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The American Animal Hospital Association's position regarding declawing.

Facility requirements

Excellent dental care for canine and feline patients requires an efficient, organized, and safe work environment.

December 25, 2018

Do not feed nuts to dogs

Pet owners frequently search "are peanuts safe for dogs?" Bottom line, certain types of nuts can cause poisonings, an upset stomach or an obstruction in a dog's gastrointestinal tract which can lead to life-saving

July 06, 2016

AAHA releases 2016 Oncology Guidelines for Dogs and Cats

Given the constant new research, trends, and practices in veterinary medicine related to oncology, it’s difficult for general practitioners to keep up. Now, there’s a resource to help. Today, AAHA released its 2016 Oncology Guidelines for Dogs and Cats (“Guidelines”), a “go to” resource general practitioners can use with oncology patients. “Our goal was to provide a ‘snapshot,’ based on general consensus, about how the general practitioner can and should approach and handle cancer,” said Guidelines Task Force chair John Berg, DVM, DACVS, and Professor of Surgery in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

October 16, 2014

Penn Vet studies effects of IV fluid on circulation during surgery

AAHA and the AAFP recommend the use of fluid therapy during even minor procedures, but not all hospitals act on the recommendation - usually due to added costs. In an attempt to more accurately gauge the importance of giving IV fluids for a wide range of surgical procedures, researchers from Penn Vet collaborated with experts from Abbott Laboratories and Colorado State University to monitor the blood flow of dogs undergoing spay surgeries.

November 01, 2019

Postsurgical rechecks made simple with virtual care

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), "It's clear that virtual care is emerging as an inevitable part of the modern veterinary practice." Telehealth and virtual care are not designed to replace your practice or expertise.  It is meant to serve as a tool to enhance it!  But where do you get started? 

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