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
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
A resource for disaster response
As Hurricane Sandy approached the East Coast in October 2012, the Federal Emergency Management Agency relied on the AVMA’s Pet
More than half of U.S. households owned pets at year-end 2011, and three-quarters of these pet-owning households made at least one visit to the…
Auxiliary promotes veterinary care for National Pet Week
“Love Your Pet, See Your Vet” is the message that the Auxiliary to the AVMA will be spreading for National Pet Week
Reports: Pet ownership up recently, veterinary spending flat
The American Pet Products Association reports that the percentage of U.S. households that own pets increased from 2010 to 2012, but
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…
Meet your new neighbors
More and more, veterinarians are being called to treat chickens kept in urban and suburban neighborhoods where no food animal
Herding Cat Owners
Too few pets, particularly cats, are visiting veterinary clinics, according to groups trying to increase their preventive care.
Birds of a feather
The field of avian medicine has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. Pet bird ownership has dropped by almost half over the past two decades
Study shines spotlight on neutering
Publication earlier this year of a study that found higher incidences of certain cancers and musculoskeletal disorders
AVMF puts mission into action
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation sponsored animal-related events in several communities this past fall as
More than 1M households re-home cats, dogs annually
More than 1 million U.S. households re-home cats or dogs annually, according to a new study. Most people who re-homed cats or dogs
New guidance for pets exposed to rabies
New guidance in this issue of the JAVMA advises that cats and dogs that are exposed to rabies and are overdue for a vaccine can
Auxiliary celebrates playful pets for National Pet Week
The Auxiliary to the AVMA will celebrate playful pets for National Pet Week 2016, May 1-7.
AVMA celebrates ‘Lifetime of Love’ for National Pet Week
“A Lifetime of Love” is the AVMA theme for National Pet Week 2016, May 1-7
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.
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.
Spending on pets surpasses $60 billion
The American Pet Products Association released a report in mid-March indicating that overall spending in the U.S. pet industry increased 3.9
Postage stamps celebrate pets
The U.S. Postal Service is issuing the Pets Forever set of stamps in August to celebrate pets.