2015: Year in Review

Last year 2014 was a very interesting year for many reasons. Coming off the back of September’s Commons PupAid debate in which overwhelming cross-party backing was given to support a ban on puppies (and kittens) sold without their mums, which of course only the Government frontbench rejected. Obviously this wasn’t an ideal result for our…

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Compulsory Microchipping for Dogs: A Giant Leap Forward

(BVA Release) Veterinary associations have hailed the introduction of compulsory microchipping for all dogs in England as a giant leap forward for dogs and their owners. Defra has announced that from 6 April 2016 all dogs will be required to have a microchip, giving owners over 3 years to comply with new legislation that will…

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Better regulation of dog breeding needed in England, vets tell Committee

Veterinary associations have told an influential committee of MPs that the Dog Advisory Council should be made into a regulatory body and that legislation on dog breeding must be updated to ensure the future health and welfare of dogs and puppies. The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) appeared before…

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