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

Amazon’s Dog Food Roll-Out Not Without Problems

Online retail giant Amazon recently launched its own private label pet food line, but the deployment wasn’t without a few hiccups. According to Petfood Industry, Amazon’s Wag line of dog foods, initially launched in May, has run into issues with both the quality and marketing of its product. A number of customers who ordered Wag’s […]

VCA Animal Hospitals Offer Free Boarding to Pets Affected by Wildfires

VCA Animal Hospitals have announced that they will be offering free boarding services to pets that have been displaced due to the recent California wildfires. The free boarding program is available through participating Northern California VCA Animal Hospitals and contingent on availability. To participate, pets should have received the appropriate vaccinations; however, pets that are […]

California Veterinarians and Pets Struggling to Keep Up with Fires

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reports that a number of veterinary clinics are in need of assistance as wildfires continue to rage in California. As residents evacuate areas affected by fire, many veterinarians have been overwhelmed by pets that have been boarded or simply left behind. Veterinarians are also dealing with higher than normal […]

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