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Animal welfare
‘MOTs’ to help raise owners’ awareness of animals’ welfare needs

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THE PDSA is offering free workshops to veterinary professionals to help them deliver its ‘PetWise MOT’ welfare checks. The charity explains that the checks focus on the five welfare needs as defined in the Animal Welfare Acts and are being rolled out more widely following the finding in the most recent PDSA Animal Wellbeing report that public awareness of these needs has declined (see VR, November 28, 2015, vol 177, pp 529-530).

The MOTs were initially trialled on the PDSA's mobile PetCheck vehicles before being offered in …

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