Responsible pet ownership
Owning a pet is a privilege, but the benefits of pet ownership come with responsibilities.
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.
AVMA offers posters on responsible pet ownership
The AVMA has created educational posters with messages from the new AVMA Guidelines for Responsible Pet Ownership.
Survey identifies barriers to pet ownership
A new survey has found that barriers to pet ownership include not only expenses and lifestyle factors but also a dislike of cats and grief over the…
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
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…
Responsible pet ownership and pet health care. Topics include preventive care, keeping pets healthy and safe, pet medications and prescriptions...
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.
Auxiliary promotes pet health for National Pet Week
"Healthy Pets Make Happy Homes" is the message that the Auxiliary to the AVMA will be spreading for National Pet Week
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…
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
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
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
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
Pediatrics article says veterinarians influence children's health
Exotic pets pose risks to young children's health, but veterinarians can help parents improve safety
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…
Herding Cat Owners
Too few pets, particularly cats, are visiting veterinary clinics, according to groups trying to increase their preventive care.
AVMA Policy on Wildlife-Livestock Interactions.
Reports and statistics
From economic insights and market research data to topical task force reports, AVMA provides a variety of reports and data for the veterinary…
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...
Preventing entry of foreign animal diseases (transboundary diseases), their vectors, and invasive species
To protect animal, human, and environmental health, the AVMA supports the use of appropriate surveillance and control measures on international…
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…
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 –
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…
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.