Glossary-Commonly Used Terms




This is an on-going list, to which I continue to add to, so check date of last update before you download or copy and paste    🙂   I have now added (two)  download options.  One in MS Word and (one)  in PDF   🙂

I also pasted into this post as well for your convenience.

LAST UPDATED—-  2010-11-19


2010-11-19-Glossery – Animal Related MS Word 2010

2010-11-19-Glossery – Animal Related PDF


3D Animals Canada —-stands for “dead, diseased or dying” (hence 3-D),

4D Animals US —–stands for Dead, Dying, Diseased or Disabled (hence 4D)

AAFCO —- Association Of American Feed Control Officials, Inc—-

They do *not* really control what goes in the pet food!   The PFI (Pet Food Institute) *does!

AAFP — American Association of Feline Practitioners—

AAHA —- American Animal Hospital Association—

AHA —- American Humane Association—

APPMA —- American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, Inc. —

ASPCA —- American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals

AVEPM —The Association for Veterinary Epidemiology & preventative Medicine—

AVMA —- American Veterinary Medical Association —

CFA —- The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc., —

HSUS  —-The Humane Society of the United States  —

MSPCA —- Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals—

NACA —- National Animal Control Association —-

NPFC —- National Pet Food Commission—-

NRC—- National Research Council Committee (on Animal Nutrition)

PFI  —–The Pet Food Institute:   This is the *voice* of the Pet Food Industry.  (not the voice for the consumer, or our pets) This agency, in behalf of the Pet Food Companies, governs themselves and the industry! —

RENDERED —– Rendering plants typically produce two types of products: meat and bone meal, and fats and oils.  Meat and bone meal is a protein supplement used in the manufacture of some animal feeds.—- —  (The risk of household pet-exposure to TSE from contaminated pet food is more than three times greater than the risk for hamburger-eating humans.)

SAWA —-The Society of Animal Welfare Administrators —


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