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Animal & Veterinary Consumer Updates

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FDA regulates the food, food additives, drugs and vaccines given to animals, including both our pets and the animals raised for human consumption. Read these Consumer Updates to learn more.

Animal Drug Safety FAQs

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FDA Answers to frequently asked questions regarding animal drug safety.

Animal Health Literacy

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The FDA's animal health literacy topics of interest to pet owners.

Got a Question About Food, Drugs, or Other Issues Involving Your Pet?

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The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) may be able to answer them. FDA regulates animal drugs, animal food (including pet food), and medical devices for animals, and conducts research that helps shape regulatory decisions, among other activities.

Online Pet Pharmacies

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If you’ve ever searched online for prescription pet medicines, you’ve likely seen similar eye-catching, attention-grabbing claims. They sound convincing, promising convenience and lower prices, but are these claims always true?

Pain Medicines for Pets

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You should always check with your veterinarian first before giving your animal any kind of medication, prescription or over-the-counter.

Prescriptions and Pharmacies - For Pet Owners (FAQ)

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Answers to the most common questions received at the American Veterinary Medical Association about veterinary prescriptions and pharmacies.

Your Pet's Medications

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When your pet has a medical condition, your veterinarian might prescribe one or more medications intended to manage, treat or cure the problem. Although there are some veterinary-specific drugs, many of the drugs used in veterinary medicine are the same as those used in people.

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