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Stakeholders and experts met in Brussels on 4 May 2017. Around 50 representatives from EU Institutions, National Parliaments, NGOs, Universities, practitioner associations and industry discussed the role pets can play in finding solutions to challenges raised by population ageing.
The European Court of Auditors is responsible for checking if the budget of the European Union has been implemented correctly and that EU funds have been spent legally and with sound management. Every year they do an annual report, but in addition they do special reports on specific issues.
Two studies have reinforced evidence suggesting dogs have positive benefits in the lives of children.In the first, researchers from the University of Florida established pet dogs provided “buffering effects” for children who actively engaged with their animals when they were stressed.
The two studies are adding to an increasing body of evidence pets have positive effects on children.
The Scottish Government has announced a package of measures including introducing a ban on wild animals in travelling circuses and legislation to permit tail shortening for spaniels and hunt point retrievers intended for use as working dogs.Read more
A new survey showing information overload and “too many big words” as top reasons owners give for confusion around their cats’ vaccinations has been described as a “wake-up call” for veterinary teams.
Anyone who has experienced getting a puppy knows it can be hard work. Owners often refer to their pets as "fur babies," which makes a lot of sense considering how much attention puppies require when you first get them.