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Sign up, sign up, leading vet bodies urge pet owners during National Pet Month

With figures suggesting that 85% of pet owners have registered their pet with a vet but an estimated 3.1 million pet dogs, cats and rabbits in the UK are still not registered, BVA and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) are urging all owners of unregistered pets to sign up with a veterinary practice this National Pet Month (1 April to 7 May).


Soaring temperatures prompt vets and animal welfare groups to issue ‘Dogs Die in Hot Cars’ warning

With temperatures set to touch the mid-twenties this week, BVA has teamed up with a coalition of rescue and rehoming charities, police, and welfare organisations to launch this year’s Dogs Die in Hot Cars campaign to highlight the dangers that warm weather can pose to dogs.


Vets urge responsible antibiotic use by pet owners

The 'Trust Your Vet' campaign, launched by Defra along with BVA, BSAVA and VMD, asks pet owners to follow veterinary advice on the use of antibiotics to ensure these vital medicines can be used in the future


BVA welcomes moves to introduce CCTV to all Scottish abattoirs

Scottish Government have launched a consultation on compulsory CCTV in abattoirs


Vets issue chocolate warning after 62% treated pets last Easter

Vets are urging pet owners to keep chocolate treats safely out of reach of inquisitive pets this Easter, as findings released by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) reveal that six in ten (62%) vets working in companion animal practice saw at least one case of chocolate poisoning over Easter holidays last year.


Owners should be aware of Alabama rot symptoms, urge vets

Alabama rot, otherwise known as CRGV, is a potentially fatal disease affecting dogs. There have been 29 cases confirmed this year in various areas of the UK, with 40 in 2017 and 19 in 2016.

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