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July, 2017

  • 21 July

    More pond plants banned from sale

    The European Union has added four more aquatic plants to the banned list of species that can no longer be sold in the UK in the future. Transitional arrangements will be in place to enable the plants to continue to be sold for a year – provided contractual arrangements ordering …

  • 21 July

    Vets and NHS Staff address dangers smokers pose to pets

    RVC, NHS

    The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) recently hosted an NHS trust delegation. The NHS team visited the College’s small animal referral hospital to discuss the ill effects of smoking on the wider environment, including pets. The group were shown around by Dr Stijn Niessen, Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine, who told …

  • 21 July

    Animology launches new cat cleaning wipes

    Animology, cat

    Animology has added a new product to its multi-award winning range. The company is launching dual sided cat cleaning wipes – Feline Fresh. Feline Fresh cat wipes are high performance, dual-sided cat cleaning wipes soaked in an advanced no-rinse cat shampoo. The wipes form the latest edition to the Animology …

  • 21 July

    ‘Demand for fashionable breeds fuelling the puppy trade’, claims charity

    The demand for fashionable breeds is fuelling the puppy trade, claims a new statement released by RSPCA and Gumtree. The animal charity has teamed up with Gumtree to warn buyers to “take care when looking for dogs online as the internet can provide the perfect marketplace for the unscrupulous puppy trade which …

  • 21 July

    Cotswold RAW plans Countryfile Live debut

    Cotswold RAW

    This August, rural pet food provider, Cotswold RAW, will make its debut at Countryfile Live. The event takes place in association with The National Trust at Blenheim Palace from 3-6 August. The four day show offers outdoors activities for the entire family, including healthy sustainable food debates and even some amusing anecdotes …

  • 21 July

    Aquarium Systems opens new UK base, revealing reptile and avian plans

    Aquarium systems

    French salt manufacturing giant, Aquarium Systems, has announced plans to expand into the UK with its own distribution hub.  The new warehouse and offices will be situated in a central location to efficiently serve its UK customer base. The company plans to create create new jobs and new opportunities. Aquarium …

  • 20 July

    Beaphar team raises over £11,000 for charity


    Ten Beaphar employees cycled over 175 miles in three days to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The colleagues chose to mark the company’s 75th anniversary with a charity event. Together, they raised over £11,500, more than doubling the original target of £5000. On the 1st July, the team set …

  • 19 July

    Animals perish in pet shop blaze

    Animals are believed to have died in a Yorkshire pet shop, when the garden centre became alight. The Stephen H Smith’s garden centre on Pool Road was 20 percent involved in fire. Six fire engines were used and crews continued to damped the building at 11:30pm last night. Pet Safari, …

  • 19 July

    Fish4Dogs unfurls the flags for company celebration


    Worcestershire-based Fish4Dogs, which won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in April 2017, has held a party with an international flavour. It unfurled the flags for a company celebration, at the Pear Tree Hotel, Hindlip, on 14 July, just a few miles from its headquarters in Rushock. The international theme extended …

  • 19 July

    International Cat Care names award winners


    International Cat Care (iCatCare) hosted its Annual Awards ceremony at Kensington Roof Gardens in London on 14 July. It celebrated the companies and individuals which have made a real difference to cats in the last twelve months. This included the presentation of four new ‘Easy to Give’ awards (plus two …