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Editor Sandra Pearce is leaving pbwnews and next month after 10 years to join the Leprosy Mission. Justine Thompson will take over as editor.
Manchester-based pet bedding supplier Scruffs said that its Christmas promotion was one of its most successful campaigns.
The British Small Animal Veterinary Association and the British Equine Veterinary Association have made a donation of £7,000 to the Australian Veterinary Association Benevolent Fund to help assist the work of the veterinary profession who are dedicating their lives to the well-being of animals caught in the wildfires.
A dog boarder at the centre of a row over pets that allegedly went missing while in her care has been banned from keeping dogs for five years.
Mars Petcare was awarded for its Whiskas Pure Delight cat product range and Harringtons won for its Just 6 dog food.
As part of its growth, training and behaviour specialists the Company of Animals is consolidating its UK distribution channels ‘to deliver greater efficiencies and more focused marketing activity’.
Dog-loving celebrities joined ethical dog food brand Barking Heads for a sleep-out in London to help raise awareness and understanding about the hardships faced by the many homeless men and women sleeping rough with their dogs. 
Entries for the Purina BetterwithPets Prize, which celebrates the positive effect that animals have on human behaviour, have until January 28 to complete their applications
Autarky, the dog food brand for ‘active dogs’, has launched a campaign to find the nation’s hardest working hound.
The organisers of PATS Sandown are looking for 10 specialist retailers to join the judging panel for the New Product Awards at the Sandown show in Esher, Surrey, next month – and there’s a bottle of champagne for each judge. 
A former Army medic and PTSD sufferer has called for greater public awareness of the work of assistance dogs.
The Fish Health Inspectorate has updated the list of permitted species that can be imported into England and Wales.
Pet accessories and aquatics business Interpet has introducecd a new, trade-only website at
Pets at Home has seen record-breaking online and offline trading days, and also hit an all-time grooming high when it groomed 6,023 dogs in a single day.
Pet stores and garden centres can register now for free entry to PATS Sandown, the UK’s spring pet industry exhibition, where the leading brands will be showcasing their new products and services under one roof.
Vuba has launched a product that it says will keep houseplants safe from inquisitive cats.
Progress is well underway to create a community aquarium in Wolverhampton, to help children and adults with special needs such as those who are deaf or blind, or have mental conditions or other issues and disabilities including autism and depression.
Beaphar UK has started the new decade with two product launches, both of which sill feature on the company’s stand at PATS Sandown 2020 in February.
Josera showcases its latest pet food ranges, which are available exclusively to independents, at PATS Sandown.
Colege Cambria has opened a new a dog grooming salon and training academy.
An enforcement regime to stop the sale of illegal invasive species has come onto the statue books in England and Wales.
Independent retailers might not be benefiting fully from lifestage products for small pets, according to Supreme Petfoods, and the category showed a slight decline in 2019 as a result.
New statistics released by Dogs Trust reveal how thousands of unsuspecting dog lovers may have been conned or ‘dogfished’ into buying puppies illegally imported into the UK, leaving them heartbroken and nearly £500 out-of-pocket on average.
Exhibitors at BETA International 2020, which runs until tomorrow, January 21, have lined up some special events, promotions and celebrity visitors on their stands to make the show experience truly memorable.
Pure Pet Food says it has transformed its brand for the new decade ¬and is moving to a new 14,000 sq ft facility to keep pace with demand.
A Scottish biotechnology company has received £1m to help turn waste from the whisky distilling process into animal feed.
Barking Mad Dog Care is celebrating its 20th anniversary – and is still looking for franchisees.
The finalists for the 2020 BETA Business Awards, which recognise companies and individuals making significant contributions to the equestrian industry, have been revealed. The winners will be announced at the BETA Gala Dinner, at the National Motorcycle Museum, near Birmingham, on next Friday (January 20).
Southampton International Airport is employing four-legged helpers from January 14.
Optimism has jumped among Britain’s larger companies after the election, with many now increasing investment and preparing to hire more workers, according to a new report from Deloitte.
 Broadreach Nature has dedicated another 20 acres of its land to native trees and woodland as part of a new environmental initiative.
Shoppers left it later than ever to send their parcels this past Christmas.
Do you have a business to be proud of? If the answer is yes, then why not enter the 2020 Pet Industry Federation Awards and get the recognition you and your team deserve?
Burgess Pet Care is exhibiting its award-winning Neutered Cat food at PATS Sandown next month.
Kennelpak says it has had ‘another exceptional year of growth fuelled by customer demand, with existing brands over-performing and unique NPD that has been exceptionally well received within the pet industry’.
A frozen pet food manufacturer in Wales has issued a recall for three products due to the presence of salmonella.
Supermarkets are facing a shortage of cat litter after Bob Martin (UK) went into liquidation in November.
Growth in the outdoor adventure sector coupled with a desire to spend more time with our pets is stimulating a boom in dog sports across Europe, Accapi Group says.
Award-winning brand Supa has launched a new range of wildlife products.
Thieves smashed down the door of a town centre store and stole a till and more than £100 in cash – just days before the shop closes for good.
Cat lovers across the UK are being invited to nominate their furry friends for this year’s National Cat Awards.
Newcomer Hot Dog Pet Products will be demonstrating its range of centrally heated dog beds at PATS Sandown on February 9-10.
Pet Mate, the UK-based designer, manufacturer and distributor of pet products for cats, dogs and fish with customers throughout Europe and the US, has been acquired in a multi-million deal by private investment firm Ethos Partners.
Fourteen of 20 pilot areas to receive tailored expert support to assist in rejuvenating their town centres have been revealed.
Alice asked asked the Cheshire Cat, who was sitting in a tree: “What road should I take?” “Where would you like to go?” responded the cat. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat, “why not head over to the Mad Hatters Tea Party at the Marriage’s Stand at PATS Sandown, stand T15?”
The highest earning ‘Petfluencers’ on Instagram have been revealed.
Fresh raw dog food manufacturer Poppy’s Picnic claims the ‘highly-processed kibble most dogs are fed’ is causing a ‘poo pandemic’ of 1.26 million tonnes.
The UK and international pet and garden industries have paid tribute to Theresa Swann, head of events at PetQuip and Gardenex, who died in December.
Family-run Burns Pet Nutrition has revealed the two charities it is supporting as part of its ongoing Charity of the Year programme.
The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association launches 2020 with two new trade events open to both member and non-member companies.