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Burger King added dog food to its menu so man and his best friend could eat together.
Italian pet trade show Zoomark International has moved from its traditional weekend slot to Monday, May 6-Thursday, May 9 next year.
Pet food manufacturer Skinner’s Pet foods has signed a long-term agreement as an official club partner of premiership team Gloucester Rugby Club.
A Scottish retailer is delighted after having won a regional business award for the third year running.
A series of audiobooks, aimed at reducing stress in dogs, has been inspired by research at Hartpury University.
Robert Evans has joined Cheshire-based HJ Lea Oakes as business development manager.
Vital Pet Group says it is almost back to normal levels of stock, with 90%-plus fulfilment on most orders.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association is re-launching its industry training packages with new online courses after gaining City & Guilds accreditation.
A former nurse has swapped bandages for clippers by launching her own spa for dogs – and according to press reports her business is now forecast to have an £85,000 turnover next year.
PATS Telford is on track to attract ever-stronger numbers of international buyers in 2019.
Raw pet food manufacturer Natural Instinct has recalled its Wild Venison (Natural Cat Food) in Northern Ireland and Wales because some of the ingredients were not inspected in line with EU requirements.
Whimzees – the all-natural daily dental treat for dogs – has introduced its first Christmas shapes to the UK.
A new emergency service for pets is set to be launched in the Scottish Borders.
UK company Sure Petcare is to display its new ‘connected’ pet product range at the US show CES 2019 in Las Vegas on January 7-11.
CSJ has seen another increase in sales of its Focus! herbs.
Lucky & Prince has unveiled a new range of ‘eco-friendly’ human-grade meat products for dogs.
The organisers have revealed that, after the success of the first The Dog Lover Show in September, the second show is well under way. The 2019 floorplan was released to trade in October – and 40% of the space was sold on launch!
UK pet food manufacturer Symply has once again used Law Print for its packaging needs, this time to help with a refresh of its Canagan brand.
In the past 18 months Burns Pet Nutrition has celebrated its 25th anniversary, been featured in The Sunday Times as one of the UK’s fastest growing companies and fed thousands of pets worldwide.
Tesco has put another natural brand on its shelves in response to the growing demand for natural pet foods.
Thousands of pets will soon feel the benefit of a pioneering Pet Wellbeing Centre as building work starts on vet charity PDSA’s new state-of-the-art hospital.
A lorry full of pet food made its way to an RSPCA centre in Cambridgeshire after a desperate plea for supplies.
Two of Fish4Dogs’ best-selling products have been highly commended in the Your Dog Product Awards for the second year running.
Pet Footprint has brought a range of dog food made from insects to the UK – in a bid to reduce the environmental impact of pet food production.
Pet lifestyle website PetsPyjamas has revealed the winners of its 2018 Dog-Friendly Travel Awards.
BSAVA is moving to Manchester Central for its 2021 Congress.
Sure Petcare has unveiled an activity and behaviour monitor for dogs.
Raw pet food company Poppy’s Picnic has celebrated its second year in business with a poppy seed and lemon birthday cake depicting the inspiration behind the brand – chief operating dog and miniature schnauzer Poppy sitting on top of a Poppy’s Picnic hamper.
Targets are a major source of discontent among today’s salespeople, says pet trade recruitment specialist Lynda Ward.
HayPigs! founders Rik and Helen Cridland are hoping to expand their business into the global market. 
PetQuip, BHETA and GARDENEX are teaming up to host a joint conference on The Future for International Trade, ahead of the UK’s departure from the European Union.
Pet food manufacturer GA Pet Food Partners has reported an increase in turnover from £102m to £113m, with a rise in operating profit of more than £300,000 from £280,000 to £633,000.
Vet practices must lead from the front in the responsible portrayal of animals in marketing, say leading veterinary organisations.
Webbox has teamed up with Manchester homeless charity Barnabus, providing a donation of Webbox Naturals dog food.
The UK’s top small businesses – including a new dog boutique from Bristol – have received special recognition at an exclusive House of Lords reception.
British manufacturer Oscar & Hooch has launched a range of waxed and quilted dog coats suitable for all weathers.
Owning a pet has made the top five list of priorities in a ‘bucket list’ survey of things couples want to do before having children.
Luxury dog bedding business Charley Chau has been named NatWest Great British Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 for the North after winning its own shortlisted category of Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year.
Pets at Home has opened a new, ‘pet-friendly’ head office called Chester House – named after the first Pets at Home store that opened in 1991.
New research by Mars Petcare UK and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has revealed that eight out of 10 dog owners in the UK are planning to put their pet at the top of their Christmas gift list this year.
The first think tank of its kind – a think tank for pets – has been formed to address the lack of pet-friendly rented accommodation across the UK.
The UK’s first cinema and coffee bar for dogs will have its premiere tomorrow (Saturday).
Award-winning raw pet food business Nutriment is expanding its portfolio, including the launch of a new brand into supermarkets.
Pets at Home has appointed David Robinson as chief operating officer of retail and Jane Balmain as interim CEO of the Vet Group’s First Opinion business.
A charity that has found homes for more than 670,000 laying hens has been named the JustGiving Charity of the Year.
The RSPCA is warning that animals could suffer as councils are being expected to deliver more welfare work with no extra money.
In a sector first, wild bird food brand Peckish will be sponsoring the Channel 4 Weather bulletins from January 1 until the end of February.
Mars Petcare UK and recycling experts TerraCycle have launched a nationwide pet food packaging recycling programme, led by Whiskas and James Wellbeloved.
OATA has welcomed news that the Scottish Government is to look at introducing new legislation on pet shop licensing in Scotland following a campaign by Jeremy Balfour MSP.
The winners of the 2018 Pet Industry Federation Awards were revealed at a black-tie dinner after the UK Pet Industry Forum at Whittlebury Hall, near Towcester, in Northamptonshire last night (Tuesday).