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Dogs in the UK and Ireland are being cossetted, with heating, radio and even TV while their owners are out of the house, according to a new study.
Police dogs that supported emergency services during the 2017 London terror attacks are being honoured for their heroic actions.
More than half of home-sitters in the UK choose to look after an unusual pet, including pigs, bearded dragons, tortoises, peacocks, alpacas and even a pygmy hedgehog.
Nearly 8,000 reports of dog fighting incidents have been reported in England & Wales in the past four years, new figures from the RSPCA reveal.
Butcher’s Pet Care has partnered with Atheon Analytics and its multi-retailer SKUtrak service, which provides daily insight into its sales and supply chain.
A new survey taken by PFMA members confirms reasons why pet food manufacturers value the trade body.
Leading raw and natural pet food business Natures Menu has refreshed its existing Fruit and Vegetable Raw Nuggets line with the addition of Natural Raw Nuggets Veggie Boost, as well as new-look packaging.
Laughing Dog – one of the few pet food manufacturers in the UK to oven bake its entire range of dry dog food – has launched a new nationwide on-pack promotion.
Vets are concerned that scepticism about vaccination is creeping over from human health into pet care as new statistics show that 98% of vets have been questioned by their clients on the need for vaccination.
Pet food food brand Webbox Natural has bolstered its partnership with animal welfare charity StreetVet.
Liz Barton, vet and co-founder of WellVet, has joined pet trade and veterinary PR and marketing agency Companion Consultancy as senior account manager.
Climate change has advanced the breeding season of many wildlife species in the UK – but just how much varies markedly across the country, according to a major new study.
A significant 63% of British dog owners say their pet is their best friend – and nearly half (46%) say their dog is the most important member of their family.
The British Veterinary Association, Animal Welfare Foundation and RSPCA have joined paws this National Pet Month (April 1 –May 6) to encourage anyone thinking of buying a puppy to always use The Puppy Contract and ask several key questions of the breeder first.
Butcher’s Pet Care is kicking off its first brand campaign in five years in a bid to re-position itself as ‘the everyday choice in naturally nourishing food for dogs’.
The Naturediet Feel Good range is expanding to include a smaller 200g pack and semi-moist Feel Good Natural Treats.
Henry Bell & Co, the family-owned animal feed producer, has introduced its own brand – Henry Bell Wild Bird Care.
Nylabone has added a variety of new products to its UK offering.
A pet store and park complex is helping an international detection dog business in the war against drugs and terrorism.
Paulo de Castro has joined Mars Petcare’s global management team as leader of finance.
Annual sales at Inspired Pet Nutrition, home to the Wagg and Harringtons brands, grew by 17.3% last year to hit £91.3m, though profits dropped from £8.2m to £6.5m as a result of rising prices and further investment.
The British Veterinary Association is reminding pet owners not to replace a trip to the vets with non-clinical information they find online.
Nature Vito is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its first products coming to market.
Suffolk-based natural pet business World of Pets is hosting its first Dog Easter Egg Hunt.
The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against a dog food subscription service and ruled that text on its website cannot appear in its current form.
Agria Pet Insurance is raising money for rescue centres with an international dog-walking event.
Wyevale, the UK’s biggest garden centre operator, is to sell six sites to two garden centre groups.
Vince the Vet has unveiled new support supplements for cats and dogs.
Playing music and providing separate waiting rooms could reduce stress for millions of dogs and cats undergoing visits to vets, according to the latest guidance from Hartpury University.
A Newcastle company that makes a device to clean pets while on the go has struck a $90,000 (£67,932) deal with QVC.
A 19-year-old who set up his business aged 13 with two chickens says he is determined to stock his natural dog food in every major supermarket.
British pet bedding specialist Scruffs will be attending Zoomark in Bologna, Italy next month.
The Think Parrots Show returns to Kempton Park this summer with free masterclass sessions for attendees.
Our Dogs magazine is urging owners of kennels and catteries to take part in a new survey it has launched on the Animal Licensing laws.
The winners of this year’s Ceva Animal Welfare Awards have been revealed in a ceremony at the Birmingham Conference & Events Centre.
Oscar & Hooch launched its new range of neon collars at Crufts.
Owners of a family-run pet stall have closed their city centre business after more than three decades.
When Adrian Wilkinson, director of FourFriends Pet Foods in the UK, turned up to exhibit his otterhound, Flo, on the breeds’ Discover Dogs stand at Crufts, he had no idea that by the end of the day his dog would be a TV star.
Animal lovers and others affected by the use of fireworks, are being urged to submit their views to the UK Parliamentary Petitions Committee.
Canning is to end at Nestle Purina Petcare in Wisbech later this year, with a number of jobs from the 600 workforce set to go.
Wilsons Pet Food is now supplied in more than 52 stockists across the UK and the number continues to grow.
Royal Canin has re-launched its entire portfolio of vet diets.
Pet food producer Lily’s Kitchen has been granted the Royal Warrant from HRH The Prince of Wales.
Feed manufacturer Henry Bell & Co continues to push ahead with its export campaign by launching multilingual packaging for its Equiglo 10 Minute Beet into the European market.
Police in Nottinghamshire have issued a plea for the public to use 999 responsibly after a dog owner called to discuss her pet.
A backbench proposal to recognise animal sentience in UK law today (Wednesday, April 3) is being welcomed by 39 animal welfare groups.
A former CEO is launching a business that combines technology, pet food and home delivery in a bid to fight obesity.
Edgard & Cooper is donating all of its Crufts profit to the Mayhew Animal Home.
UK pet food manufacturers have called on the government to end the uncertainty over Brexit that they say is damaging the trade.
Manufacturers and suppliers are getting behind PATS as the pet trade event prepares for two more shows – PATS Telford in September 2019 and PATS Sandown in February 2020.
Pure Pet Food, an award-winning manufacturer of dehydrated and freeze-dried pet food, has secured a £2m investment from NVM Private Equity.
Independent dog food manufacturer Naturediet Pet Foods is working exclusively with Irish distributor Glenkrag, the largest wholesaler to the pet, aquatic and garden trade in Ireland.
A partnership between eBay and bricks-and-mortar retailers has been hailed as ‘truly remarkable’ after a boost in sales.
Spike’s Hedgehog Food has formed a partnership with Amazing Grace, an initiative led by Brian May’s charity, the Save Me Trust.
Wincanton has signed a three-year contract to provide a full ‘multichannel solution’ for Jollyes, The Pet Superstore as part of the retailer’s expansion plans.
The National Office of Animal Health has welcomed Animalcare as its latest member.
Householders are being urged to put food and water out for hedgehogs as natural food sources will be in short supply when they wake from hibernation.
Profits at Butcher’s Pet Care have plummeted from £6.2m to £642,000 for the financial year ended July 31, 2018, as it counts the cost of its investment programme.
The pet trade has witnessed unrivalled levels of launch activity today, with a rash of innovative new products and opportunities.
Rapidly-expanding fish-based pet treats business Wild Ocean Omega3 Fish Snacks trading as WOOFS, made a busy Crufts debut.
Global pet product business PetSafe Brand will be launching new additions to its Waste Management category at Zoomark International in Bologna from May 6-9.
An animal lover’s dream came true when she took over a pet shop near Selby last month.
A london community is rallying around a pet store to try and stop it closing its doors after it announced the business was ‘no longer viable’.
Oven-baked pet food brand Laughing Dog has formed a partnership with durable pet toy company KONG, which has been designing durable and stimulating toys for more than 40 years.
An ethical pet shop and grooming parlour that gives all the money it makes to helping animals has opened in Clifton and is looking for volunteers.
From hydrotherapy to the number of parks, vets and dog salons in major UK towns and cities, a new study by comparethemarket.com reveals the best UK locations for ‘pooch pampering’.
Iced treats brand Pupsicle has unveiled a new line of premium treats for dogs.
Celebrating the start of National Pet Month, the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association has released its 2019 pet data, based on interviews with 8,000 households. The data confirms a stable pet population, which equates to 12 million households owning pets (that’s 40%).
The British Veterinary Association has sent an open letter to the producers of ITV reality series ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’, voicing concerns about the welfare of animals used on the show.
PITPAT HAS launched PitPat Life, a monthly membership plan that rewards owners with perks, points and prizes for keeping their dog fit.
The Pet Industry Federation is to combine its annual awards and the British Dog Grooming Championship under one roof next year alongside a new trade show, aimed at all UK pet businesses, including the fast-growing pet services sector.
To mark National Pet Month, which runs from April 1-May 6, ExoticDirect has surveyed owners about how they feel about their pets.
A Northampton veterinary practice is laying claim to be the UK’s hotspot for the care and treatment of guinea pigs.
Fifty-five Siamese cats have been rescued from a household in Croydon, Greater London and placed in the RSPCA’s care.
A baby rabbit was snatched from its hutch and hidden inside a coat before being stolen from a Manchester pet shop – and then returned after a Facebook appeal.
Despite a year-on-year 4% rise in retail sales reported by the Office of National Statistics, the British Independent Retailers Association warns that it still isn’t time to feel confidence.
Work has started on a new £2m state-of-the-art veterinary hospital in South Wales.
Brambles Pet and Wildlife is continuing to run Facebook giveaways where members of the public nominate their favourite wildlife rescue centre to be in with a chance of winning food and other essential supplies.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition is extending its global recall of selected canned dog food because they may contain high levels of vitamin D which exceed the maximum recommended intake.
Pet charity Blue Cross is offering a range of Continual Professional Development courses for people working in the pet industry to help owners struggling after losing a pet.
Pet insurance provider Bought By Many is to be headline partner for all DogFest shows this year.
A veterinary surgeon who turned to meditation in a time of need is now sharing its health and wellbeing benefits with colleagues.
The growth of veganism is fast gaining momentum in the pet world, according to a report in the Independent.
The Netherlands-based producer and wholesaler Aquadip has denied false rumours that it will cease supplying the UK in the event of a hard exit from the EU.
Mondi has set out its commitments for tackling plastic waste side-by-side with other brands.
Global pet retail display business CASCO Pet has refitted its UK showroom and is inviting the trade to have a look – either in reality or ‘virtually’ via a promotional video on the company’s YouTube channel, CASCO Pet.
An RSPCA inspector is set to trek to Everest Base Camp at 5,380 metres to raise funds for the charity.
PATS Telford has thrown its full backing behind the PetQuip Awards, which will be presented at a gala dinner and party on the first evening of the autumn exhibition (Sunday, September 22).
Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference welcomed professional pet stylists and service professionals to the South East US’s biggest trade show, conference and competition, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Work is under way on a new £2.5 million veterinary hospital in Cheshire.
Pet bedding manufacturer George Barclay has celebrated its first year in business.
The winner of the Best UK Vet Award 2019 is Swanspool Veterinary Clinic, in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
Finding time for outdoor activities and poor weather conditions are the biggest obstacles for UK dog owners.
CSJ’s A Way with Dogs sheepdog trial has launched its own website, featuring details about the forthcoming Series 2 trial.
Continuing uncertainty over Brexit has led to a spike in the number of owners visiting their vet for pet travel guidance in the last three months, the latest British Veterinary Association survey reveals.
Kendall Clee, of Blacks Vets, in Dudley, West Midlands, has won the Veterinary Receptionist of the Year award.
Garden and outdoor leisure trade show Glee has joined the ‘digital revolution’ with the launch of a new exhibition smartphone app, designed to provide a matchmaking solution to help suppliers and retailers to get the most out of their time at the show.
Tomra Food, a leading manufacturer of sensor-based sorting machines for the food industry, has diversified to provide applications to pet food producers.
Scrumbles is expanding its range of pet food with a selection of grain-free wet food and treats for dogs.
Skinner’s Pet Foods has sponsored the first Woofers Winter Walk.