Dangerous Dogs Laws Must Focus on Prevention say Vets

(BVA Release) New laws to tackle dangerous dogs are welcome but the Government must look at preventing incidents rather than dealing with them afterwards, according to the British Veterinary Association (BVA). The Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Bill, published today, will extend dangerous dogs legislation to make it an offence for a dog to be dangerously out…

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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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Missed opportunity to prevent dog attacks say vets

(BVA and BSAVA new release) Veterinary associations have described the Government’s package on dangerous dogs as a missed opportunity to prevent future dog attacks. The package (for England) includes an extension of dangerous dogs law to cover private property, the removal of the requirement for all dogs to be held in police ‘custody’ and a…

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