Pet Owners

Responsible pet owners give their pets the best quality healthcare to ensure that they lead happy and healthy lives. Veterinary medicines are valuable tools that enable them to do this under the guidance of veterinarians.

Benefits of the responsible use of veterinary medicines to pet owners include:

  • Prevention of diseases through vaccination;
  • Safeguarding the health and welfare of companion animals through effective treatments that reduce the burden of disease and relieve unnecessary pain and suffering of the animals;
  • Control of diseases that can be transmitted to humans by pets (zoonoses) through close contact and shared environment (MRSA, Toxocara spp etc.).

thereby reducing the occurrence of pathogens that might might seriously compromise the health of animals and people. This is obtained through responsible use of veterinary medicines as an integral part of successful treatment.


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  • On European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18 November 2016)  EPRUMA's Chairman, Rens van Dobbenburgh, pledges to

  • EPRUMA declaration on 'Our 7 commitments to the responsible use of veterinary medicines': signed in Brussels

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  • A fact sheet explaining the Responsible Use of medicines in animals, as well as EPRUMA's role and objectives.

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