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.
Responsible pet ownership
Owning a pet is a privilege, but the benefits of pet ownership come with responsibilities.
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
Our other furry friends
Veterinarians who work with exotic companion mammals say each species has its attractions as well as its challenges.
Restricting ownership of wild animals
Ohio residents have received or sought permits to continue owning about 300 primates
Befriending reptiles and amphibians
There are many more of us out there with exotic pets who are interested in taking care of them well.
1955 - 1965
The late 1950s and early 1960s saw a flurry of technological and sociological changes in the United States.
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.
Postage stamps celebrate pets
The U.S. Postal Service is issuing the Pets Forever set of stamps in August to celebrate pets.
On the trail of horses
The debate over how to track and identify horses has been ongoing for more than a decade.
Specialties in sports medicine, exotic companion mammals receive full recognition
The AVMA has granted full recognition to the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Exotic Companion Mammal…
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
Pet ownership is on the rise
AVMA study provides economic insights & data to drive veterinary care conversations Pet ownership is on the rise in the United States, with dogs…
Pet ownership stable, veterinary care variable
Americans still love their pets, with more than half of U.S. households owning a pet at year-end 2016, but
Market share estimator
The AVMA Market Share Estimator is a step-by-step tool that lets companion animal veterinarians calculate local market size and share, and set goals…
The CDC is warning people not to cuddle hedgehogs, National Dog Bite Prevention Week is coming up in April, and more
New tool helps you understand your local market
How many potential clients and pets live in your local area? How many of those pets do you treat at your practice? If you’re not sure, then we have…
Pet ownership, spending going strong
The American Pet Products Association reports that about two-thirds of U.S. households own pets, and spending on pets is increasing
National Pet Week®
National Pet Week® honors the pets in our lives and promotes responsible pet ownership. Join us to celebrate pets and help give them the best lives…
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.