National Pet Health Survey: Health Pets, Healthy People
The One Heath Commission (OHC) is using citizen science and
tools to collect important data from
the public about disease and health issues occurring in pet dogs and cats. The short (6-minute)
records specific types of data on people's pets such as cancers, diabetes, asthma, and tick-borne illnesses. The survey also collects other related data such as the pets' sex, age, breed, weight, and whether they live indoors or outdoors. The EPA is collaborating with the OHC on this survey and will be analyzing and reporting the survey data.
The intent of this survey is to shed light on health and disease issues occurring in pet dogs and cats across the U.S., and provide scientists, concerned pet owners, and the general public with a free, informational database for further exploration.