Vet professionals urged to have their say in the biggest survey on pet welfare

11 January 2018

Win a GoPro by taking part in PDSA pet wellbeing survey

The latest professional survey for the PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report – the largest, most comprehensive insight into pet wellbeing in the UK – is now open.

PDSA is inviting veterinary professionals to have their say on the state of our pet nation by completing the online survey at UK vets, vet nurses and students have until 2 February to share their views on the issues affecting the health and welfare of the nation’s pets.

Rebecca Ashman, PDSA Policy and Campaigns Manager, said: “Since 2011, our PAW Report has provided valuable insight into pet health and wellbeing across the UK.

“It delivers a vital evidence base for education programmes, campaigns and collaborative work in the veterinary and welfare sectors. It also enables us to monitor the impact of welfare initiatives on pet wellbeing issues which are of most concern to the veterinary profession.”

The PAW Report, now in its eighth year, is an annual, nationwide survey that assesses the state of our pet nation. Produced in conjunction with YouGov, over 63,000 pet owners, veterinary professionals and children have shared their thoughts on a range of pressing issues facing UK pets.

Rebecca added: “The survey only takes 15 minutes to complete, and by taking part, you’ll be helping us to capture an accurate picture of the welfare issues that are of the biggest concern for the veterinary profession. You can also be entered into a prize draw to win a GoPro HERO5 Session Action Camera.”

The survey closes on 2 February 2018. You can take part at and spread the word by sharing on social media using the hashtag #PAWreport.

For more information and to download the 2017 PAW Report, please visit


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