ccording to its statement last fall, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) supports the judicious use of vaccines in pets in order to protect both animals and humans from disease and death. The positive position from PIJAC can help retail animal health pros deal with pet owner concerns about over-vaccinating or side effects.
The Center for Pet Safety (CPS) is not sitting on its heels following the results of its 2013 Harness Crashworthiness Study in which 100 percent of all large-dog car restraints tested failed to protect pets and humans during simulated crashes. The organization announced July 15 that it has just launched the first certification program for pet safety harness restraints.
Agencies call for pet food ingredient bans
Pet Care Trust Laws in 24 States Affect Veterinarians
On December 18, by unanimous vote, the New Jersey legislature passed the amended Pet Purchase Protection Act, which requires that pet store owners disclose the source of the puppies they sell. The bill also blocks stores from obtaining animals from breeders who are not in compliance with state and federal animal care and welfare laws. The bill is awaiting Gov. Chris Christie’s signature.
You can help your clients ensure their pets are cared for should the unthinkable happen.
According to a survey of the nation's matrimonial lawyers, the issue of pet custody is increasingly taking center stage in many already messy divorce cases.
It’s been a busy summer for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Ainsworth Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling five varieties of Rachel Ray™ Nutrish® wet cat food. And the FDA plans to release ingredient definitions and standards for animal food in September, preceded by a lot of buzz about what it should do.
Last week it was 28. This week, it’s more than 70. That’s how many pets have died after eating Sportmix pet food due to suspected aflatoxin poisoning.
Feral cat controversies raise legal issues