• 10/06/2024
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    First breeder of Shar-Pei dogs penalized by the NVWA

    First breeder of Shar-Pei dogs penalized by the NVWA

    A Brabant breeder of Shar Peis has been reprimanded for conditions resulting from deliberately breeding for huge skin folds. The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) checked the breeder after an enforcement request from Dier&Recht. This is the first time that the NVWA has taken action against the extreme appearance of Shar-Peis. It

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    • 22/05/2024
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    Dutch Breeding Ban for Hairless Cats

    Dutch Breeding Ban for Hairless Cats

    For the first time the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) have issued an official warning to a breeder of hairless cats. It concerns a Sphynx breeder. Breeding hairless cats is prohibited by law since these animals suffer because of their appearance. The inspection took place in response to a request from animal

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    • 22/05/2024
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    Calling all veterinarians around the world! Cats need your help (and so do we)!

    Calling all veterinarians around the world! Cats need your help (and so do we)!

    Cats are masters at hiding pain, which poses a unique challenge for veterinary professionals in pain recognition and management. Are we doing enough to address this issue? What are the current gaps in our knowledge, and how can we work together to do better as a profession? Veterinarians from the Centre for Animal Health and

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    • 22/05/2024
    • 5
    FECAVA and FVE Comment on EU Regulation on Dog and Cat Welfare & Identification

    FECAVA and FVE Comment on EU Regulation on Dog and Cat Welfare & Identification

    FECAVA and FVE applauds the European Commission on the release of the milestone proposal aimed at improving the welfare and traceability of dogs and cats, something the veterinary profession has called for decades. The legislative proposal aims to address the pressing need for standardized regulations across Member States, particularly concerning the breeding, trading, and keeping

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