The FDA doesn’t just want to keep humans safe; now they want to help educate and encourage the general public to take better care of our pets … widget style.

The director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, Bernadette Dunham, D.V.M., Ph.D., said in their press release Tuesday, “The pet health and safety widget allows users to add a new dimension to their Web site by providing consumers with the latest news and information from the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine.”

What does that mean for you?

It means you can keep yourself and your loved ones up to speed on the latest and greatest information on keeping your pets healthy through the cold of winter and all year long.

The widget has two tabs, one is titled “tips” and the other, “updates”. The tips tab will showcase pet health and safety articles, while the updates tab will provide real-time recall information and veterinary drug news.

As anyone who has dealt with some kind of blog widget will know, they require zero technical knowledge to implement. Just copy the code and paste it into your template. Boom. You’re done.

Pet safety and health information has never been so easy. Hey, pets are people, too — just ask their owners.

FDA launches new pet health and safety widget
FDA's vet center creates a new online information source, offering pet owners tips and updates.