Canine influenza virus is caused by a highly contagious infection caused by an influenza A virus. The causative strains have been classified as H3N8…
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.
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?…
Canine Influenza: Pet Owners' Guide
Overview of canine influenza (dog flu), including cause, transmission, clinical signs, treatment and prevention.
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 …
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.
What to expect after vaccination
Regular nutritional assessment and counseling can be vital in preventive pet health care, but it’s often overlooked or skipped during veterinary…
General pet care - Additional resources
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about bed bugsFrequently…
Responsible pet ownership and pet health care. Topics include preventive care, keeping pets healthy and safe, pet medications and prescriptions...
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”
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…
Vaccines are products designed to stimulate protective immune responses in pets and prepare them to fight future infections from disease-causing…
Feline panleukopenia (FP) is a highly contagious viral disease of cats caused by the feline parvovirus.
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…
Thanksgiving pet safety
Thanksgiving can carry some hazards for pets. Follow these tips to keep your pets healthy and safe during the holiday.
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…
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…
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.