The FDA is investigating now-recalled Sportmix pet food for potentially fatal levels of aflatoxin following the deaths of more than two dozen dogs. .
New Jersey drivers can now face fines up to $1,000 and up to six months in jail for carrying an unrestrained pet in their vehicle.
Previously defeated H.R. 1406, the "Fairness to Pet Owners Act," has been reincarnated in 2014 in the form of H.R. 4023. The new proposed act is drawing opposition from prominent members of the veterinary community who believe the legislation is unnecessary and burdensome for veterinarians.
In response to the introduction of the "Fairness to Pet Owners Act of 2011," AAHA has issued a statement in opposition to the bill.
If you have “get pet health certificate” on your mid-winter Mexican getaway to-do list, you can cross it off.
On March 17, Democrat Tick Segerblom introduced SB372 in the Nevada state legislature. It extends the use of medical marijuana to its ailing pet population. The pet-for-pots clause is part of a larger bill that will go on the 2016 ballot to legalize and regulate marijuana like alcohol, reported the Times.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking new measures to ensure the health and welfare of pets sold over the Internet by so-called puppy mills. According to the USDA, the definition of "retail pet store" has been revised to prevent many breeders selling pets online from avoiding licensing and inspections by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Veterinarians who are used to making a difference with scalpels and syringes are now wielding pens as their instruments of choice to oppose proposed pet medication rules. More than 560 individuals or organizations have submitted comments to the FTC regarding proposed H.R. 1406 - the federal mandate concerning prescription writing - and other controversial topics that were discussed during the FTC’s Oct. 2 pet medications workshop. The majority of the comments are from individual veterinarians and practices, several national associations and organizations, and more than 20 state associations, although some were contributed by parties supporting H.R. 1406. The FTC extended the commenting period until Nov. 1, so people still have time to gather their thoughts and submit them for consideration.
California pet owners who wanted more transparency in pet food labeling were left disappointed on Election Day. California’s Proposition 37, the California Right to Know Genetically Modified Food Act, was defeated on election day.
On April 1, the Pet Food Institute announced it submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the proposed regulation for pet food and animal feed safety.