Jan
16
2018
Prevention is key to improving the lives of our patients and their owners. Learn how preventive care can make a positive difference in your practice with the Preventive Healthcare Certificate Program, from Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP). ...more
Jan
15
2018
It’s like the paleo diet, only for pets. Grain-free, all-meat, and raw-food diets are hugely popular with pet owners who like the idea of feeding their cats and dogs a diet that’s closer to what their ancestor ate in the wilds. The problem is, there’s no hard, scientific evidence that raw meat–based diets (RMBDs) are any healthier than traditional dry or canned pet foods. ...more
Jan
12
2018
How can you tell if a dog is a pessimist or an optimist? Check his paws. A recent study indicates that a dog’s paw preference (righty or lefty) can be a predictor of how well he responds to and deals with emotional and environmental stress. ...more
Jan
11
2018
Exhibit halls are a great place to check the pulse of your practice’s inventory health and explore all the latest products, services, and trends in veterinary medicine; however, if you’re not attending conferences regularly, you could be missing something or falling behind. AAHA is excited to bring the exhibit hall experience online with the launch of AAHA Market Connect, a brand-new, digital product directory that allows users to: ...more
Jan
11
2018
This week: Raiders of the Lost Bark, a new dog breed we bet you can’t pronounce, and a UC Davis vet heals paws by repurposing fish skin....more
Jan
9
2018
Diabetes management can be overwhelming and time-consuming for both pet owners and practitioners. To help with this challenge, AAHA is pleased to release its newly revised Diabetes Management Guidelines. Created with an additional focus on empowering veterinary technicians to be a primary source of education and support for owners of diabetic pets, the 2018 AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats offer
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Jan
9
2018
The cold that has enveloped most of the U.S. lately has no doubt exacerbated some aging symptoms in older pets. Older animals may suffer from osteoarthritis or neurologic conditions that limit physical activity. Beyond physical activities, cognitive issues increase, sensory capabilities decline and anxiety may follow as older pets often become ignored. ...more
Jan
8
2018
The vicious winter storm that battered the East Coast with ice, snow, wind, and plummeting temperatures last week is gone, leaving frigid temperatures in its wake. And when we checked in with AAHA member hospitals from Maine to South Carolina to see how they came through some seriously record-breaking cold, we found that most were doing just fine. In fact, for many, the bomb cyclone just wasn’t that big of a deal ...more
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