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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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
Pocket Pets: So Small, But Still a Big Responsibility Mammals so small they can fit in your pocket are an attractive option for those looking to add a pet to their lives. But just like larger, more commonly-found cats and dogs, pocket pets come with important health, habitat, and care needs. Learn more about how […]
Dogs all over the globe are man’s best friend, but owning a dog is so much more than companionship. Dogs can help us be more active, improve our mood, and help us feel safer. International Dog Day celebrates the deep connection between canines and humans; here are some fun facts about dogs around the world: […]
For more than ten years, AHI has celebrated pets by hosting a friendly, non-partisan contest to elect the Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill. Congressional judges have selected the 2019 finalists, and the public is invited to vote for their favorites. Winners will be announced on September 18 at Pet Night on Capitol Hill. VOTE HERE
Observing wildlife near our homes or in public spaces like parks can be interesting, calming, even inspiring. It helps us feel connected to nature and can provide a respite from the stress of modern life. But it’s important that humans observe and respect wildlife from afar since contact between wildlife and humans or domesticated animals […]
Pet love is global: more than half of people internationally have a pet living with them. Argentina, Mexico and Brazil have highest percentage of pet owners, followed by Russia and USA. One third of the pet-owning households in the US own a cat, and it’s easy to understand why. Cats are great for families, they […]
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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.