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Crème Brulee, the Shetland pony, has been chosen as the Face of Amazon Pets 2018, beating thousands of entries from around the UK.
Jonathon Moyce, owner and director of Loving Pets UK, has been named GTR-BExa Young Exporter of the Year 2018.
Pet retailers are risking a fine and jail for up to two years by selling dog biscuits and oils that are illegal in the UK because they are not licensed.
The UK’s biggest dog welfare charity is calling on the government to take urgent action to stop the illegal importation of puppies into the UK following an undercover investigation that exposes the ‘magnitude and ease’ of trade routes into the UK for European smugglers.
Veterinary pet insurance company Nationwide suggests that 33% of Fortune 500 companies now offer pet insurance to workers – a figure that is set to almost double to 60% by the end of this year.
The Pet Industry Federation has revealed the finalists for this year’s PIF Awards. The awards not only celebrate pet businesses that have made outstanding achievements throughout the year, but provide an opportunity for the industry to come together, socialise and network over dinner with entertainment.
Marion Stinton has retired after 37 years in sales and marketing in the pet trade.
A pet shop is giving away stick insects after a ‘population explosion’.
PetLondon has launched a ‘fantastical’ unicorn pet range.
British baked dog food company Laughing Dog will be taking part in the Peterborough Muddy Dog Challenge tomorrow (Saturday, October 13) to raise money for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
Rosewood Pet Products raised £2,000 for Severn Hospice when it hosted its first charity sample sale at its headquarters in Hortonwood, Telford, Shropshire.
‘Healthy’ pet food company Edgard & Cooper  – founded in Belgium in 2014 and launched in the UK in 2016 – has updated its dog food offering, while at the same time unveiling a brand ‘refresh’.
Pets at Home has created the new position of chief data officer in order for the pet chain to ‘focus more on digital assets’.
The value of the UK pet products and services market is forecast to reach £2.1 billion by 2023, a 25% increase from an estimated £1.7bn this year.
CEVA is inviting entries for its seventh Animal Welfare Awards, which celebrate the achievements of remarkable people from the farming, veterinary, charity and education sectors.
A former supermarket worker who launched her own dog grooming salon after facing redundancy is celebrating the expansion of her business.
The UK’s fastest-growing pet food brand, Harringtons, launches a new national TV campaign this week.
Royal Canin will once again be tackling the subject of weight management at the British Veterinary Nursing Association Congress next week (October 12-14).
With a year to go before AQUA 2019, the UK’s aquatics and water gardening trade exhibition is shaping up to be one of the best shows ever staged in its history.
Chewdles has unveiled a new website to support the brand with a dedicated shop page and focus on local stockists.
A £250,000 state-of-the-art vehicle designed to ‘revolutionise’ animal welfare awareness across the UK has been unveiled by the PDSA.
London’s New Year’s Day Parade returns for 2019 celebrating Britain’s multi-cultural capital with All The Queen’s Horses showcasing plenty of variety among its equine participants.
The Canny Company has launched a set of colourful ‘emoticards’ to sit in front of or alongside the Canny Collar, capturing some of the feelings people experience when they own a pulling dog.
Colleagues of a veterinary nurse who died this year have created a memorial garden in her honour.
Brambles Pet and Wildlife is urging members of the public to use only beneficial foods to feed wildlife, particularly hedgehogs.
Laughing Dog is celebrating being partnered with rescue charity Jerry Green for a year by giving free treats to every Jerry Green dog that has been with its ‘forever’ home for a year.
Pooch & Mutt’s Tasty Turkey chews came out on top in the Pet Food & Treats category of The Grocer New Product Awards 2018.
The 2019 BETA Business Awards continue to secure support from top names in the industry, with three of the trade-only nominated categories attracting return sponsorship.
The RSPCA is urging people not to use glue traps to catch rodents – and to ‘rat’ on retailers selling them.
Lily’s Kitchen has added a second recipe to its Bright Young Things Puppy Reward range.
Direct Food Ingredients has been shortlisted in the British Small Business Awards 2018.
The Wooferendum – a ‘campaign by dogs’ to stop Brexit – is going viral in the UK.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has created a suite of documents to help its English members with the new local authority inspection and licensing regime for animal activities, including the commercial sale of animals as pets.
Premier Nutrition has invested £13.1 million investment in a new production facility at Fradley Park, in Staffordshire to take it ‘to the forefront of premix manufacture’.
Pedigree Wholesale has launched a new range of waterproof coats from Hurtta.
DEFRA has re-issued the guidance documents for the new Animal Activities Licensing Regulations, which came into force on Monday (October 1).
A designer is celebrating after her product won silver in the PetQuip Pet Product of the Year awards at PATS.
Burns Pet Nutrition is giving dog owners across the UK the chance to win a year’s supply of free dog food in celebration of its 25th anniversary as a business.
Raw feeding specialist Natures Menu has introduced two new variants to its Country Hunter Raw Superfood Nuggets range – Grass Fed Beef and Turkey & Goose.
Poppy’s Picnic’s rise in the fresh raw pet food market has been recognised once again with a win in the Start-up of the Year category of the Business Leader Awards.
 
As well as delivering another successful two-day pet trade event, this year’s PATS Telford was able to reduce the show’s impact on the environment.
Courier comparison website ParcelHero says shoppers should insist on e-receipts as a new study reveals that every year 25 million trees are felled just to print till receipts.
 
While consumers are most likely to use their hearts over their heads when buying for their pets, there are distinct gender differences in their attitudes.
 
UK-based pet care brand Pro Pooch, which specialises in online well-being, grooming and home and garden products for dog owners, says it intends to become a market leader in the pet industry.
Increasingly turbulent negotiations and the possibility of a no-deal Brexit are causing concern within the animal medicines industry.
More than 850 specialists from 40 countries attended the ninth International Parrot Convention in Tenerife last week.
Pets at Home is inviting pet owners into stores across the country to help celebrate the best pet products by voting in this year’s My VIP (Very Important Pet) Reader Awards.
Retail sales remained strong in the three months to August, with continued growth across all sectors – particularly online, which reached a new record proportion of all retailing.
Companion animal vets Peter Myatt and Stephen Ashman have clinched top spot in in the third annual British Veterinary Association’s Veterinary Photographer of the Year competition, which attracted more than 500 entries from across the UK.
FEDIAF, the European Pet Food Industry Federation, has just released the 2018 edition of its scientifically-reviewed Nutritional Guidelines for Cat and Dog Food.