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.
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…
Responsible pet ownership and pet health care. Topics include preventive care, keeping pets healthy and safe, pet medications and prescriptions...
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…
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
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
AVMA Policy on Wildlife-Livestock Interactions.
Reports and statistics
From economic insights and market research data to topical task force reports, AVMA provides a variety of reports and data for the veterinary…
Importance of wellness exams
Veterinarians recommend regular wellness exams for the same reason your physician and dentist do: if you can detect a problem in its early stages...
Study to examine decline in veterinary visits
A new study is investigating the reasons behind the declining frequency of veterinary visits by cats and dogs—and seeking to identify ways
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Strategic Plan 2013 – 2017 (September 18, 2012)
Formal Title : Docket Number [2012-19161]; Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Strategic Plan 2013-2017 Brief Description: The Aquatic Nuisance…
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.
Judge orders antimicrobial safety evaluation
In June, a U.S. magistrate ordered federal authorities to evaluate the safety of many uses of antimicrobials in
The bovine athlete
Bull riding has emerged from the world of rodeo over the past two decades as a multimillion-dollar sport followed by millions of fans.