FDA Basics: Animal & Veterinary
|The manufacture and distribution of food additives and drugs that will be given to animals are regulated by the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM). These include animals used for human food, as well as food additives and drugs for pet (or companion) animals.|
Do You Know…
Where do I go to report problems with flea and tick products?
The process for reporting a problem with a flea and tick product varies based on the agency you are reporting the problem to. To ensure a speedy response, please check the product’s label to see which agency regulates the product in question.
If a product is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it will have an EPA Registration Number (sometimes written as “EPA Reg. No.”) on the label. If a product is regulated by FDA, it will typically have the statement “Approved by FDA” followed by a six-digit New Animal Drug Application (NADA) or Abbreviated New Animal Drug Application (ANADA) number on the label. More…
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Animal & Veterinary Basics
What is the role of the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) in FDA and what does CVM regulate? What are Veterinary Biologics (including vaccines) and is FDA responsible for these products? Does FDA regulate dietary supplements for animals? Is FDA responsible for regulating pesticides that are used in animal products?
Information About Animal Products
Where can I get information on a drug my veterinarian prescribed? Are the pet medications sold online the same as those I get directly from the veterinarian? Do you have a list of discontinued veterinary drugs? Is it safe for me to provide my pet with a raw food diet? I read online that a supplement can treat my dog’s illness. Is the supplement safe to give to my pet?
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