The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is an international association with membership of more than 42,000 veterinary care providers across the United States and Canada. AAHA is a non-regulatory, independent association dedicated to helping members provide high-quality, excellent care for companion animals.
My dog, Jack, is the sweetest miniature schnauzer around. I’m his mom, so of course I’m going to say that. But, even though he is as sweet as can be, we often encounter dogs during our walks that seem to have a problem with him.
Veterinarians see a lot of patients with ear infections. In fact, it’s the second most common reason for a client visit. With ear problems prompting so many trips to the veterinarian, should ear cleaning be a necessary part of grooming your pet?
Is your pet’s microchip up-to-date? If your pet were lost, would an animal hospital or shelter be able to contact you once your pet was found? AAHA and the AVMA are teaming up to encourage pet owners to update their pet’s microchip on National Check the Chip Day, Aug. 15.
You may have heard it or even said it yourself—short-muzzled dogs huff and puff. It’s just “normal” for them. Unfortunately, the only thing normal about noisy breathing for dogs with "pushed-in" faces is that it is an expected response to a compressed upper jaw head structure that crams soft tissue into the skull.