If you own a pet, you might be surprised to learn that pets are commonly dealt with in the same manner as property, as they are considered to be the owner's possession rather than an independent being with rights. Thus, for example, in considering how to proceed with a scenario arising from pet food poisoning, the cause of action arises out of the damage done to the owner's property, rather than arising out of food poisoning such as that contracted by a human.

Aside from these property right considerations, the following is a list of some typical areas of the law pet owners might deal with:

Click to learn more about Pet Law. By following the link you can also find some state specific pet laws and other relevant information.

If you are facing a conflict regarding your pet, contact a local Pet Law Attorney. These attorneys have experience with cases regarding pets, and will have a better grasp of pet owners as clients in addition to the laws that might come into play.