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A pet shop that was gutted by a serious fire that killed several animals has reopened.
A veterinary nurse has teamed up with vets around the country to launch a new business for the film and TV industry.
The UK’s pet cat population increased by about 600,000 as more young people turned to the company of a feline friend during the pandemic.
HRH The Princess Royal visited Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging last month to recognise the company’s 2021 Queen’s Award for Innovation, highlighting the value of veterinary innovation to the wider community.
The British Independent Retailers Association has welcomed a move by Lord Navnit Dholakia to have ‘damaging’ clauses regarding shop theft removed from a piece of legislation.
RAW dog food business Poppy’s Picnic has launched a cat food range.
Pet grooming brand Bugalugs has gained its first major listing with award-winning retail chain Just for Pets.
Small Business Saturday is putting wheels in motion for a new nationwide roadshow to support small businesses across the UK.
The best of the best in the pet industry were last night recognised at the Pet Industry Federation Awards 2021, held at Whittlebury Hall, in Northamptonshire.
Pet care brand Bob Martin has formed a new partnership with Pets As Therapy, with a pledge to help raise awareness of the mental and physical support pets can provide.
A Midlands-based sustainable pet brand that is behind the production of a low carbon pet food has secured contracts with retailers in the UK and globally just six months after business support from Coventry University helped get its product to the market.
The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) has launched a new trading platform for ‘indies’.
OATA has presented a special Stakeholder Engagement Award to Alasdair Scott, of the Fish Health Inspectorate, in recognition of his long-standing work with the industry.
This National Reptile Awareness Day (October 21), the British Veterinary Association is urging all owners to ensure they are meeting the welfare needs of their pets and for anyone considering buying a reptile to #ThinkTwice and speak to a vet for advice.
Pet professionals and pet-friendly venues are being encouraged to have a staff member who is qualified with the canine first aid further education course.
A permanent reduction of business rates must be a top priority for the Chancellor when he makes his Autumn Statement later this month, the British Independent Retailers Association says.
Orvis UK has introduced an eco-friendly dog bed collection – Comfortfill – as part of the brand’s ongoing shift towards sustainability.
A blaze that ripped through a pet shop earlier this month causing extensive damage has been deemed accidental by investigators.
Group55 has launched its ‘next generation’ of Animology sprays and shampoos.
Small Business Saturday is putting wheels in motion for a new nationwide roadshow to support small businesses across the UK.
Family-owned retailer Trusty is opening a pet supplies superstore in Derby at the end of this month.
New Zealand pet food brand Nood has hit UK shelves this week, launching its premium product range exclusively at Tesco.
With reports of a number of firework events cancelled already across England and Wales, the RSPCA is concerned there may be an increase in unofficial at-home events in 2021.
Among the many new products being launched by leading suppliers exhibiting on the British pavilion at Zoomark in November will be premium dog food and treats, pet healthcare products, toys, chicken coop safety features and sustainable packaging.
The North American pet care market accounts for a nearly half of the global pet care industry by value ¬and is forecast to reach $67bn by 2025.
As part of its Cancel Out Cruelty campaign, the RSPCA has revealed the scale of calls about intentional cruelty that it received between June 1 and August 31.
Dog treat brand Oggi’s Oven is giving 5% of its sales revenue to the charity Blue Cross to help sick, injured and abandoned pets.
Lime Tree Vets, of Stoke on Trent, opens the first cat-only clinic in Staffordshire this month (October).
Sponsors Cliverton and Tuft are extending their collaboration with the Pet Industry Federation beyond this month’s industry awards.
Czech brand Fitmin, which makes feed, nutritional supplements and ‘natural delicacies’ for dogs, cats and horses, is looking for a distributor with a proven track record and a ‘true love of pets’ to offer its products in the UK.
Global packaging and paper specialist Mondi has added to its range of sustainable premium pet food packaging solutions with the launch of RetortPouch Recyclable.
Asia’s leading pet trade fair, the China International Pet Show (CIPS) will again rely on a hybrid concept this year – its 25th anniversary.
Raw food firm Paleo Ridge is ‘strengthening and expanding’ its business with the appointment of a new trade account manager.
VetExchange has launched its first product to the pet market through its sister company, PicaDoo.
Award-winning premium natural pet food brand Lily’s Kitchen has this week achieved its third recertification as a B Corporation.
A Pets at Home worker has died after being flown to hospital with critical injuries last week.
The countdown to Interzoo 2022 has begun!
The majority of UK logistics and supply chain organisations are confident of a full recovery from Brexit and covid disruptions within the next 12 months.
A research project carried out by the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund alongside academic experts discovered poor levels of veterinary education when it came to the treatment of rabbits.
Fast-growing British dog grooming, gifts and treats firm Sniffe & Likkit has formed a prtnership with renowned pet behaviour and nutrition expert Anna Webb.
Doggy day care provider Bruce’s has taken ownership of Buddies – the UK’s second largest doggy day care – as part of a wider plan for expansion across the UK. The acquisition brings the total number of Bruce’s sites to eight, with further openings planned for next year.
A Kent veterinary group has celebrated becoming the largest practice in the world to become employee owned.
Insurance comparison website Compare By Review has surveyed 500 UK pet owners to understand how they buy insurance, what they look for when comparing providers and what is most important for their pet’s well-being.
A new Four Paws Groom School has opened its doors, offering iPET Network further education courses.
Retail chain Jollye’s has unveiled details of the relaunch and expansion of its Lifestage dog food range in recipes such as salmon and trout with asparagus and turkey with sweet potato and cranberry.
Natures Menu is investing six figures in its biggest promotional campaign yet this autumn, encouraging owners to help their dog ‘Get the Raw Food Look’.
Two British Isles Grooming Association (BIGA) supporters have teamed up with the aim of ‘revolutionising’ cat grooming in the UK.
A new study in the open-access journal, ‘Animals’, examines the links between pet ownership, loneliness, and wellbeing during the covid-19 pandemic.
Woofs has been named Pet Food Brand of the Year in the Marine Stewardship Council’s annual UK awards, sharing the limelight with household names such as Birds Eye, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.
Ticket sales for the Pet Industry Federation Awards 2021 will close in one week’s time.