• Kittens found in washing machine

    Five kittens were rescued after being born inside an abandoned washing machine. The five-week- old kittens, aptly named Daz, Ariel, Persil, Surf and Fairy, were found with their mum, a feral cat, living inside the drum of a washing machine left outside in a garden belonging to a florist in Burnt Oak, Edgware. At first, […]

  • TRIXIE increases warehouse space to 53,000 square metres

    To keep up with growing demand, TRIXIE Pet Supplies in Tarp, Germany will be expanding its storage space. A new 26-metre high warehouse in silo structure is being created directly adjoining the company’s pre-existing Hall 11, which was completed in 2012. The new warehouse is being built on a total area of 9,600 metres squared and […]

  • Just for Pets expect profits to continue falling

    Just for Pets has announced that profits are continuing to fall due to demand being subdued. Wynnstay Group PLC said that it has “continued to experience subdued demand, reflecting general retail trends in the sector, and certain stores in particular have not delivered the expected performance, resulting in losses in this activity during the first half. […]

  • New product honours deceased pets

    Memory Bloom helps to mark the passing of a pet by providing a living, flowering memorial. The kits contain bio degradable containers, compost and flower seeds as well as a special story book and little notes and markers for owners to personalise their own memorial. Some of a pet’s ashes or a small memento (name tag/collar) can […]

  • Vet services boost Pets at Home growth

    Pets at Home has seen its profits jump, following a strong performance from its veterinary service and new store openings. Like-for-like revenue growth rose 1.5 percent and services climbed by 7.9 percent. The company’s veterinary services were the key to its success. Total income from Joint Venture vet practices increased by 24.6 percent  to £47.1m. The pet retail […]

  • UK high street could receive £3bn this Bank Holiday

    The UK high street business is expected to receive £3 billion* this May bank holiday, according to Worldpay. The weaker pound has prompted a staycation frenzy, as thrifty Brits choose to spend the long weekends closer to home. New data from payments processor Worldpay reveals that in post-Brexit Britain, where foreign travel is increasingly costly, native […]

  • MARS initiative raises money for Guide Dogs

    350 students at Exeter University have found an easy way to beat exam stress. They took advantage of a new MARS initiative and raised £1,200 for Guide Dogs by cuddling the hard working pooches between exams. Pauline Devlin, ROYAL CANIN® director of corporate communications and scientific affairs said: “It’s been such a great day – the […]

  • UK pets at risk following sharp drop in vaccinations

    Millions of pets in the UK are at risk of deadly diseases, warns PDSA. New findings from the vet charity reveal that the number of owners vaccinating their pets has declined steeply. The PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report 2017 surveyed over 63,000 people since 2011, to provide a robust insight into the welfare of UK pets. The […]

  • British Zoomark stands attract buyers from 53 countries

    Business has been booming for British pet product suppliers. Exhibitors welcomed buyers from 53 countries to their stands at Zoomark International. An on-site survey carried out by the PetQuip association at the close of the pet product trade exhibition, found that the UK suppliers received high levels of interest from international buyers.  The four day show, […]

  • OATA chief exec joins European Pet Organisation as vice president

    OATA’s chief executive Dominic Whitmee has been invited to join the European Pet Organisation’s (EPO) board as vice president. EPO brings together national pet trade associations across Europe to collaborate and represent the pet industry at a European level. “Many of the pressures facing our industry, such as the call for positive lists to limit […]

  • Shoplifter claimed puppy was dead to get money

    A shoplifter duped a pet shop out of £130 when she claimed her puppy had died. The unidentified woman visited Pets at Home in Arun Retail Park and began to take items off the shelves before heading to the till. She then told the shop assistant that her puppy had died and she needed to return […]