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Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, is launching two new paper-based bags for German pet food producer Interquell – delivering both consumer convenience and sustainability benefits.
A House of Commons select committee has launched an inquiry into how Brexit regulations will affect pet travel and live animal exports.
Burgess Pet Care has given £6,500 worth of dog food to five greyhound and lurcher rescue centres across the UK.
Brexit delays and costs are escalating rapidly, warns the international courier services expert ParcelHero.
Cosmos, supplier of the award-winning Tropiclean range of pet care products, has moved headquarters and acquired a new pet brand – Urine Off.
Retail group Pets at Home has seen its total revenues increase by 18% to £302m in the 12 weeks to December 31 compared to the same period in 2019.
Leading pet care company Mutneys has scooped the contract to supply the kit for new prime-time dog grooming TV show, Pooch Perfect.
Laughing Dog has added two new products – Chewy Boosts and Teeth and Gums – to its healthy treats range.
Having already donated 300,000 meals for animals in need during the pandemic, the team at Harringtons has decided to maintain momentum with the launch of ‘Miles and Meals’ – to get people moving and more meals to those in need.
Garden wildlife product specialist, manufacturer and supplier CJ Wildlife has appointed Emma Johnson as its new head of sales for business-to-business in the UK.
Plans to build a new Pets at Home storage and distribution centre costing £48m have been approved.
New import regulations imposed following the end of the Brexit transition period on January 1 are having a ‘catastrophic’ effect on the UK pet industry.
Dignity Pet Crematorium, a specialist individual pet crematorium based in Hampshire, has raised £2,000 – its biggest total yet – from its charity Christmas Tree. Funds will be split equally between the Samaritans and nine other charities.
A surge in pet ownership during 2020 has led to more owners demanding top quality and alternative pet food, according to one manufacturer.
The RSPCA continues to rehome rescue animals on a delivery basis during the ongoing lockdowns in both England and Wales.
Family-owned pet, wild bird food and accessories producer Henry Bell Wild Bird Care has introduced a new range – the Sterling Collection.
Mars Petcare UK has issued a ‘precautionary recall’ of several of its dog food products because they may contain high levels of vitamin D that exceed the maximum permitted intake.
Credible Markets has brought out a new research report covering the grain-free pet food market.
Premium natural pet food brand, Lily’s Kitchen is now available to pet owners across China thanks to a major distribution agreement with specialist Penefit International.
For the 13th year running, Virbac’s household flea spray, Indorex, has been voted The Best Flea Product for the Home by readers of Your Dog magazine.
More than three million pet cats are overweight and the problem is becoming worse during the pandemic, according to Cats Protection.
The RSPCA has welcomed new guidance from the UK Government that will make it easier for people in England to walk and exercise their dogs amid ongoing lockdown restrictions.
A new ‘world-leading’ scheme for commercial producers of raw pet food is in the final stages of production by the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA).
Meowijuana, a SmarterPaw brand, is continuing its expansion into Singapore with a new distribution partnership with Polygen Asia.
T Forrest has introduced its first product launch of 2021, adding a new range of premium coconut feeders to its bird product portfolio.
The guidance for pet care businesses has again been updated following additional government advice.
A pet shop is closing for the last time after more than three decades.
A British small pet bedding business has invested more than £1m in a new production line, enabling it to treble its capacity for 2021.
Set against a backdrop of the major challenges posed by covid-19, Llanharan-based  Hope Rescue has helped 481 dogs in need since last March – including 211 dogs that were handed over because their owners could no longer take care of them.
Cargill, the global food, agricultural, financial and industrial products company, has opened a new premix animal nutrition facility in the US.
A London-based food tech start-up, The Pack, has closed the pre-seed investment round for its new range of plant-based dog food.
Vital Pet Group is now stocking the range of frozen raw pet food from Nutriment.
The British Veterinary Association has renewed a call for animal owners to respect their veterinary teams as practices adjust to new ways of working under national lockdown restrictions across the UK.
The British Independent Retailers Association is calling for business rates to be abolished for another year following a report from the British Retail Consortium, revealing the true impact of covid-19 on shopper footfall.
Following the acquisition of aniMate in November, Pets Choice has completed a month-long transition of the aniMate assets from its base in Ripponden, West Yorkshire to Pets Choice headquarters in Blackburn, Lancashire.
Cambridgeshire-based animal charity Wood Green has secured support from major UK pet food manufacturer Burgess Pet Care for the 12th year running.
An award-winning luxury hotel for cats is doubling up as the UK’s first feline food bank.
There is little doubt that January will be a rollercoaster ride for retailers and delivery companies across the UK, but the latest national lockdown and new Brexit red tape at borders has not created severe delays, says home delivery expert ParcelHero.
A dog rescuer from Merseyside has launched what he believes is the UK’s first online flea and worm treatment subscription service that includes free 24/7 digital access to emergency vets.
Ahead of the forthcoming Virtual Petindex event, which takes place from March 16-30, the Pet Industry Federation is running a webinar to give more information about the trade show and how to get the most out of it.
Pets at Home is predicting its strong sales performance throughout 2020 to continue to the financial year end. In a third-quarter trading update today (Friday), the UK’s largest pet retail group reported ‘high-teens’ profit growth during December.
A pet entrepreneur is urging dog owners and councils to use compost bins for dog waste to help fight climate change and reduce the carbon pawprint.
Nearly three-quarters (71%) of professionals responding to a Kelton Global survey for Hill’s Pet Nutrition in the US say pets’ eating habits have changed during the covid-19 pandemic.
Pets Choice has appointed Becky Lambert as national pet trade manager.
Access to veterinary services and treatments will still be available during the national lockdowns in England and Scotland, the National Office for Animal Health has confirmed. They will also be available under the Welsh and NI arrangements.
A ‘catastrophic’ fire at an aquatic shop was prevented when water from a bursting fish tank doused some of the flames.
Pet Brands has released a boredom-busting range of brain games for dogs of all abilities, meeting an increasing demand for great pet enrichment options.
The hunt for Britain’s best dog groomer begins this week as a new prime-time BBC One series called Pooch Perfect begins at 8pm tomorrow (Thursday).
Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to receive a one-off grant worth up to £9,000.
Lily’s Kitchen is embracing ‘Veganuary’ with its first vegan recipe for dogs, so that four-legged friends and pet parents can have Meat Free Mondays together.