Posts tagged "AAFP"

Carrier Training, Getting Cats to the Veterinarian

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When the carrier appears, most cats disappear….The good news is that cats can be trained to the carrier.  Here are some tips for Have We Seen Your Cat Lately….people to go the veterianrian with their dog, sometimes not their cats and it’s because of the carrier….I show you some of how in this video. Buying... Read more »

Dr. Susan Little Honored

Dr. Susan Little Honored
Dr. Susan Little was recently surprised with a special honor, below is the press release. Here are my personal reflections: Dr. Susan Little, who was recently also named as a North American Veterinary Conference speaker of the Year. She is a superb communicator, whether it is speaking to journalists, veterinary colleagues or the general public.... Read more »

How Long Pets Live; Cleaning Teeth; A Quiet Beagle; Biting Cat: Reader Questions

How Long Pets Live; Cleaning Teeth; A Quiet Beagle; Biting Cat: Reader Questions
Q: We just had our cat put sleep; he was 20 years and four months old. How long do cats and dogs usually live? — L.S., Bradenton, FL A: I’m so sorry to hear about your cat, but at least he enjoyed a long life, longer than most. Increasingly, though, some cats these days are... Read more »
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Cat "Barbering" Himself, Losing His Mind: Reader Question

Cat "Barbering" Himself, Losing His Mind: Reader Question
Q: Koko is wonderfully affectionate cat and is in good health, except that in the past year he began to chew the fur off his tail and lower hips. The veterinarian said Koko is “barbering” himself. I changed his diet to a higher-protein food. Koko has access to our garden and lots of fresh water.... Read more »

Cats and the Veterinarian: Carrier Training for Cats

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Cats visits to the veterinarian are typically about about as relaxed as a fish is out of water….although, veterinary visits are down for many reasons, one is simply that the previous visit didn’t go so well. The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) is doing something about it by making the visit as hospitable as possible (to... Read more »

Cats Need to See a Veterinarian, Reader Questions

Cats Need to See a Veterinarian, Reader Questions
Q: My 6-month-old cat has not defecated for a week. I took her to the veterinarian for a second time, and she noticed the cat was backed up “up high.” Anastasia now has stopped eating. When I take her to the vet, she gets traumatized. Any suggestions? A. — B.B., Cyberspace Q: My cat has... Read more »
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AAHA Conference Provides Expert Answers to Pet Questions

AAHA Conference Provides Expert Answers to Pet Questions
PHOENIX, AZ — These reader questions were answered by veterinary experts attending the annual American Animal Hospital Association Conference March 14-17, attended by over 2,100 veterinary professionals. AAHA is the only organization that accredits small animal hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. AAHA-accredited hospitals are evaluated regularly on approximately 900 quality-of-care standards defining excellence in... Read more »

American Animal Hospital Association Conference

Conference of the American Animal Hospital Association, this year in Phoenix, included an appearance by Mayor Greg Stanton at the opening event and announced that the Phoenix Convention Center has now attracted 1.5 billion dollars to the city, and honored the center’s one-millionth attendee, Dr. Monique Weldon of Aurora, CO.
American Animal Hospital Association Conference includes the very latest in veterinary medicine taught by the best, ultimately all this education helps all pet owners. These images reflect only a pawful of highlights from the conference. Here’s a piece I wrote about the AAHA conference for my Tribune Media Services column.

Cat Friendly Veterinary Practices, Interrupt the Chaos

Cat Friendly Veterinary Practices, Interrupt the Chaos
How friendly are veterinary practices toward cats? It turns out they’re all over the map, according to Dr. Elizabeth Colleran on Steve Dales Pet World, who talks about the American Association of Feline Practitioners initiative called Cat Friendly Practices. She reveals new information from a study, concerning why cats don’t see the veterinarian. Sometimes, truth is, it’s... Read more »
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Cat Throws Up, Treating with Surgery or Diet: Reader Question

Cat Throws Up, Treating with Surgery or Diet: Reader Question
Q: Wanda Jean, our 4-year-old cat, has always thrown up. At first, the vet said the cat ate too fast and probably had hairballs, since Wanda Jean has long hair. A few weeks ago, the cat began throwing up every day, and just didn’t look good. An x-ray showed her colon was filled with feces,... Read more »