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Weight Management Checklists (PDF)

Checklists help you deliver the same high-quality care to every patient. When clients are asking questions or you are focusing on handling their pet, it’s easy to skip routine steps you’d normally remember. Use this tool to create checklists based on your practice’s protocol.

Weight Management Tip Sheet (PDF)

Calculate the resting energy requirement (RER) using the pet’s estimated ideal weight, then feed a percentage of that amount. Although there is no established standard reduction, feeding 80% of ideal-weight RER is effective and well tolerated.

Vet Team & Pet Owner Collaboration

The cost of prevention is often a fraction of the cost of treating a disease or problem once it has become more advanced. Early diagnosis and treatment of developing problems or diseases can improve the likelihood of successful outcome. The increasing ability to share the risk of pet-care costs offers an advantage to the practice team and pet owner alike.

2016 AAHA Oncology Guidelines for Dogs and Cats

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide practice teams with guidance for accurate diagnosis and optimal management of the canine and feline cancer patient. Because almost all pet owners have some acquaintance with cancer in their own lives, they will measure a veterinarian’s approach to managing an oncology case against their own experience. Perhaps to a greater degree than in other clinical situations, the client plays a prominent role in directing how a pet’s cancer is managed. For this reason, it is particularly important that veterinarians adopt an informed and systematic approach to managing an oncology case, including maintaining an active and empathetic dialogue with the owner in developing a treatment plan.

2016 AAHA/IAAHPC End-of-Life Care Guidelines

End-of-life (EOL) care and decisionmaking embody the critical final stage in a pet’s life and are as important and meaningful as the sum of the clinical care provided for all prior life stages. EOL care should focus on maximizing patient comfort and minimizing suffering while providing a collaborative and supportive partnership with the caregiver client.

Nutritional Assessment Guidelines French Color (PDF)

The American Animal Hospital Association recommends these nutritional assessment guidelines because good nutrition enhances pets' quality and quantity of life, and is integral to optimal animal care. Incorporating nutritional assessment into regular animal care is critical for maintaining pets' health, as well as their response to disease and injury. These guidelines have been translated into French thanks to a generous educational grant from Hill's Pet Nutrition.

Nutritional Assessment Guidelines Japanese Color (PDF)

The American Animal Hospital Association recommends these nutritional assessment guidelines because good nutrition enhances pets' quality and quantity of life, and is integral to optimal animal care. Incorporating nutritional assessment into regular animal care is critical for maintaining pets' health, as well as their response to disease and injury. These guidelines have been translated into Japanese thanks to a generous educational grant from Hill's Pet Nutrition.

Nutritional Assessment Guidelines Spanish Color (PDF)

The American Animal Hospital Association recommends these nutritional assessment guidelines because good nutrition enhances pets' quality and quantity of life, and is integral to optimal animal care. Incorporating nutritional assessment into regular animal care is critical for maintaining pets' health, as well as their response to disease and injury. These guidelines have been translated into Spanish thanks to a generous educational grant from Hill's Pet Nutrition.

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