Globally, pet ownership is on the rise

Love of animals cuts across geographic and cultural boundaries, and pet ownership is rising around the world. Unsurprisingly, cats and dogs are the most popular pets. Learn more about global pet ownership trends from Health for Animals.


Washington, D.C. – March 30, 2023. The Animal Health Institute (AHI) joined veterinary medical experts to present testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the reauthorization of the Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA). Dr. Rachel Cumberbatch, AHI Director of International and Regulatory Affairs, urged Congress to swiftly reauthorize the bill that enables […]

Cameras can help keep animals healthy

  Remote monitoring such as cameras, microphones, and sensors can produce accurate, real-time data about animal wellbeing. This surveillance can be applied to livestock pens without the need for additional staff. For pets, smart collars enable owners to continuously monitor health data that can be used to optimize care. Learn more here.

The Health Benefits of Pets

There are very good reasons for people to get a pet — and not just because animals are cute! Animals are “so much more than pets,” says Molly Gross, CCLS, a certified child life specialist and facility dog handler. “They become like a member of your family. The term ‘pet’ doesn’t encompass the meaning and […]

Longer pet lifespans can present health challenges

The good news is that pets are living longer. The other news is that longer lives necessitate different approaches to health and wellbeing. The animal health industry is committed to developing therapies to meet these needs.

Types of animal medicines

Medicines are essential for ensuring animal welfare, preventing diseases from passing between animals and humans, and protecting our food supply. Our industry’s products prevent, mitigate, and treat diseases that harm or endanger a wide range of domestic and food-producing animals. Check out what the American Veterinary Medicine Association says about animal medicines.

Do you take your dog to the dog park? Beware of parasites.

Research has found that 85% of dog parks visited in U.S. metropolitan cities had at least one dog test positive for intestinal parasites. Staying on top of your dog’s preventative care is important for fido and for you.

Feline asthma, a progressive condition with no cure

If your cat wheezes, coughs, or hacks, it may have asthma. Symptoms can vary in intensity, ranging from acute respiratory crises to chronic, low-grade coughing, elevated respiratory rate, or increased respiratory effort. Flare-ups can vary in intensity from mild to life threatening. Although cats can never be truly “cured” of asthma, by carefully monitoring their […]

More pets means greater focus on animal health

  The human population is fast-growing, but so is the number of pets and livestock worldwide, making animal health more important than ever. It is estimated that more than half of the global population has a pet at home, with dogs being the most popular pet, closely followed by cats.

Reading to therapy dog brings confidence and calm to CCSD third-graders

Hushed whispers echo throughout the gym at Legacy Traditional School in the southwest valley as a class of third-graders surround Lucy, a 4-year-old therapy dog. Each of the students gets the chance to read a page from “Pick Me!” by Greg Gormley, a children’s book about a shelter dog displaying its talents to get adopted, […]