VN Voice Survey Confirms Need for Puppy Contract

Our latest VN Voice survey results gave us calculable information about the use of the puppy contract from BVA, Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF).

Not many respondents had heard about the contract, however, once it was described in the survey 100% of respondents said they would use it.

The puppy contract has been developed to empower puppy buyers and help them to avoid the problems that can arise from buying a puppy from an irresponsible breeder. Puppy buyers can use the information provided by the breeder or seller to make a decision on whether they want to buy the puppy they have seen.

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The survey also disappointingly showed that nurses are not really being asked about puppies prior to purchase. We need to be promoting that our valuable advice can be useful to pet owners even if their pet is not sick. Many nurses have exceptional knowledge in behaviour, puppy health, nutrition and preventative healthcare products, this knowledge should be shared to improve overall animal welfare.

You might have seen increased promotion by BVA on the genetic conditions certain dog breeds suffer with, as advocates of animal welfare we have a duty to be educating owners about these and promoting responsible breeding. We will use the results from these survey in our discussions with the animal welfare coalition to aid any further projects. 

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