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.

Pet-friendly Cities

The Pet Leadership Council has partnered with Mars Petcare US to make cities across the United States more welcoming to pets. The Pet-friendly Cities initiative provides city-specific resources for residents, business owners, property managers, real estate developers, and city officials looking to make their cities pet-friendlier.

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Be Dog Smart

Whether you are a new dog owner, in the process of searching for a furry companion or deciding if adding a four-legged friend to your family is right for you, Be Dog Smart is here to help!

Be Dog Smart is a Pet Leadership Council initiative designed to guide prospective pet owners in the process of looking for a dog – whether that’s by way of a professional breeder, sold in a pet store, from a friend or family, or adopted from a shelter or rescue. No matter the source, knowing what to expect, what to ask and what to look for is an important responsibility as a potential dog owner.

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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

Mars Petcare Launches Pet Care Innovation Coalition

Mars Petcare has launched a new coalition to drive innovation in pet healthcare and nutrition. The coalition, known as Kinship, is intended to bring together leading innovators and experts from the fields of science, technology, medicine, and, of course, pet care to create better futures for pets. By leveraging new discoveries in areas like microbiomics […]

PIJAC Releases Recommendations for Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) today unveiled an industry-wide, comprehensive set of recommendations for antibiotic stewardship and combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in companion animals. The announcement was made at an event PIJAC hosted during the Global Pet Expo trade show at the Orange County Convention Center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

Tesla Adds New “Dog Mode” for Pet Owners

Automaker Tesla recently released a new feature to help improve safety for pets and peace of mind for their owners. The new feature, known as “Dog Mode,” activates climate control and displays a message on the dashboard touchscreen to alert passersby to the internal temperature and that pets inside are being cared for. In the […]

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