Posts in category "American Animal Hospital Association"

American Animal Hospital Association Accreditation

American Animal Hospital Association Accreditation
We all say we want the best for our pets….American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) practices are just that, says Dr. Tracey Jensen, AAHA president. Of course, the president would say that,  but consider that there are over 900 standards which practice must adhere to, and they are constantly changing, which Jensen explains here on Steve Dale’s... Read more »

American Animal Hospital Association Conference Experts Answer Your Questions

American Animal Hospital Association Conference Experts Answer Your Questions
Your questions are answered by experts attending the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Conference here, March 12-15, and a meeting of the Winn Feline Foundation Board of Directors directly following the conference, both in Tampa, FL. AAHA is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices in the U.S. and Canada. To be AAHA-accredited, hospitals must... Read more »

American Animal Hospital Association Accredited Practices Define Excellence

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Throughout life’s moments your pet has been your champion. Be your pet’s champion. This video, illustrating the human/animal bond, promotes American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) veterinary practices. I have no problem with that, as we only take my pets to AAHA accredited practices. Only about 15% of veterinary hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada can... Read more »
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What Pet Owners Expect of Veterinarians

What Pet Owners Expect of Veterinarians
TAMPA, FLA. — What do pet owners want from their veterinarians? According to a 2014 survey, they disdain medical jargon they don’t understand, want tests results shared, and expect full transparency regarding their pets’ care. ”In other words, pet owners want to be treated as partners,” said American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) CEO Dr. Michael Cavanaugh... Read more »

Stay Ahead of Fleas and Mosquitoes, Protecting Our Pets

Stay Ahead of Fleas and Mosquitoes, Protecting Our Pets
Fleas assumptions – now there’s a topic that in all his years in broadcasting on WGN Radio, I bet Orion Samuelson has never discussed, Roy Leonard likely never reviewed fleas and Wally Phillips rarely spoke about them….but I do and with the most renown expert on the planet, veterinary parisitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, Kansas State... Read more »

Pet Behavior, Don't Be Afraid To Talk About It

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Behavior issues are the number one cause of pets being relinquished to shelters. Dr. Kate Crumley, immediate president of the American Animal Hospital Association says that clients are sometimes too embarrassed to bring up behavior problems, or feel that it makes them look like ‘bad’ pet owners. Others just don’t believe their veterinarian is interested. When... Read more »
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American Animal Hospital Association Experts Answer Your Pet Questions

American Animal Hospital Association Experts Answer Your Pet Questions
Your questions are answered this week by experts attending the American Animal Hospital Association Conference, March 12-15, Tampa, FL. AAHA is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices in the U.S. and Canada (and actually most practices, around 85 percent, are not accredited). To be accredited, hospitals must meet approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence.... Read more »

Anti-Vaccine Trend May Threaten All Our Pets

Anti-Vaccine Trend May Threaten All Our Pets
Dr. Michael Paul authors this guest blog. Dr. Paul is a past president of the American Animal Hospital Association, past CEO and president Companion Animal Parasite Council and currently president MAGPIE Veterinary Consulting.  He also twice chaired AAHA Vaccine Guidelines Task Force and was a participant Joint AAHA/AVMA Pet Preventive Healthcare Guidelines Task Force. Here he... Read more »

Pet Behavior Problems

Pet Behavior Problems
Anytime you note a change in behavior in your dog or cat, contact your veterinarian. It’s my mantra these days. And I’m not alone, Dr. Kate Crumley, president of the American Animal Hospital Association agrees. Listen HERE as Dr. Crumley explains on nationally syndicated Steve Dale’s Pet World  that you should always think about any changes... Read more »
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Onion Broth for Pets

Onion Broth for Pets
Q: I know dogs shouldn’t be fed onions, but what about a small amount of organic chicken or vegetable broth — even if onion is an ingredient — added to my dog’s dry or wet food? Would that be considered safe since there are no actual pieces of onion in the broth?  J.W., Las Vegas,... Read more »