Pet ownership saves the U.S. health care system $22.7 billion annually, according to a newly released economic report. The report, commissioned by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), examined the health care cost savings associated with pet ownership in the United States. “By commissioning this economic report, we are documenting the important role of […]
Parasites can be deadly for cows. New therapies could prevent the spread of parasitic disease.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, research showed that pets improved the lives of their owners by reducing anxiety, depression, and PTSD; improving coping and social skills; and positively impacting development. As a result, pets can help their owners live longer by improving cardiovascular health and increasing physical activity. Pet owners are also more likely to connect […]
Viruses change, bacteria change, parasites change. To help our animal friends, medicines must also change.
Controlling fleas, ticks, and heartworms are more important than ever as these parasites spread due to climate change.
From state-owned pet hospitals to policy around animal breeding, governments around the world are taking notice of changes in pet ownership and pet care needs. Learn more.
Whether they’re furry, feathered or scaly, the non-human members of your family help you in more ways than you know—especially when it comes to your health 1. They Keep You Active If you have a dog, chances are you’re walking it at least 30 minutes a day, and likely more—an activity that goes a long […]
Your next employee of the month might be of the four-legged variety. Learn why pets deserve a spot on your roster and how to make it happen. Dogs, cats, and even their less-snuggly friends across the domesticated animal kingdom have long reigned our homes while we work. After a long day at the office, there’s […]
Animal health is among the most innovative industries in the country, and strong demand for U.S. products in foreign markets led to more than $2.5 billion in animal health exports in 2021. This production supports 4,366 direct jobs, which is 18.1% of all animal health manufacturing jobs. While the U.S. manufacturing sector experiences trade deficits, […]
Pet owners should remain vigilant to the threat of fleas, ticks, and worms in their pets. Some of these pests can be transferred to people, so controlling them is a matter of household health, not just pet care.
About Animal Health Institute
The Animal Health Institute (AHI) represents the companies that develop and produce animal medicines. Our industry is a global leader whose products improve the health of nearly 10 billion companion and food-producing animals in the U.S., which results in significant economic and social benefits for Americans.