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28 Countries in the EU

Breeding and Trade

When puppies and kittens are bred for commercial purposes, welfare standards can vary widely between breeders

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61 million dogs, 66 million cats

Movements Across Borders

Moving dogs and cats between countries can pose a risk to both animal and human health if measures aren't taken to prevent diseases from being transferred

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EU households: 25% own a cat, 24% own a dog

Veterinary Medicines

Safe, effective veterinary medicines across all EU Member States is vital to protecting both animal health and public health

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The European Pet Food Industry facts and figures 2014:



MEPs Pause to Discuss EU Dog and Cat Welfare in Breeding and Trade

Posted: 28/9/2016

Yesterday (27th September) MEPs, the European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis and key figures from the animal welfare world united at the European Parliament to highlight the important developments to companion welfare in the EU. Organised by the EU Dog & Cat Alliance, key speakers included President of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP who also ...

Cross-border dog and cat rehoming to be restricted

Posted: 8/6/2016

EU Dog & Cat Alliance finalises position on international rehoming

International rehoming of dogs and cats should not be carried ...