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.
Partnership to promote preventive care for pets
The decline in the frequency of veterinary visits for cats and dogs in the United States is posing a risk to pet health, according to
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
Campaign helps veterinarians tout health benefits of pets
Zoetis partnered with the Human Animal Bond Research Institute to launch the Pet Effect campaign in February to promote the health
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
Conference charts one-health approach to addressing obesity in pets, people
A recent conference charted a one-health approach to addressing obesity in pets and people
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…
AAFP updates guidelines on feline zoonoses
Many benefits come with having pet cats, according to the American Association of Feline Practitioners, but education is key to prevent transmission…
Veterinarian-sponsored dog importation bill introduced in Congress
This week, the Healthy Dog Importation Act was introduced in Congress to ensure that all dogs entering the country are healthy and not at risk to…
Veterinarians protect people, animals, and society
When people think of veterinarians, they usually think of doctors for animals, but veterinary medicine also crosses over into public health.
COVID-19 small business loans
Learn about new loan programs provided through the Small Business Administration (SBA) for small businesses coping with the financial impacts of…
AVMA Policy on Wildlife-Livestock Interactions.
The CDC is warning people not to cuddle hedgehogs, National Dog Bite Prevention Week is coming up in April, and more
AVMA supports surgeon general’s call to action on walking
The AVMA is supporting U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and his office in efforts to promote walking and walkable communities
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…
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
AVMA presents Excellence Awards for 2019
During AVMA Convention 2019 this August in Washington, D.C., a number of individuals received AVMA Excellence Awards for contributions in areas such…
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…
In Puerto Rico, time measured before and after Maria
The wrath of Maria, one of the worst natural disasters to strike Puerto Rico, disrupted life on the island for months afterward.
Veterinarians can earn certificate in human-animal bond
Practicing veterinarians as well as veterinary technicians and practice managers can now learn more about research
Reptile owner donates blood, passes on lethal Salmonella infection
The New England Journal of Medicine reports that a snake is the source of a Salmonella organism that infected two platelet recipients
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…
Federal judge tells FDA to re-examine turtle sale regulations
A federal court ruling will make Food and Drug Administration officials re-evaluate the fairness of a ban on the sale of small turtles
The dangerous dog debate
Communities have been banning or strictly regulating pit bull-type dogs and other “dangerous” breeds for the past three decades.
Japan's animal relief operations face considerable challenges
Japan is in the throes of what is known in the disaster and emergency management community as a cascading disaster.