Why AAHA Accreditation Matters

 

 

Established in 1933 by leaders in the veterinary profession, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only organization to accredit companion animal veterinary hospitals in the US and Canada. Nearly 60 percent of pet owners believe their veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In actuality, only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada are accredited by AAHA. Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited.

We’re so fortunate that Baylie’s veterinary clinic,  Cobbs Ford Pet Health, LLC, which is within a mile of our house,  is AAHA accredited.  It gives us peace of mind knowing that she will get exceptional care. AAHA-accredited hospitals undergo evaluation on approximately 900 rigorous standards and are dedicated to excellence in companion animal health care.

What does accreditation mean? It means your hospital holds itself to a higher standard, and that your pet is receiving care at a hospital that has passed the highest standards in veterinary care. AAHA sends consultants to AAHA-accredited veterinary hospitals every three years to evaluate hospitals on their adherence to the AAHA Standards of Accreditation.

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CALMZ® Anxiety Relief System Review & Giveaway

Just when we thought we had seen every pet product innovation out there, we are blown away by the CALMZ® Anxiety Relief System. The CALMZ® Anxiety Relief System is a new product to aid in relieving pet anxiety.

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PAW5 Wooly Snuffle Mat Review and Giveaway

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We are excited to introduce you to the new Wooly Snuffle Mat from our friends at PAW5.   PAW5 believes that mealtime for your dog should be an enriching and rewarding challenge.   You may remember our post of another great PAW5 product, the  Rock ‘N Bowl puzzle feeder, we reviewed a few months ago.  Both products help dogs  problem solve while having fun at feeding time.

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!

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Zuke’s® Ascent™ Natural Dog Food & Spooky Ghost Treats- Review & Giveaway

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Zuke’s®, a leading provider of natural pet treats, is innovating the dog food category with the introduction of Zuke’s® Ascent™ Natural Dog FoodWe are big fans of Zuke’s® treats, and were so excited  to find out about their new line of dog food.   Zuke’s® sent us a sampling of all varieties;  and Baylie loved them all; especially the  Grain-Free Crunchy Blend varieties.

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National Cat Day Contest from pawTree – Read More!

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In honor of the launch of pawTree’s new Cat Line featuring cat-friendly Treats, pawPairings Superfood Seasonsings, and more, pawTree is celebrating National Cat Day by showing appreciation for our loving, cuddly, PURRRfect cats!  pawTree knows how much we love our cats and they want you to TELL THEM ALL ABOUT IT!
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How to Keep Your Dog as Fit As An Olympian

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Is your dog fit enough to become the next great Olympian? I think Baylie must be saying to herself as she watches the 2016 games in Rio “I could do that if there were doggie Olympics”.
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National Insurance Awareness Day: The Importance of Pet Insurance

This post was written by Pet Lifestyle Expert, Kerry Sutherland

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There’s something to celebrate everyday, right? Well, today is no different! Bet you didn’t know it’s National Insurance Awareness Day!! Why does this matter? Well, National Insurance Awareness Day exists to remind us all that things go wrong, and that generally, it’s a good idea to have a backup plan. And, while we take the time and make the investment to insure our homes, our cars and even our art or jewelry in some cases, did you know that only .75% of dogs and cats in the US are insured? How can this be when we all consider our pets as part of our family?
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