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This page is dedicated to informing those in our community about pending or passed legislation and AKC communications that affect dog care, management, exhibition, and overall ownership. The postings on this page do not necessarily represent the opinions of WCKC or our individual members. Nor does WCKC follow or endorse any particular political party, candidate, or cause. What we do endorse is responsible dog ownership, care, and management, and stand behind any responsible actions dedicated to furthering the sport of purebred dogs. If you know of an issue of which you believe we should be aware, please contact us and fill us in. Thanks…

Ohio Department of Agriculture Regulatory Changes

Friday, March 11, 2022 Please share this alert with potentially-impacted individuals and businesses in Ohio. As part of its required five-year review process, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) has proposed extensive changes to regulations applying to high volume breeders, pet stores, and dog brokers. The American Kennel Club (AKC) encourages anyone potentially affected by the proposals to express their comments or concerns to ODA in one of the methods listed below. For more information about this legislation…

The “Puppy Protection Act”

March 2, 2022 A set of arbitrary and harmful federal breeder bills (H.R. 2840 /S. 1385) that would mandate new requirements for certain hobby and professional dog breeders are gaining support in Congress. We urge all responsible dog owners, breeders and enthusiasts to contact their lawmakers about the harmful consequences of the bills, and ask them not to support them. For more information about this legislation…

FDA Looking for Public Input on Antimicrobial Use Practices in Companion Animals

Thursday, February 17, 2022 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it is soliciting comments from the public on the use of antimicrobial drugs in companion animals. Specifically, FDA is interested in learning whether the use of such drugs has resulted in microorganisms—like bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites—becoming resistant to them. FDA hopes to engage with stakeholders, particularly veterinarians, and use the information they provide to develop and implement a strategy for promoting antimicrobial stewardship in companion animals. For more information about this legislation…

HR 5261, called the “Paws Off Act”

November 19, 2021 HR 5261, called the “Paws Off Act”, amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to deem foods containing xylitol as misbranded unless the label or labeling of such foods contains a warning specifying the toxic effects of xylitol on dogs if ingested. Xylitol (or “birch sugar”) is a chemical compound most commonly used as a sugar substitute in chewing gum, dental products, peanut butter, baked goods, and other human food. Xylitol is harmful to dogs because, unlike humans, it is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream and may result in a sudden release of insulin from the pancreas. The rapid release of insulin into a dog’s bloodstream may cause hypoglycemia. In dogs, this may occur within 10 – 60 minutes of ingestion of xylitol and if untreated, can quickly be life-threatening. For more information about this legislation…

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Charles F. Doran, Author, Academic, and Political Expert

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