Canine devocalization should only be performed by qualified, licensed veterinarians as a final alternative to euthanasia after behavioral…
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?…
Including specific leptospiral serovar(s) on canine vaccine labels
Formal title: USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) Draft Notice No. D011: True Name Change for Canine Vaccines with Bacterins Containing…
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
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 …
Behavior assessment tool may help shelter adoptions
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has incorporated a canine aggression assessment tool
Guidelines promote preventive care
The new AAHA-AVMA Canine and Feline Preventive Healthcare Guidelines can help veterinarians improve
Veterinary technicians and other hospital team members can expand their knowledge of canine and feline therapeutic nutrition
Veterinary visits increase slightly
Canine and feline veterinary visits both increased slightly in 2011 over the previous year, following drops during 2010,
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...
Fighting cancer in dogs
One in four dogs will die of cancer, according to the Morris Animal Foundation.
Questions/answers about vaccination: What are vaccines? Why are they important? Are there risks associated with vaccinations?
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”
AAHA-AVMA feline preventive healthcare guidelines
All cats should have a veterinary examination at least annually. For many cats, more frequent visits may be appropriate.
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…
H1N1 Flu Virus: For Pet Owners (FAQ)
Questions/answers about H1N1 for pet owners, including: Can your pet get H1N1 influenza? What are the symptoms? How serious is the disease? Is there a…
Vaccines are products designed to stimulate protective immune responses in pets and prepare them to fight future infections from disease-causing…
Toolbox for Healthy Pets
The new Partners for Healthy Pets program offers a free online Practice Resources Toolbox to help veterinarians overcome barriers to preventive care…
79 percent of veterinary professionals agree that there has been an industry-wide decline in pet veterinary visits
Nancy Kay, DVM
Recipient: Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award 2011 DR. NANCY KAY wanted to become a veterinarian for just about as long as she…
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
H1N1 Flu Virus FAQ
General questions/answers about H1N1 influenza virus: What is it? Is it different from bird flu? What animals can get infected?
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…
Avian Influenza in Companion Animals
Questions/answers about avian influenza in companion animals: How can cats and dogs become infected? What are clinical signs in pet birds? Is there a…