Calling for EU action to build a better Europe for dogs and cats

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 2016:



Who is the EU’s top pet?

Posted: 31/8/2017

EU Dog & Cat Alliance launches new competition for MEPs and officials ahead of parliamentary event

This September, the EU Dog & Cat Alliance is launching a new competition for MEPs and EU officials to find the EU’s “top dog or cat” ahead of a European Parliament reception to discuss the increasing issues around the online sale of pets.

The EU Dog & Cat Alliance is running the competition to encourage conversation around the online sale of pets ahead of the special event taking place at the European Parliament on Wednesday 27th September.

The event, ‘Better Regulation of the Online Sale ...

Undercover Investigation By Dogs Trust Reveals Sickening Puppy Trade Is Rife

Posted: 19/7/2017

Shocking case of four-week-old puppies with umbilical cords still attached being subjected ...