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Specialist pet food brand HiLife is celebrating after its range of natural dog and cat food was named Top Launch for the Petcare category by The Grocer in its Top Products Survey 2018.
Burger King added dog food to its menu so man and his best friend could eat together.
Italian pet trade show Zoomark International has moved from its traditional weekend slot to Monday, May 6-Thursday, May 9 next year.
Pet food manufacturer Skinner’s Pet foods has signed a long-term agreement as an official club partner of premiership team Gloucester Rugby Club.
A Scottish retailer is delighted after having won a regional business award for the third year running.
A series of audiobooks, aimed at reducing stress in dogs, has been inspired by research at Hartpury University.
Robert Evans has joined Cheshire-based HJ Lea Oakes as business development manager.
Vital Pet Group says it is almost back to normal levels of stock, with 90%-plus fulfilment on most orders.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association is re-launching its industry training packages with new online courses after gaining City & Guilds accreditation.
A former nurse has swapped bandages for clippers by launching her own spa for dogs – and according to press reports her business is now forecast to have an £85,000 turnover next year.
PATS Telford is on track to attract ever-stronger numbers of international buyers in 2019.
Raw pet food manufacturer Natural Instinct has recalled its Wild Venison (Natural Cat Food) in Northern Ireland and Wales because some of the ingredients were not inspected in line with EU requirements.
Whimzees – the all-natural daily dental treat for dogs – has introduced its first Christmas shapes to the UK.
A new emergency service for pets is set to be launched in the Scottish Borders.
UK company Sure Petcare is to display its new ‘connected’ pet product range at the US show CES 2019 in Las Vegas on January 7-11.
CSJ has seen another increase in sales of its Focus! herbs.
Lucky & Prince has unveiled a new range of ‘eco-friendly’ human-grade meat products for dogs.
The organisers have revealed that, after the success of the first The Dog Lover Show in September, the second show is well under way. The 2019 floorplan was released to trade in October – and 40% of the space was sold on launch!
UK pet food manufacturer Symply has once again used Law Print for its packaging needs, this time to help with a refresh of its Canagan brand.
In the past 18 months Burns Pet Nutrition has celebrated its 25th anniversary, been featured in The Sunday Times as one of the UK’s fastest growing companies and fed thousands of pets worldwide.
Tesco has put another natural brand on its shelves in response to the growing demand for natural pet foods.
Thousands of pets will soon feel the benefit of a pioneering Pet Wellbeing Centre as building work starts on vet charity PDSA’s new state-of-the-art hospital.
A lorry full of pet food made its way to an RSPCA centre in Cambridgeshire after a desperate plea for supplies.
Two of Fish4Dogs’ best-selling products have been highly commended in the Your Dog Product Awards for the second year running.
Pet Footprint has brought a range of dog food made from insects to the UK – in a bid to reduce the environmental impact of pet food production.
Pet lifestyle website PetsPyjamas has revealed the winners of its 2018 Dog-Friendly Travel Awards.
BSAVA is moving to Manchester Central for its 2021 Congress.
Sure Petcare has unveiled an activity and behaviour monitor for dogs.
Raw pet food company Poppy’s Picnic has celebrated its second year in business with a poppy seed and lemon birthday cake depicting the inspiration behind the brand – chief operating dog and miniature schnauzer Poppy sitting on top of a Poppy’s Picnic hamper.
Targets are a major source of discontent among today’s salespeople, says pet trade recruitment specialist Lynda Ward.
HayPigs! founders Rik and Helen Cridland are hoping to expand their business into the global market. 
PetQuip, BHETA and GARDENEX are teaming up to host a joint conference on The Future for International Trade, ahead of the UK’s departure from the European Union.
Pet food manufacturer GA Pet Food Partners has reported an increase in turnover from £102m to £113m, with a rise in operating profit of more than £300,000 from £280,000 to £633,000.
Vet practices must lead from the front in the responsible portrayal of animals in marketing, say leading veterinary organisations.
Webbox has teamed up with Manchester homeless charity Barnabus, providing a donation of Webbox Naturals dog food.
The UK’s top small businesses – including a new dog boutique from Bristol – have received special recognition at an exclusive House of Lords reception.
British manufacturer Oscar & Hooch has launched a range of waxed and quilted dog coats suitable for all weathers.
Owning a pet has made the top five list of priorities in a ‘bucket list’ survey of things couples want to do before having children.
Luxury dog bedding business Charley Chau has been named NatWest Great British Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 for the North after winning its own shortlisted category of Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year.
Pets at Home has opened a new, ‘pet-friendly’ head office called Chester House – named after the first Pets at Home store that opened in 1991.
New research by Mars Petcare UK and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has revealed that eight out of 10 dog owners in the UK are planning to put their pet at the top of their Christmas gift list this year.
The first think tank of its kind – a think tank for pets – has been formed to address the lack of pet-friendly rented accommodation across the UK.
The UK’s first cinema and coffee bar for dogs will have its premiere tomorrow (Saturday).
Award-winning raw pet food business Nutriment is expanding its portfolio, including the launch of a new brand into supermarkets.
Pets at Home has appointed David Robinson as chief operating officer of retail and Jane Balmain as interim CEO of the Vet Group’s First Opinion business.
A charity that has found homes for more than 670,000 laying hens has been named the JustGiving Charity of the Year.
The RSPCA is warning that animals could suffer as councils are being expected to deliver more welfare work with no extra money.
In a sector first, wild bird food brand Peckish will be sponsoring the Channel 4 Weather bulletins from January 1 until the end of February.
Mars Petcare UK and recycling experts TerraCycle have launched a nationwide pet food packaging recycling programme, led by Whiskas and James Wellbeloved.
OATA has welcomed news that the Scottish Government is to look at introducing new legislation on pet shop licensing in Scotland following a campaign by Jeremy Balfour MSP.
The winners of the 2018 Pet Industry Federation Awards were revealed at a black-tie dinner after the UK Pet Industry Forum at Whittlebury Hall, near Towcester, in Northamptonshire last night (Tuesday).
With only two months to go before PATS Sandown 2019 opens its doors, preparations are well under way.
Pets at Home has revealed a sharp fall in profits and warned its costs will rise as it restructures its struggling veterinary practices. It warned it might close up to 30 practices.
Last year a new toy called PetBloon appeared as a prototype at PATS Telford 2017. Fast forward 15 months and the inventor is confident her product is set to become a bestseller in pet stores this Christmas.
A man has been given a suspended prison sentence and disqualified from keeping animals for his involvement in running a ‘puppy farm’ in his partner’s backyard in Kent.
Devon-based pet food business Forthglade has officially opened a new 70,000 sq ft factory on the Okehampton East Business Park, right next to Dartmoor National park.
It cost more than £200,000 to feed the dogs in RSPCA care last year – which is why the charity is highlighting the importance of legacies today (November 27), which is Giving Tuesday.
In a move to advance Glee’s specialist Pets at Glee section, a dedicated team member has been appointed.
New super premium baked dog food brand Nineteen 87 has launched of an e-commerce website, enabling stockists to buy direct.
Mishiko has entered into a distribution agreement with Exertis.
Bird food manufacturer Feldyfare is introducing two poultry nutrition blocks.
Fireworks campaigners have handed in a petition backed by 358,000 people, calling on the government to restrict their use.
The British Veterinary Association and Vet Record are today (November 15) launching a new online careers hub that offers future and existing vets and vet nurses comprehensive content and resources to support them at every step of their careers.
The Pets’n’Vets family has featured on the CBeebies series ‘Ferne and Rory’s Vet Tales’.
Advances in technology can help deter pet thieves and bring those responsible to justice, Aquarium Software says.
A pet retailer is offering a new service to clients – boarding for birds.
Leading US retailer Petco is to stop selling food and treats containing artificial colours, flavours and preservatives for dogs and cats by May next year – and is calling on other pet businesses to follow suit.
A veterinary nurse who has helped more than 1,000 pets to lose weight over the last 25 years has been recognised for her achievements with a national award.
Exeter’s oldest pet shop will close on Christmas Eve after 53 years trading.
Tailored dog food brand has appointed Lai-Ping Lai as chief product officer.
Dog and cat food brand Scrumbles has raised more than £150,000 in equity funding.
Dog treat manufacturer Pet’s Up has introduced its latest chewing product.
Fish4Dogs’ seasonal products include an Advent calendar and Christmas cracker.
Treating poorly parrots, sickly snakes and indisposed iguanas is all in a day’s work for vet Valeria Vastano.
Police are warning retailers and the public to be aware if they are offered canaries for sale in the Surrey area.
The UK’s No.1 pet trade exhibition, PATS, is extending its support of the Dogs for Good charity by sponsoring a puppy called Winter.
Tyrina Gibson has been named Vet Nurse of the Year by pet charity Blue Cross.
Direct Food Ingredients’ partnership with IOI Oleo to be its exclusive supplier of its Nutrition range in the UK and Ireland has already exceeded targets.
John Burns, founder of Burns Pet Nutrition, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Natwest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Entrepreneur for Good category.
The Paramount Retail Group has appointed Nigel Moult to the post of commercial director of pet accessories company Pet Brands.
Anxious dog home boarders, day care providers and kennel and cattery owners have taken to social media saying their livelihoods are being threatened and that they could be forced to shut as the requirements for the new animal activities regulations are impossible to meet. All say the regulations will affect ‘good, decent people’ and that the unscrupulous businesses will carry on regardless. SANDRA PEARCE investigates
Technology has enabled bullies to reach their targets on numerous different platforms and employers need to be aware of this if they are to avoid an employment tribunal, a law firm warns.
A Yorkshire equine hospital has invested £230,000 in new technology.
A raw pet food company has recalled ‘various raw pet food products containing tripe and/or pork’ due to a risk of salmonella following the failure of one of its freezer units.
A specialist Yorkshire pet food wholesaler and distributor has agreed a major deal at the £3m Bridge Business Park, by the A62 in Huddersfield.
The British Veterinary Association has issued seven tips to help pet owners and livestock keepers use antibiotics responsibly and keep them effective for both animals and humans.
The British Equestrian Trade Association’s Your Horse Live experience was declared a twin triumph as its continued sponsorship of the main arena and the launch of BETA Feed Awareness Week inspired consumers at this year's three-day shopping spectacular at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire last week.
Chewing gum, facial hair-cuts and brushing teeth with human toothpaste are just some of the ways owners are trying to combat their dog’s bad breath, according to a study.
The UK’s leading industry and veterinary bodies and animal welfare organisations are putting on a united front to stop Britain’s animal lovers being duped into buying pets advertised online by ‘dodgy’ pet sellers.
Online sales continue to rise even as today’s retail results show overall consumer spending fell slightly.
Dogmatic has won the ‘Product I can’t live without’ category in Your Dog magazine’s Product Awards 2018/19.
Versele-Laga, a Belgium-based premium pet food and pet care company, has acquired Florida-based companion bird and small animal food manufacturer The Higgins Group – aka Higgins Premium Pet Foods.
One year on from a £1.2 million revamp and rebrand of the former Farm and PetPlace, in Abergele, plans are in place for further improvements and expansion in the coming months.
Two planning applications submitted by The Real Petfood Company have received approval from the planning committee at Denbighshire County Council.
Pet bed specialist Scruffs says it has enhanced its best-selling, self-heating Thermal range of pet bedding.
Good diet is essential for the success and sustainability of working dogs. That was message given to the 2018 IMPACT Working Dogs Conference in Birmingham by headline sponsor Fish4Dogs.
Oscar & Hooch has launched a commemorative Daisy range of dog collars and leads.
Burgess Pet Care is celebrating its busiest year yet at the National Pet Show, with excellent feedback from visitors in response to its new ranges and a record-breaking number of sales – including Excel Indoor Rabbit nuggets, which sold out on the first day!
A campaign to persuade people to choose a rescue dog over a puppy has earned a University of Northampton graduate an industry award.
Trade association the Pet Industry Federation is running a second Chinese trade seminar it is holding exclusively for its manufacturer members that are considering trading with China.