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Inside AAHA: November 2019

Former board member Caroline Lubeck, DVM, discusses preventive care and self-care; compliance made easy with the new 2019 AAHA Canine Life Stage Guidelines; 2019 AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year finalists; and a recap of Connexity. Plus, Dear AAHA addresses whether CT machines should be repurposed for dental radiographs. 

References

2012 AAHA Canine Life Stage Guidelines references.

Dental care

Diseases of the oral cavity are extremely common, yet most owners are unaware that dental disease can threaten the health and welfare of their cat. 

Minimum database by life stage

Although specific data documenting benefits are not available, the panel concluded that regular wellness examinations and collection of the minimum database can be valuable.

Nutrition

The veterinary team is the preferred source of nutritional information and has a key role in advising clients about the quality and safety of food and supplements, especially with recurrent food safety issues and misinformation about canine diets.

Dental care

With appropriate care, oral and dental disease and the associated pain may be either prevented or minimized. With so many dogs affected, dental care must be incorporated into each dog’s wellness plan and discussed at every visit.

Parasites

Parasite control is important in cats of all ages. Prevention includes both animal and environmental control.

Concepts to Consider

Concepts to consider for spay and neuter timing from the 2019 AAHA Canine Life Stage Guidelines.

Dental Care

With appropriate care, oral and dental disease and associated pain can be prevented or minimized. Because so many dogs are affected by dental and periodontal disease, dental care must be incorporated into each dog's preventive healthcare plan and discussed at every visit.

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