Pet buyers should report dodgy sellers, says UK’s top vet

Advice follows research that suggests rising number of pets have conditions that may have come from low welfare breeding

Would-be pet owners should blow the whistle on dodgy sellers, the UK’s leading vet has suggested, as figures reveal practices are seeing growing numbers of pets presenting with conditions linked to suspected low welfare breeding.

The Covid pandemic has fuelled a boom in pet ownership. However, research from the Kennel Club has suggested one in four pandemic puppy owners might inadvertently have bought their pet from a puppy farm.

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