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

Petco Partners with Express Scripts to Launch Pet Medicine Delivery Service

Petco and Express Scripts recently announced a new partnership that allows pet owners to order their pets’ medications over the Internet and have them delivered directly to their homes. Under the new alliance, Petco has launched Petco Pharmacy, a new online service for ordering over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pet medications. Petco Pharmacy has been developed […]

Obesity May be Underreported Among Birds, Reptiles

According to the Association for Pet Obesity and Prevention, the obesity epidemic widely reported among cats and dogs may extend to other companions animals as well, including birds and reptiles. In correspondence with Petfood Industry, Association for Pet Obesity and Prevention founder Ernie Ward stated that veterinarians suggest that instances of obesity among exotic animals […]

ASPCA Chief Calls for Audit of USDA Dog Breeding Inspection Protocols

The president and CEO of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has called for a thorough audit of the USDA’s dog breeder inspection programs, citing weak enforcement and a lack of transparency. In an opinion piece published in The Hill, ASPCA CEO Matt Bershadker lauded the USDA’s Office of Inspector […]

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