Canadian Animal Health Institute

CAHI News:


One of the most important things you can do to give your pet a long and healthy life is to ensure he or she regularly sees a veterinarian and is vaccinated against common diseases.


January 2017 aticle in our monthly series: Osteoarthritis in Pets

December 2016 article in our monthly series: Why Pets Make Terrible Christmas Presents

November 2016 article in our monthly series: Caring for Your Senior Pet

October 2016 article in our monthly series: Protect Your Pets Against a Spooky Halloween

September 2016 article in our monthly series: Rabies Can't Affect MY Pet....Can It?

August 2016 article in our monthly series: Vaccines and Healthy Pets.

July 2016 article in our monthly series: Why your cat needs to be cat healthy
June 2016 article in our monthly series: Dog Bite Prevention: What Every Family Needs to Know
May 2016 article in our monthly series:What is your Tick and Lyme disease IQ
April 2016 article in our monthly series: Are you fighting fleas? 
March 2016 article in our monthly series: What Are Intestinal Parasites and Why Should You Care?
February 2016 article in our monthly series: Healthier Smiles for a Healthier Pet.
January 2016 article in our monthly series: Traveling with Your Pet
December 2015 article in our monthly series: Holidays can be Ruff on Pets.
March 31, 2016
New Veterinary Drug Milestone Highlights Regulatory Cooperation between U.S. and Canada.
  • For the CAHI Press Release, click here.
April 20, 2015
CAHI Welcomes Health Canada’s Notice of Intent to Strengthen Controls Over OUI and API Use in Veterinary Medicine
  • For the CAHI statement, click here.
  • For Health Canada’s Notice of Intent which is posted on the Canada Gazette website, click here. (Note, scroll down through the Gazette entries to section titled "Department of Health".)
April 11, 2014
CAHI Member Companies Agree to Phase-Out Uses of Medically Important Antibiotics for Growth Promotion and Support Increased Veterinary Oversight of Medically Important Antibiotics Used in Animal Feed and Water 

The Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI) is the trade association representing companies that develop, manufacture and distribute animal health products which include animal pharmaceuticals, biologics, feed additives and animal pesticides in Canada. The association’s staff is supported by a team of experts working for CAHI member companies and associates. CAHI works on behalf of each of these companies addressing broad industry issues.

Mandates & Objectives


  • Advocate for a competitive science-based regulatory environment
  • Align government and allied industries
  • Collaborate with customers and animal owners to promote compliance
  • Ensure members promote proper use of products through compliance to the CAHI Code of Marketing Practice
  • Are compliant to a science-based Canadian regulatory system
  • Advocate for enforcement of Canadian regulatory requirements
  • Provide efficacious products, work to ensure the availability of products
  • Provide timely and effective responses to emerging issues which impact animal health, welfare and human health
  • Take an active partnership role in the life cycle stewardship of animal health products