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What are AAHA Guidelines?

Developed by experts in the profession, AAHA guidelines provide cutting-edge information and frequent updates that help veterinary professionals face the demands of a continually shifting industry to ensure pets receive the best possible care.

  • Due to the variety of recommendations on the appropriate healthcare for cats and dogs, AAHA guidelines assist veterinary professionals with developing evidence-based protocols for cats and dogs in their practices.
  • AAHA’s goal for the guidelines is to provide the most current, non-biased information on clinically relevant topics to benefit not only AAHA members and their patients and clients, but the entire veterinary profession and pet owners.

AAHA’s guidelines are interactive, mobile-friendly, and full of pet owner and staff education resources, customizable templates, calculators, and more. Check out our most recently updated resources helping practices stay at the forefront of veterinary medicine, including the 2020 AAHA/AAFP Feline Vaccination Guidelines and the 2020 AAHA Anesthesia and Monitoring Guidelines for Dogs and Cats.

Guidelines suggestions


2019 Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats

By three years of age, most dogs and cats have some level of periodontal disease. 

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2018 Infection Control, Prevention, and Biosecurity Guidelines

A veterinary team’s best work can be undone by a breach in infection control, prevention, and biosecurity (ICPB). 

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2018 AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common disease encountered in canine and feline medicine. 

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