Therapeutic Pet Food Health Claims
The AVMA recognizes that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses enforcement discretion in the oversight of certain pet food claims. Even though…
Regular nutritional assessment and counseling can be vital in preventive pet health care, but it’s often overlooked or skipped during veterinary…
Study identifies bacteria in feline plaque
A study has identified 267 bacterial species associated with health, gingivitis, or mild periodontitis in feline plaque.
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
1965 - 1975
The period of 1965-1975 could be characterized as a time when part of the foundation for the present-day one-health initiative was laid,
Researchers recognized for excellence in orthopedics, nutrition
During the 2016 Merial–National Institutes of Health Veterinary Scholars Symposium, held July 28-31 at The Ohio State University, the AVMA
Protect your family and animals as well as bats - contact your local wildlife authority or health department if you find a bat that is sick
University of Florida presents awards to alumnae
The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine recognized three alumnae May 28 with its 2016 Distinguished Awards.
Federal Regulations on Food Safety Issues
This page lists federal regulations AVMA is working on in the area of food safety.
AAHA warns about raw pet diet risks
An animal hospital association recently indicated it does not advocate or endorse feeding pets raw or dehydrated
Truthful and Nonmisleading Human Food Labeling
The AVMA supports truthful and nonmisleading labeling of animal-derived human food products in some cases
FDA told to restart drug withdrawals
A federal magistrate ordered the Food and Drug Administration to restart withdrawal proceedings for some uses of antimicrobials for
Raw food policy draws debate
A new AVMA policy discourages people from feeding raw or unprocessed meats and other animal products to cats and dogs.
1935 - 1945
Information on food-producing animals was a mainstay of JAVMA during this decade.
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
Salmonella contamination in dog food linked to outbreak in humans
Governmental officials have linked an outbreak of Salmonella Infantis infection in humans with dry dog food from a Diamond Pet Foods
Many cat and dog owners have been embracing preventive dental care for their pets in recent years, including home care
FSMA Proposed Rule to Establish Current Good Manufacturing Practices for Food for Animals
AVMA comments on Federal Register Notice Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventative Controls for Food for…
Raw Pet Foods and the AVMA's Policy: FAQ
Answers to commonly asked questions about AVMA policy on raw or undercooked animal-source protein in dog and cat diets.
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…
NAVC kicks off the year
The topics ran the gamut: military and police dogs, kidney disease in cats and dogs, pet parasites and pet nutrition, small animal
1945 - 1955
With servicemen back home and the G.I. Bill recently enacted, veterinary education flourished from 1945-1955
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.
Appellate court gives mixed ruling on Ohio rBST labeling rules
In striking down some Ohio rules on dairy product labeling, an appellate court cited arguments that cows treated with recombinant