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AAHA's resources on behavior

These materials reflect the best judgment of their authors, which may or may not adhere to the AAHA Guidelines in every detail. It is the prerogative and responsibility of each veterinary team to determine whether these brochures best serve their practices’ protocols.


Low Stress Handling, Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs and Cats

Sophia Yin, DVM
With 1,600 photographs and 3 hours of video clips, this is the gold standard for gentle handling, often credited with starting the movement toward a kinder, safer office visit. Distributed by AAHA Press.

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Obesity Is a Behavior Issue!

Common behavior issues impeding a pet’s weight loss, and their solutions, are presented in Table 3 of the 2014 AAHA Weight Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats and Implementation Toolkit.

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Pet Behavior Brochures

How do I housetrain my puppy? Why is my cat destroying my sofa? So many questions, so little time. With easy-to-understand text and engaging illustrations, this set of brochures explains to your clients the mysteries of pet behavior and offers practical strategies for preventing or correcting problems. The AAHA Pet Behavior brochures, developed by a team of veterinarians and certified veterinary behaviorists, have been recently updated to reflect best practices as outlined in the 2015 AAHA Canine and Feline Behavior Management Guidelines.

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