Articles: American Animal Hospital Association

Drinking from Fish Tank: A Good Idea?

Q: Is it OK for Diego to drink from the fish tank? — C.H., via cyberspace A: It’s a mystery as to whether Diego is a dog or cat, but emergency veterinarian Dr. Heather Loenser, of Lebanon, NJ, can offer advice because, for the most part, it doesn’t matter. “A salt water tank might be…

Safety for Dogs in Hot Weather

“Dogs can easily die in hot cars when you consider that even if it’s only 80 degrees outside, in 20 minutes the car will begin to cook, inside reaching 109 degrees, – even with the windows cracked – according to the American Veterinary Medical Association “If it’s too hot for a person, it’s too hot…

Dogs Do Die in Hot Cars: Watch And You'll Understand

From the dog’s perspective, how hot do cars really get? We hear all these numbers about how quickly cars heat up like ovens – but do they really? C’mon that’s all got to be exaggerated right? I found out the truth. Watch a radio/tv host burn up. Of course, I was able to end the…

Dogs Die in Hot Cars, and Suffer Heat Stroke

If you’re hot, you can be certain that your dog is hotter. “Dogs don’t deal with heat as well as people,” says emergency veterinarian Dr. Heather Loenser, of Lebanon, NJ. Panting isn’t as efficient to help maintain body temperature as sweating is. It turns out that sweating like a pig is actually a good way…

Summer Pet Safety Concerns

Summer is here (well in some parts of the country, it seems more than others – but no matter – eventually there will be 80 and 90 degree days). Sadly, dogs do die because they’re left in hot cars or even in backyards, and can suffer heat stroke. Emergency veterinarian Dr. Heather Loenser of the…

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate, That is the Question

At a time when vaccinations are an issue for children, maybe even a legal issue – it’s all crossing over to our pets. How do you feel? I speak with expert, Dr. Richard Goldstein of the Animal Medical Center, New York City. Canine Vaccine Guidelines: American Animal Hospital Association Feline Vaccine Guidelines: American Association of…

How to Choose a Veterinarian

How to choose a veterinarian with Dr. Nancy Soares of the American Animal Hospital Association.  – The old-fashioned word-of-mouth method isn’t a bad idea, if your friends and neighbors are happy, you may be too. – Tour the facility. If a tour can’t be offered, or you don’t feel right, then walk away. – Certainly…

American Animal Hospital Association Accredited Veterinary Practices

American Animal Hospital Association accredited veterinary practices are top notch; their standards of care must be met and exceed or equal the AAHA standards, all 900 of them! Dr. Tracy Jensen is the President of the American Animal Hospital Association.  

Some Pet Microchip Companies Acting Irresponsibly

Microchipping saves lives. This is an accepted fact among those in the veterinary and animal welfare community. However, some microchip companies may now be compromising a system that’s reunited countless numbers of pets and their owners. A small chip (approximately the size of a grain of rice) is injected into the pet. If a pet…

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