Posts with tag American Animal Hospital Association


Jean Dodds, D.V.M., Advocates for Vaccination Caution

Almost 300 dog owners tuned in to a webinar last week to hear Jean Dodds, D.V.M., talk about “New Life-Changing Vaccination Protocols.” Although recommended protocols – for dogs at least – haven’t changed since 2011 when the American Animal Hospital Association released revised guidelines developed by its Canine Vaccination Task Force, owners and veterinarians have been… read more


‘Kennel Cough’ Is So Much More

No one wants to hear “kennel cough.” It can strike fear in the heart of any boarding kennel operator, shelter director, veterinary practice manager or breeder. But when most people hear those two words, if they know it’s actually canine infectious respiratory disease, they think “bordetella.” Well, it could be. But then again, maybe not…. read more


Helping Dogs Overcome Pain

Prior to the 1990s, treating dogs and other companion animals for pain was rare, if not unheard of, in most veterinary practices. Scientists and veterinarians simply did not have research data confirming that animals experience pain, whether post-operatively or as a result of an acute injury or chronic condition or disease. At least they didn’t… read more

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AAHA Vaccination Guidelines Help Vets Navigate Infectious Disease Prevention Waters

Prior to 2003, veterinarians turned to a variety of sources to decide how often to vaccinate their canine patients. Since then, thanks to the work of experts in immunity, infectious diseases and internal medicine, they have been able to look to a set of guidelines, most recently updated just last year and published in the… read more