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Cheshire-based Direct Food Ingredients has strengthened its team with the appointment of eight new employees: Emma Moore, Karolina Szewczyk, Tracy Ireland, Chris Leishman, Jason Lees, Luke Renshaw, Harry Nesbit and Penny Woodward. 
The Cotswold Raw exhibition team is unfurling its display tents and building up its sample supplies because Dog Fest and The Game Fair in July and Countryfile in August are three significant dates in this rural business’s annual calendar. 
James Wellbeloved products will be available from all Bestpets depots and Bestpets online ordering from the beginning of July.
A veterinary nurse is pushing the boundaries of his profession by completing advanced qualifications. 
 
NOAH – the National Office of Animal Health ¬– has launched a three-step ‘blueprint’ to encourage responsible animal health and welfare across the UK.
Malcolm Hall and George Patience have teamed with Eric Abbey, president and founder of Loving Pets Corp, and Jonathon Moyce, managing director of Loving Pets Europe, to create a new venture in the Australian and Asian markets.
Greyhounds and their owners united across the world for the annual Great Global Greyhound Walk.
Natures Menu is supporting Bring Your Dog To Work Day on Friday (June 22) by signing up to be an official sponsor of the nationwide event and supporting its own ‘canine colleague takeover’ on the day.
The Pet Industry Federation and Hadlow College extended their joint venture and officially opened a new dog grooming school in the Royal Borough of Greenwich yesterday (Monday).
Wilsons, the long-established Scottish pet food manufacturer, is launching four new product lines over the next year as part of an ambitious expansion plan.
Skinner’s Pet Foods has appointed of Dr Jaqueline Boyd to its team in Stradbroke, Suffolk as nutritional consultant.
 
PetQuip has secured funding for another major overseas pet trade exhibition.
UK pet owners are kitting out their office space to accommodate their four-legged companions, according to new research.
The impact of internet shopping means global commerce and logistics will be transformed within a decade, according to ParcelHero’s head of consumer research, David Jinks.
Construction has started on the new Loving Pets warehouse and offices in Rye Harbour, East Sussex.
A social media poll asking for people’s favourite charities attracted thousands of votes but there was one clear winner: German Shepherd Rescue Elite.
The newly-launched Feline Healthy Ageing Clinic, sponsored by Royal Canin, has welcomed its 100th ‘senior’ patient through the door, as part of a long-term study to improve understanding of the ageing process in cats.
Swedencare UK, the distributor of ProDen PlaqueOff, has committed to reducing CO2 emissions caused by its business activity.
The brand behind the first ball launcher, Chuckit!, is introducing another product for the game of fetch with the launch of a new toy for Summer 2018 − the RingChaser. 
Barking Mad, which offers ‘tailored one-to-one care for canine companions’, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Brand Awareness category in the annual bfa HSBC Franchise Awards 2018. 
LondonCats and The International Cat Association hosted their busiest International Cat Show to date at Leatherhead Leisure Centre, welcoming around 2,000 people and 100 cats.
CSJ’s first four-part A Way With Dogs competition, which aired online in 2016 and gained a global following, was was so popular that top UK and overseas sheepdog handlers have been queueing up to enter series two.
Beth’s Dog Show events have been running in Kent for the last eight years and during that time its supporters have raised £120,000 for two charities close to the organiser’s hearts. 
We Love Pets – a family business set up nine years ago to help pet owners balance work pressures, holidays and a busy lifestyles with the care of their pets – has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Emerging Franchisor of the Year Award category in the annual bfa HSBC Franchise Awards 2018. 
Youngsters are being asked to take photos showing the many ways in which humans can impact animals for a new category of the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2018. These include litter, plastics, deforestation, pesticides and pollution. 
The Royal Veterinary College – home to the largest and busiest animal hospital blood donor programme in Europe – is encouraging animal donors and their owners to come forward tomorrow (Thursday, June 14) to celebrate World Blood Donor Day.
New EU rules on the import of Caudata amphibians such as newts and salamanders are being introduced on July 1 in the UK.
Staffordshire-based Chase Ferret Rescue has won £500 worth of Alpha Feeds’ premium ferret food in a competition launched in the spring on social media. 
British pet owners spend an average of £286 per year furnishing and decorating their home for their furry friends, according to a new survey of 1,013 UK pet owners carried out by interiors retailer Furniture123.co.uk
A new study has revealed UK pet owners’ attitudes to obesity and that, despite awareness of the condition and concern for their wellbeing, they continue to disregard advice from vets, putting their pets at risk by overfeeding them or feeding them inappropriately.
An Hawaiian Summer Luau is taking place at Trunkwell House, Reading on August 10 to raise funds for Worldwide Veterinary Service.
Chudleys is to launch Duck with Rice & Vegetables in its all-new Sporting range in July.
A veterinary practice is warning dog owners to be vigilant after two Jack Russell terriers had emergency operations to remove fish hooks from their stomachs.
A Telford community choir has launched a campaign to record and release its first charity Christmas album, which will raise money for Shropshire-based national vet charity PDSA.
The British Hen Welfare Trust has met with DEFRA and its equivalents in Scotland and Wales to discuss ways of improving communications and simplifying the flow of information given to poultry keepers by Government during periods of disease control, such as avian flu.
An historic Yorkshire pub that swapped pints for pets has undergone a £50,000 revamp to create a state-of-the art veterinary practice.
A championship breeder has been appointed to manage Derby College’s dog grooming salon at Broomfield Hall and is planning to expand the range of professional courses available to people looking to hone their skills in the growing industry.
A pet accessories company that supplied cushions to an East Riding garden centre has been fined £30,000 after the items represented ‘a serious fire risk to the public’.
‘Treats, Toppers and Inclusions’ has been selected as the theme for the interactive 2018 Petfood R&D Showcase, focusing on the fastest growing sales categories in pet food.
Following on from the launch of YuCALM Dog in September 2016, Lintbells is launching YuCALM Cat, which is available to order from veterinary wholesalers.
 An explosion of kitten births has left a charity bursting at the seams – filling more than 20 foster homes with kittens in just two weeks. 
Suffolk-based pet food manufacturer Skinner’s has enhanced its Field & Trial range with a new Grain Free Chicken and Sweet Potato complete dry dog food, designed specifically for dogs with sensitivities or dietary intolerances.
Pets at Home has pulled out of a newly-developed Guisborough retail park, blaming the ‘volatile’ property market.
Norfolk-based Natures Menu, the UK’s number one for raw pet food and Europe’s leading expert in raw, has been named as one of the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 companies.  
Award-winning Northumberland retailer My Pet HQ is celebrating its first year in business to coincide with Morpeth Fair Day on Sunday (June 10).
Ceva Animal Health has launched a national summer TV advertising campaign to raise awareness of its veterinary behaviour products, Feliway Friends and Adaprtil Calm On-the-Go Collar.
A new ‘superfood’ for humans should not be neglected in the diet of hedgehogs, animal experts have said.
Premium natural supplements company Lintbells has enjoyed a visit from ‘Fabulous Finn’, the retired police dog famous for saving the life of his handler, PC Dave Wardell, and being stabbed in the process.
University Centre Sparsholt received the highest commendation for excellence in teaching and learning yesterday (Wednesday) with a Gold award from the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework.
The Pet Industry Federation has been shortlisted for the Marketing Campaign of the Year award at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2018.
After a UK-wide competition to hire a canine critic, a dog-friendly holiday letting agency has selected cockapoo Poppy as its latest recruit. 
With thousands of cats going missing each year, knowing what to do if you find one could mean the difference between a happy reunion or a sad separation.  
Pets at Home is supporting Rabbit Awareness Week (June 2-10) by continuing its ban on selling rabbit muesli, an initiative that has been in place for five years.
After the launch of The Innocent Pet’s new packaging, the luxury treat manufacturer is offering retailers a free-standing display unit to showcase its products.  
The growing stature of PATS Telford in September has resulted in 43 companies taking stand space at Telford International Centre for the first time.
Three days, three cyclists, three sore bums, 410km – wine and cheese to finish!
UK manufacturer of nylon chews and play toys for dogs TastyBone has introduced a dual-coloured, four-pronged bone in four new international flavour varieties.
The British Veterinary Association has issued a warm welcome to the launch of the first nationwide protocol for animals in healthcare.
Pet Trade Solutions’ award for Best Pet Industry Recruitment Company UK in the Lux Awards 2018 came as a complete surprise to owner Lynda Ward as she was unaware of a nomination! 
Vet’s Kitchen has launched a Puppy Pack, providing all the essentials new owners need and packed with advice from the company’s veterinary experts and nutritionists.
Mars Petcare is set to launch the Sheba Craft Collection, a super premium product with a new texture sensation for cats. 
Lincolnshire-based Laughing Dog, one of the few pet food manufacturers in the UK to bake its entire range of dry dog food, has formed a partnership with Jerry Green Dog Rescue. 
Brambles Pet and Wildlife has negotiated a deal to offer wildlife rehabilitators up to 50% savings on Esbilac Milk Replacer, which many use for feeding baby mammals.
Northumberland College’s dog grooming parlour, based at its Kirkley Hall Campus, has undergone an extensive makeover this term. 
Different Dog, the hand-cooked dog food business, is expanding its production facility and moving to a larger kitchen in the heart of Shropshire to cater for a growing demand for its products. 
Leaving dogs on their own, using the vacuum cleaner and the doorbell ringing have been revealed as the top three things that agitate dogs in the home. And it’s not just our dogs that are suffering…
Siccaro, the Danish company known for its dog drying robes and mats, has formed a new partnership with specialist gundog retailer Sporting Saint.
Eight months after being rescued by Pedigree Wholesale, retailer Just for Pets is preparing to unveil a new market approach and visual identity.
Hownd have a problem with their website  – a digger has cut through the fibre cable!
New research by Legal & General suggests that owners are misjudging the cost of owning a pet, with the average cost of owning a dog over its lifetime estimated at £15,303.
A maker of human-quality pet foods is setting up kitchens and pantries in hundreds of Petco stores across the US to enable customers to witness preparation and buy the products fresh.
Scotland came out on top in Skinner’s Pet Foods’ 17th annual Retriever World Cup at Hamstead Park, Berkshire.
Arcadia Reptile is relaunching its organic and bioactive-ready range of substrates in new packaging. 
Chris Packham has joined forces with national pet charity Blue Cross as their education ambassador to encourage teachers and youth leaders to sign up to free classroom talks to create a future of compassionate pet owners.
Some small business owners are so stressed that they are sleeping for only three to four hours a night, according to a new survey.
The Government has welcomed input from the British Isles Grooming Association (BIGA) on its proposals to widen pet care regulations to include the pet grooming industry, according to a statement from the Canine and Feline Sector Group.
Dog owners can update their four-legged friends’ walking kit and give to a good cause with a little help from premium dog equipment brand Ruffwear. 
Blackpool’s famous beach donkeys have had their annual MoT to ensure they are fit and healthy for the summer season.
A new interactive calculator enables you to compare your salary with some of the world’s most famous furry celebrities. 
Hertfordshire-based pet brand Broadreach Nature+ has been awarded Ethical Accreditation by ‘The Good Shopping Guide’.
PATS Sandown, which celebrated its 10th show earlier this year, is moving to a new date next year. The two-day pet trade exhibition will now be held on Sunday, February 10 and Monday, February 11, again at Sandown Park, Surrey.
Royal Canin is tackling the controversial subject of ‘free-from’ foods and allergies in a new webinar, ‘Reacting to ‘reactions’.
New research reveals that on average crossbred cats live longer than pure breeds
Equine welfare sanctuary Hope Pastures is preparing to return to BETA International as the show's chosen charity for 2019.
Jollyes Retail Group has been acquired in a management buyout backed by Kester Capital.
Mikki has brought a tropical theme to its new range of shampoos for dogs and cats.
Pet healthcare and pharmaceutical manufacturer Beaphar used Interzoo 2018, in Germany, to launch its new brand identity as well as new products.
A wet pet food manufacturer is predicted to save up to £20,000 a year and reduce its CO2 emissions by more than 80 tonnes by switching from kerosene to liquefied petroleum gas.
A couple who run a grooming salon are spearheading a campaign to make a Welsh seaside town a dog-friendly area for four-legged visitors.
 
Pet food brand WildThings has teamed up with rescue charity Swan Lifeline for a new campaign to ‘Ban the Bread’ from rivers, lakes and ponds.
Pet brand Oscar & Hooch has launched a new website to include new features including a trade ordering facility.
The Bramton Company’s Simple Solution range has gained WoolSeal approval.
Rabbit owners are being warned to protect their pets from a deadly disease after an outbreak in Lincolnshire.
More than half of US pet dogs and cats were classified as obese in 2017 in the annual survey of owners and veterinarians by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. 
Members of a gang of fraudsters – estimated to have made at least £2.5m selling sick and dying puppies – have been disqualified from keeping dogs for life and some have also been jailed.
Wyevale Garden Centres, the country’s largest garden centre operator, has been put up for sale by investment group Terra Firm.
 
Natures Menu has added a third training course to its educational portfolio with the launch of its True Instinct Advisor training for anyone wanting to give advice or sell raw pet foods.
More than 13,400 Pets at Home, Groom Room and Vets4Pets colleagues in all it 440-plus stores, including the support office and distribution centres, are to become Dementia Friends through Alzheimer’s Society’s programme.
A petition urging online marketplace Groupon to stop promoting greyhound racing has gathered more than 46,000 signatures.
The British Veterinary Association has welcomed plans for a strategic alliance between the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) and Queen’s University Belfast.