Woman banned from owning dogs after botched attempt to illegally crop pup's ears

Woman banned from owning dogs after botched attempt to illegally crop pup's ears

Ice was five months old when his ears were cropped, according to the SSPCA (Image: SSPCA) The British Veterinary Association (BVA) describes ear cropping as a painful and illegal mutilation (Image: SSPCA).The British Veterinary Association (BVA) describes ear cropping as a painful and illegal mutilation.

Find vet before buying pets for Christmas, Britons warned

Find vet before buying pets for Christmas, Britons warned

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging caution after a rise in demand for vets due to the increase in pet ownership in lockdown and the new legal requirement for Brexit health checks on food exports to the EU.The BVA’s comments come just days after the Food Standards Agency (FSA) warned meat and poultry producers that the shortage of vets might impact the supply of meat over Christmas.

Shock tactics: can electric dog collars ever be ethical?

Shock tactics: can electric dog collars ever be ethical?

This seemed to work, and Andrews has since asked Coffey to help to overturn the government’s plans for a ban on remote-control collars.Aversive training methods, and electric collars in particular, are opposed by the RSPCA, the Kennel Club, the Animal Behaviour and Training Council and the British Veterinary Association (BVA).

Brexit: Pets will need rabies checks costing up to £60 when travelling to Europe after no-deal, government warns

Brexit: Pets will need rabies checks costing up to £60 when travelling to Europe after no-deal, government warns

“We are also concerned that pet travel changes under a no-deal Brexit could spark a surge in demand for small animal vets and laboratory capacity to fulfil increased requirements for rabies testing and vaccination at a time when the workforce is already experiencing shortfalls.

Reconsider buying squashed-face dog breeds due to soaring health problems, vets say

Reconsider buying squashed-face dog breeds due to soaring health problems, vets say

New figures from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) show only 10 per cent of owners recognised their short-muzzled dog’s breed-related health problems, while 75 per cent were unaware potential issues even existed.