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In this Scientific Snapshot, Dr. Jinelle Webb discusses how the AAHA Canine life stage guidelines can help to establish a framework for managing appointments with senior dogs. She talks about some of the topics to address with pet parents that are very important in the senior dog stage, including frequency of analyses, quality of life, occult diseases, education and compliance, diet, and more. Dr. Webb also insists on the importance of involving all members of the veterinary team in the...
In this Scientific Snapshot, Dr. Kelly St. Denis discusses how the 2021 AAHA/AAFP Feline Life Stage Guidelines can help veterinary clinics to offer up-to-date and age appropriate medical care in a cat-friendly setting. She also mentions some important advice veterinary teams can give clients in terms of at-home kitten care, nutrition, vaccination and parasite prevention.
In this Scientific Snapshot, Dr. Jinelle Webb discusses how the AAHA Canine life stage guidelines can help to establish a framework for managing puppy appointments. They can also help to determine a set plan that all veterinary team members are aware of and comfortable discussing with clients. Dr. Webb also addresses some areas of discussion presented in the guidelines that are very important in the puppy stage, including breed specific considerations, sterilization timing, nutrition, and more.
In this Scientific Snapshot, veterinary anesthesia and analgesia consultant Dr. Geoffrey Truchetti discusses how and why the AAHA’s most recent recommendations on anesthesia and monitoring for dogs and cats are important. He also describes the main recommendations presented in this updated edition. Finally, he explains how these guidelines can be helpful for clinics, which recommendations can be easily implemented, and how to start using these guidelines with your team. BONUS: Download two...
Watch this video, as Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline) and AAFP President, discusses some of the differences between the 2021 and 2010 editions of the AAHA/AAFP Feline Life Stage Guidelines and how they can be implemented in veterinary clinics for everyday use. For more resources regarding feline life stages, and much more, visit the AAHA website.
Watch this video, as Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline) and AAFP President, discusses some of the differences between the 2020 and 2008 editions of the AAFP Feline Retrovirus Guidelines, as well as the developing knowledge regarding FeLV and FIV. She also points out how practitioners can use these guidelines within their practice and the main point they need to consider regarding the retrovirus in cats. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE VIDEO
Veterinarians are responsible and accountable for pet care and wellbeing throughout their patients' lifetime. But what happens once the pets pass away? In this Scientific Snapshot, Jocelyn Ann Mason, DVM, summarizes the AVMA Companion animal aftercare guidelines. This recap will cover the topic of aftercare as well as the more delicate subject of aftercare providers and crematoria.
Updated canine life stage guidelines lend a basis for more effective health monitoring & disease prevention
For the best chance at increasing longevity, each dog should have an individualized healthcare strategy in place to monitor for diseases as the pet matures. In this video, Dr. Jinelle Webb, DVM, MSc, DVSc, Dipl. ACVIM (SAIM), discusses how veterinary practices can help develop that strategy using the latest version of the AAHA Canine Life Stage Guidelines as a framework – and points out notable updates to the life stage definitions that better reflect the newest research and approaches to...