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:



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 ...

Belgium launches new animal welfare initiative to tackle the high risk online sale of pets

Posted: 22/6/2017

The EU Dog & Cat Alliance applauds Belgium for leading the way in ...