Dog Breeding Defects a High Concern for Vets

Posted 10 months ago

Vets are encouraging all prospective dog owners to think twice before buying a puppy, after breeding and hereditary defects emerged as vets’ top animal health and welfare concern.

52% of almost 700 vets polled across the UK cited the issue as more than doubling in the past two years, according to figures from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and described it as a major issue.

The BVA is using Puppy Awareness Week (4 to 10 September) to highlight the issue, encouraging veterinary teams to speak to clients about responsible dog breeding and buying.

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