Anyone who knows animals knows that they are as sentient as humans in many ways, and it’s crucial that this fact underlies legislation on animal welfare. I’ve written a blog post on the significance of this as we approach Brexit: you can read it across at VetHelpDirect.
Here’s why animal sentience is so important in post-Brexit legislation in the UK
Please note that I am unable to answer veterinary questions in comments. If you have questions or concerns about your pet's health it is always better to contact your vet.