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Dogs in the UK and Ireland are being cossetted, with heating, radio and even TV while their owners are out of the house, according to a new study.
Police dogs that supported emergency services during the 2017 London terror attacks are being honoured for their heroic actions.
More than half of home-sitters in the UK choose to look after an unusual pet, including pigs, bearded dragons, tortoises, peacocks, alpacas and even a pygmy hedgehog.
Nearly 8,000 reports of dog fighting incidents have been reported in England & Wales in the past four years, new figures from the RSPCA reveal.
Butcher’s Pet Care has partnered with Atheon Analytics and its multi-retailer SKUtrak service, which provides daily insight into its sales and supply chain.
A new survey taken by PFMA members confirms reasons why pet food manufacturers value the trade body.
Leading raw and natural pet food business Natures Menu has refreshed its existing Fruit and Vegetable Raw Nuggets line with the addition of Natural Raw Nuggets Veggie Boost, as well as new-look packaging.
Laughing Dog – one of the few pet food manufacturers in the UK to oven bake its entire range of dry dog food – has launched a new nationwide on-pack promotion.
Vets are concerned that scepticism about vaccination is creeping over from human health into pet care as new statistics show that 98% of vets have been questioned by their clients on the need for vaccination.
Pet food food brand Webbox Natural has bolstered its partnership with animal welfare charity StreetVet.
Liz Barton, vet and co-founder of WellVet, has joined pet trade and veterinary PR and marketing agency Companion Consultancy as senior account manager.
Climate change has advanced the breeding season of many wildlife species in the UK – but just how much varies markedly across the country, according to a major new study.
A significant 63% of British dog owners say their pet is their best friend – and nearly half (46%) say their dog is the most important member of their family.
The British Veterinary Association, Animal Welfare Foundation and RSPCA have joined paws this National Pet Month (April 1 –May 6) to encourage anyone thinking of buying a puppy to always use The Puppy Contract and ask several key questions of the breeder first.
Butcher’s Pet Care is kicking off its first brand campaign in five years in a bid to re-position itself as ‘the everyday choice in naturally nourishing food for dogs’.
The Naturediet Feel Good range is expanding to include a smaller 200g pack and semi-moist Feel Good Natural Treats.
Henry Bell & Co, the family-owned animal feed producer, has introduced its own brand – Henry Bell Wild Bird Care.
Nylabone has added a variety of new products to its UK offering.
A pet store and park complex is helping an international detection dog business in the war against drugs and terrorism.
Paulo de Castro has joined Mars Petcare’s global management team as leader of finance.
Annual sales at Inspired Pet Nutrition, home to the Wagg and Harringtons brands, grew by 17.3% last year to hit £91.3m, though profits dropped from £8.2m to £6.5m as a result of rising prices and further investment.
The British Veterinary Association is reminding pet owners not to replace a trip to the vets with non-clinical information they find online.
Nature Vito is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its first products coming to market.
Suffolk-based natural pet business World of Pets is hosting its first Dog Easter Egg Hunt.
The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against a dog food subscription service and ruled that text on its website cannot appear in its current form.
Agria Pet Insurance is raising money for rescue centres with an international dog-walking event.
Wyevale, the UK’s biggest garden centre operator, is to sell six sites to two garden centre groups.
Vince the Vet has unveiled new support supplements for cats and dogs.
Playing music and providing separate waiting rooms could reduce stress for millions of dogs and cats undergoing visits to vets, according to the latest guidance from Hartpury University.
A Newcastle company that makes a device to clean pets while on the go has struck a $90,000 (£67,932) deal with QVC.
A 19-year-old who set up his business aged 13 with two chickens says he is determined to stock his natural dog food in every major supermarket.
British pet bedding specialist Scruffs will be attending Zoomark in Bologna, Italy next month.
The Think Parrots Show returns to Kempton Park this summer with free masterclass sessions for attendees.
Our Dogs magazine is urging owners of kennels and catteries to take part in a new survey it has launched on the Animal Licensing laws.
The winners of this year’s Ceva Animal Welfare Awards have been revealed in a ceremony at the Birmingham Conference & Events Centre.
Oscar & Hooch launched its new range of neon collars at Crufts.
Owners of a family-run pet stall have closed their city centre business after more than three decades.
When Adrian Wilkinson, director of FourFriends Pet Foods in the UK, turned up to exhibit his otterhound, Flo, on the breeds’ Discover Dogs stand at Crufts, he had no idea that by the end of the day his dog would be a TV star.
Animal lovers and others affected by the use of fireworks, are being urged to submit their views to the UK Parliamentary Petitions Committee.
Canning is to end at Nestle Purina Petcare in Wisbech later this year, with a number of jobs from the 600 workforce set to go.
Wilsons Pet Food is now supplied in more than 52 stockists across the UK and the number continues to grow.
Royal Canin has re-launched its entire portfolio of vet diets.
Pet food producer Lily’s Kitchen has been granted the Royal Warrant from HRH The Prince of Wales.
Feed manufacturer Henry Bell & Co continues to push ahead with its export campaign by launching multilingual packaging for its Equiglo 10 Minute Beet into the European market.
Police in Nottinghamshire have issued a plea for the public to use 999 responsibly after a dog owner called to discuss her pet.
A backbench proposal to recognise animal sentience in UK law today (Wednesday, April 3) is being welcomed by 39 animal welfare groups.
A former CEO is launching a business that combines technology, pet food and home delivery in a bid to fight obesity.
Edgard & Cooper is donating all of its Crufts profit to the Mayhew Animal Home.
UK pet food manufacturers have called on the government to end the uncertainty over Brexit that they say is damaging the trade.
Manufacturers and suppliers are getting behind PATS as the pet trade event prepares for two more shows – PATS Telford in September 2019 and PATS Sandown in February 2020.