Vets remind Owners to protect their Pets before the Summer Holidays

(BVA Release) It may seem like a never-ending winter in the UK, but vets are already looking forward to summer and reminding pet owners to find out about the requirements for taking their pets abroad in plenty of time. As the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) reaches its 10th anniversary on 28th February 2010, the British…

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Dog Breeding Report Sees Key Role for Vets

(BVA Release) Vets have welcomed Professor Bateson’s report on dog breeding as an important step on a long journey to improving the health and welfare of all dogs. The report, which follows a 10-month inquiry into breeding practices, dog showing, and scientific evidence, concludes that measures such as the establishment of a non-statutory advisory council…

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Aversive Dog Training Techniques “Unacceptable”

UK animal welfare, behaviour, training and veterinary organisations are warning of the possible dangers of using techniques for training dogs that can cause pain and fear, such as some of those seen used by Cesar Millan, who has announced a UK tour next year. The organisations (see below) have joined forces to voice their serious…

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