provide PR services across its diverse brand portfolio.
The Pet Industry Federation’s joint animal establishments inspector training course, run in collaboration with the City of London Corporation, has been approved as meeting the City & Guilds Accreditation benchmark. 
Radio Systems PetSafe Europe Limited, parent company of PetSafe Brand, has appointed Alex Bewley as business development manager.
Cat lovers turned up in their hundreds at the weekend for the official opening of Cats Protection’s Tyneside Adoption Centre.
A Hertfordshire photographer has snapped 2,000 pictures of pet dogs to raise money for a charity shop ravaged by fire.
A greetings card distributor is offering independent pet retailers a ‘unique subscription scheme’ on its 32 canine-themed cards.
Pooch & Mutt’s latest online campaign featuring one of the UK’s top female free-runners and follows Thuli and her parkour pooch, Scout, racing through the streets of London to try the brand\'s new wet food cartons.
Cats Protection’s online sponsor pens have been given a Simon’s Cat style makeover as part of an ongoing partnership between the charity and the famous fictional feline.
Academics from the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences are asking for dog owners to take part in new research that could help to improve dog welfare.
Sure Petcare says it has introduced the most advanced cat flap yet – the Microchip Cat Flap Connect. 
Wayfair Inc, a North American web-based home goods retailer, has launched an exclusive line of furniture and household accessories for companion animals. 
Blackburn-based pet food manufacturer Pets Choice has confirmed that two of its newest brands will be exhibiting at the Royal Lancashire Show from Friday to Sunday this week (July 20-22). 
Benevo Vegan Pet Foods has been presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade, acknowledging its outstanding growth in exports over recent years. 
Bosses at the PDSA got on their bikes to each cycle 100 miles in a single day to help fundraise as the vet charity celebrates its centenary.
More than a third (35%) of children have learnt about caring for animals from TV, with popular shows such as ‘Blue Planet’ and ‘Planet Earth’ teaching them about protecting animals from harm.
A veterinary surgeon from Hampshire and a project manager from Berkshire have been selected to join the UK’s largest cat charity’s Board of Trustees.
Oralade has donated its new hypotonic drink, Hydrate+, to help homeless dogs through the heatwave and beyond.
Skinner’s Pet Foods has appointed Dr Jaqueline Boyd as nutritional consultant, who will be based at Stradbroke in Suffolk.
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.
Hundreds of species of fish and shellfish will be forced to migrate northwards to escape the effects of climate change, putting global fisheries at risk.
Following three years of research and development, Interpet has launched Tri-Spec 2, a maximum output aquarium light with a lens system. 
An aquatics manufacturer says it has introduced ‘the world’s first aquarium with wireless technology’. 
EHEIM launched a range of new products at Germany’s Interzoo, many of them embracing smart aquarium technology.
The Sahara desert could be seeing a new future – in fish farming. A new joint venture between South Korea and Algeria has resulted in the Shrimp Cultivation Research Center. Elsewhere, farms are experimenting with catfish, reports the Reuters news agency.
Sea Life Great Yarmouth has opened a new exhibition, Claws vs Jaws, featuring ‘several of the world’s most amazing crustaceans and Creatures of the Deep’.
Two aquatic trade bodies have joined forces to offer specialised training worldwide for the aquatics industry.
An aquatics retailer has made it on eBay’s millionaire list for achieving a million-pound turnover. 
West Sumatra says its ornamental freshwater and marine exports are growing with 150,000 fish going through its airport every year, mostly to Singapore. 
Tetra has launched a series of monthly podcasts aimed at educating and supporting fishkeepers from all levels of experience with bitesize content they can listen to on the go.