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Following on from the launch of NOAH’s Industry in Focus campaign in 2017, animal medicines industry body NOAH, has unveiled the first collection of images from its 2018 campaign. 
VetPartners has continued the expansion of its farm division with the acquisition of one of the UK’s leading production animal veterinary groups.
A national hen welfare charity is encouraging people to dust off their aprons and get baking in the name of hen welfare.
The Retail Lab at garden and leisure trade show Glee will be split into five key areas this year, one of which will explore how garden centres can capitalise on the growing ‘pet pound’ trend.
Mackenzie & George has added a new Dog Collar Collection to its range of British-made leather accessories.
Scottish photographer Lindsay Robertson is on a mission – to capture EVERY horse breed in its home territory.
As the UK prepares to exit the European Union, vets are urging the government to extend the waiting time after rabies vaccination to 12 weeks to minimise the risk of rabies entering the UK. They say this would also reduce illegal trade in puppies for sale via the non-commercial route. 
This week August saw the start of the PetQuip Awards judging at the PetQuip head office, in Brasted, Kent.
Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Support Service has launched a two-hour ‘Introduction to Pet Bereavement Support Skills’ e-learning short course for people working in the pet sector.
This month sees Cotswold RAW extend its ‘rural’ offer with the launch of its second Wild countryside flavour, Duck & Venison, alongside its best-selling Rabbit & Venison.
The RSPCA is urging animal lovers to sign up and run the Brighton Marathon next year to raise money to help animals in need.
A Yorkshire teenager, who fulfilled her dream of becoming a veterinary nurse, has been named student of the year.
The pet industry is gearing up for one of its biggest events of the year – PATS Telford on Sunday and Monday, September 23-24.
Businesses could be risking losing out to competitors during the recruitment process due to workers’ expectations about IT equipment and technology. 
Pets Choice will be showcasing a selection of best-selling products from its Webbox Natural, Meatiful and TastyBone brands at PATS Telford. 
The Camel Pub, in Bethnal Green, in London’s East End, is the world’s most recommended pub for pets, Brighton has the most dog-friendly cafés and the Eden Project is the best place to walk a four-legged friend, according to a list of the 100 most pet-friendly places in the world.
A plea for the public to check their sheds and garages for cats has been issued following a rise in the number of missing felines this summer.
The WildWash Shampoo range has been shortlisted in the Best Grooming Category of the ‘Your Dog’ Awards 2018.
Following the merging of product lines under the umbrella brand of Podium Pet Products earlier this year, this month brings the launch of the company’s new website ( 
The Pet food industry is increasingly concerned about rising misconceptions about commercially-prepared pet foods – in particular a recent piece of consumer research that suggested many pet owners may not be aware of their cat’s nutritional needs and may not be providing a healthy diet.
Enterprising team members at Davies Veterinary Specialists have raised £4,450 for Medical Detection Dogs and the practice has topped this sum up to £7,200. 
Pet oral care products and services in the US were worth and estimated $5.2bn in 2017, according to the latest report from Packaged Facts.
Johnson’s Veterinary Products says it has been working hard to reduce the amount of plastic used in its packaging and is changing to recyclable, more lightweight and biodegradable materials wherever possible.  
Fenton & Charles has introduced a hypoallergenic Chicken with Butternut Squash Complete Dry Food, a grain-free diet suitable for dogs from three months through to old age.
One of the first of 1,000 new steps to be installed on the South West Coast Path was unveiled this week to thank supporters of #40FOR40, a fundraising campaign aimed at raising money for the Coast Path.
The British Veterinary Association and International Cat Care are urging cat-lovers to avoid choosing pedigree breeds of cat designed to have extreme or unusual features, such as flat faces or folded ears.
The Government must make good on its commitment to embed animal sentience in law pre-Brexit, vets say.
Forthglade is adding two new ‘mini’ treats to its range of grain-free, hand-baked natural dog treats.
Cats Protection has appointed James Yeates as its new chief executive.
One of the men at the centre of the RSPCA’s biggest puppy farm investigation has been jailed again this week for continuing to sell sick puppies to members of the public.
Manchester-based pet bedding manufacturer Scruffs is adding two new products to its Noodle Dry Mat range.
A new hi-tech, multi-million pound, specialist referral hospital for pets has opened in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, creating more than 30 new jobs by the end of the year.
June and July are consistently the most difficult moths for rehoming cats, according to new data.
Award-winning natural de-stress and calming range manufacturer Pet Remedy has launched its 2018 Party Season campaign.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association says it is ‘deeply concerned’ by the new Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) regime which comes into force in England only on October 1, and is warning businesses to get ready for its implementation in good time.
Groomers Ltd has introduced a cocktail-themed range of deodorising canine sprays.
One in 20 owners simply buy the cheapest cat food available and a further 15% will swap from brand to brand dependent on what’s on offer, a new survey reveals.
Tigger and Daisy are the most ‘purr-fect’ cat names in the UK, according to research released this week.
Blades Services has welcomed four brand ambassadors to help promote the company’s range of products, including the Clipit Suit.
An animal-loving 20-year-old has created her perfect job – running her own pet business.
Suet To Go has added a new product to its sunflower range – a 150 bulk box of Sunflower Suet Balls.
With dog owners being warned about the abundance of ticks this summer, CSJ is highlighting its Skinny range of cream, shampoo and spray.
British handmade raw pet food company Poppy’s Picnic has launched a new RAWgust ‘change-for-life’ themed month for dogs.
Natural animal health company nutravet is celebrating 10 years in business.
The realities of day-to-day life in two of the UK’s busiest pet hospitals is being highlighted in a new TV series starting on Channel 4 tomorrow (Saturday).
Sales of French bulldogs are expected to be double Labrador sales between now and the end of 2020, according to analysis of UK dog registrations by Towergate Insurance.
Five generations of expertise in animal nutrition and 100% Irish ingredients are at the heart of Go Native – a new complete range of dog food, treats and dental sticks from Connolly’s Red Mills.
Specialist wholesaler Bestpets has launched an own label cat litter to offer a lower cost, premium alternative to brands.
White Cross Vets has reinforced its reputation as a leading employer by delivering on its promise to offer every team member the chance to experience three days of training – in the South of France!
Researchers have made a ground-breaking discovery in the treatment of Alabama rot, a deadly disease that affects dogs.