2005 AAHA Senior Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats references
The majority of conditions that cause pain have an inflammatory component. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a mainstay for management of chronic pain as well as for perioperative use.
2014 AAHA Weight Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats Therapy references and footnotes
Genetics, in utero stresses, and poor maternal nutrition may affect physical and psychological development. 37,42,43 Personality in kittens is strongly influenced by the tom and is thus genetic in nature rather than observed or learned. 44 Important aspects of kitten behavior are learned from the queen, including acceptance of foods, toileting habits, substrate preferences, and a fear response to other species (including people and dogs). 35,43,45
References for the 2017 AAHA Canine Vaccination Guidelines .
Use these questions with pet owners the day of a procedure to ensure their pet is ready for anesthesia
Qualified professionals can be valuable partners of your veterinary behavior team.
The overarching goal of EOL care in veterinary medicine is to maximize patient comfort while minimizing suffering, utilizing a collaborative and supportive approach with the caregiver client.