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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.

Staff at a Merseyside freight company got the shock of their lives when a 2ft lizard crawled out of a shipment of sandstone from India.
A woman has been reunited with her dog 12 years after it went missing.
A kind-hearted pilot stopped his plane after noticing a baby hedgehog on the runway while preparing for take-off.
Passengers on an American Airlines flight to Omaha, Nebraska, were shocked to find themselves sharing the aisle with a pony.
A video of a creature being called a ‘zombie snail’ has gone viral on Twitter.
Two members of staff at Hartpury are making a difference to the well-being and mental health of students.
Oxfordshire mother and daughter Lucy and Hannah Darch got more than they bargained for when they bought a new horse – the arrival of a surprise foal.
A molly fish weighing just one gram has become the UK’s smallest surgery patient after vets removed a tumour from its abdomen.
A cat was left needing a glucose drip after it mated with at least five females in a single night.
A horse was seen waiting for the train on a station platform on the Tyne and Wear Metro.

Liz Burman owns the award-winning Lea Wood Cattery in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire but has recently expanded her business to include dog day care and home boarding. Sandra Pearce pays a visit…
Pet stores and garden centres can register now for free entry to PATS Sandown, the UK’s spring pet industry exhibition, where the leading brands will be showcasing their new products and services under one roof.
Vuba has launched a product that it says will keep houseplants safe from inquisitive cats.
Progress is well underway to create a community aquarium in Wolverhampton, to help children and adults with special needs such as those who are deaf or blind, or have mental conditions or other issues and disabilities including autism and depression.
Beaphar UK has started the new decade with two product launches, both of which sill feature on the company’s stand at PATS Sandown 2020 in February.
Josera showcases its latest pet food ranges, which are available exclusively to independents, at PATS Sandown.
Colege Cambria has opened a new a dog grooming salon and training academy.
An enforcement regime to stop the sale of illegal invasive species has come onto the statue books in England and Wales.
Independent retailers might not be benefiting fully from lifestage products for small pets, according to Supreme Petfoods, and the category showed a slight decline in 2019 as a result.
New statistics released by Dogs Trust reveal how thousands of unsuspecting dog lovers may have been conned or ‘dogfished’ into buying puppies illegally imported into the UK, leaving them heartbroken and nearly £500 out-of-pocket on average.
Exhibitors at BETA International 2020, which runs until tomorrow, January 21, have lined up some special events, promotions and celebrity visitors on their stands to make the show experience truly memorable.
Pure Pet Food says it has transformed its brand for the new decade ¬and is moving to a new 14,000 sq ft facility to keep pace with demand.
A Scottish biotechnology company has received £1m to help turn waste from the whisky distilling process into animal feed.
Barking Mad Dog Care is celebrating its 20th anniversary – and is still looking for franchisees.
The finalists for the 2020 BETA Business Awards, which recognise companies and individuals making significant contributions to the equestrian industry, have been revealed. The winners will be announced at the BETA Gala Dinner, at the National Motorcycle Museum, near Birmingham, on next Friday (January 20).
Southampton International Airport is employing four-legged helpers from January 14.
Optimism has jumped among Britain’s larger companies after the election, with many now increasing investment and preparing to hire more workers, according to a new report from Deloitte.
 Broadreach Nature has dedicated another 20 acres of its land to native trees and woodland as part of a new environmental initiative.
Shoppers left it later than ever to send their parcels this past Christmas.
Do you have a business to be proud of? If the answer is yes, then why not enter the 2020 Pet Industry Federation Awards and get the recognition you and your team deserve?
Burgess Pet Care is exhibiting its award-winning Neutered Cat food at PATS Sandown next month.
Kennelpak says it has had ‘another exceptional year of growth fuelled by customer demand, with existing brands over-performing and unique NPD that has been exceptionally well received within the pet industry’.
A frozen pet food manufacturer in Wales has issued a recall for three products due to the presence of salmonella.
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
Zoo Med has launched its Paludarium 3-in-1 Lamp. A paludarium is a terrarium and aquarium experience that combines different life forms, and therefore needs a light source to meet the needs of all this life.
Evolution Aqua has been appointed as official UK distributer of OCTO marine aquarium products.
The Fish Health Inspectorate has updated the list of permitted species that can be imported into England and Wales.
Aquatics manufacturer King British is supporting the new National Turtle Sanctuary as part of its next campaign.
Retailers who sell barley straw extract to help keep ponds clear of algae need to check as a number of products are now illegal.
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
Specialist substrates, a supplier of responsibly-derived sands, gravels and stone products, brought more than 120 new products to AQUA 2019.
Internationally recognised Aquascaper, American- based Luis Navarro, impressed visitors with his aquascaping demonstrations.
Coral cover around Great Barrier Reef islands has almost halved over the last 18 years, says a new study.
Hikari revealed a new first, Vibra Bites, formulated for tropical fish that prefer live food.
Cloverleaf, home to the top-selling natural blanketweed remover Blanket Answer, launched a number of new products at AQUA 2019.
NT Labs has relaunched its marine range, with new products and a new design.
A Welsh council has voted unanimously to ban the giving of pets as prizes on land controlled by the local authority.
First-time exhibitor Aqualine is a wholesaler specialising in tropical fish, live and frozen fish food, and aquatic plants, and makes weekly deliveries to the UK from the Netherlands.
An aquascaping event organised by an aquatics retailer sold out months in advance, and reaction was so good that he will host another event next year.
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