Veterinary pet supplements and pet nutraceuticals fall under the purview of the Food and Drug Administration – Center for Veterinary Biologics, and are not recognized as a separate class of product. These products are regulated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). However, veterinary dietary supplements are not subject to the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act (DSHEA). One valuable resource is the National Animal Supplement Council, which can assist companies on the various aspects of the veterinary nutritional supplement market for veterinary and animal health applications.
Animal dietary supplements (e.g., animal nutraceuticals) which claim to cure, treat, prevent or mitigate a disease would be considered a new animal drug and subject to a formal approval process.