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Dog and cat owners will be able get a Santa Selfie for their pet thanks to a festive experience offer from Dobbies Garden Centres.
Three new faces were welcomed to the OATA Board at the trade association’s annual general meeting, which for the first time was held on Zoom.
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has been criticised by experts after claiming his dog’s vegan diet had cured his health problems.
Raw pet food firm Natures Menu has launched a new podcast to support dog owners after a recent survey found that nearly a third of them would like more guidance in managing their dog’s behaviour.
News that PATS Sandown will be bringing the UK pet industry together again in May 2021 after a year-long absence of ‘live’ shows has been widely welcomed.
A leading UK and European veterinary care provider, IVC Evidensia, is opening a care fund to support staff, owner and animal wellbeing.
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This Halloween raw pet food brand Natural Instinct has teamed up with talented cocker spaniel Bella and her owner to prove to the nation that anyone can teach their dog new tricks.
Lan Handling Technologies – a Dutch specialist in designing, assembling and integrating retort automation solutions for pet foods – has launched a new concept for the in-line drying of pouches and semi-rigid packaging in retort processes.
All AMTRA/Harper Adams exams have been suspended until further notice.
Soft chews and calming sprays designed to help dogs during periods of stress are now available from Overby Farm.
New cold-pressed dog food business Walker & Drake – launched mid-lockdown in June – is already planning to recuit three new field sales executives to join its rapidly-expanding team.
Nearly nine out of 10 large businesses are relying on bad supplier data, putting them at major risk of fraud, a survey has found.
Data released by the The Kennel Club ahead of World Mental Health Day last week shows 91% agree dogs help them cope mentally and emotionally during the global crisis.
Tonisity International has launched a new range of products for the pet industry.
Swedencare has bought 100% of British company Nutravet (UK).
Megan Fletcher has joined Edition Media to focus on the production, creation, and delivery of Edition Dog and Edition Cat magazines’ online and social media content.
Two independent pet stores in East Anglia have been put up for sale as the current owners look to retire.
A pet food company is calling on members of the public to support their local high street to help businesses survive the pandemic.
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are waiting to be paid on average £59,013 each for work undertaken before lockdown, finds a business survey.
Raw food brand Natures Menu has released an upbeat, informative series of online videos to promote its popular Poo Bag Challenge and continue its further education on raw feeding.
An entrepreneur who has developed an online marketplace for artisan pet product has been named as a finalist in the Best Business Women Awards 2020.
International trade association PetQuip has seen an increase in new memberships as more UK businesses call on its services.
Forced mass closure of shops in a circuit breaker scenario would be devastating for the retail sector, says the British Independent Retailers Association.
Two men have been arrested following multiple burglaries, including a pet shop break-in, in the New Forest on Wednesday night (October 14).
MPs will debate two petitions relating to pet theft on Monday (October 19).
Pets Choice has purchased the assets and goodwill of pet accessory business The Animate Company, with the deal being completed at the end of October.
German sustainable pet food company Josera has been named ‘best in category’ by the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC).
Family-run business D-Style has launched a product billed as ‘the world’s only fully-retractable ball thrower made entirely from recycled and sustainable materials’.
A planning application for Pets at Home’s new national storage and distribution centre in Staffordshire has now been submitted following an extensive public consultation.
Obese dogs that are put on a weight-loss diet could achieve significant extra health benefits, according to a new study backed by Purina.
A high street bank’s point-of-sale card payment system has been helping small businesses adapt to revised ways of working due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Feeding time at the zoo has never been so exciting for two exotic bird species at Chester Zoo.
Businesses required to close as a result of the Government’s latest ‘three tier’ coronavirus restrictions will be able to claim support to continue paying two-thirds of employees’ salaries.
In collaboration with Scratch n All in the US, Hilton Herbs is bringing its animal scratcher pads and Scratch Me Silly stick to the UK and European market.
The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is backing new measures announced by the Chancellor in October – but is reminding him not to forget the independent retail sector.
British pet grooming supplies manufacturer Mutneys has launched a digital reward scheme to make it easier for customers to claim their loyalty bonuses.
Owners who choose not to insure their pets might think differently if they understood the likely cost of veterinary treatment, says insurance firm Scratch & Patch.
An eight-year-old artist is to have his work translated into a mural to decorate the wall of a veterinary specialist referral centre.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged to confirm an extension of the existing business rates holiday beyond next April, to allow retailers to plan for the future and protect jobs.
Local pet shops are to be supported as part of a new dog walking campaign from pet food company Laughing Dog.
VetPartners has leapt up to 66 in the 16th annual Sunday Times PwC Top Track 250 league table as it prepares to celebrate its fifth anniversary.
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are waiting to be paid on average £59,013 each for work undertaken before lockdown, finds a business survey.
With only two days to go until the launch of Virtual Petindex, organiser the Pet Industry Federation is looking forward to welcoming visitors and exhibitors from all over the world to shop, learn and connect at the UK’s virtual pet trade show.
New dog and puppy owners are being urged to consider using activity monitors to keep track of their pets’ health, wellbeing and weight management.
Owners need to take early action to avoid pets’ distress over fireworks, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has urged.
Sniffers Pet Care has secured a major order with Petmania that will see its range of healthy dog treats in stores throughout Ireland.
Festive launches from Mars Petcare are to be supported with the company’s biggest seasonal advertising campaign to date.
Johnson’s Veterinary Products has reported the sudden death of one of its hugely respected and well-liked area sales managers, Richard Williams.
The director of a nationwide communications business has used her PR skills to launch her own company supplying designer pet products during the covid-19 lockdown.