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BVA urges owners and breeders to use pre-mating health testing

Vets are urging owners and breeders to “do their bit” for dog health by ensuring they use pre-mating health tests if they intend to breed from their pedigree or ‘designer’ crossbreed dog.

The appeal comes as new statistics reveal that 70 percent of small animal vets very often or always see puppies without the relevant pre-mating screening tests.

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