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April 10, 2012

Missouri may require rabies vaccination

The Missouri state legislature is a step closer to approving a bill requiring pet owners to have their dogs and cats vaccinated against rabies.

November 22, 2011

Bayer, Elanco settle false advertising suit

Bayer and Elanco have agreed to a settlement over a false advertising suit Bayer filed against Elanco in May 2011.   Bayer Animal Health filed the suit against Elanco, objecting to an April letter Elanco sent to veterinarians about the flea and tick marketplace. Bayer alleged that in the letter, Elanco released false advertising and created unfair competition that wrongfully misled veterinarians and distributors. Bayer’s Animal Health Division manufactures and sells pet medicines such as Advantage II, K9 Advantix II and Advantage Multi products for flea, tick and heartworm prevention. Elanco is a division of Eli Lilly and Company, a global pharmaceutical corporation. Eli Lilly’s Elanco Companion Animal Health division produces pet medicines for flea and heartworm prevention such as Comfortis, Assurity and Trifexis.

August 28, 2014

Washington state VMAs successfully fend off mandatory reporting proposal

A proposed ordinance that would force veterinarians in Washington state's King County to submit client information to the county after every rabies vaccine administration has been shelved. Local veterinarians had feared that mandatory reporting could jeopardize their clients' trust and even cause clients to forego rabies vaccinations for their pets.

May 12, 2009

State pet protection bills move forward

Legislation geared toward improving the lives of companion animals is moving through the legislative process in several states. Washington and Ohio are advancing bills that would help protect pets in domestic violence cases by granting custody of pets to victims, or including pets in different types of protection orders. In Vermont, a bill is awaiting the governor’s signature that would add an aversive agent to a common product that is deadly to animals.

August 14, 2012

AAHA joins AVMA, passes raw protein statement

Feeding a raw protein diet can endanger the health of both people and animals, according to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). AAHA plans to release a position statement discouraging pet owners from feeding raw protein diets later this week. The second major veterinary group to take a stand on raw protein diets in recent weeks, AAHA says it is doing so because it wants to strengthen the valued relationship between human and animal. "We value the relationships between our pets and their families – we want to strengthen the human-animal bond by keeping both pets and people as healthy as possible," said Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, executive director of AAHA. AAHA joins the likes of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), which passed a policy discouraging the feeding of raw protein diets at its yearly conference in San Diego in early August 2012. AAHA leaders say its statement on raw protein diets was actually developed and passed by its board of directors prior to the AVMA policy. According to AAHA, the statement was developed without any input or knowledge from the AVMA. The text of the AAHA statement emphasizes the danger of feeding pathogenic organisms to animals that may then shed those organisms through their stool, creating danger for both humans and animals that may come in contact with it.

July 10, 2019

FDA, CDC agree: Put down those pig ears

And if you’ve been gnawing on them (they’re a human delicacy in some countries), you might want to spit ‘em out. The FDA and the CDC are investigating an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella across 13 states—an outbreak linked to contact with pig ear dog treats.

March 12, 2018

Nearly a dozen brands of dog food recalled due to potentially toxic levels of vitamin D

On Monday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted pet owners and veterinary professionals that at least 11 different brands of dog food are recalling their products and that people need to check before feeding any dry food to their dogs. “Testing found that samples of the dog food contained excessive, potentially toxic amounts of vitamin D,” the FDA said

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