Researchers worked to document the environmental stewardship practices (decisions and actions regarding use and disposal) of pet and human pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) among pet-owning veterinary-care professionals (practicing veterinarians, veterinary students, and veterinary technicians and trainees) and environmental educators. Results of the present survey emphasized the urgent need for improved educational resources to minimize environmental contamination from improper disposal of PPCPs. Environmental and economic motivations among pet owners in the veterinary-care and education professions indicate further opportunities for outreach and institutional support.

Authors: 
Lam, J.; Chan, S.; Conway. F.; Stone, D.
Product Number: 
ORESU-R-18-002
Source (Journal Article): 
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA), 252(5):596-604, March 1, 2018
DOI Number (Journal Article): 
10.2460/javma.2‚Äč52.5.596
Year of Publication: 
2018
Length: 
9 pages