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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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Pet Industry News

Geography of Pet Food Trends Reveals Regional Differences

A recent report from Packaged Facts reveals differences in pet food purchasing trends across the United States. The report, “Pet Population and Ownership Trends in the US: Dogs, Cats, and Other Pets,” examines trends in pet ownership and consumer behavior across the United States over the past several years. Among the results, major differences were […]

Researchers Uncover Mechanism Behind Allergy-Shielding Effects of Cats

Researchers at the University of Zurich have uncovered one of the mysteries behind the protections cats provide against allergy and asthma. The protective effect cats and other animals have on children against asthma and allergies has been established for some time, but the mechanisms behind that effect were not well understood until recently. Microbes present […]

Attitudes Toward Therapy Animals Improving Among Hospital Staff

A recent survey conducted by the Royal College of Nursing suggests that attitudes toward therapy animals in hospitals is improving. Among the 750 nurses sampled in the survey, 82% believed animals could help patients be more physically active. 60% believed animals improved physical recovery. Despite the favorable view of therapy animals, many of the respondents […]


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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