Canine devocalization should only be performed by qualified, licensed veterinarians as a final alternative to euthanasia after behavioral…
Position on Canine Hybrids
The AVMA recognizes that: a) wild canines crossbred with domestic animals (canine hybrids) are often maintained in captivity as companion animals, for…
Welfare Implications of Canine Devocalization
Devocalization (also termed debarking, devoicing or bark softening) is a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia to resect varying…
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?…
Ear Cropping and Canine Otitis Externa FAQ
Are dogs with hanging ears more likely to get ear infections? What should be done for dogs at higher risk? What if ear cropping is not done for health…
Board approves letter to WVA opposing canine breed-specific initiatives
Executive Board coverage Board approves letter to WVA opposing canine breed-specific initiatives The…
Ear cropping and tail docking of dogs
The AVMA opposes ear cropping and tail docking of dogs when done solely for cosmetic purposes.
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
Dog Bite Risk and Prevention: The Role of Breed
Peer-reviewed summary of scientific literature related to the role of breed in dog bite risk and prevention.
79 percent of veterinary professionals agree that there has been an industry-wide decline in pet veterinary visits
A Community Approach to Dog Bite Prevention (abstract)
A Model Community Approach to Dog Bite Prevention(abst) in proceedings 140th Annual ConventionAmerican Veterinary Medical AssociationJune 2001Gail C.…
Humane community comes to aid of companion animals
National humane organizations immediately came through with offers of assistance to local authorities.