As part of our commitment to promote excellence in small animal practice, the BSAVA has developed a range of materials for members of the public and professionals to download and print in aid of PetSavers. PetSavers is our charity dedicated to improving the health of pets, providing vets with a better understanding of the illnesses that affect animals.

If you are a veterinary professional, you can request these brochures to give to clients. To request printed copies, please visit the PetSavers website.

Puppy guide

Your dog will be a member of your family for many years so it is worth considering how you will provide for its needs. This handy guide will help you prepare for your puppy's arrival.


Kitten guide

Owning a kitten brings its own special rewards and responsibilities and is not a decision that should be undertaken lightly. This handy guide will help you prepare for your kitten's arrival.


Rabbit guide

Rabbits make friendly, intelligent pets – they are easy to handle, rarely bite, are active during the day and are highly sociable and so are suitable for both adults and families with children. Find out more by downloading the guide.


Guinea Pig guide

Guinea pigs, also known as cavies, are small, lively and gentle animals that make great pets for many people. This handy guide will help you prepare for your new pet.


Caring for your elderly pet

As your pet gets older, you may notice changes in their behaviour.  This handy guide gives advice on how to deal with this stage of their lives.


Losing your pet

This guide aims to give advice for when your pet passes away.


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