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


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.
A Romanian rescue dog has been recognised with the Mirror’s Animal Hero Rescue Award.
A raccoon attempting to score a free snack wound up getting trapped inside a vending machine at a Florida high school.
A puppy from an animal rescue charity in South Wales has moved into Downing Street with PM Boris Johnson.
A kitten apparently making a ‘quacking’ sound has become an Internet star.
Police removed 25,000 bees that were clinging on to a metal awning at a Staten Island Ferry terminal in the US.
A major convenience store in Japan has closed one of its shops after videos of rats scurrying across its floor and dropping from its shelves were widely shared online.
A duck is walking more comfortably after a Tennessee vet crafted a pair of orthopaedic shoes from mats bought in a local hardware store.
Four orphaned baby hedgehogs have been saved thanks to an Oxfordshire vet practice.
A couple who scooped a £1m lottery scratch card prize have thanked their cat, six-year-old ginger tom Shortcake, for their good fortune.
A highly venomous snake that was on the loose in a German city has been captured after a five-day hunt.
A panda has given birth to twins at a zoo in Germany – the first time for the country.
A 13-year-old Border collie from Leicester is being honoured by the PDSA after helping his owner collect more than 7,500 bags of litter.
Barking Mad Dog Care has been ranked as the top pet sector franchise in Elite Franchise’s top 100 league table – and number 34 overall in the UK.
Raw dog food manufacturer Poppy’s Picnic says it has created the most exclusive Christmas dinner for dogs.
Yorkshire-based pet accessory brand Collared Creatures is reporting record sales of its ranges of Harris Tweed collars and leads, dog beds and dog drying coats in the run-up to Christmas.
Great Britain finished fifth in the Team Championship of the FCI World Heelwork to Music Championships.
An animal charity is putting the finish touches to a £50,000 new headquarters, after fighting a ‘hugely stressful’ two-year battle to find suitable accommodation.
Sussex-based super-premium pet food company Arden Grange has gained three ‘highly commended’ Your Dog magazine awards.
Trespaws, the pet accessory arm of Glasgow-based international sportswear brand Trespass, has been named Company of the Year by Business and Industry Today magazine.
Pet Food UK has recruited cockerpoos Monty and Freddie and three-legged feline Gizmo to its product-testing team.
It’s not every day your product range appears live on TV. It’s perhaps even rarer that it follows on from an interview with the Prime Minster ahead of an election.
Purina PetCare, in collaboration with social entrepreneurship pioneer Ashoka, is running the Purina BetterwithPets Prize for a second year.
Pet bed specialist Scruffs has given more than 150 of its best-selling Snuggle Blankets to animal re-homing charities around the UK in time for Christmas.
A pet shop near St George Cross in Glasgow has launched a drive to give warm coats and collars to homeless dogs in the run-up to Christmas.
Pet food manufacturer Rondo Food is to close its plant in Arklow, Co Wicklow, with the loss of 135 jobs.
Inspired Pet Nutrition is investing £250,000 at its Kinmel Park site, in Bodelwyddan, North Wales, home of its subsidiary, The Real Petfood Company.
Concerns been raised about ‘the damage children can do’ when they visit new interactive pet villages at Pets at Home stores.
Wilsons, which produces cold pressed and raw frozen dog food, has won the final stage of the Scottish EDGE 15 awards.
After a long-drawn-out dispute, the Advertising Standards Authority has upheld an earlier ruling on a statement about biodegradable poop bags.
Laughing Dog has reached its fundraising target for the Guide Dogs Charity.
Ahead of the General Election on Thursday (December 12), the new Kennel Club manifesto, ‘A Voice for Dogs’, calls on the incoming government to reshape the laws surrounding dog welfare and provide stronger support to their owners.
Tracy Richards, founder of pet cleaning product manufacturer Aqueos, has revealed her future plans for the business.
Readers of ‘Your Dog’ magazine have chosen Fish4Dogs’ Sea Jerky range as their favourite dog treat for 2020.
From Amazon to ASOS to Argos, many retailers pushed their Christmas online order dates right up to Christmas Eve last year. Now new research from home delivery expert ParcelHero reveals there is a significant demand for deliveries on the big day itself – and 20% of shoppers would pay up to £5 extra for a December 25 delivery.
Irish Dog Foods has continued a winning streak by getting an award at the European Business Awards.
Lil Bub, one of the internet’s most famous cats has died, aged eight.
Paleo Ridge has launched a new collection of ‘next generation’ raw dog food products.
The British Veterinary Association is calling on vets to report any suspicions about illegally imported pets to local authorities.
A delighted Mary Carter stormed home to win the World Sleddog Championship 2019 with her homebred six-dog team all fuelled entirely by CSJ dog food.
With a growing number of Brits (one million at the last count) aspiring to embrace the Good Life and keep their own hens, ChickenGuard has conducted research to highlight the true cost of establishing a small flock.
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
A further 17,000 fish have been reintroduced into Lincolnshire’s River Witham by Environment Agency teams as part of ongoing efforts to help the river recover from last year’s devastating pollution.
The UK’s first marine park in Plymouth is set to ‘lead way in ocean innovation’.
German aquatics manufacturer JBL has won a Bronze award in the pond accessories category of the Animal Challenge award in Paris.
A local council has voted unanimously to ban the giving away of goldfish as prizes on council land.
An aquatics retailer has been featured in the latest Parliamentary Review, and is thought to be the first aquatics retailer to appear in the publication.
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.