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.
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.
A Texas-based veterinarian fighting for the right to dispense veterinary advice online cleared one hurdle with a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
North Carolina's lost pets now have a better chance of finding their way home due to a new law requiring that all animals picked up by animal control be scanned for microchips.
To help veterinarians navigate the sometimes confusing topic of extra-label drug use in animals, the FDA has published an informational resource titled "The Ins and Outs of Extra-Label Drug Use in Animals: A Resource for Veterinarians."
On the heels of a year filled with numerous animal food recalls and reports of a mysterious illness tied to chicken jerky products that has sickened thousands of pets, the FDA is taking stronger measures in an attempt to prevent illnesses originating from animal food.
Veterinarians in Washington state need to be aware of a few important changes to the controlled substance laws that will soon take effect.
Veterinarians in the state of Washington will now be under more protection from legal repercussions if they need to report suspected animal cruelty following the passage of Substitute Senate Bill 5102.
Sweet-tasting antifreeze may not be tempting to pets and kids much longer as legislation to add a bittering agent to the formula is continuing its advance through Michigan government.
Wisconsin is taking steps toward requiring veterinarians to report animal abuse to law enforcement or to a humane officer, with the effort being spearheaded by State Senator Fred Risser (D-Madison).