Category Archives: Pet Health

New measures could help tackle tragic consequences of poorly bred puppies, say vets

08 February 2018

Effective legislation must be backed by adequate resources to guarantee dog welfare

Responding to Michael Gove's call for evidence on banning third party puppy sales, and the raft of measures laid in Parliament today, the President of the British Veterinary Association John Fishwick said:

“As vets, we see first-hand the tragic consequences that can...

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Ban on shock collars in Scotland a win for animal welfare

24 January 2018

BVA will continue to push for an outright ban on shock collars across the UK

BVA has welcomed the Scottish Government's decision to ban the use of electric shock collars and other electronic training devices.

BVA has worked alongside campaigners to ban these aversive training methods across the UK, with Wales banning them in 2010....

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#Puglife aspirations prompting public to choose unhealthy breeds, say vets

05 January 2018

Cute dog? 56% of the brachy dogs vets see need treatment for breathing difficulties, eye ulcers and other serious health or welfare problems

Vets fear that the number of dogs needing invasive surgery to correct painful breed-related deformities will continue to soar as their clients choose to copy big brands and image-obsessed celebrities in...

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Animal Welfare Foundation welcomes three new trustees

29 December 2017

AWF trustees provide strategic direction to the vet-led charity, ensure its financial stability, and safeguard its brand and reputation

Three veterinary surgeons working in practice, business, academia and education, amongst other areas, are the new trustees appointed to the board of the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF), the charity announced today.

Farm animal vet and Origin...

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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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