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Raw pet food diets, pet population management policies headed to HOD

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These policies deal with noncommercial transportation of pets, management of dog and cat populations, and raw pet food diets, among other issues. The AVMA House of Delegates, during its regular winter session, being held January 5-6, 2024, in Chicago, will vote on six resolutions that would amend AVMA policies.

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Pet food recall linked to seven-state Salmonella outbreak

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Summary: Mid America Pet Food has expanded its October 30 voluntary recall to include additional pet food products, with a best by date before October 31, 2024, made at its Mount Pleasant, Texas, facility, due to the products’ potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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Pet Health Zone tool uses claims data to inform pet owners, care teams

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Nationwide used more than 40 years of claims data from millions of pets to develop its Pet Health Zone, an online tool that provides health condition information to pet owners.

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Putting the Positive Pet Care Guide into practice

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The Positive Pet Care Guide is the result of an industry-wide working group, led by the AVMA and Mars Veterinary Health, aimed at strengthening the relationship between veterinary teams and pet owners through resources, education, and collaboration.

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AAFCO adopts consumer-friendly pet food labeling guidelines

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The updated label recommendations from Association of American Feed Control Official were developed in conjunction with consumers and industry and are meant to help consumers make better informed decisions when purchasing pet food.

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Data, safety regulations lacking when it comes to pets and vehicles

AVMA News

Owners often travel with their pets, whether for vacation or even a trip to the veterinarian. However, no data exists on how many pets have been injured or killed in car accidents. Around 45% of U.S. households own dogs and 26% of households own cats out of the total U.S.

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A veterinarian’s role in pet after-death care

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The pet aftercare industry remains largely unregulated, and veterinarians are often the only source of information that pet owners have when choosing pet aftercare providers. There are many considerations for a veterinarian when it comes to handling pet remains and interacting with the pet owner during this sensitive time.

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