Based on the 2019 AAHA Canine Life Stage Guidelines, this printable checklist for young adult dogs will help streamline your wellness appointments without skipping any important steps in individualizing your canine patients’ care.
Everyone on the veterinary team plays a part in communicating, implementing and supporting the recommendations for life stage-based care.
The timing of neutering or spaying a dog used to be straight forward. Emerging data is suggesting that there are benefits to taking a more individualized approach to the age at which is this surgery is performed.
The 2010 AAFP/AAHA Feline Life Stage Guidelines task force members consisted of:
Distinct life stages (age groups) in cats are not well defined, in part because individual animals and body systems age at different rates, a proce...
The following recommendations provide guidance on what to discuss or act upon depending on the life stage of the feline patient.
To achieve optimum feline health care, veterinarians must help owners to understand and appreciate the importance of regular preventive care for...
Energy and nutrient needs vary with life stage, sterilization status and activity, and so general feeding recommendations provide only a starting...
Behavior and environmental items to be discussed at each life stage include:
Parasite control is important in cats of all ages. Prevention includes both animal and environmental control.