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.
AVMA guidelines for pet loss support services
The human grieving process after a pet's death is similar to that experienced by people who have lost a family member or close friend. View AVMA's…
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
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…
Hospice care, pet loss support, therapy animal wellness guidelines available
Executive Board coverage Hospice care, pet loss support, therapy animal wellness guidelines
Canine parvovirus treatment receives conditional approval
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a conditional license for the Canine Parvovirus Monoclonal Antibody—Elanco's first monoclonal antibody…
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…
Diabetes in Pets
With proper monitoring, treatment, and diet and exercise, diabetic pets can lead long and happy lives.
Responsible pet ownership and pet health care. Topics include preventive care, keeping pets healthy and safe, pet medications and prescriptions...
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.
Selecting a pet fish
Learn if a fish is the right pet for your family.
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…
President's column: Helping the veterinary profession combat cyberbullying
The AVMA’s reputation management toolkit is now available to all veterinary team members—whether or not you are a veterinarian or an AVMA…
Your pet's healthy weight
Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight reduces your pet’s risk of disease and injury.
Pros and Cons of allowing recovery of non-economic damages (as opposed to punitive damages) for injuries to or loss of animals
Approved by the Executive Board, June 2005 The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) believes the interests of animals and their owners are…
When death comes suddenly to a pet
Among the common causes of sudden unexpected death in cats and dogs are heart disease, trauma, and toxicity. Veterinarians can help grieving pet…
Getting ahead of osteoarthritis in pets
A diagnosis of osteoarthritis in a pet can be unwelcome to the veterinarian as well as the pet owner because the disease is painful and progressive,…
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.
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…
More itchy pets? No problem
More treatments available alongside increasing incidence or awareness of itchy dogs and cats
Study explores pandemic-specific challenges of pet ownership
Whether related to work interruptions or fears of catching SARS-CoV-2, pets were a source of not only comfort but also potentially stress for many pet…
USDA to help pets in distress
USDA to help pets in distress Following the devastation wrought upon North Carolina by Hurricane Floyd, the USDA,
Symposium explores psychological impacts of euthanasia, depopulation
Speakers at the AVMA Humane Endings Symposium, held January 26-29 in Chicago, shared their personal experiences with depopulation of cattle and sheep…
Vermont's high court considers pets' special value
Suit seeks compensation for emotional pain and loss of companionship