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…
FDA scrutinizes jerky treats linked with canine illness
The Food and Drug Administration has received more than 2,000 complaints in the past five years of illnesses in
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.
Canine Tail Docking FAQ
Questions/answers about tail docking in dogs, including: When/why did it begin? Why is it done on working dogs? Is it painful? Do dogs need tails?…
Responsible pet ownership and pet health care. Topics include preventive care, keeping pets healthy and safe, pet medications and prescriptions...
Run, Spot, Run!
See Spot run. Spot's having fun...or is he? Just as running isn't the sport for everyone, it's not the sport for every dog. Even if your dog seems to…
12 Dog Diseases You Can Combat with Vaccination and Deworming
Rabies (this can be spread to people) Canine parvovirus infection ("parvo") Canine distemper Leptospirosis Canine adenovirus-2 Canine …
Winter holiday pet safety
December abounds with holiday celebrations, and nothing can spoil good cheer like an emergency trip to the veterinary clinic. These tips can help keep…
General pet care - Additional resources
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Vaccines are products designed to stimulate protective immune responses in pets and prepare them to fight future infections from disease-causing…
AAHA-AVMA canine preventive healthcare guidelines
All dogs should have a veterinary examination at least annually. For many dogs, more frequent visits may be appropriate.
Canine devocalization should only be performed by qualified, licensed veterinarians as a final alternative to euthanasia after behavioral…
Ear cropping and tail docking of dogs
The AVMA opposes ear cropping and tail docking of dogs when done solely for cosmetic purposes.
Air travel and short-nosed dogs FAQ
Learn about the safety of air travel for short-nosed dogs such as pugs, Boston Terriers, boxers, some mastiffs, Pekingese, Lhasa Apsos, Shih tzus and…
Senior pet care FAQ
Pets are living longer than ever before. Learn about problems facing older pets, and how their owners and veterinarians can best handle their special…
Guidelines promote preventive care
The new AAHA-AVMA Canine and Feline Preventive Healthcare Guidelines can help veterinarians improve
79 percent of veterinary professionals agree that there has been an industry-wide decline in pet veterinary visits
AVMA, Fort Dodge launch Being a Pet Is Risky Business
The AVMA and Fort Dodge Animal Health on June 18 announced a new National Pet Wellness educational campaign to raise consumer
Behavior assessment tool may help shelter adoptions
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has incorporated a canine aggression assessment tool
Fighting cancer in dogs
One in four dogs will die of cancer, according to the Morris Animal Foundation.
Pet dental health campaign 2002 continues strong
Since 1995, the AVMA, American Veterinary Dental Society, and Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. have co-sponsored Pets Need Dental Care, Too campaign
Wolf and wolf-dog crosses not eligible to be added to dog vaccine labels
A concern that including wolf and wolf-crosses in the definition of dog sends a misleading message
People and Pets, The Perfect Combination: National Pet Week 2001 - January 1, 2001
posted on December 15, 2000 Pet-related booklets compiled by Dr. Don Owen's daughter's grade-school class are popular reading material in his…
Model dog and cat ordinance expanded
The Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine recommended additions to the Model Dog and Cat Control Ordinance.