Coping with the loss of a pet
The bond we form with animals can be deep and fulfilling. When a beloved pet dies, the loss can bring grief and intense sorrow.
Pet loss alliance working with veterinarians
Veterinarians were among the participants at the first annual meeting of the new Pet Loss Professionals Alliance, March 10-13 in San Antonio.
Vermont court says no to emotional compensation for pet loss
The Vermont Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's decision dismissing a lawsuit claiming the right to compensation for the emotional pain and lost…
Airlines to report loss or harm to pets during transport
A new federal aviation rule will require passenger airlines to submit to the Department of Transportation monthly reports of
Hospice care, pet loss support, therapy animal wellness guidelines available
Executive Board coverage Hospice care, pet loss support, therapy animal wellness guidelines
Animal loss support services
The grieving process when an animal dies is similar to that experienced by people who have lost a family member or close friend. View the AVMA’s…
Delegates update AVMA policies on diets for cats and dogs, animal loss support services
The AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) amended several AVMA policies addressing a range of veterinary-related issues, , from raw diets for dogs and cats,…
Survey identifies barriers to pet ownership
A new survey has found that barriers to pet ownership include not only expenses and lifestyle factors but also a dislike of cats and grief over the…
Adulterated pet food could lead to loss-of-companionship suits in N.J.
The New Jersey legislature is considering legislation granting owners of pets harmed by contaminated pet food the right to sue for the loss of…
Vermont's high court considers pets' special value
Suit seeks compensation for emotional pain and loss of companionship
Texas court says pet dog has sentimental value
An appellate court ruled that dogs have special value that should be protected and that dog owners should be able to recover sentimental or intrinsic…
Responsible pet ownership and pet health care. Topics include preventive care, keeping pets healthy and safe, pet medications and prescriptions...
Diabetes in Pets
With proper monitoring, treatment, and diet and exercise, diabetic pets can lead long and happy lives.
Selecting a pet fish
Learn if a fish is the right pet for your family.
End-of-life Care for your Pet
End-of-life care for pets focuses on providing the best quality of life possible for a pet with a terminal disease or condition.
Study suggests pets grieve
Owners reported dogs and cats in homes where a pet had recently died demanded more attention from owners and sought out the deceased pet’s favorite…
Your pet's healthy weight
Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight reduces your pet’s risk of disease and injury.
Demand outpaces donations for AAHA Helping Pets Fund
The American Animal Hospital Association Foundation has suspended grants from the AAHA Helping Pets Fund temporarily because of a
Raw pet food diets, pet population management policies headed to HOD
The AVMA House of Delegates, during its regular winter session, being held January 5-6, 2024, in Chicago, will vote on six resolutions that would…
Pet owners in San Francisco become 'pet guardians'
San Francisco recently joined a growing number of cities that think of their animal-owning population also as pet guardians.
Website provides tools for pet nutrition
The Pet Nutrition Alliance has developed a website to provide veterinary professionals with credible resources on pet nutrition.
Texas high court reaffirms pets are property
The Texas Supreme Court has reversed a controversial ruling by a state appellate court that would have allowed the owners of a wrongfully euthanized…
USDA to help pets in distress
USDA to help pets in distress Following the devastation wrought upon North Carolina by Hurricane Floyd, the USDA,
A veterinarian’s role in pet after-death care
The pet aftercare industry remains largely unregulated, and veterinarians are often the only source of information that pet owners have when choosing…
Friends for Life: National Pet Week 2000
Celebrate the year 2000 and the 20th anniversary of National Pet Week this May