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A campaign calling for mandatory first aid qualifications for all UK pet professionals has gone up a level with the launch of an online petition.
Pet accessory business Barking Bags is appearing on BBC TV programme Dragon’s Den on Thursday (January 27).
British dog training company Bark & Birch Global is expanding into several new territories in 2022 including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong.
A pet food store in Southampton is offering customers a three-month health and exercise programme to help their pet dogs lose weight.
Equestrian supplier Neue Schule has agreed a two-year extension to its backing of the BETA International show as the main event sponsor.
On top of the prime minister’s current troubles, Boris has also suffered a fall from grace among puppy names, according to data from Agria Pet Insurance.
Swift action by local firefighters prevented extensive damage to a Pets at Home store in Essex last week.
Pet health technology firm, PitPat, claims to have developed the first subscription-free tracker to incorporate both the latest LTE-M and NB-IoT technologies.
The current licensing system is becoming a “nightmare” for small businesses, particularly breeders and owners of kennels and catteries, according to a leading figure in the pet care industry.
The British Horse Society (BHS) has chosen Dominic Watson as its Veterinary Student Champion (VSC) for 2022, continuing its successful partnership with University of Surrey’s School of Veterinary Medicine.
The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) has given a cautious welcome to this week’s government announcement about the removal of COVID-19 'Plan B' restrictions in England, and the move to Plan A status from next Thursday (January 27).
Television viewers got a glimpse into pet food production when raw food specialist Natures Menu featured in an episode of Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped programme earlier this month.
Footfall and sales at pet retailer Jollyes reached a record high in December, including its busiest ever Christmas Eve, the company reports.
Pet food manufacturer Forthglade has appointed David Cox as its new CEO.
Arden Grange has updated its Sensitive premium pet food range with the launch of new Superfood Blend recipes, plus two new products.
A worker at an Essex pet food business was harassed due to her age and sex and unfairly dismissed after raising concerns over inadequate Covid safety measures, an employment tribunal has ruled.
A “mystery” vomiting bug affecting dogs in the North of England may be a normal seasonal illness common during spells of cold weather, vets have explained.
IVC Evidensia has completed the acquisition of French veterinary group VetOne.
Government officials in Hong Kong are to cull all hamsters being sold in pet shops in the territory after a number of animals have tested positive for Covid-19.
Cats Protection is planning a major upgrade of its adoption centre in Chelmsford.
Around 40% of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses say they have experienced concerns for their personal safety during the Covid pandemic, according to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).
Pet retailers can hope for a more consistent application of the licensing regime following the publication of new national guidance for local authorities.
A dog toilet training product made from natural grass has gained a big funding boost following an appearance on BBC One’s Dragon’s Den this week (January 13).
The nation’s credit and debit card spend at pet retailers and vets has increased by nearly 30% in the past two years.
UK-based veterinary group VetPartners has expanded further into Europe with the acquisition of two practices in Spain.
A full line-up of speakers will tackle the challenges of exporting from the UK at a conference in March.
St-David Veterinary Centre in Pentwyn, Cardiff has been transformed thanks to a six-figure investment by VetPartners.
There are currently 66 cases of the H5N1 virus in England, as well as confirmed cases at five locations in Scotland, three in Wales, and five in Northern Ireland (Defra figures 12/01/22). The outbreak was first reported in October 2021.
Independent veterinary group Harrison Family Vets has opened a state-of-the-art practice at Kingswinford near Dudley, as part of a £330,000 investment that has initially created six jobs in the town.
ANIDO, the biennial trade fair for the pet care sector in Benelux and Northern France, has been postponed until September.
Cat lovers across the UK are being invited to nominate their furry friends for the National Cat Awards.
The Pet Industry Federation (PIF) is to host a webinar next week to introduce details of a new export solution for UK pet businesses wishing to sell their products to customers into the EU.
Oscar Pet Foods has entered into a new partnership with Edge Hill University to strengthen its business performance.
Pet professionals are being urged to add microchipping to the list of services they offer this year as new rules for cats are set to lead to a surge in demand.
Pets Choice has submitted a planning application for a new warehouse, industrial unit and shop at its base at the Whitebirk Industrial Estate, Blackburn.
The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is calling on independent retailers to sign up to its new online trading site to help them recover from the pandemic.
Vet charity PDSA is urging pet owners to #WeighUp their pets health and wellbeing during National Obesity Awareness Week (January 10-16).
The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch returns for another year this month, running from January 28-30.
Simon Smethurst has joined WHM Pet Group as northern account manager. Simon brings extensive managerial experience to the role having previously worked as the key account manager for Miracle-Gro and most recently northern field sales manager at Evergreen Garden Care.
Plant-based dog food company The Pack has struck a deal with a number of restaurants and cafes to serve its products to dogs dining with their owners.
Dog clothing manufacturer Urban Pup has released a range of canine hoodies and t-shirts featuring Scottish football fans’ adopted anthem ‘Yes Sir I can Boogie’.
Karen Boyce, from Froncysyllte, near Wrexham, welcomed 250 puppies and their owners into her Beastly Thoughts Professional Dog Service (BTPDS) classes during 2021, having trained 220 in 2020 and 170 in 2019.
Many dog rescue centres are reaching crisis point as a result of the pandemic and lockdowns.
Retailers can view the latest new product launches and pick up on key trends at the industry’s leading Spring exhibition PATS Sandown on 27-28 March.
Homewood Hotel & Spa in Bath, Somerset, has been hailed as the most dog-friendly holiday venue in the UK.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging veterinary professionals to make sustainability a priority in 2022.
A wide-ranging supporting programme of events around the Interzoo 2022 exhibition in Nuremburg will kick off on 23rd May 2022, a day before the fair opens to visitors.
Retailer Jollyes and Northern Ireland pet food company Mackle Petfoods have been named the winners of the Private Label, Contract Manufacturer Collaboration Award at the recent Irish Private Label Manufacturer Awards.
The work of the Nowzad Charity and Pen Farthing has been recognised at the inaugural Naturo SuperDog Awards 2021.
UK pet owners have to pay an average £81 more per month to rent a property than the average renter, according to a new survey from Admiral.