Vet checks at Crufts applauded by BVA

(BVA Release) Veterinary checks of the Best of Breed (BOB) winners in each of the 15 high profile breeds were introduced at Crufts 2012, which took place at the NEC in Birmingham 8-11 March. The British Veterinary Association (BVA) welcomed this move as a positive step by the Kennel Club (KC) to improve dog health…

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BVA: Microchipping makes sense

(BVA release) The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has renewed its call for compulsory microchipping of all dogs in response to two major reports on dogs today. Dogs Trust revealed the number of stray dogs in the UK has reached an eleven year high with over 126, 176 dogs picked up by local authorities in the…

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Vets applaud Welsh Government’s commitment to tackle dog welfare problems

(BVA Release) The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has strongly welcomed the Welsh Government’s confirmation that it will introduce new dog breeding legislation to enhance animal welfare and tackle puppy farming this autumn. The First Minister for Wales, Carwyn Jones, used his visit to the Dogs Trust’s re-homing centre in Bridgend earlier this week to reiterate…

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