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

Vets attitudes to pet ownership issues in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016 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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Percentage of respondents in agreement
Pet shops should give species specific advice before and during sale of pets99%
Anyone breeding puppies should be licensed and regulated to meet certain standards.98%
Online sales of pets should be regulated.96%
Owners should face tougher penalties if their dog attacks another person or animal95%
Owners should face tougher sentences for animal welfare offences95%
The UK is a nation of animal lovers.90%
Prospective owners should pass a test before taking on a pet.84%
Fireworks should be regulated to allow use for licensed events or on certin days only78%
Dog licences should be reintroduced.75%
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%
Percentage of respondents in agreement
Pet shops should give species specific advice before and during sale of pets99%
Anyone breeding puppies should be licensed and regulated to meet certain standards.98%
Online sales of pets should be regulated.96%
Owners should face tougher penalties if their dog attacks another person or animal95%
Owners should face tougher sentences for animal welfare offences95%
The UK is a nation of animal lovers.90%
Prospective owners should pass a test before taking on a pet.84%
Fireworks should be regulated to allow use for licensed events or on certin days only78%
Dog licences should be reintroduced.75%
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%
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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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Release date
January 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2016
Special properties
Vets and vet nurses
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Number of respondents not specified.

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