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OIE tracks COVID-19 threats to animal welfare
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is monitoring how misunderstandings surrounding COVID-19 may have compromised animal welfare.
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.
National Dog Bite Prevention Coalition offers tips for safely sheltering at home with pets during the COVID-19 crisis
The coronavirus pandemic has introduced a good deal of uncertainty into our lives, as well as the lives of our pets. As people shelter at home, adopt…
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…
National Dog Bite Prevention Week Coalition Members
Members of the National Dog Bite Prevention Week® coalition include the AVMA, USPS, State Farm Insurance, and...
New research shows dog bites down in 2018, but risk increases among children under 1 year
National Dog Bite Prevention Week 2019
Where the (not-so) wild things are: AVMA releases data on top, bottom states for dog, cat and overall pet ownership
Pet Demographic Sourcebook data on top and bottom 10 states for pet ownership
Dog bite prevention toolkit
Bring science-based dog bite prevention information to your community during National Dog Bite Prevention Week and year round.
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.
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.
Transporting Horses and Other Equids
When considering interstate or international travel for your horse or other equids, plan ahead because some preparations may need to start months in…
Listing All Chimpanzees as Endangered (August 8, 2013)
FR Doc No: FWS-R9-ES-2010-0086; FWS Proposed Rule: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing All Chimpanzees as Endangered (August 8, …
Why Breed-specific Legislation Is not the Answer
Breed-specific legislation (BSL) targets specific breeds of dogs that are wrongly thought to all be dangerous – most frequently pit bull types –
Dog bite prevention: Responsible dog ownership
Responsible pet ownership builds a solid foundation for preventing dog bites. Understand the basics of responsible dog ownership and dog bite…
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 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.
Human-Animal Bond Policies - AVMA
List of AVMA human-animal bond policies.