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AAHA, AVMA release preventive healthcare canine and feline guidelines

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) have collaborated on the publication of new health guidelines for dogs and cats. Developed in response to startling statistics that indicate visits to veterinarians are declining while preventable diseases in pets are increasing, these guidelines are designed to provide the foundation for the veterinary practice team to promote preventive veterinary medicine.

The guidelines are a tool to help ensure complete checkups by providing a springboard for veterinarians to explain to their clients the importance of each step in the preventive care checkup, without being overly prescriptive.

To view the new guidelines, visit the AAHA website.

ASV releases animal shelter care guidelines

The Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) has just released “Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters.” According to ASV, this document is intended to be a positive tool for shelters and communities to review animal care, identify areas that need improvement, allocate resources and implement solutions so welfare is optimized, euthanasia is minimized, and suffering is prevented.

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Updated canine heartworm guidelines published

The American Heartworm Society (AHS) today releases new canine heartworm guidelines for 2010. These guidelines are considered the official veterinary industry perspective for epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of the disease and include some notable differences from previous versions.

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