If Assembly Bill 2056 continues its smooth progress through California's government, the pet insurance industry could soon become regulated in that state. The bill was recently approved in the state assembly with a 78-0 vote.
Several newsworthy items relating to the veterinary world have come out of California recently.
In the conclusion to a long-running court battle between a pet-owning couple and a Texas animal shelter, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled that pet owners cannot sue for non-economic damages.
A back-and-forth battle to determine whether people can sue for the sentimental value of their pets will finally get a definitive decision in the Texas Supreme Court in 2013.
Increasing Number of Clients Protected by Pet Lemon Laws, Veterinarians Sought for Pre-Sale Exams
After another summer filled with news reports about pets being left unattended inside scorching-hot vehicles, Petplan Insurance is taking the fight against the troubling trend all the way to the White House. Petplan launched the "Driven to Bark" initiative on Aug. 4, in which it is attempting to get 100,000 signatures within 30 days on a petition at the White House's official petition site.
Three cities consider or pass vicious dogs rules.
Legal Complications of Complementary Medicine: What’s In Your Practice Act?
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