Guidelines for responsible pet ownership
Owning a pet is a privilege and should result in a mutually beneficial relationship. However, the benefits of pet ownership come with obligations.
Ownership and or possession and appropriate disposition of wild and exotic pet species or their hybrids
Ownership and/or Possession and Appropriate Disposition of Wild and Exotic Pet Species or Their Hybrids
Where the (not-so) wild things are: AVMA releases data on top, bottom states for dog, cat and overall pet ownership
Pet Demographic Sourcebook data on top and bottom 10 states for pet ownership
Pets in senior, disabled, and multifamily public housing
The AVMA supports amendments to the United States Housing Act of 1937 that provide for ownership of pets in: Public and assisted housing for the…
AVMA urges pet evacuation kits for those in path of storms, wildfires
Hundreds of wildfires are burning in California, forcing more than 100,000 people to evacuate and affecting air quality as far away as Nebraska.
Model bill and regulations to assure appropriate care for dogs intended for use as pets
Model Bill and Regulations to Assure Appropriate Care for Dogs Intended for Use as Pets
National Dog Bite Prevention Coalition offers tips for safely sheltering at home with pets during the COVID-19 crisis
The coronavirus pandemic has introduced a good deal of uncertainty into our lives, as well as the lives of our pets. As people shelter at home, adopt…
What to expect after vaccination
Preventing entry of foreign animal diseases (transboundary diseases), their vectors, and invasive species
To protect animal, human, and environmental health, the AVMA supports the use of appropriate surveillance and control measures on international…
Conservation of wild animals
The AVMA is an organization that serves as an advocate for animals and animal health.
The IAHAIO Geneva Declaration
Preamble Recent research is demonstrating various benefits of companion animals to people's well-being, personal growth, and quality of life. In…
Dog and cat population control
The population of dogs and cats in the U.S. exceeds the capacity of our society to care and provide homes for them as companion animals.