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…
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 Dog Bite Prevention Week Coalition Members
Members of the National Dog Bite Prevention Week® coalition include the AVMA, USPS, State Farm Insurance, and...
Dog bite prevention toolkit
Bring science-based dog bite prevention information to your community during National Dog Bite Prevention Week and year round.
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 –
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…
Sample letter: Breed-specific legislation (from VMA)
Sample letter from a state or local veterinary medical association opposing breed-specific legislation
New research shows dog bites down in 2018, but risk increases among children under 1 year
National Dog Bite Prevention Week 2019
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…
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.
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.…