Last month the American Animal Hospital Association issued the AAHA 2015 Canine and Feline Behavior Management Guidelines. AAHA’s goal is to provide information veterinarians and their staff can utilize to assess behavior along with guidelines of how to work in cooperation with owners in an effort to better manage behavioral issues when they arise. Over 7 million pets are relinquished a year due to behavior problems and according to AAHA, “The guidelines’ practical, systematic approach allows veterinary staff to understand normal behavior and recognize and intervene in common behavioral problems early in development. The guidelines emphasize that behavioral management is a core competency of any modern practice.”
Congratulations, AAHA,on taking such a proactive step to save lives!