Veterinary professionals views on issues concerning pet ownership and choosing a pet in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016

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Percentage of respondents in agreement
The UK is a nation of animal lovers.90%
Anyone breeding puppies should be licensed and regulated to meet certain standards.98%
Online sales of pets should be regulated.96%
Prospective owners should pass a test before taking on a pet.84%
Pet insurance should be compulsory for all owners.62%
The UK pet owning public's knowledge regarding how to care for their pets has increased in the last five years46%
Dog licences should be reintroduced.75%
Owners should face tougher penalties if their dog attacks another person or animal95%
Pet shops should give species specific advice before and during sale of pets99%
Fireworks should be regulated to allow use for licensed events or on certin days only78%
Owners should face tougher sentences for animal welfare offences95%

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This statistic displays the proportion of vets and vet nurses who agree with various issues concerning pet ownership in the UK, from a survey conducted in 2016. Of responding veterinary professionals, 98 percent agreed that anyone breeding puppies should be licensed and regulated to meet certain standards.
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January 2017
United Kingdom
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Vets and vet nurses
Method of interview
Online survey
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Number of respondents not specified.

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