Zika virus and animals FAQ
Can pets be reservoir hosts for Zika virus? Can dogs or other pets get Zika from humans or transmit it to them? Is there a vaccine for Zika?
Committee on Antimicrobials
The Committee on Antimicrobials advises the AVMA Board of Directors on antimicrobial topics, serving as the primary resource to the AVMA on…
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.
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.
Selecting a pet ferret
Learn more about ferrets and whether a ferret is the right pet for your family.
Diabetes in Pets
With proper monitoring, treatment, and diet and exercise, diabetic pets can lead long and happy lives.
Selecting a pet reptile
Reptiles may require less daily care and exercise than many other pets, but they require special skills and careful attention to diet, handling and…
Selecting a pet for your family
Your pet-owning experience will be most enjoyable if you consider carefully what type of pet best suits your family, home, and lifestyle.
Selecting a pet rabbit
Learn about rabbits to determine if a rabbit is the right pet for your family.
Cancer in Pets
Pets today have a better chance of being successfully treated for neoplasia and cancer than they did before.
Selecting a pet fish
Learn if a fish is the right pet for your family.
Selecting a Pet Dog
Learn about selecting a pet dog that's right for your family.
Selecting a pet rodent
Learn about pet rodents to determine if a pet such as a rat, mouse, gerbil, hamster or guinea pig is an appropriate pet for your family.
Selecting a pet bird
A pet bird can make a wonderful addition to households, especially if there is limited space or family members are allergic to other animals.