Responsible pet ownership
Owning a pet is a privilege, but the benefits of pet ownership come with responsibilities.
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.
U.S. pet ownership statistics
Companion animals | Exotic animals | Formulas/Calculator - Source: 2017-2018 U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook.
AVMA offers posters on responsible pet ownership
The AVMA has created educational posters with messages from the new AVMA Guidelines for Responsible Pet Ownership.
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…
Market research statistics - U.S. Pet Ownership 2007
View current statistics Companion animals Dogs Cats Birds Horses Percent of households owning 37.2% 32.4% 3.9% 1.8% Number of…
State Advocacy Issue
Animal owners love their pets, and veterinarians love animals. But "guardian" is a legal term with significant legal implications and repercussions.
State & local ownership vs. guardianship issues
Tools and resources to help veterinarians monitor and influence state and local laws related to ownership and guardianship of animals.
Responsible pet ownership and pet health care. Topics include preventive care, keeping pets healthy and safe, pet medications and prescriptions...
Pets and disasters
Be prepared to take care of pets and other animals, especially during disasters such as fire, flood, or other emergencies.
The ups and downs of pet demographics
Results of the AVMA’s 2012 study of pet ownership, veterinary visits, and spending in 2011 were an interesting mixed bag,
Zoonotic Diseases and Pets FAQ
Animals can carry diseases that people can catch. Get answers to commonly asked questions about disease risks related to pets.
Auxiliary promotes pet health for National Pet Week
"Healthy Pets Make Happy Homes" is the message that the Auxiliary to the AVMA will be spreading for National Pet Week
Traveling with your pet FAQ
What to think about when deciding to travel with a pet? Can you take your pet out of the country? Specific needs for travel by plane, boat, car, train…
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…
7 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Pet Healthy
Weight management, exercise, regular veterinary exams, vaccination, and parasite prevention are among the most important ways to keep a pet healthy
AVMA Auxiliary promotes exercise for National Pet Week
posted January 1, 2010 The Auxiliary to the AVMA is celebrating "Pets and People—Healthy Together" during National Pet Week 2010,…
Human-Animal Bond - Legislative and Regulatory Issues
Federal Legislative Activities Federal Regulatory Activities State Legislative Issues Pet Trusts Ownership / Guardianship Non-economic
State Advocacy Issue
Ownership versus Guardianship Approved by the Executive Board, June 2005 Some animal owners may like to refer to themselves as "pet…
Dog bite prevention
The AVMA opposes breed-specific legislation targeting specific breeds that are wrongly thought to be dangerous. Dog bite prevention should be based on…
Ohio may have avoided ballot fight
And the governor will push for new restrictions on dog breeders and exotic pets owners as well as more severe punishments for cockfighting.
Certificates of veterinary inspection
To prevent the spread of animal diseases, state governments have created rules/regulations governing interstate transport of livestock, pets, and…
Finned animals increasingly seen as patients
Fish owners, Dr. Roberts said, are increasingly aware that veterinarians can not only help their pets but also provide better care than
Wildlife policies stress education, captivity requirements
In June, the AVMA began more strongly encouraging education for those who would privately own potentially dangerous wildlife as
Human-Animal Bond Policies - AVMA
List of AVMA human-animal bond policies.