Owning a dog tied to lowering your risk of dying early by 24%, says science

Need an excellent reason to add a dog to your life? How about living longer? “Our analysis found having a dog is actually protective against dying of any cause,” said Mount Sinai endocrinologist Dr. Caroline Kramer, lead author of a new systematic review of nearly 70 years of global research published Tuesday in “Circulation,” a […]

Animals Can Help Cancer Patients

A growing body of research examines the impact that pets and animal-assisted therapy can have on cancer patients, and the prognosis is positive: animals can alleviate psychological distress, facilitate communication between patients and health care providers, and even help detect some types of cancer. Learn more

Vaccinate to Eliminate: The Global Effort to Control Rabies

In the U.S., maintaining our pets’ rabies vaccinations is a cornerstone of responsible pet ownership. Still, rabies is real threat globally: 59,000 people die each year from rabies, mostly children in Africa and Asia. If left untreated, rabies is 100% fatal for humans. Vaccinating dogs is the most cost-effective strategy for preventing rabies in people. […]

Animal Health Industry Working with FDA on Judicious Use of Antibiotics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) today published draft Guidance for Industry #263 outlining a process for animal health companies to make label changes to bring all medically important antibiotics used in food animals under veterinary supervision. The animal health industry and CVM worked cooperatively to implement previous Guidance for […]

Celebrating Pets on Capitol Hill

Last week, members of Congress, their staff, and all-round animal lovers gathered at Pet Night on Capitol Hill to celebrate the human-animal bond. The evening featured special pet guests, including King, the 2019 Westminster Best in Show Winner, and Henry, the avalanche search and rescue dog from the film Superpower Dogs. Additionally, members of Congress […]

Winners of the Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill Contest!

We are proud to announce the winners of the annual Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill contest. In the spirit of paws-itive politics, this year’s contest saw 230 entries from Congressional offices across the Hill. Top accolades were announced at Pet Night on Capitol Hill by contest judges Representative Kurt Schrader (OR-5) and Representative Ted Yoho […]

AHI Joins Groups in Supporting One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance

The Animal Health Institute joined health care providers, scientists, patient and public health advocates in sending a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Azar in support of efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance. In calling for “well-coordinated efforts across human health, animal health and the environment,” the letter recognizes the value of a One […]

Around the Barnyard: Farm Animals & Your Health

For many children, visiting a farm with family or school is a right of passage. Farms provide the real-life experience of hearing the “mooooos” and “baaahhhs” children imitate from books and songs. Sometimes, visitors can pet friendly farm animals, enriching their understanding of the world’s creatures and where food comes from. Despite the many benefits […]

Just a Few More Days to Cast Your Vote!

Who has the cutest pet on Capitol Hill? Will it be a big dog or a lap dog? A frisky cat or a cuddly kitten? A rooster or a tortoise?  Voting is open until Monday, September 9. Cast your vote now! VOTE NOW

The power of Pets and Seniors

The benefits of pet therapy in rehabilitative environments have become more and more widely recognized, especially for seniors. Continue reading at Vernon Morning Star Photo Credit: Natalia Cuevas-Huaico/Kelwona Capital News