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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…
Check the Chip Day reunites families
An orange tabby cat named T2 escaped from his owner's temporary home in Florida following a hurricane in 2004. Just this past March, he arrived in an…
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
Toolkit helps you teach about dog bite prevention
Educate clients, community during Dog Bite Prevention Week® National Dog Bite Prevention Week® is being observed this week across the United States,…
Dog bite prevention toolkit
Bring science-based dog bite prevention information to your community during National Dog Bite Prevention Week and year round.
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…
Responsible pet ownership and pet health care. Topics include preventive care, keeping pets healthy and safe, pet medications and prescriptions...
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
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...
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.
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…
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.
Dog Bite Risk and Prevention: The Role of Breed
Peer-reviewed summary of scientific literature related to the role of breed in dog bite risk and prevention.
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…
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.
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…
A Community Approach to Dog Bite Prevention (abstract)
A Model Community Approach to Dog Bite Prevention(abst) in proceedings 140th Annual ConventionAmerican Veterinary Medical AssociationJune 2001Gail C.…
Sample letter: Breed-specific legislation (from VMA)
Sample letter from a state or local veterinary medical association opposing breed-specific legislation