Dogs' social lives and disease risks - Tips for canine and human safety
Whether it's the dog park, doggie day care, boarding, competitions or training classes, mingling dogs with varied or unknown health histories can…
Canine influenza virus is caused by a highly contagious infection caused by an influenza A virus. The causative strains have been classified as H3N8…
Information about canine circovirus infections - for veterinarians and their patients. Links to FAQs and other background information on circovirus in…
Regular nutritional assessment and counseling can be vital in preventive pet health care, but it’s often overlooked or skipped during veterinary…
Obesity: A toolkit for veterinarians
Get practical tools to teach companion-animal and equine clients about obesity, and enlist them as partners in reducing their animals' weight.
Jumping into canine sports
JAVMA News Photo Gallery - Jumping into canine sports
Elective spaying and neutering of pets
As we learn more about spaying and neutering (gonadectomy), veterinarians must balance societal benefits with risks and benefits to pets and owners.
Continuing education: Gonadectomy in dogs and cats
Online veterinary CE credit: The science of gonadectomy affects theriogenology, shelter and internal medicine, behavior, surgery, oncology, private…
Feline panleukopenia (FP) is a highly contagious viral disease of cats caused by the feline parvovirus.
Welfare Implications of Socialization of Puppies and Kittens
Peer-reviewed summary for veterinarians of scientific literature related to the welfare implications of socialization of puppies and kittens.
November 2015 issue of The Advocate
November 2015 issue of The Advocate
Clinic posters: Be careful with antibiotics
Veterinarians can post these flyers in veterinary clinics, or hand them to clients, to educate clients about why they don't always prescribe…
Thanksgiving pet safety
Thanksgiving can carry some hazards for pets. Follow these tips to keep your pets healthy and safe during the holiday.
May 2015 issue of The AVMA Advocate
Fairness to Pet Owners is reintroduced; Congress grapples with avian flu
Antimicrobial use in veterinary practice
These AVMA resources for veterinarians support the judicious use of antibiotics and other antimicrobials, and combat antimicrobial resistance.
Canine Influenza: Pet Owners' Guide
Overview of canine influenza (dog flu), including cause, transmission, clinical signs, treatment and prevention.
Animal welfare: Companion animals
This page provides access to a variety of resources that can help you make a positive difference in the lives of companion animals.
Canine distemper is a contagious and serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal and nervous systems of puppies…
Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious virus that can affect any dog. The best prevention is through good hygiene and vaccination.
Circovirus in Dogs FAQ
This page answers pet owners' common questions about the recently discovered canine circovirus and its possible role in disease in dogs.
Circovirus Infections in Dogs: Guidance for Veterinarians
This page provides veterinarians with updates on the status of the newly discovered circovirus in dogs.
Stop Smoking – For Your Health and Your Pets’ Health
You don’t need us to tell you the harm that smoking can do to your body, or the risks posed to children and others from secondhand smoke. But perhaps…
Raw Pet Foods and the AVMA's Policy: FAQ
Answers to commonly asked questions about AVMA policy on raw or undercooked animal-source protein in dog and cat diets.
References: Policy on Raw or Undercooked Animal-Source Protein in Cat and Dog Diets
Resources used to develop the AVMA policy, “Raw or Undercooked Animal-Source Protein in Cat and Dog Diets”
Welfare Implications of Canine Devocalization
Devocalization (also termed debarking, devoicing or bark softening) is a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia to resect varying…