AVMA MEMBERS: A draft version of the AVMA Guidelines for the Depopulation of Animals is available for review and comment by AVMA members. This will be the first detailed guidance the AVMA has provided relating to depopulation, which refers to the large-scale rapid destruction of multiple animals in response to an emergency event such as a natural disaster, hazardous zoonotic or foreign animal... View details ⇨
If at all possible, keep your distance from wildlife acting abnormally brazen or aggressive, and call the appropriate authorities if you suspect an animal has rabies. Be alert on walks, supervise your pets while they are outdoors, and be sure your animals are up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations.
Some people are abusing their pet's pain medications, or they live with someone who is. That puts veterinarians in a unique position to help fight opioid misuse by learning the red flags and adhering to responsible prescription and dispensation practices.
Your dog needs activity to stay healthy, but there are some things to consider before jumping into a new exercise routine. Talk with your veterinarian about an appropriate program for your dog, and visit our webpage ([ Bit.ly Link ] to see our safety tips for running with your pooch.
Congratulations, Timothy Williams! To learn more about the Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship and other scholarships awarded by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF), visit AVMF.org/Scholarships.
The Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) oversees the certification of foreign veterinary graduates who wish to become licensed veterinarians in the United States. If you are interested in helping the ECFVG by volunteering to participate in test development workshops, you can find more information here: [ Bit.ly Link ].
Using feeders that require engagement and interaction is a great way to help maintain your pet's healthy weight and keep them active. Cats need regular activity and stimulation to stay healthy, and feeders like this one can help provide that.
More shelter cats are in quarantine in New York as the H7N2 flu spreads. It's only been reported in these Animal Care Centers of New York City shelters, so unless you've recently adopted a cat from one of those shelters, the risk of your pet having H7N2 influenza is very low. For more information about the H7N2 virus, see the CDC's page here: [ Cdc.gov Link ]