United to Improve Our Lives with Pets

The Pet Leadership Council brings together company leaders, industry organizations, trade associations, animal welfare organizations, veterinarians, academia and advocates for pets to promote responsible pet ownership.

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The Pet Leadership Council works with all levels of government, industry, and pet owners to promote responsible lifestyles with companion animals.

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Protect Pet Choice

Puppy mills are an unacceptable problem, but the Pet Leadership Council believes pet store bans prohibiting people’s right to purchase dogs at local shops is not the solution. That’s why the PLC is supporting efforts to establish science-based standards for the care and welfare of breeding dogs.

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Happy Healthy Fish

The Pet Leadership Council embraces the responsibility to ensure the health and welfare of aquatic life, promote environmental stewardship and provide education and training on responsible fish keeping. That’s why the PLC is working to educate consumers about selecting and caring for the right fish, the prevention of invasive species and ongoing conservation efforts.

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Pet Industry News

Pet Sustainability Coalition Adds European Members

The U.S.-focused Pet Sustainability Coalition will be expanding to include European companies later this year. The Pet Sustainability Coalition, founded in 2013, is an an organization dedicated to improving sustainability within the pet industry. In just five years, it has grown its membership from eight pet companies to over 60. Its expansion into Europe is […]

2017 U.S. Pet Spending Highest to Date

According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), 2017 broke new records for pet spending in the United States. Last year, Americans spent over $69 billion on pets, an increase of 4% over 2016’s $66 billion. Of that, pet food sales continue to account for the biggest portion, with over $29 billion spent. Veterinary care […]

Study Finds Noise Sensitivity in Dogs May Be Sign of Underlying Pain

A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science suggests that dogs with sensitivity to noise should be regularly assessed by a veterinarian for pain. Many dog owners are familiar with the precautions taken around pyrotechnic holidays like the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve to keep skittish pups calm and comfortable. While […]

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