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The Competition and Markets Authority is investigating the completed acquisition of Quality Pet Care Ltd (trading as The Vet) by CVS Group.
The UK pet industry was able to reunite for the first time in more than 18 months when the doors at PATS Telford opened today Sunday.
Scientists have confirmed a link between salmonella detected in feeder mice distributed by Monkfield Nutrition across all four UK nations and an outbreak of human cases of salmonella.
The UK pet industry finally had the chance to celebrate in person during the announcement of the PetQuip Awards 2021 today (Sunday), when businesses were honoured for outstanding performance during a challenging period of lockdown restrictions.
The winners of the PATS Telford 2021 New Product Awards, sponsored by pbwnews, were chosen by a team of pet retailers, who arrived at the show early this morning (Sunday) to make their choices from a record number of more than 300 new products entered.
A new pet microchipping database is launching in the UK.
ROGZ world HQ – based in South Africa – has revealed that it is now operating a new warehouse in the UK.
A survey of 2,000 UK dog owners by Devon-based natural pet food producer Forthglade has discovered the most popular UK destinations for days out and dog walks – with the Yorkshire Dales taking first place in the top 40.
Harringtons ranks as the UK’s most searched dog food brand on Google, with 274,000 searches a year. That’s according to pet insurance experts at money.co.uk.
New research reveals an alarming lockdown legacy as ‘click-and-collect’ and ‘click and drop’ puppies are now seen as the norm, the Kennel Club warns.
Award-winning pet drinks company Woof &Brew has teamed up with luxury treat manufacturers ByBenji to launch the ‘ulti-mutt’ meat treat for dogs.
The winners of the PetQuip Industry Awards will be unveiled at a special drinks reception after the first day of PATS Telford on Sunday.
Maidenhead Aquatics has launched a new Click and Collect service, bridging the gap between traditional retail outlets and its website.
Visitors and exhibitors alike are preparing for the UK’s No.1 Pet Industry Exhibition, which opens its doors this Sunday and Monday (September 26-27).
A magistrates court heard how a 24-year-old man tricked people into making online payments for puppies they never received.
Tickets are on sale for London’s biggest dog event, Discover Dogs, returning to ExCeL London on November 20-21.
After a warning from the CBI that UK businesses should anticipate two years of labour shortages, an accountancy group says expecting the end of furlough to help the manufacturing sector is wishful thinking and that the labour shortage results from ‘a cocktail’ of issues.
Young offenders are teaming up with assistance dogs of the future in a unique rehabilitation scheme that gives them qualifications and a fresh start.
Is Tiddles the UK’s hardest working cat? Quite paws-ibly!
Hownd is extending its Plant Powered Superfood food range with the launch of the world’s first ready-made porridge for dogs – Fresh Blueberry & Coconut Porridge with Chia & Oats.
Pet Trade Innovations says its Bamboodles T-Bone dog chew has been ‘a huge success’ with retailers, dog owners and dogs across the UK, with sales exceeding 50,000 units in just six months.
There has been a surge in people taking their pets on board private jets, according to a report by US news agency CNN.
The Pet Industry Federation has added an additional category to its 2021 awards.
The team at a West Yorkshire Garden Centre has doubled the size of its pet care, wildlife, bird care and aquatics department.
Canicross company DogFit International has been recognised as among the best in class of the physical activity sector at the ukactive Awards 2021.
Global ingredients manufacturer Kemin Industries is celebrating 25 years of growing its proprietary line of rosemary to create sustainable solutions for foods.
The Purina Institute is to share new research into obesity management in a symposium at the British Veterinary Nurses Association Congress next month.
In a bid to get more truck drivers on the road, the Government has revealed plans to merge the separate tests for driving rigid and articulated trucks and axe reversing exercises and uncoupling and recoupling from the main test.
Henry Bell has launched a new wildlife collection in response to the growing interest in caring for garden wildlife.
A select group of pet product suppliers have picked up New Product Awards at Paw at Glee.
Pets at Home will close all its retail stores and grooming salons on Boxing Day as a thank you to colleagues in recognition of their hard work throughout the year.
Buyers placing an order with Brambles at PATS Telford will be entered in a free prize draw to win £100 worth of Brambles Wildlife Food for the wildlife rescue of their choice.
The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) has joined forces with the Webinar Vet to host a Pet Obesity Awareness Day virtual event.
An impressive list of pet products is today being judged for the New Product Awards at the Glee Garden and Leisure show in Birmingham. The event includes Paw – the pet product area.
Pet product companies have been impressing buyers at Paw at Glee, which returned to the NEC Birmingham yesterday.
The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) recently launched a new Associate Member category for those who work closely with the pet food industry. PFMA is delighted to welcome onboard Pets at Home as its founding Associate Member.
The Kennel Club Art Gallery has this week opened a new exhibition to the public, showcasing and celebrating the life and work of renowned dog artist Julie Brenan (1948-2020).
Nervous new owners, swearing parrots, and breeding bunnies – independent pet shops have seen it all and now it’s time to celebrate the wonderful work they do.
Asia Pacific and Australasia will become an e-commerce powerhouse this year and beyond, due to e-commerce sales opportunities of more than $68.5bn, according to a new report from global market research company Euromonitor International.
Wild bird care brand Honeyfield’s, part of WHM Pet Group, says it has reinforced its ‘eco’ credentials by introducing an industry-first packaging development, which includes a new design and the first ‘truly biodegradable’ plastic technology.
T.Forrest has introduced new retail packaging as part of its rebranding.
The National Pet College has launched the City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Education and Training, aimed at experienced dog groomers who want to share their expertise with others and upskill into teaching.
Every exhibitor at equestrian trade show BETA International is automatically entered into the best stand competition, which is divided into two categories – Best Large Stand (32 square metres and over) and Best Small Stand (under 32 square metres).
This month sees the return of TVM UK’s Pet Eye Health Awareness Week (September 20-26), which is dedicated to helping pet owners identify common symptoms of eye disease.
Bird food manufacturer Johnston & Jeff is introducing paper sacks for one of its most popular wild bird blends.
Soopa has redesigned its Christmas selection box with a completely new look.
Raw dog food specialist Paleo Ridge is celebrating its four millionth meal milestone by offering new customers a 30% discount, available until the end of September.
The Pet Industry Federation has revealed the shortlist for its 2021 awards, chosen from a record number of entries.
A company behind the development of new drugs for pets has raised £27m to fund future growth.
Rosewood Pet Products is running a charity sample sale open to the public at its headquarters in Hortonwood, Telford, in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.