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A professional dog walker has developed an unusual way of fighting off hunger pangs while on the job walking dogs in the Peak District.
Seventy-six per cent of UK cat or dog owners are choosing holiday trips within the UK, according to Blue Cross.
Seven British suppliers will be exhibiting their latest products in the British Pavilion at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida from March 20-22.
Pet treats business WOOFS is set to increase its product range in 2019.
Pet accessories business Verity & Voss has become the exclusive distributor for Kiwi Walker, launching various new ranges of dog products.
Nandi of Africa has arrived in the UK and Channel Islands and is available now, after launching its natural, premium pet treats at PATS Sandown.
More than a quarter of women would rather spend Valentine’s Day with their cat than their partner due to their unconditional love and cuddles, according to a survey by pet food brand IAMS.
As it’s Valentine’s Day, the husband and wife team at HayPigs! wanted to share a romantic story with our readers.
PDSA is appealing for the UK’s fattest pets to enrol in its Pet Fit Club.
Natures Menu has won a Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2019, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses that go above and beyond in delivering outstanding customer service.
Pet food brand Purely Fish has returned steady growth both in the UK and overseas through export sales.
Webbox has launched a new line of dog treats.
Butcher’s Pet Care has appointed Birmingham-based creative agency LIFE as its strategic and creative agency.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People has been chosen as VetPartners’ charity for 2019.
Macle Pet Pet Foods’ premium range, Naturo, is increasing its offering in Asda stores across the UK from this month.
Mars Petcare has expanded its bonding Care & Treats range in the ‘meaty’ sub-segment with the launch of the Pedigree Wrap.
Fish4Dogs has introduced a fruity new addition to its range of fish-wrapped treats.
Swedencare’s flagship product, ProDen PlaqueOff Powder, has been awarded the Veterinary Oral Health Council Seal of Acceptance.
Vitalin will be returning to exhibit at Crufts 2019.
Building on its 22-strong range of frozen raw working dog food, Benyfit Natural has introduced a new product line, the World Explorer Range.
Close to 2,000 visitors went to PATS Sandown, a record in the show’s 11-year history.
For the first time in its 14-year history, contestants on TV’s ‘Couples Come Dine With Me’ have been served fresh DOG food.
Burgess Pet Care has launched the first ever survey on guinea pig welfare
Agria Insurance is giving pet owners £50 towards their pet’s health, for every lifetime policy taken out.
Raw and natural pet food business Natures Menu has been named in the top 100 companies of The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200.
Edgard & Cooper has launched its first range of cat food.
Early signs are that PATS Sandown’s move from March to this year’s earlier February slot – and with the opening day on a Sunday for the first time – was a hit with both exhibitors and visitors.
The winners of the PATS Sandown 2019 New Product Awards, sponsored by pbwnews, were chosen by a team of expert pet retailers, who arrived at the show first thing this morning (Sunday, February 10) to make their choices from a record number of new products entered.
Christine and Jenny Chau, the sister team behind North West-based dog bedding company Charley Chau, have been named UK Family Business Entrepreneurs of the Year 2018 in the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in London.
A husband and wife team have got Tails-a-Waggin after successfully re-opening a pet shop on Mold High Street.
Perthshire-base Wilsons Pet Food has recruited Meg Morrison as head of sales.
The Pet Industry Federation has been working on a number of initiatives to help its commercial boarding members comply with the new Animal Activities Licensing regulations.
The Staffordshire bull terrier has been named as Britain’s favourite dog.
Fish4Dogs has formed a new wholesale distribution partnership with Trust Pet Products in an exclusive arrangement for the UK, which focuses on providing greater opportunities for independent retailers to sell the full range of food and treats from Fish4Dogs.
A European Advisory Board to raise awareness of Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease has been created to help vets maximise disease prevention in dogs.
International dog show Crufts will welcome around 27,000 dogs this year over the four days of the world’s most famous dog show, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, from March 7-10.
Italian pet tag manufacturer MyFamily has launched its first collars and leashes.
Hownd has been chosen to showcase its products and pitch to investors at the first European Pets and Money Summit.
Supreme Petfoods’ Selective range of food and treats for small animals has been redesigned.
Two-hundred-and-fifty mushers competed in the 36th Aviemore Sled Dog Rally in the forest around Loch Morlich in January.
WHIMZEES has launched an online campaign to raise awareness on dog dental disease for Dental Month (February).
Specialist wholesaler Bestpets has launched new consumer-facing promotional material to help its Bestpets Local Retail Club customers to drive sales and to help suppliers raise awareness of their products among consumers.
The Dorwest Foundation has donated £2,500 to five charities.
Pet Trade Solutions founder Lynda Ward is warning people to to beware of unrealistic promises from potential employers.
Dog Rocks has unveiled newly-redesigned shelf and counter displays, intended to increase consumer engagement.
With just days to go before PATS Sandown opens its doors, the final preparations are being made for what promises to be a highly profitable and successful show.
A Lincolnshire producer of wild bird food has expanded its manufacturing capabilities with the creation of 15 new jobs after securing a seven-figure finance deal with HSBC UK.
Oxbow has redesigned the packaging for its Simple Rewards Baked Treats range.
Heights Farm Premium Pets Foods, a family-run business based in Bolton, Lancashire, is expanding with the launch of new franchise operations in Stockport, Altrincham, Warrington, Southport and Aston-under-Lyne.
Peregrine Livefoods has acquired three brands from the Fadulla Pet Products range, marking the reptile specialist’s entry into the aquatic and wild-bird sectors.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition is recalling some of its wet dog food products voluntarily due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D.
Oscar & Hooch has launched a new yellow range designed to help combat winter blues.
Webbox has extended its Webbox Natural offering, with a collection of treats, which launched in Morrisons last week.
Different Dog is to showcase its plastic-free retail packaging at PATS Sandown this month.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition has become a Gold Partner of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association.
German pet food company Josera has developed a new Mini range.
Glee’s marketing team, responsible for the promotion of the garden, outdoor leisure and pet exhibition, has been expanded with the appointment of Grace Reilly.
The animal health industry is experiencing a fundamental change in the way it develops innovative new products and services, the Animal Health Distributor’s Association Conference in Birmingham was told.
Rawhide alternative SmartBones has extended its distribution in the UK to all major wholesalers, with the hope that the move will support brand awareness and pet stores looking to stock the range.
Fish4Dogs has created a new team to focus on new product development and review product life cycles to support growth plans.
Seeing the latest pet products launched under one roof is one of the major attractions to PATS visitors, and this February’s show at Sandown Park in Surrey is set to unveil an impressive number of new items.
Exporters in the pet products, home enhancement and garden and leisure sectors are lining up to share their experiences with delegates at The Future for International Trade conference, being organised by trade associations Gardenex, PetQuip and BHETA.
The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association has produced an Animal Welfare Framework.
Pets Corner has reported strong growth in its first quarter, with like-for-like sales rising 4.7%.
The RSPCA is disappointed with the Government’s announcement that it will NOT commit to reviewing the current legislation that brands four types of dogs as dangerous.
Pet treats manufacturer The Innocent Pet has donated its largest donation of treats to date.
Rosewood Pet Products has released a number of new products.
BSB Products, the exclusive UK and Ireland importer of Intersand cat litter, has launched ultra-light Intersand EcoLife.
Fish4Dogs won the GlobalPETS Forum Award 2019 at the 20th anniversary event at Amsterdam Beach, in The Netherlands last week.
Staff from Westway Veterinary Group have taken part in a large beach clean-up.
Inspired Pet Nutrition, home to the Wagg and Harringtons brands, nabbed two awards at the Product of the Year awards.
A dog grooming salon in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, has installed poo bag dispensers in the town centre in an attempt to reduce dog fouling.
Pet shop staff have been ‘blown away’ by the generosity and support of their community following a fire in which a large number of their livestock died from smoke inhalation.
A Yorkshire veterinary practice has neutered more than 150 cats as part of a drive to help owners on low incomes.
The British Veterinary Association has welcomed the latest report by the UK Surveillance Forum on the UK approach to animal health surveillance.
Direct Food Ingredients (DFI) has unveiled a new, interactive website, intended to boost its customer service offering.
A designer of plant pot feet is showing its range of dog-themed plant pot feet at Crufts next month.
Around half of the UK population with outdoor space feed the birds during winter, according to the Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA).
Cyber attacks are on the increase, but how do you deal with a threat when it comes from within your own company? Cyber security training experts at Cucial Academy, who help re-train people who have left the military, offer some tips.
A new not-for-profit, industry-specific organisation has been formed, giving a voice to providers of dog boarding and dog day care services.
CSJ has developed Turn Back Thyme! with the older dog in mind.
CSJ is all set for the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally this weekend, January 26-27.
A once obese bichon frise has shed the pounds to be crowned the biggest weight loser in a national pet slimming competition.
The British Veterinary Association has welcomed the latest report by the UK Surveillance Forum on the UK approach to animal health surveillance.
Inspired Pet Nutrition, the UK’s largest independent producer of dry pet food, has for the first time launched a wet dog food under the Wagg brand.
The UK has twice as many shops as it needs, according to the author of a report into how to save the nation’s high streets.
French bulldogs and pugs top the list of dog breeds vets most commonly suspected of being imported illegally into the UK, according to statistics released by the British Veterinary Association one year on from the launch of its #BreedtoBreathe campaign reveal.
International animal health business Animalcare Group has said it expects earnings growth for the full financial year will be flat compared to last year following delays to some new product launches and lower demand in the large animal portfolio.
Chuckit! has introduced the third addition to its Rugged range for tougher breeds with the Fetch Wheel – designed to withstand the roughest play from stronger dogs.
Beaphar UK will be returning to PATS Sandown with the UK launch of its new branding, a chance for retailers to win a range of new products and a return to the PATS seminar stage, with this year’s presentation offering SQPs the opportunity to earn CPD points.
Nominations have opened for the RSPCA Honours awards and the animal welfare charity and former winner John Bishop are urging people to get in touch and share their stories about animal champions.
Pet-friendly travel site PetsPyjamas has revealed its predictions for the six ‘dog-friendly travel trends’ of 2019.
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.
Brindle dogs take longer to rehome than all other colours, according to the RSPCA.
Hampshire-based Vetark Products has been acquired by Candioli Srl, with both companies set to benefit from the increased international presence.
XLVets, a community of independently-owned veterinary practices, has appointed Laura Whyte to chair its board of directors.
A fast-growing veterinary group is moving to a new headquarters – and has plans to expand into Europe.
Pet food brand Eukanuba has brought out ‘A Pawfect Pair’, a children’s story book that celebrates the benefits of people living with their dogs.
Albedo100 has launched a new reflective spray that it claims could help save the lives of thousands of pets.
Visitors to AQUA 2019 in October can expect ‘a busy and exciting show’ as Telford International Centre will be packed with companies showcasing new products.