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Pets at Home has seen in-store and online sales increase since the start of the covid-19 pandemic and now expects annual profits to beat expectations.
Burgess Pet Care has launched an online resource to increase awareness around rabbit welfare.
A government pledge to pressure banks into supporting more small businesses during the crisis has been welcomed by the Pet Product Retail Association parent body Bira.
Interzoo, the leading international trade fair for pet supplies, has announced that it is postponing its 2020 show until at least next year or beyond.
A lack of clarity over whether pet service businesses should operate during the current crisis has stirred up hostility within the grooming profession.
UK pet trade and welfare bodies have helped to produce guidance for anyone walking other people’s dogs.
Leading UK pet food brand Lily’s Kitchen has been acquired by global pet nutrition company Nestlé Purina. The acquisition was from L Catterton and financial terms have not been disclosed.
In the light of government advice to the nationwide lockdown, the Pets’n’Vets Family has brought forward the launch of its PetsApp, which provides video consultations to help pet owners throughout the current pandemic.
Nine out of the top 10 names given to the nation’s kittens and puppies are shared by Britain’s newborn babies. 
Carmarthenshire-based pet food company Burns Pet Nutrition has formed a new partnership with one of Britain’s most high-profile animal welfare charities, Mayhew.
The RSPCA says it is devastated to hear about the death of a member of its  ‘family’.
The Pet Industry Federation has introduced some additional online courses to help members run their businesses.
Sales of dog and cat food in the US last month (March) were up more than 50% over the same period last year as Americans stocked up on essentials in preparation for extended social distancing. 
Dog lovers need deep pockets if they want to own top breeds, with a new study identifying the costs of owning some of the UK’s most popular pooches.
High street banks are failing to support small independent retailers in the current crisis, according to a survey by the British Independent Retailers Association.
Trade body the Pet Industry Federation has issued a statement to people running pet services businesses, such as groomers, dog walkers, and kennels and catteries.
Pet retailers are taking up a new drop-shipping service from specialist wholesaler Peregrine Livefoods.
Specialist units are operating to combat misinformation about coronavirus, with five to 10 incidents being identified and tackled each day.
Ricky Gervais has thrown his support behind the RSPCA, which has launched an appeal today to raise funds to keep its rescuers on the frontline saving animals.
Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson answers some of the most frequently-asked questions about the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, intended to pay employees who would otherwise be redundant or asked to stay away from work without pay and are instead designated as ‘furloughed’.
Central England Co-op has rolled out the installation of plastic screens at its stores to help keep staff and customers safe.
With a number of charities struggling during the coronavirus crisis, parrot wholesaler Northern Pet Trade is making donations to five bird rescue centres. 
Councils are being urged to consider relaxing any locally-imposed restrictions on dog walking during the coronavirus shutdown period.
A family-run pet treat manufacturer is donating treats to animal rescue charities as part of its zero-waste policy.
The Golden Paste Company, a division of I’Anson Brothers, is continuing to run as it provides supplements for pets and livestock, alongside sister company British Horse Feeds that produces Speedi-Beet, Fibre-Beet and Cooked Linseed.
Casco Pet has created a new portable adoption shelter to cope with any increase in the number of unwanted pets during the coronavirus crisis.
Members of a group of teenagers shouted, “have corona, b****” and spat in an RSPCA inspector’s face while she was rescuing a swan in Hull, East Yorkshire.
A Belgian woman has infected her cat with the coronavirus, according to the country’s Public Health Department (FPS).
Dog food manufacturer Laughing Dog has launched a campaign to share ‘happy’ tips, advice and activities for people at home with their dog. 
Specialist reptile products wholesaler, livefood farm and manufacturer Monkfield Nutrition has responded quickly to the coronavirus crisis in order to support ‘bricks-and-mortar’ pet stores and ensure that pet reptiles are fed and cared for properly throughout the UK.
The British Independent Retailers Association has welcomed last night’s rescue plan for the self-employed – but has raised concerns that many of its members still won’t benefit.
Pet pharmaceutical and welfare company Beaphar has issued a statement offering reassurance to its retailers.
Vital Pet Group has set up a dedicated ‘Lifeline Fund’ offering extended credit terms to as many retail customers as possible.
Trade and welfare bodies have come together to offer authoritative advice about caring for animals and each other during the coronavirus crisis.
The British Independent Retailers Association has launched a dedicated coronavirus hub to guide members and the wider retail community through the crisis.
The founders of new pet treat company Bug Bakes secured £50,000 investment from a Dragons’ Den investor on Sunday.
The UK pet food industry is calling on pet owners to ‘shop sensibly’ as there is plenty of pet food for everybody.  
Pets at Home will keep its stores and veterinary practices open during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic but has closed its grooming salons.
CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds says trade has TRIPLED over the past two weeks, with more than 500 new customers coming on board.
In light of current guidance on reducing the transmission of coronavirus by limiting non-essential contact, vets are temporarily permitted to prescribe remotely where no other option is available.
THE UK’S biggest garden centre retail group Dobbies - which has extensive pet departments in its stores - has made a U-turn on a decision to stay open despite a government order to shut all ‘non-essential shops’.
PATS says it will support exhibitors wherever it can with a series of marketing measures designed to help UK pet product suppliers get through the challenging times ahead.
From today (Wednesday), businesses will be able to apply for a three-month extension for filing their accounts.
A young photographer from Flintshire has won the RSPCA’s online animal photographic competition.
The RSPCA is providing an emergency-only service to animals through the coronavirus crisis in the wake of Government advice.  
Nearly a half of UK pet-owners have changed their shopping habits during the coronavirus crisis.
A relief fund has been set up to support rescue centres and other canine organisations affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Pet trade and welfare bodies have released a statement this morning in the wake of the Prime Minister’s announcement last night (Monday).
All shops selling non-essential goods are to be closed immediately as the government imposes tougher controls to try to fight the coronavirus but stores selling essential items – including pet shops – can remain open.
Trade body the Pet Industry Federation is still receiving queries from pet industry businesses seeking clarity on whether they can still operate during the lockdown to stem the tide of the coronavirus outbreak.