Whether you’re on the hunt for a new pup or are an established breeder, new animal welfare laws have recently come into play to protect dogs and cats.
On October 1st 2018, The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations were introduced. The rules will affect dog breeders and vendors, whilst assuring prospective buyers that animals are being treated safely.
As the darker nights and cooler temperatures roll in, we have a whole lot of reasons for celebrating – whether you’re into bobbing for apples or swirling sparklers, it’s one of the most exciting times of the year!
With all these celebrations, it’s easy to overlook our four-legged friends. Bright, stimulating colours, crowds and lots of loud noises are all potential hazards for our pet and may affect their wellbeing. So how do we spot the signs and what can we do to keep our pets safe?
The love and loyalty of a dog are two of the most rewarding elements of being a dog owner. For less fortunate individuals however, a dog is not just a companion, but a lifeline.
Currently there are an estimated 100,000 dogs without homes in the UK. Some of these will be stray dogs, abandoned by their owners, while others will serve as companions to Britain’s homeless.
Thinking of travelling Europe this summer with your pet? Vicky Williams our guest veterinarian, provides an insight into what you need to know.
In February 2000 British law changed, meaning that dogs and cats travelling with their owners could enter the UK from most European countries without the need for 6 months quarantine, as was previously required. Since then the regulations surrounding the PETS travel scheme have changed and gradually relaxed, meaning that more pets than ever now accompany their owners on holiday to Europe.
Written by, Vicky Williams BVM&S MRCVS
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