BVA Vets Call for Ban on Pet Primates

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is today calling on the Government to introduce a ban on the keeping of primates as private pets. Vets at the BVA have been considering the potential welfare concerns of such animals in response to an Efra select committee inquiry on the issue. They have concluded that it is almost…

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PDSA report offers real insight into care of UK’s pets

(BVA Release) Following last year’s landmark report the British Veterinary Association (BVA) welcomes the second PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report which exposes a serious lack of understanding and provision of basic levels of care for millions of the UK’s pets. Revealing alarming levels of problem behaviour in dogs and highlighting the consequences of an obesity…

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Dog health central to Kennel Club’s changes to Assured Breeder Scheme

(KC Release) Pedigree dog health and responsible breeding are still at the top of the Kennel Club’s agenda, as changes to the Assured Breeder Scheme are announced which will further benefit the health of dogs. Among these changes, effective as of July 1st, is an adjustment in the scheme’s eye testing requirements and recommendations for…

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