AAHA Guidelines for pet owners

Developed by experts in the profession, AAHA guidelines provide cutting-edge information and frequent updates that help veterinary professionals face the demands of a continually shifting industry to ensure pets receive the best possible care.

  • Due to the variety of recommendations on the appropriate healthcare for cats and dogs, AAHA guidelines assist veterinary professionals with developing evidence-based protocols for cats and dogs in their practices.
  • AAHA’s goal for the guidelines is to provide the most current, non-biased information on clinically relevant topics to benefit not only AAHA members and their patients and clients, but the entire veterinary profession.

Below are articles to help you understand how these guidelines will help your pets.

Anesthesia for Dogs and Cats

10 things you need to know about AAHA’s Anesthesia Guidelines

Behavior management

10 things you need to know about AAHA’s Behavior Management Guidelines

Dental Care

10 facts you need to know to protect your pet’s oral (and overall!) health

Diabetes management

8 things you need to know about AAHA’s Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats

End-of-life care

Top 12 things you should know about AAHA’s End-of-Life Care Guidelines

Fluid therapy

5 things you need to know about the AAHA/AAFP Fluid Therapy Guidelines

Infection control, prevention, and biosecurity

5 ways to keep your pet disease-free

Life stage: feline

7 things you need to know about AAHA’s Feline Life Stage Guidelines

Life stage: canine

8 things you need to know about AAHA’s Canine Life Stage Guidelines

Nutritional assessment

8 things you need to know about AAHA’s Nutritional Assessment Guidelines

Oncology

Top 6 things you need to know about AAHA’s Oncology Guidelines

Pain management

9 things you need to know about AAHA’s Pain Management Guidelines

Preventive healthcare

10 things you need to know about the AAHA/AVMA Preventive Healthcare Guidelines

Vaccination: canine

Top 10 things you need to know about AAHA’s Canine Vaccination Guidelines

Weight management

9 things you should know about AAHA’s Weight Management Guidelines