Posts tagged "AAFP"

Secrets of Cat Health

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Cat need to go to the veterinarian no differently than dogs, yet cats only visit less than half as often. What’s up with that. The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) is featured on the Discovery Channel! Early disease detection for cats is the same model as it is for people, according to AAFP President Dr.... Read more »

Lilies and Cats Don't Mix from Cat Vets

Lilies and Cats Don't Mix from Cat Vets
This infographic from the American Association of Feline Practitioners points out that lilies are dangerous to cats. Lilies and cats don’t mix.

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 »
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Cat Friendly Veterinary Practices

Cat Friendly Veterinary Practices
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has created a new kind of veterinary experience for cats – it’s called Cat Friendly Practices. Listen HERE as Dr.Colleen Currigan, president of the Board of Tree House Humane Society and incoming president of AAFP discusses how to make the world a better place for cats on WGN... Read more »

Cats Deserve Better, Cat Friendlier Attitudes in 2015

Cats Deserve Better, Cat Friendlier Attitudes in 2015
I resolve to work with the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) to lead a revolution to support cats in 2015. Here’s why: By all accounts, you’d think Americans have a love affair with cats. In fact, cats — rather than dogs — are man’s best friends. According to the 2012 American Veterinary Medical Association... Read more »

Simon's Cat Wants Happier Veterinary Visits

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Cats don’t like veterinarians – or that is the common accepted view. I disagree! Cats, like us, don’t like repeating bad experiences. So, if a previous veterinary visit was perceived as stressful, you bet, the next one will be far more stressful.  When your cat is stressed, then you are stressed….and then the cat becomes... Read more »
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What's the Best Way to Move A Cat

What's  the Best Way to Move A Cat
Q: We’re moving from the Las Vegas area to the Chicago area. What’s the best way to move our 12-year-old cat? I’m worried she may be too large to fit under the seat on an airplane. Or should she endure a three-day care ride? I’m in a quandary.  J.N. Henderson, NV A: “I think the... Read more »

AVMA Adjusts Position on Declaw

AVMA Adjusts Position on Declaw
“Let’s face it, a declaw surgery is an amputation,” says Dr. Marcus Brown, president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and a participant in the American Veterinary Medical Association House of Delegates, who helped craft the new AVMA position statement on declawing cats. The statement is designed, “To clarify that the procedure is... Read more »

Cats Train People; Cat Leaves Poo on Carpet; Ticks Products: Experts Answer at AVMA

Cats Train People; Cat Leaves Poo on Carpet; Ticks Products: Experts Answer at AVMA
DENVER, CO. — These reader questions were answered by experts at the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, held July 25-29 at the Colorado Convention Center. Q: My cats are lovely and perfect, except they’ve started jumping on the countertops. I’ve told family and friends that I won’t tolerate this behavior, but the cats... Read more »
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Cat Friendly Practices Can Reduce Stress of Vet Visits

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Steve Dale takes Roxy, his cat, to see Dr. Colleen Currigan. Along the way, there are several tips, from where to put the carrier in the waiting room to covering the carrier with a towel. And remember, with cats, less is more. Steve also talks about why cat owners might consider finding an American Association... Read more »