FECAVA is s strongly committed to the topic of the Welfare of pets including healthy breeding, fighting the illegal pet trade, and more.

FECAVA collaborates with various organizations and individuals to produce publications for clinicians and the general public. Please download them, use them and share them.

Welfare friendly examination procedure of dogs and cats without the owner

Many veterinarians are required to conduct clinical examinations on their patients without the presence of the owners due to numerous Covid restrictions.

Understandably, this can be stressful for both the animals and their owners. Without them, cats and dogs might become anxious and fearful.

The FECAVA and the European Society of Veterinary Clinical Ethology (ESVCE) have created flyers to help owners and veterinarians make those visits more comfortable. These flyers include useful tips on how to approach animals and prepare them for a veterinary visit.

For clinicians

Welfare friendly examination procedure of DOGS without the owner

EXAMINATION WITHOUT OWNER DOG FOR VETS
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Welfare friendly examination procedure of CATS without the owner

EXAMINATION WITHOUT OWNERS CATS
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Translations

MACEDONIAN:  Dog  •  Cat

UKRAINIAN:  Dog  •  Cat

For pet owners

Welfare friendly examination procedure of DOGS without the owner

EXAMINATION WITHOUT OWNERS DOGS FOR OWNERS
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Welfare friendly examination procedure of CAT without the owner

EXAMINATION OF CAT WITHOUT OWNER FOR OWNERS
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Translations

MACEDONIAN:  Dog  •  Cat

UKRAINIAN:  Dog  •  Cat

Pup4Life

Belgian veterinarians have been offering their support in the process of choosing a healthy and suitable new family member as they were regularly seeing poorly socialized puppies with health problems. The project is called Pup4Life with the aim to encourage future owners to contact a veterinarian prior to buying or adopting a new dog.

A website with different information and tools for future owners has been set up as part of the project.

The owners can download printable checklists to find their ‘’type of dog’’ and a questionnaire to assess the trustworthiness of the breeder.

After they fill in the questionnaire, the new owners together with their vet, can make a decision from which breeder they want to purchase a new puppy.

Pup4Life project is supported by CEVA, Val d’Hony Verdifarm and the Province of Limburg.

CHECKLIST – QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF IN SEARCH OF THE RIGHT BREEDER

Pup4life breeder
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CHECKLIST – HOW TO FIND A SUITABLE DOG

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Translations

CROATIAN:  Breeder

ESTONIAN:  Breeder  •  Puppy

GREEK:  Breeder

ITALIAN:  Breeder  •  Puppy

LITHUANIAN:  Breeder  •  Puppy

POLISH:  Breeder  •  Puppy

SLOVAK:  Breeder  •  Puppy

SLOVENIAN:  Breeder  •  Puppy

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