AVMA now condemns declawing wild and exotic cats
Concerns that pain and suffering associated with declawing may be exacerbated in wild and exotic cats prompted the AVMA Executive Board
Finding the right direction
Every year brings new clinical guidelines that could improve outcomes in veterinary medicine. For practitioners, the real question is whether
Cold weather animal safety
You’re probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pets'
Times change, mission remains the same
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) marks 50 years of supporting the medical care and well-being of animals in 2013.
Communicating the value of feline medicine
Posted on October 31, 2012 By Katie Burns Dr. Roy Brenton Smith and hospital manager Jennifer Alden work with a cat at Central…
Cat Friendly Practice Program takes off
Hundreds of veterinary practices are participating in the new Cat Friendly Practice Program from the American Association of Feline
AAHA warns about raw pet diet risks
An animal hospital association recently indicated it does not advocate or endorse feeding pets raw or dehydrated
Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcoma Task Force (2001 Report)
The Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcoma Task Force (VAFSTF) was formed in November 1996 in response to the increased incidence of soft tissue
Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcoma Task Force Guidelines - Diagnosis and Management of Suspected Sarcomas
The following recommendations are based on information available as of April 1999 and are subject to revision as new information becomes
VAFSTF Vaccine Site Recommendations
For the last several years, veterinarians have noticed an increase in the incidence of sarcoma formation at commonly used feline vaccine sites. The
Toolbox for Healthy Pets
The new Partners for Healthy Pets program offers a free online Practice Resources Toolbox to help veterinarians overcome barriers to preventive care…
Raw Pet Foods and the AVMA's Policy: FAQ
Answers to commonly asked questions about AVMA policy on raw or undercooked animal-source protein in dog and cat diets.
References: Policy on Raw or Undercooked Animal-Source Protein in Cat and Dog Diets
Resources used to develop the AVMA policy, “Raw or Undercooked Animal-Source Protein in Cat and Dog Diets”
Responsible pet ownership and pet health care. Topics include preventive care, keeping pets healthy and safe, pet medications and prescriptions...
Salmonella: Dry Pet Foods and Pet Treats (FAQ)
Questions/answers about Salmonella and pet food: How can pet food become contaminated? How can humans and pets become infected? How can you minimize…
Feline health research grants awarded
The Winn Feline Foundation in late March announced grants totaling $174,018 had been awarded to 10 feline health
Guidelines available on feline-friendly nursing care
The American Association of Feline Practitioners and International Society of Feline Medicine recently released the new
8 cat diseases you can prevent with vaccination and deworming
Rabies (this can be spread to people) Feline panleukopenia (feline distemper) Feline herpesvirus infection Feline calicivirus infection Feline…
Vaccines are products designed to stimulate protective immune responses in pets and prepare them to fight future infections from disease-causing…
AAFP/AAHA basic guidelines of judicious therapeutic use of antimicrobials
The Basic Guidelines of Judicious Therapeutic Use of Antimicrobials in cats and dogs are designed to provide information to aid practicing
H1N1 Flu Virus FAQ
General questions/answers about H1N1 influenza virus: What is it? Is it different from bird flu? What animals can get infected?
H1N1 Flu Virus: For Pet Owners (FAQ)
Questions/answers about H1N1 for pet owners, including: Can your pet get H1N1 influenza? What are the symptoms? How serious is the disease? Is there a…
Welfare Implications of Declawing of Domestic Cats
Declawing is the surgical amputation of all or part of a cat's third phalanges (toe bones) and the attached claws.
Jody L. Gookin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
Dr. Jody Gookin, Recipient: AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award 2011
Questions/answers about vaccination: What are vaccines? Why are they important? Are there risks associated with vaccinations?