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  • Veterinarians Doubt Study Linking Dog Walking To COVID-19

    Veterinarians Doubt Study Linking Dog Walking To COVID-19

    Researchers in Spain made headlines this week with a study concluding that dog walking raises the risk of contracting COVID-19 by 78%, giving rise to speculation that dogs might touch contaminated surfaces in public and bring the virus home. Read the article here. Learn More

  • Collaborative Advocacy Push Gives Pets A Much-Needed…

    Collaborative Advocacy Push Gives Pets A Much-Needed…

    An industry coalition came together quickly to ensure America’s pets had uninterrupted access to food and supplies to survive an unprecedented global crisis. Learn More

  • Now That We’re In The Yellow Phase, Can I Get My Dog…

    Now That We’re In The Yellow Phase, Can I Get My Dog…

    The Philadelphia Inquirer – …”There is misconception that grooming is basically haircuts for dogs,” said Mike Bober, president and CEO of Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council. “The reality is that grooming is much closer to a health service for pets.” Learn More

  • 2 Cats Have Coronavirus In New York — Becoming The First…

    2 Cats Have Coronavirus In New York — Becoming The First…

    People.com – … The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council echoed that sentiment in a statement Wednesday. “It is important that the public remain confident in the USDA and CDC guidance that there continues to be no evidence that pets play a role in spreading the virus in the United States… Learn More

  • Here’s What Pet Stores Are Doing During Coronavirus Closures

    Here’s What Pet Stores Are Doing During Coronavirus Closures

    Today.com – On March 16, dozens of store owners and managers submitted an open letter to federal, state and local goverment officials regarding pets and coronavirus precautions. The letter praised governments for the decisive action being taken to slow the pandemic but asked that the well-being of pets be considered. Learn More

  • USDA Reposts Animal Welfare Records It Purged From Its Website In 2017

    USDA Reposts Animal Welfare Records It Purged From Its Website In 2017

    The Washington Post – On Tuesday, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council echoed that. “This is a positive move toward restoring transparency that will allow the regulated individuals and facilities to demonstrate that they are responsible and accountable animal caretakers,” president and CEO Mike Bober said. “We are concerned, however, that the database was restored in a way that offers no protection for the privacy of individual breeders.” Learn More


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