PIJAC4Pets

PIJAC4Pets The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) works to promote animal well-being and responsible pet ownership, to foster environmental stewardship and to ensure the availability of healthy pets.

PIJAC is the voice of the responsible pet care community in state and national legislative issues that affect pets, those who bring them into their forever homes, and who provide products and services for owners to care for their beloved companion animals. Through advocacy, education, and promotion of environmental stewardship, PIJAC represents the needs of the pet care community and those they serve.

PIJAC is the voice of the responsible pet care community in state and national legislative issues that affect pets, those who bring them into their forever homes, and who provide products and services for owners to care for their beloved companion animals. Through advocacy, education, and promotion of environmental stewardship, PIJAC represents the needs of the pet care community and those they serve.

Mission: PIJAC’s mission is to represent the experience and expertise of the responsible pet care community to legislative, regulatory, and governing bodies in order to: PROMOTE animal well-being and responsible pet ownership FOSTER environmental stewardship & ENSURE the availability of healthy pets

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This news is from the UK, but the threat of #pet abandonment as the #covid19 crisis drags on is real everywhere. Surrend...
10/27/2020

This news is from the UK, but the threat of #pet abandonment as the #covid19 crisis drags on is real everywhere. Surrender isn't the only option in most cases, you have options to keep your #pandemicpet. The American Pet Products Association (APPA) World Pet Association #PIDA #responsiblepetownership
http://ow.ly/V85t50C2UMY

10/23/2020
Animal Talk Radio

PIJAC's Josh Jones was a guest on Animal Talk Radio last night, talking about #nationalreptileawarenessday, why #reptiles make great #pets and the importance of making wise #pet choices by doing research using resources such as habitatitude.net, a joint effort of #PIJAC, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. #petownership

Animal Talk Radio Live 10-22-20

This woman is questioning her choice to get a #pandemicpuppy:  http://ow.ly/2dKs50BM6Y6 But there are many resources to ...
10/23/2020

This woman is questioning her choice to get a #pandemicpuppy: http://ow.ly/2dKs50BM6Y6
But there are many resources to help you do what is best for you and the #pet. This infographic from PIJAC, World Pet Association, The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and #PIDA will help. #responsiblepetownership

Today is #NationalReptileAwaressDay! #Reptiles don’t bark, shed fur or scratch or chew furniture like dogs & cats can; b...
10/21/2020

Today is #NationalReptileAwaressDay! #Reptiles don’t bark, shed fur or scratch or chew furniture like dogs & cats can; but they have traits and care requirements that are important to know before choosing one as a #pet. More at habitatitude.net. #petownership #petcare

With #nationalreptileawarenessday coming up on Oct 21, PIJAC's new press release provides 5 things to know about fascina...
10/15/2020

With #nationalreptileawarenessday coming up on Oct 21, PIJAC's new press release provides 5 things to know about fascinating, unique #reptile #pets. #petownership #lizards #turtles #snakes #powerofpets
http://ow.ly/L8ZD50BTvpA

#Pandemic #socialdistancing is causing many families to realize they need to spruce up their home space. Here are some i...
10/14/2020
Pet-friendly home design choices

#Pandemic #socialdistancing is causing many families to realize they need to spruce up their home space. Here are some ideas to accommodate your #pet in your new design! #petfriendlydesign #humananimalbond
http://ow.ly/BZA950BKgwn

TOWN SQUARE | If you have a tan-colored dog, opt for a tan sofa, and if you have a black dog, get a black sofa.

October is #AnimalSafetyandProtectionMonth. Here’s some great advice and links from the @CDC to prepare, plan and practi...
10/11/2020

October is #AnimalSafetyandProtectionMonth. Here’s some great advice and links from the @CDC to prepare, plan and practice how to keep your #pet safe during an #emergency. #petsafety Image by Aline Dassel/Pixabay.
https://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/emergencies/index.html

October is National #PetWellnessMonth. Get good advice on care, feeding, enclosures and more to take proper care of your...
10/08/2020

October is National #PetWellnessMonth. Get good advice on care, feeding, enclosures and more to take proper care of your #pet. Consult with your #veterinarian, local #petstore, reputable #breeders and #trainers or other experts to ensure your #pet's health and wellness. #petcare

We are concerned to hear that reports indicate that some #pandemic #petparents may need to surrender their #pets. Thank ...
10/07/2020
Are Americans Keeping their Pandemic Pets?

We are concerned to hear that reports indicate that some #pandemic #petparents may need to surrender their #pets. Thank you Pet Business Magazine for sharing the “Keeping Your Pandemic Pet” infographic we created with The American Pet Products Association (APPA), World Pet Association and #PIDA in this story!
http://ow.ly/4wIQ50BMcLZ

A troubling new report reveals that as the pandemic continues, some Americans may not be able to support their new pets.

Oct 1-7 is National #WalkYourDogWeek! Exercising your #dog can bring emotional and physical #health benefits to you, too...
10/05/2020
17 Ways Pets Help People Cope With Loneliness

Oct 1-7 is National #WalkYourDogWeek! Exercising your #dog can bring emotional and physical #health benefits to you, too, including getting you outside and helping cope with feelings of loneliness. #humananimalbond #socialisolation #powerofpets
http://ow.ly/nqMW50BKghA

Members of the chronic illness and mental health communities share how their animals help them cope with loneliness.

09/30/2020
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The benefits of the #humananimalbond can help veterans in so many ways. PIJAC supports #HR4305, the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (#PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act that would fund programs connecting #veterans with #servicedogs.
http://ow.ly/DTAU50BsSFb

It's important enough to post twice. Today is #WorldRabiesDay, and it's up to everyone to support the CDC @CDCgov in the...
09/28/2020

It's important enough to post twice. Today is #WorldRabiesDay, and it's up to everyone to support the CDC @CDCgov in their commitment to worldwide canine rabies control efforts to reach zero human deaths by 2030. #CollaborateVaccinate #ZeroBy30 http://ow.ly/iH9M50BD7X7.

Routine #vaccination of #pet #dogs and #cats has played an important role in North America in protecting #publichealth a...
09/27/2020
World Rabies Day | CDC

Routine #vaccination of #pet #dogs and #cats has played an important role in North America in protecting #publichealth and mitigating human risk for #rabies virus exposure. CDC #endrabies http://ow.ly/yugP50BAabv

World Rabies Day

Summer may be over, but #hotweather isn’t. PIJAC works to support #HR3593, the #HotCarsAct, a bill that would help to pr...
09/26/2020
Oregon officer rescues dog from 116-degree hot car; owner was shopping at mall for hours, police say

Summer may be over, but #hotweather isn’t. PIJAC works to support #HR3593, the #HotCarsAct, a bill that would help to prevent #children and #animals from being needlessly injured or killed when alone in vehicles. #petsafety
http://ow.ly/iMfA50BA8mG

According to KVAL, the incident occurred about 2 p.m. Sunday outside the Valley River Center mall in Eugene. An animal welfare officer responded to a report of a dog inside a hot car and arrived to find a husky "trying to seek shade from the sun curled on the floorboard of the driver seat," Eugene p...

The #powerofpets to comfort people and improve their overall health and well-being is scientifically proven. We love tha...
09/25/2020
Doctors, nurses . . . dogs? A hospital’s furry workers help kids feel better.

The #powerofpets to comfort people and improve their overall health and well-being is scientifically proven. We love that these #dogs are still working full-time to help the patients at Children’s National Hospital, and even host a daily televised “Yappy Hour”.

Golden retrievers Barney and Company dole out the best kind of medicine: cuddles.

Last month in #stevenspoint #Wisconsin @JRAquaticAnimalRescue  and other rescue organizations took in animals like #bird...
09/22/2020
Exotic animals “re-homed” at Stevens Point event

Last month in #stevenspoint #Wisconsin @JRAquaticAnimalRescue and other rescue organizations took in animals like #birds, #rabbits and #sugargliders, giving people who could no longer care for the #pets the opportunity to safely rehome them. Make wise choices before getting a new pet, learn more at habitatitude.net.

STEVENS POINT, WI (WSAU-WAOW) - An event in Stevens Point on Sunday allowed exotic pet owners who were no long...

It’s #hurricaneseason in many states, and #wildfires rage across the #westcoast. It’s important to be prepared for a #di...
09/21/2020

It’s #hurricaneseason in many states, and #wildfires rage across the #westcoast. It’s important to be prepared for a #disaster wherever you live. Here’s a guide to make sure your #pet is part of your plan from Today's Veterinary Practice. #petsafety
https://bit.ly/3iROkwk

Today is #ResponsibleDogOwnershipDay. A constant supply of fresh, clean water is just one thing you need to give your #d...
09/19/2020

Today is #ResponsibleDogOwnershipDay. A constant supply of fresh, clean water is just one thing you need to give your #dog to help keep them healthy. Take good care of your #canine companion and enjoy the emotional and physical benefits of #dogownership! #humananimalbond

Today is #NationalPetBirdDay! having a companion #bird come with responsibilities and commitment, but the benefits and a...
09/17/2020

Today is #NationalPetBirdDay! having a companion #bird come with responsibilities and commitment, but the benefits and all of the wonderful ways in which #pet birds enrich our lives are outstanding. Learn more at www.myrightbird.com. MyBird

Releasing a #pet into the wild is harmful for the animal and the #environment. Events such as this one this weekend in W...
09/12/2020
Exotic Pet Surrender Event this weekend in Menasha

Releasing a #pet into the wild is harmful for the animal and the #environment. Events such as this one this weekend in WI will take in and re-home your pet. Make wise choices before bringing home a new pet. Learn more at habitatitude.net.
https://fox11online.com/good-day-wi/exotic-pet-surrender-event-this-weekend-in-menasha

MENASHA (WLUK) – - Do you have an exotic pet that you are no longer able to care for? In some areas, there are no rehoming options for exotic animals such as fish, birds, and reptiles. John Moyles, of J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue, shared with our FOX 11 viewers an event happening this weekend tha...

Releasing a #pet into the wild is harmful for the animal and the #environment. Events such as this one this weekend in W...
09/12/2020
Exotic Pet Surrender Event this weekend in Menasha

Releasing a #pet into the wild is harmful for the animal and the #environment. Events such as this one this weekend in WI will take in and re-home your pet. Make wise choices before bringing home a new pet. Learn more at habitatitude.net.
https://fox11online.com/good-day-wi/exotic-pet-surrender-event-this-weekend-in-menasha

MENASHA (WLUK) – - Do you have an exotic pet that you are no longer able to care for? In some areas, there are no rehoming options for exotic animals such as fish, birds, and reptiles. John Moyles, of J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue, shared with our FOX 11 viewers an event happening this weekend tha...

#Dogs rely on facial expressions to interpret #humanbehavior, so the #pandemic #newnormal of people wearing masks can be...
09/11/2020
Mask Phobia in Dogs

#Dogs rely on facial expressions to interpret #humanbehavior, so the #pandemic #newnormal of people wearing masks can be disconcerting for them. Practice and positive reinforcement training can help your #pup get more comfortable.
http://ow.ly/XyvH50Bl2p2

When health officials began urging Americans to use face coverings as a means of slowing the transmission of COVID 19, it took some time to adjust to the sight of our neighbors in masks. Fast forward several months – the recommendation is now a mandate, and the ubiquitous mask is part of what we n...

As the legislative and regulatory voice of the responsible #pet care community, PIJAC is into #pets and #politics, so we...
09/09/2020
Current Exhibitions | The AKC Museum of the Dog

As the legislative and regulatory voice of the responsible #pet care community, PIJAC is into #pets and #politics, so we’re thrilled to hear that Museum of the Dog has a new exhibit that examines the role of dogs in American presidential history. American Kennel Club #presidentialpups

View current exhibitions at the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog in New York City.

Good advice to a prospective first-time #petowner: “Be sure to do plenty of research with your son to help him prepare f...
09/07/2020
Critter Corner: Rats and guinea pigs are good first-time pet options for children

Good advice to a prospective first-time #petowner: “Be sure to do plenty of research with your son to help him prepare for the new responsibility.” #responsiblepetownership
https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/08/24/critter-corner-rats-and-guinea-pigs-are-good-first-time-pet-options-for-children/

Dear Miss Behavin’: My third grade son misses having a small class pet now that we’re distance learning. I’m tempted to oblige but we’ve never had a pet. What type of animal is best for first-timer…

A recent survey conducted on behalf of Zoetis Petcare shows that 72 percent of #petowners said they would not have been ...
09/05/2020
Pet owners are relying on their pets to keep their spirits high now more than ever

A recent survey conducted on behalf of Zoetis Petcare shows that 72 percent of #petowners said they would not have been able to get through the #pandemic without the company of their #pet. #pandemicpets #humananimalbond

All the time spent together with their pet has seven in 10 pet owners feeling like they actually know their pet a lot better since the pandemic began, according to new research. Many have noticed s…

“…we needed the unconditional love that only a dog can provide.” Insightful writing about the impact of a Washington Pos...
09/02/2020
Opinion | My dog, Tank, was a precious creature that saw no dividing lines

“…we needed the unconditional love that only a dog can provide.” Insightful writing about the impact of a Washington Post writer's beloved #pet with the observation that, "our capacity to love our pets speaks to a better side of human nature.” #powerofpets #humananimalbond

In a climate of total discord, pets still bring us together.

The #summer heat is not over yet, neither is the danger of #hotcars to #pets and #kids. Never leave an #animal or #child...
08/31/2020
South Euclid police officer rescues dog from hot car, owner charged for cruelty to animals

The #summer heat is not over yet, neither is the danger of #hotcars to #pets and #kids. Never leave an #animal or #child in a car alone for any amount of time. PIJAC supports the #HotCarsAct in #Congress that would help prevent tragedies.
https://fox8.com/news/south-euclid-police-officer-rescues-dog-from-hot-car-owner-charged-for-cruelty-to-animals/

A 62-year-old woman is charged with cruelty to animals after leaving her small dog in a hot car on June 30.

Did you know #blooddonation is important for #pets, too? Read about how a donation from your #pet can help other pets in...
08/28/2020

Did you know #blooddonation is important for #pets, too? Read about how a donation from your #pet can help other pets in need in this interview with the director of the NAVBB in #NorthernVirginia.
http://ow.ly/YO0e50B7TUj

It’s #NationalDogDay! Whether #purebred, #purposebred or #mixedbreed, the companionship of #dogs brings us incredible ph...
08/26/2020

It’s #NationalDogDay! Whether #purebred, #purposebred or #mixedbreed, the companionship of #dogs brings us incredible physical and emotional health benefits. Did you know over 50% of the US population owns a #dog? (source: 2019-2020 The American Pet Products Association (APPA) Survey)

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Doing some research. Where would I find the number of groomers in a given state?
Thank you for signing the letter, and thank you for reaching out. As a groomer, you know the misconceptions that exist in the public about your services. They think of you like barbers and hair stylists, not considering the difficulty of what you do, the necessity of carefully cleaning ears and trimming nails, or the training you receive to identify skin and coat conditions that can be warning signs of veterinary issues. When we have the chance to talk to lawmakers and their staff, they start to get it. But it takes time and attention, two things that are in short supply at the moment. An open letter like the one you signed on to works for subjects that are easy to grasp - like the need for food and veterinary care. But without the context and detail necessary to help people understand why grooming should be essential, including it in an open letter isn't going to help our case. It can even work against us, as the media and others sensationalize and oversimplify everything. We are doing the work behind the scenes, in one on one conversations and targeted outreach, to try to convince lawmakers and staff that grooming should be included in "essential pet services." Thanks for all you're doing, too. Mike Mike Bober | President and CEO Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council | 202.452.1525 x1060 | [email protected] Join to support PIJAC's pet care community advocacy work. Get pet and business COVID-19 information at
This is a letter to the government...signed by business owners across America. Still Researching
We endorse and support Humane Pet Care and Grooming . from Team Untangler💓
Hi, would it be possible for you to let me know when you got involved in the Las Vegas Pet Sales Ban repeal? Thank you very much.