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Sustainable dog-food brand Beco has won the praise of an animal welfare charity for becoming the first British pet company to sign the ‘Better Chicken Commitment’.
An emergency veterinary hospital destroyed by Storm Dennis in February is celebrating its first anniversary after a tumultuous year.
An International delivery company is warning that British citizens buying lower value items from overseas after Brexit could see a 20% rise in price due to VAT.
VetPartners’ expansion across Europe is set to continue with the group preparing to welcome its first French practices.
With online dating sites and apps accruing millions of users around the world, finding ‘The One’ has never been easier. But how can we make ourselves stand out from others on popular dating apps, like Tinder? The answer is apparently simple: animals!
Pet treat company The Innocent Pet is taking orders for its Christmas treat range, including grain-free Christmas Cake Mix and Christmas Treat Collection.
The managing director of a major UK fish care supplier is warning others in the aquatics industry to be aware of three attempted incidents of deception that nearly resulted in lost stock.
Vetoquinol has acquired Profender and Drontal, the broad spectrum dewormers for cats and dogs, and is now the new owner of the brands in the UK and Ireland.
Lily’s Kitchen has signed a major distribution agreement with Eldorado in the Nordic region so the UK company’s dog and cat recipes and treats will now be available to specialist retailers across all of Western Europe for the first time.
The organisers of PATS Telford are pleased to announce that the highly-prized New Product Awards will go ahead despite September’s show being cancelled due to covid-19 restrictions.
Here’s a great giveaway to help catch the customer’s eye and support the trend for owners to holiday and travel with their pets this summer.
The PetQuip association has revealed the list of finalists for its 2020 Industry Awards.
New data from corporate energy specialist Open Energy Market offers a real-time demonstration of how Britain is getting back to work as lockdown lifts.
Specialist wholesaler Vital Pet Group has recruited a new head of supply chain.
Homelessness charity St Mungo’s is urging dog owners to get active and Take the Lead in helping to end homelessness this summer.
With so many manufacturers selling direct and offering large discounts, Brambles Pet and Wildlife says it is showing its support for specialist retailers.
A pet shop owner who has operated in the same town centre for more than two decades is finally retiring.
Burns Pet Nutrition has partnered with Cwmbran-based pet travel platform Dog Furiendly – a free-to-use travel guide that provides tips and recommendations for dog owners.
Two International multi award-winning dog groomers have been revealed as judges in the forthcoming BBC reality show ‘Pooch Perfect’.
A US-based online retailer of women’s fashion, facemasks and personal protection is launching into the pet market with a World of Pets online store.
Charity staff had a fright when they found a corn snake hiding inside a toolbag at their base in Surrey.
Household spending in July continued to increase from the eight-year low experienced in April, the latest figures from the IHS Markit Household Finance Index reveals.
PetQuip is already planning for the rescheduled Interzoo, which will now take place in Nuremberg, Germany, on June 1-4 2021.
MPs have expressed disappointment at the Government’s response to their call to make pet theft a specific criminal offence.
Thousands of smaller businesses in England are set to benefit from £20m of new funding to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government announced today.
As mask wearing is now mandatory in shops, a chart to help shop staff to identify the mood of shoppers is being made available free by retail expert Uncrowd.
The Kennel Club and the Animal Health Trust (AHT) have issued a joint statement to advise that more than 40,000 canine DNA samples and associated scientific data stored at the AHT have been secured and moved to Cambridge University.
The Product of the Year competition for household products of all kinds, including pet products, is now open for entries from companies that wish to take part.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and CloserStill Media have partnered to announce the launch of a major new conference and exhibition for the veterinary profession: BVA Live.
Joint supplement brand YuMOVE has formed a partnership with The Pet Pod – a veterinary podcast for pet owners, presented by vet Dr Zara Boland.
New research shows that more than a third of Brits still find running a business attractive and are positive about jobs and investment for the first time since lockdown.
Pets Choice has launched seven new product developments and has rebranded its Webbox Naturals range.
Animal-loving celebrities including Kirsty Gallacher, Paul O’Grady, Amanda Holden, David Gandy and Rick Wakeman have joined forces with vets and animal charities to warn prospective pet owners against unwittingly buying from unscrupulous sellers amid a rise in demand since lockdown.
After the launch of its Raw Frozen dog food last year, Wilsons Pet Food has released its new Eco packaging, both in its current Premium Complete Raw Frozen range and in its new core range of 80/10/10 raw frozen dog food.
Up to 40,000 dogs could be at risk of abandonment in the fallout of the coronavirus crisis, warns rescue charity Dogs Trust.
The British Veterinary Association has this afternoon issued advice for pet owners after it emerged that the virus responsible for covid-19 had been detected in a pet cat in England, in the first known case in the UK.
A pet cat has become the first animal to test positive for coronavirus in the UK.
Three quarters of independent retailers say trade is being hit by lockdown road closures, a survey by the British Independent Retailers Association has revealed.
Marriages, the pet and smallholding feed company, is taking to the road in a show truck to meet all the customers it may have missed due to show cancellations.
More than half of Brits preferred the company of their four-legged friends to their partner, according to a survey by Rosewood Pet Products.
A Huntsman spider was found in a shipment of chairs that had travelled nearly 8,000km from China to Suffolk.
Pet bedding and accessory specialist Scruffs has revealed several new luxury collections that are set to launch this autumn.
A man walked into a Welsh pet shop and handed over a bag, claiming it contained a dead cat – only for the shopkeeper to find a corn snake inside that was very much alive.
A Barclaycard survey of UK spending during lockdown has revealed that pet purchases were one of the biggest expenses.
Leading pet insurer British Pet Insurance Services has launched dedicated insurance for anyone in the UK running a pet business or service.
National pet charity Blue Cross has released a report to MPs demonstrating that the UK could face crisis in areas of pet welfare if warning signs are not addressed early.
Natural Pet food company Lily’s Kitchen is launching its new-look, revamped dry dog and cat food online and into pet stores at the end of July.
Edition Dog Magazine has launched The Edition Dog Club, a new digital initiative to promote a holistic approach to the health and wellbeing of canine companions.
One in three Brits now chooses a pet based on the size of their ‘carbon pawprint’, new research suggests.