Tag: American Veterinary Medical Association

Dogs and Ebola Virus

As I write this, Teresa Romero Ramos, a nurse assistant in Spain, is battling for her life against Ebola virus disease. Despite local protests and objections voiced via a global social media campaign, a court order mandated that… Read More

Tea Tree Oil Toxicity in Dogs and Cats

Have you used or contemplated using tea tree oil to treat one of your pets? If so, please read the following information. Used without significant caution, tea tree oil can cause your pet much more harm than good…. Read More

Raw Food Policy Stirs Debate

How do you feel about the practice of feeding raw meat products to pets? The debate about feeding “in the raw” has been simmering for some time. There are those who feel that our domesticated dogs and cats… Read More

Three Essential Steps for Maintaining Your Dog’s Health

As mentioned in my last blog post, the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association recently teamed up to create Guidelines for Canine and Feline Preventive Healthcare. These guidelines have been distributed to veterinarians throughout… Read More

Preventive Healthcare Guidelines: Part I

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) have just jointly published Canine and Feline Preventive Healthcare Guidelines .  These guidelines are being distributed to veterinarians throughout the United States. The goal of… Read More