PDSA Animal Wellbeing Report
Millions of pets’ needs are being neglected…
Since the first Report in 2011, we’ve spoken to over 20,000 pet owners, vets, vet nurses and children and discovered that awareness of how best to care for our cats, dogs and rabbits is at an all-time low..
The Animal Welfare Act 2006 introduced a “duty of care” for all pet owners to meet the welfare needs of their pets. Until the launch of the PAW Report there was no overarching means of identifying, assessing, monitoring and improving the wellbeing of companion animals. The PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report has been the first step towards this and is the largest survey of its kind in conjunction with leading research agency YouGov.
PDSA has found that the health and welfare needs of over ten million cats, dogs and rabbits across the UK are not being properly met. Whilst there have been some changes in recent years across all aspects of pet wellbeing such as better diets for rabbits and increasing levels of preventive care, the state of our pet nation’s health and wellbeing could still be greatly improved.
As the UK’s leading veterinary charity, we simply cannot ignore this and want to do all we can to improve the physical health and mental wellbeing of pets.
Make a better life for pets
How can you help?
- Why not show your love for your pet and help us make a better life for all pets by adding your voice to the PAW Report - take the big pet survey today!
- Watch our animation to discover some of the key findings from the PAW Report. Find out more about the state of our pet nation and discover what our cats, dogs and rabbits need most to lead healthy and happy lives. Share the video with your friends and family and, together, we can all make a better life for pets.
Download your free copy of the PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report
The PAW Report’s packed full of interesting facts and figures about UK pets, as well as tips on providing them with the right kind of care. Download your copy today!
2014 PAW Report (PDF - 3.31 MB)
2013 PAW Report (PDF - 5.22 MB)
2012 PAW Report (PDF - 7.85 MB)
2011 PAW Report (PDF - 7.86 MB)
PDSA’s Big Pet Check
Rate your skills as an owner, find out more about your furry friend’s health and happiness and discover how we can all make a better life for pets.
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