Category Archives: Pet Health

Vets commend Government on new puppy welfare plans

22 December 2017

With responsible breeding and pet ownership among vets' priorities, BVA welcomes the Government's proposed legislation to crack down on unscrupulous breeders

The Government today (22 December) announced that legislation to crack down on unscrupulous breeders and illegal puppy smuggling could be introduced in early 2018.

The proposals under consideration include compulsory licensing for anyone...

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Vets warn pet owners of edible Christmas hazards

18 December 2017

Chocolate poisoning remains the top cause of toxic ingestion in dogs over Christmas, followed by raisin or sultana poisoning.

81% of vets across the UK saw at least one case of toxic ingestion in pets during the 2016 festive period, reveal findings from a survey released today, prompting the British Veterinary Association (BVA) to...

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Vets ask pet owners to start fireworks prep early

12 October 2017

At 150dB, fireworks can be as loud as a jet engine causing many pets distress

With Bonfire Night (5 November) fast approaching, we're encouraging owners to start easing their pets into the fireworks season to prevent possible distress.

At 150 decibels, fireworks can be as loud as a jet engine and, with dogs, cats...

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Dog breeding defects emerge as top concern for vets

06 September 2017

This Puppy Awareness Week, BVA and Animal Welfare Foundation are encouraging prospective pet owners to use the Puppy Contract to ensure they are buying a healthy and well-socialised puppy from a responsible breeder

Vets are calling on prospective dog owners to think twice before buying a puppy after breeding and hereditary defects came out...

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