Articles: American Animal Hospital Association

Tips from American Animal Hospital Association Veterinarian, Keeping Pets Safe in the Cold

American Animal Hospital Association senior veterinary officer Dr. Heather Loenser is all about keeping our pets safe in the cold. Here’s something not talked about a lot, but Loenser talks about it on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, that’s dehydration. Outside dogs’ water bowls can freeze, and water is otherwise impossible to…

Choosing a Veterinarian, American Animal Hospital Association

Wow, it’s Dr. Michael Cavanaugh, CEO American Animal Hospital Association.  Perhaps you just moved or you just have decided to seek another veterinarian, here’s how to find a practice accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and why it’s a good idea. HERE’S the Practice Locator. Dr. Cavanaugh explains what an AAHA accredited practice…

Updated American Animal Hospital Association Vaccination Guidelines for Dogs

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has released their updated Vaccination Guidelines for Dogs. Vaccines have become quite controversial in the human and pet worlds, and many myths and misconceptions have come to be considered fact by some. What you believe you know may not be backed up by fact. Also, veterinary recommendations aren’t one-size-fits-all. What may…

Heartworm Prevention Is Necessary

Dr. Tracey Jensen, past president of the American Animal Hospital Association, describes heartworm disease and how our pets can become infected. She explains that, as adults, the worms are like angel hair pasta, winding around the hearts and lungs of dogs. There can be dozens—even 100 or more—of these worms, making dogs quite ill. In cats,…

AAHA End-of-Life Care Guidelines

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has published new End-of-Life Care Guidelines. Listen HERE, on Steve Dale’s Pet World, my national radio show, as I speak with Dr. Heather Loenser of AAHA about new thoughts for end of life care for pets. Loenser says many caretakers apologize to their pets at end of life. “It breaks my heart because…

The Only Accreditation in Veterinary Medicine

Don’t assume every veterinary hospital is accredited. The only accrediting organization in veterinary medicine is the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and only about 15 percent of animal hospitals in the U.S. and Canada have passed AAHA’s evaluation. I speak here with AAHA’s CEO Dr. Mike Cavanaugh.  Since accreditation in veterinary medicine is completely voluntary, it’s an outward sign…

Love Your Pets, They Will Love You

Does your pet love you? How do you know? How do you return that love? Listen HERE as Dr. Heather Loenser, of the American Animal Hospital talks to me about this topic on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. As a pet owner, she begins by saying our pets ARE capable of love.…

How To Keep Your Pet Healthy and Safe this Halloween

According to the National Retail Federation, this Halloween Americans will spend $2 billion on adult costumes, nearly $1 billion on children’s costumes, and $350 million on costumes for their furry friends. It’s estimated that 68 million Americans will dress up this Halloween and another 20 million pet owners will dress up their pets. When it comes…

Puppies: Where To Get One?

Puppies – you can’t say that word without smiling. But where do you get one from? The world has become very confusing, concedes American Animal Hospital Association President Dr. Nancy Soares. See your veterinary clinic as a veterinary nurse can offer Pre-Pet Counseling. Maybe a puppy isn’t right for you family, and a cat or…

Emergency Preparedness for Pets

No one expects an emergency to happen. Odds are it won’t happen to you – but if it does, do be prepared, says Dr. Heather Loenser of the American Animal Hospital Association.  Being prepared may save your pet’s life. The list in the disaster preparedness kid includes hydrogen peroxide, dish soap and, tuna…Of course, keep…

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