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19 Jan 2021

Recall of Specific Batches of ‘Sportmix’ dog food by Midwestern Pet Foods Inc (PDF - 141KB)

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AVS has been informed that Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc., a manufacturer based in the United States, is recalling all of its dry dog and cat food products containing corn, produced at its facility in Chickasha, Oklahoma, with an expiration date on or before 9 July 2022.

01 Jul 2021

Public consultation for pet breeders and boarders


The Animal &Veterinary Service (AVS), a cluster of the National Parks Board (NParks), is launching a second public consultation before finalising the revised licensing conditions for the dog breeders and pet boarders. These revised conditions follow months of engagement and finetuning with the industry stakeholders, to ensure that these conditions can be implemented effectively. The public consultation will be conducted online through a survey and will be held for a month, starting today, 1 July 2021 and ending on 31 July 2021. To partake in the survey, please visit

09 Oct 2021

Public Consultation on Adoption and Training of Dogs


A rehoming and adoption workgroup (RAWG) was set up in October 2020 to raise the standards of rehoming and adoption of stray dogs in Singapore. The RAWG consisted of various stakeholders from the pet industry i.e. veterinarians, dog trainers, and animal welfare groups (AWGs). Improving rehoming and adoption practices in Singapore requires a multi-stakeholder effort. The RAWG carried out a series of focus group discussions to develop guidelines to address areas identified by RAWG. This was followed by a month-long public consultation which concluded on 8 November 2021.  The results from the public consultation are currently undergoing review by the RAWG and the RAWG’s recommendations will be shared soon.

06 Jan 2022

Science behind Animal Behavior Series: Feline Ethology


Join Prof Danielle Gunn-Moore, a Professor in Feline Medicine, and Dr Jenna Kiddie, an Animal Behaviour and Welfare Consultant, both based in the UK, who will be sharing about the science and history behind feline domestication as well as the social behaviour of cats at the upcoming AVS webinar on Feline Ethology. Visit to sign-up!

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