Coping with the loss of a pet
The bond that we form with animals can be very deep and fulfilling, and the loss of a beloved animal can have an impact on us that is as great, or…
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
AVMA Guidelines for Pet Loss Support Services
Research has shown that the human grieving process following a pet's death is similar to that experienced by people who have lost a family member or…
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
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
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…
Diabetes in Pets
With proper monitoring, treatment, and diet and exercise, diabetic pets can lead long and happy lives.
Older pets may develop age-related problems. Good care allows them to live happy, healthy and active lives in their senior years.
Responsible pet ownership and pet health care. Topics include preventive care, keeping pets healthy and safe, pet medications and prescriptions...
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.
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
Your pet's healthy weight
Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight reduces your pet’s risk of disease and injury.
More itchy pets? No problem
More treatments available alongside increasing incidence or awareness of itchy dogs and cats
Pet Food/Animal Feed
Formal title: Docket Number [FDA-2007-N-0442] Opportunity of Public Input on Standards for Pet Food and Other Animal Feeds; Notice of Meeting …
Pet litigation and non-economic damages
April 2007 Q: How many states allow non-economic damages for death or injury to pets? (Non-economic damages are also known as pain and suffering,…
Senior pet care FAQ
Pets are living longer than ever before. Learn about problems facing older pets, and how their owners and veterinarians can best handle their special…
Selecting a pet fish
Learn if a fish is the right pet for your family.
USDA to help pets in distress
USDA to help pets in distress Following the devastation wrought upon North Carolina by Hurricane Floyd, the USDA,
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.
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…
Vermont's high court considers pets' special value
Suit seeks compensation for emotional pain and loss of companionship posted May 1, 2008 Vermont's Supreme Court will hear a case about…
Dog deaths, illnesses linked to pet food containing aflatoxins
The FDA is alerting veterinary professionals and pet owners to potentially fatal levels of aflatoxins in certain Sportmix pet food products, which…
National Pet Week veterinary toolkit
National Pet Week® helps veterinarians promote responsible pet ownership and honor the pets in our lives. Use these practical tools for veterinary…