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The USDA is responsible for licensing certain animal businesses, such as puppy mills and zoos, and enforcing federal animal welfare care standards.
USDA must stop issuing new licenses to puppy mills during coronavirus
12 May 2020
Designed for veterinarians and pet owners alike, the new web-based telehealth application is expanding access to science-based insights from certified behavior experts.
New telehealth platform expands access to leading pet behavior expertise
12 May 2020
Of all the shortages created by the coronavirus pandemic—the toilet paper and the hand sanitizer and the bottled water—the oddest of them all has to be dogs. Oh, and cats too.
Newest shortage in New York: The city is running out of dogs to adopt
6 April 2020
A pet dog in Hong Kong has a “low-level” infection of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in people, in what may be the first known human-to-animal transmission of the novel coronavirus that has sickened more than 90,000 people worldwide.
Dog has ‘low-level’ coronavirus infection in first known human-to-animal transmission
9 March 2020
Good news! In many parts of the country, animal shelters are morphing into places that are able to do more to benefit the communities they serve.
10 Ways animal shelters are upping their game
29 January 2020
Americans' love for their pets is apparent in dog parks and grooming parlors, on cat videos and pet food price tags. But just how many pets we love is less clear.
How many Americans have pets? An investigation of fuzzy statistics
21 December 2019
It is entirely possible that no one dreads the dog days of summer more than dogs themselves.
Is your dog scared by thunder and fireworks? Help is at hand
18 July 2019
Donald Trump is the first U.S. president for more than a century not to have a dogas a pet in the White House (presumably because it would out-think him). But is he missing a trick?
Pooches, politicians and other animals
21 January 2019