Articles: American Animal Hospital Association

August 24 2020

AVMA Offers Disaster Preparedness Plans for Pets

As fires rage out West, particularly in California, and with two tropical storms headed toward the Gulf of Mexico with the potential to intensify to hurricane strength, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is encouraging pet owners to develop disaster preparedness plans for pets: The AVMA has resources available for pet owners, including tips on…

June 3 2020

Stay Present with Your Dog; Decoding Your Cat

Beginning Steve Dale’s Pet World with Dr. Heather Loenser, senior veterinary officer of the American Animal Hospital Association discusses those dogs who might do too much too fast when the weather warms HERE on WGN radio. Now, when it gets really hot out the dogs Dr. Loenser is most concerned about are the braceophallic dogs…

December 19 2019

AAHA Lifestage Guidelines

Dr. Heather Loenser, senior veterinary officer at the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) discusses the new AAHA Canine Lifestage Guidelines (which is free!) AAHA reviewers who compiled the Guidelines agreed that there are unique lifestages for dogs. Of course, it all begins with puppies (birth until the dog is done growing rapidly), then young adult…

February 9 2019

Tips from American Animal Hospital Association Veterinarian, Keeping Pets Safe in the Cold

American Animal Hospital Association senior veterinary officer Dr. Heather Loenser is all about keeping our pets safe in the cold. Here’s something not talked about a lot, but Loenser talks about it on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, that’s dehydration. Outside dogs’ water bowls can freeze, and water is otherwise impossible to…

May 22 2018

Choosing a Veterinarian, American Animal Hospital Association

Wow, it’s Dr. Michael Cavanaugh, CEO American Animal Hospital Association.  Perhaps you just moved or you just have decided to seek another veterinarian, here’s how to find a practice accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and why it’s a good idea. HERE’S the Practice Locator. Dr. Cavanaugh explains what an AAHA accredited practice…

November 6 2017

Updated American Animal Hospital Association Vaccination Guidelines for Dogs

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has released their updated Vaccination Guidelines for Dogs. Vaccines have become quite controversial in the human and pet worlds, and many myths and misconceptions have come to be considered fact by some. What you believe you know may not be backed up by fact. Also, veterinary recommendations aren’t one-size-fits-all. What may…

May 3 2017

Heartworm Prevention Is Necessary

Dr. Tracey Jensen, past president of the American Animal Hospital Association, describes heartworm disease and how our pets can become infected. She explains that, as adults, the worms are like angel hair pasta, winding around the hearts and lungs of dogs. There can be dozens—even 100 or more—of these worms, making dogs quite ill. In cats,…

March 30 2017

AAHA End-of-Life Care Guidelines

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has published new End-of-Life Care Guidelines. Listen HERE, on Steve Dale’s Pet World, my national radio show, as I speak with Dr. Heather Loenser of AAHA about new thoughts for end of life care for pets. Loenser says many caretakers apologize to their pets at end of life. “It breaks my heart because…

March 7 2017

The Only Accreditation in Veterinary Medicine

Don’t assume every veterinary hospital is accredited. The only accrediting organization in veterinary medicine is the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and only about 15 percent of animal hospitals in the U.S. and Canada have passed AAHA’s evaluation. I speak here with AAHA’s CEO Dr. Mike Cavanaugh.  Since accreditation in veterinary medicine is completely voluntary, it’s an outward sign…

February 14 2017

Love Your Pets, They Will Love You

Does your pet love you? How do you know? How do you return that love? Listen HERE as Dr. Heather Loenser, of the American Animal Hospital talks to me about this topic on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. As a pet owner, she begins by saying our pets ARE capable of love.…

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