DEFRA Code of Practice for the Welfare of Dogs

 

This document gives advice on owning a dog.

 

Contents

Animal Welfare Act 2006

Introduction to the Code

 

The Code of Practice

Section 1:  The Need for a Suitable Environment

                 Making sure your dog has a suitable place to live

 

Section 2:  The Need for a Suitable Diet

                 Making sure your dog has a healthy diet

 

Section 3:  The Need to be able to Exhibit Normal Behaviour Patterns

                 Making  sure your dog behaves normally


Section 4:   The Need it has to be Housed With, or Apart From, other animals

                  Making sure your dog has the company it needs

 

Section 5:  The Need to be Protected from Pain, Suffering, Injury and Disease

                  Making sure your dog stays healthy

 

Annex 1:  Sources of further information


www.gov.uk/government/publications/code-of-practice-for-the-welfare-of-dogs



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