Pediatrics article says veterinarians influence children's health
Exotic pets pose risks to young children's health, but veterinarians can help parents improve safety
More than 1M households re-home cats, dogs annually
More than 1 million U.S. households re-home cats or dogs annually, according to a new study. Most people who re-homed cats or dogs
New guidance for pets exposed to rabies
New guidance in this issue of the JAVMA advises that cats and dogs that are exposed to rabies and are overdue for a vaccine can
Auxiliary celebrates playful pets for National Pet Week
The Auxiliary to the AVMA will celebrate playful pets for National Pet Week 2016, May 1-7.
AVMA celebrates ‘Lifetime of Love’ for National Pet Week
“A Lifetime of Love” is the AVMA theme for National Pet Week 2016, May 1-7
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 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.
Selecting a Pet Dog
Learn about selecting a pet dog that's right for your family.
Selecting a pet cat
Is a cat the right pet for you? Learn about selecting a pet cat for your family.
Selecting a horse or pony
Learn about horse ownership and determine if a horse or pony is the right choice for you and your family.
Selecting a pet rabbit
Learn about rabbits to determine if a rabbit is the right pet for your family.
Spending on pets surpasses $60 billion
The American Pet Products Association released a report in mid-March indicating that overall spending in the U.S. pet industry increased 3.9
Postage stamps celebrate pets
The U.S. Postal Service is issuing the Pets Forever set of stamps in August to celebrate pets.
Back to Basics
Veterinarians today are able to provide better and more advanced medical care for pets than ever before, but the cost of that care makes it out of…
Coalition wants veterinary access for economically at-risk pets
An ongoing concern voiced by some in the profession is that nonprofit organizations providing veterinary services are competing
AVMA passes policy on responsible pet breeding
The AVMA House of Delegates has passed a policy that supports minimizing inherited disorders in the breeding of dogs, cats, and other companion
AVMA, Auxiliary celebrate National Pet Week
The AVMA is celebrating “A Lifetime of Love” for National Pet Week 2017, May 7-13
State’s divorce law revamped to consider animal well-being
Alaska’s has become the first in the country to require courts to take into consideration “the well-being of the animal” in custody disputes
Millennials now primary pet-owning demographic
The American Pet Products Association reports that millennials are now the primary pet-owning demographic, at 35 percent of U.S. pet owners
Campaign helps veterinarians tout health benefits of pets
Zoetis partnered with the Human Animal Bond Research Institute to launch the Pet Effect campaign in February to promote the health
Conference charts one-health approach to addressing obesity in pets, people
A recent conference charted a one-health approach to addressing obesity in pets and people
On the trail of horses
The debate over how to track and identify horses has been ongoing for more than a decade.
AVMA recognizes excellence in veterinary medicine
During AVMA Convention 2017 this July in Indianapolis, the AVMA bestowed awards to recognize excellence in veterinary medicine.
The dangerous dog debate
Communities have been banning or strictly regulating pit bull-type dogs and other “dangerous” breeds for the past three decades.