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September 24, 2019

PIJAC issues statement on use of pet vaccinations

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. 

July 16, 2014

Center for Pet Safety unveils certification program for pet safety harnesses

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.

December 24, 2014

New Jersey awaiting governor’s signature on Pet Purchase Protection Act

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.

June 15, 2015

Pet food: recalls and regulation buzz

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.

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