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
Relocating pets for adoption
Relocation is when homeless dogs and cats are moved to an area where there is a greater demand for adoptable pets. Relocation can save lives, but it…
Elective spaying and neutering of pets
As we learn more about spaying and neutering (gonadectomy), veterinarians must balance societal benefits with risks and benefits to pets and owners.
Auxiliary promotes pet adoption for National Pet Week
"Save a Life—Adopt a Pet" is the message that the AVMA Auxiliary will be spreading for National Pet Week 2011, May
AVMA passes policy on responsible pet breeding
The AVMA House of Delegates has passed a policy that supports minimizing inherited disorders in the breeding of dogs, cats, and other companion
Volunteer for Our Oath in Action projects
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation is seeking volunteers this fall for Our Oath in Action, a veterinary outreach program with
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
Microchipping of animals
This page provides background information on microchipping of animals.
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.
Targeted feral cat sterilization yields lower euthanasia rates
A study by the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine showed marked decreases in shelter intake
Study shines spotlight on neutering
Publication earlier this year of a study that found higher incidences of certain cancers and musculoskeletal disorders
AVMA Collections: Feral Cats
Single-topic compilations of the information shaping our profession August 2010 In this collection: Summary: Text | Audio Management