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Government advice on boarding and grooming pets has been updated following the latest loosening of coronavirus restrictions on April 12.
A natural dog treat company is set to enter the Dragons’ Den when the latest episode of the popular TV series hits the screens tomorrow (Thursday).
VetPartners has acquired online retailer VetUK, which supplies pet products, including toys, accessories, pet food, over-the-counter pet treatments, and veterinary prescription medicines.
David Shorthouse has been appointed business development manager at Northern Ireland-based Mackle Pet Foods.
Four-and-a-half thousand metric tonnes of sweet potato pellets from China have been discharged at the Port of Liverpool – the first time this product has been shipped to the UK in a bulk vessel.
The RSPCA has welcomed press reports that the UK Government is considering banning the use of  ‘cruel and indiscriminate’ glue traps in England.
Luxury pet ‘lifestyle’ brand and grooming parlour Love My Human is set to open a second store at 330 King’s Road in upmarket Chelsea this summer.
TV and radio presenter Dermot O’Leary has joined Cats Protection for an exclusive video event to promote both his new book and the charity’s work.
UK pet insurers handled claims worth the equivalent of £2.2m every day in 2020, according to the Association of British Insurers. 
Thornberry Animal Sanctuary is building a new café at its main site in North Anston, Sheffield.
Snowflake equine bedding has increased its manufacturing capacity by 50%, with the installation of a new baler at its Manchester-based headquarters.
Cats Protection is celebrating the first anniversary of a pioneering online adoption process that was launched in response to the lockdown and has rehomed more than 20,000 cats around the UK cats to date.
Although bunnies are the third most popular pet in the UK, a review by Scotland’s Rural College suggests they are under represented in most legislation.
The UK’s largest dog welfare charity is demanding that the Government acts now to end the puppy smuggling trade as demand for dogs continues to soar.
More than half of the UK population (56%) have treated their pets to premium or gourmet foods over the last three months, according to new research conducted by Product of the Year, the UK’s biggest survey of product innovation.
A new episode of ‘Made in Britain’ went behind the scenes at ACME Whistles to see how the Birmingham firm has been making whistles for the past 150 years.
Pooch & Mutt has teamed up with radio and TV presenter Jenni Falconer to help raise awareness of the mental health benefits of owning a dog.
Members of the Pet Brands team are running a half marathon to raise funds for their creative director, Carl Farraker.
Vital Pet Group is launching Vital Pet Club this month. The aim of the club is to become a destination for pet lovers, providing education about care and key brands available in the specialist sector.
Eurazeo Brands has signed an exclusivity agreement under which it will invest €68m in French pet food business Ultra Premium Direct as a majority shareholder.
An air ambulance was called to Pets at Home on a Gloucester retail park after a medical emergency.
Naturo Natural Pet Food has launched its latest marketing campaign, which will be seen across TV and digital channels across the UK and Republic of Ireland and will last for 10 weeks.
Leading European online pet retailer zooplus has delivered a record 2020, with ‘an excellent performance’ across all relevant top and bottom line key profit indicators.
An initiative to bring buyers and suppliers together during a three-day virtual event has been launched by the organisers of BETA International.
Raw dog food business Paleo Ridge has extended its award-winning Classic range with the launch of Classic Mini.
Building on the success of its Pet Club, leading pet food manufacturer Inspired Pet Nutrition (IPN) has now launched its first Harringtons Puppy Club.
Christies Direct has selected Kayla Harrison as its brand ambassador for 2021.
An animal advocacy charity has published a report into solutions for landlords concerned about permitting tenants to keep pets.
The RSPCA answered one million calls and rescued 23,000 animals during one year of lockdown.
Mars Petcare is introducing the first 100% insect-based cat food available in the UK.
Pets and People: Caring For Each Other is the theme for this year’s National Pet Month (April 1-May 3).
Nationwide pet store Jollyes is taking action to protect pets over Easter by putting a temporary ban on bunny sales in place.
In a drive to move away from plastics, multi-award-winning guinea pig accessories brand HayPigs! has devised an ingenious edible bowl for small furries. The HayPigs! Nosh Bowl is styled to resemble the company’s iconic circus bowls and fits with the existing circus-themed range.
The PDSA has warned pet owners of the dangers of chocolate poisoning after a Chihuahua needed life-saving treatment.
The US pet industry generated $103.6bn in annual sales last year, topping $100bn for the first time and beating the previous record set in 2019 by 6.7%.
Feast It, the UK’s largest events planning company, has seen a rush of couples desperately trying to find a date to tie the knot this summer.
GA Pet Food Partners has joined forces with specialist fast-action door suppliers and an automated vehicle manufacturer to meet a growing demand from customers around the world.
Mars Petcare has stepped up its efforts to cut overall use of packaging and reduce the amount of plastic.
Doggy Doggy Yum Yum, an organic frozen treat for dogs from Dorset-based artisan ice-cream makers Baboo Gelato, has secured a listing and distribution deal with Pedigree Wholesale.
Ancol Pet Products will be exhibiting at PATS Telford for the first time this autumn, as the industry exhibition gears up to hold its much-anticipated face-to-face event.
A year ago, as lockdowns were enforced and young people were plunged into the home schooling experience, one VERY young person displayed a real entrepreneurial flair and launched her own business.
Vet Simon Lyddon has set off on an epic 3,000-mile row across the Atlantic to raise money for a cancer Vetcharity.
Half of dog owners spend more on birthday presents for their four-legged friend than their own partner, according to new research.
Italian fashion house Diesel – best known for its jeans and denim wear – has created its first range of coats for canines.
The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is backing a new #BackforGood campaign by Reach regional newspapers titles, which is offering a £1m support package to kickstart hard-hit businesses.
The first four-legged festival off the starting blocks this summer, Dogstival, is set to be a celebration for furry friends at Burley Park in the New Forest on Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6.
National training provider Animal Courses Direct has teamed up with a specialist school to add grooming to its range of pet-related education.
Pet lovers may choose to swap their furry, four-legged friend for something a little less cuddly if they want to help save the planet.
Leading UK provider of canine and feline herbal treatments Dorwest has launched Keeper’s Mix Sensitive, providing a whole new target market for this already popular product.
The Kennel Club has decided to cancel Crufts 2021, which was due to take place from July 15-18, owing to ongoing uncertainty over the pandemic and in consideration for the health and safety of all its volunteers, judges, exhibitors, sponsors, trade stand holders, visitors and staff.