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Can you find the puppy among the dogs in the image above? This new brainteaser is apparently making Brits go ‘barking’ mad, with the average person taking 21.2 seconds to find it.
UK trade body OATA is adding its voice to concerns being raised by Ornamental Fish International (OFI) and the European Pet Organization (EPO) about a CITES proposal to examine the trade in all marine ornamental species.
A British company that makes accessories for pets, including cat bow ties and dog bandanas, is expanding to the US after doubling its turnover last year.
Craig Wallace and brand design agency Robot Food have teamed up to create a new dog food brand.
Vital Pet Group will be showcasing its products at both PATS Telford and GLEE.
An increase in reports of toxic blue green algae in several locations across the UK this summer has prompted the British Veterinary Association to urge pet owners to take extra precautions while walking their dogs near affected water bodies.
CSJ, which sponsors numerous canine sports in the UK, has spread its wings into Europe by sponsoring the Continental Sheepdog Championship 2019.
Stubbs England has returned as sponsor of the Nutritional Helpline of the Year award – one of the British Equestrian Trade Association’s 10 Business Awards – for a second year.
The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association has responded to claims made by an online pet food retailer that 95% of dog foods don’t reveal their exact ingredients.
Different Dog has launched plastic-free, compostable pots and recyclable packaging across its range of hand-cooked recipes.
Taylors Pet Foods has introduced Lovel Grain Free Large Breed Salmon, a complete feed for bigger dogs of all ages, and is looking for new stockists.
The owners of a Scottish pet store have decided to sell up and move on – after 36 years in the business.
Cotswold Raw is seeing ‘very good’ sales growth as demand for raw pet food increases.
Cats Protection is offering a free support service to help people cope with the loss of a cat.
The British Veterinary Association is encouraging vets to speak to their livestock and equine clients about containment fences, helping them to ensure they are always used responsibly and safely.
Premium dog gear brand Ruffwear is celebrating its 25th anniversary – that’s 175 ‘dog years’!
Laughing Dog, which oven bakes its entire range of dog food from start to finish on its family farm, featured in Channel 4’s ‘Food Unwrapped’ series last night (August 19).
Wilsons Pet Food continues to expand, adding 15 new stockists to its customer base, making it a total of 55 new stockists in just two months.
BSB Products has been appointed as the exclusive distribution partner for the UK and Ireland for the Petcurean brands of Now, Go! And Gather.
UK business owners have revealed that their biggest regret is the way they financed their business during the start-up period.
Netslé has warned that a no-deal Brexit would mean ‘major challenges’ for British industry, as fears grow of disruption to supplies of everyday goods.
A raw pet food manufacturer is recalling several frozen raw pet food products due to the presence of salmonella.
Honeyfield’s has introduced a new brochure, which is twice as big as the previous one.
Being a ‘jail bird' has taken on a whole new meaning at a Dorset prison, which recently adopted 150 laying hens from a national charity.
About 1,500 exhibitors and 65,000 visitors from around the world are expected to attend the 23rd China International Pet Show in November.
This year’s action-packed Dog Fun Day, near Midhurst, in West Sussex included a dog show, working dog demonstrations, ‘have a go’ dog agility and rally obedience, tips on training and the opportunity to meet cows and sheep.
SuperZoo is gearing up to welcome more than 21,000 pet industry professionals to Las Vegas, Nevada next week (August 20-22).
Raw Pet food manufacturer Poppy’s Picnic has made the South West regional finals of the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
Pet store Kennelgate in Shrewsbury, Shropshire has re-launched as Pets & Friends after a rebrand.
Congratulations to the winners of our £600 Dorwest giveaway, featured in the July issue of pbwnews and online.
A Cheshire veterinary practice is preparing to move to a new £2.5m state-of-the-art hospital.
York-based The Insurance Emporium won the Best Direct Pet Insurance Provider award at the YourMoney.com Awards 2019.
Wilsons Pet Food is to launch a raw frozen range of dog food at PATS Telford.
Award-winning wholesaler Bestpets is now stocking a wide range of Lily’s Kitchen products across the dry, wet and treat categories for dogs and cats.
Pool House Equine Clinic has made the finals of the British Veterinary Hospital Design Awards 2019.
Trespaws, the pet accessory arm of sports brand Trespass, has unveiled its range of cooling vests for dogs amid high summer temperatures.
Contractors are putting the finishing touches to a major new production and warehousing facility for Pet’s Choice, in Whitebirk, Blackburn.
Frozen treats brand Frozzys is to reveal its rebrand and new flavour at PATS Telford.
A ‘puppy farmer’ has been convicted of eight animal welfare offences after RSPCA officers found ‘depressed’ dogs living in dark, dirty conditions in Kent.
Equestrian fashion brand Equetech has unveiled new products for the autumn.
A pet retailer has raised just under £100,000 to build a community aquarium and sensory play classroom for 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.
A pet shop owner has said that the Animal Activities Licensing regulations introduced last October have forced him to stop selling pets after four decades in the business.
The RSPCA is again calling on the Government to review the Dangerous Dogs Act after thousands of dogs have been put to sleep in the UK in the 28 years since the legislation was introduced.
Award-winning pet drinks company Woof&Brew is taking pampered pets to a whole new level with the launch of Cham:Paws.
Beaphar is celebrating 25 years of trading in the UK.
Henry Bell & Co, home to the Mr Johnson’s small animal range and Dog Gone Fishin’ canine treats, has introduced another own brand with the launch of Henry Bell Wild Bird Care.
Scarsdale Vets, including Pride Referral Hospital, has become the latest group to join Independent Vetcare.
Supreme Petfoods has launched Science Selective House Rabbit as an extension to its award-winning Selective range.
A pet food manufacturer will enter the Dragons Den on BBC Two this Sunday.
Iams has partnered with fitness fanatic and Instagram ‘influencer’ Father Fitness and his dog, Yogi, to raise awareness of how pets and owners can reap the benefits of exercising together.