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…
Recalls of pet food rise on the radar
Recalls of pet food are not increasing, but awareness of them might be. The primary cause of these recalls is Salmonella contamination,
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
Rodenticide use, risks may change
Federal regulators are trying to reduce consumer access to second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides and require that home-use rodenticides come…
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 –
Most Americans see marijuana as a legitimate medical treatment for some human disease conditions.
Task Force for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Companion Animal Practice
Charge To develop practice guidelines for implementing antimicrobial stewardship in companion animal practice.
Calories to appear on pet food labels
Calorie counts will soon start appearing on the labels of almost all dog and cat foods and treats, helping pet owners
The fat factor
In veterinary practice, the problem of overweight pets has become a steady undercurrent.
Disease risks change since SARS
A report published in June indicates that socioeconomic and environmental changes in East and Southeast Asia could reduce the
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.
LEGENDS: Innovator in nutrition
Dr. Mark L. Morris Sr. developed therapeutic diets for pets By Katie Burns Posted August 21, 2013 Small animal medicine and the pet food…
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
Disposal of Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceutical Disposal has come under increased scrutiny due to detection of human pharmaceuticals in U.S. Waterways.