• 13/01/2024
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    Europetnet discussed identification and registration of pets with DG Sante

    Europetnet discussed identification and registration of pets with DG Sante

    On January 9, 2024, a meeting took place between the Europetnet Board and DG Sante, focusing on the future of pet welfare and traceability of pets in the European Union. This discussion revolved around the upcoming revision of legislation concerning dogs and cats, particularly regarding their welfare and tracking. This meeting was key in aligning

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    • 06/11/2023
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    Vets Warn: Don’t Buy a Flat-faced Cat

    Vets Warn: Don’t Buy a Flat-faced Cat

    Flat-faced cat breeds – such as the Persian cat and the exotic shorthair – have been bred to such an extent that they seriously suffer from several physical and hereditary conditions. Many animals have painful eye diseases, are cross-eyed, and are constantly struggling to breathe. Owners are often not well informed and are, therefore, unexpectedly

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    • 14/07/2023
    • 1
    FVE and FECAVA Collaborate to Address Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) Treatment Challenges

    FVE and FECAVA Collaborate to Address Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) Treatment Challenges

    The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA) recently organized a highly successful webinar to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with treating Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP). The event witnessed active participation from scientists, practitioners, competent authorities, pharmaceutical industry representatives, and policymakers. During the webinar, Thierry

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    • 11/07/2023
    • 4
    Breeding Ban Imposed on Dutch Persian Show Cat Breeder

    Breeding Ban Imposed on Dutch Persian Show Cat Breeder

    A Persian show cat breeder in the Netherlands has been ordered to cease breeding of short-nosed Peke-faced Persians immediately. The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) responded to an enforcement request from animal welfare organization Dier&Recht (Animal & Law). They found that the breeder violated the law by breeding nine short-nosed cats. Shortest

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