109 (d) 139 (d) 19 years 92 (d) 101 (d) 115 (d) -- 20 years 96 (d) 105 (d) 120 (d) -- (a) YOUNG (b) ADULT (c) SENIOR (d) GERIATRIC SOURCE: FRED METZGER, DVM, DABVP
METZGER ANIMAL HOSPITAL, STATE COLLEGE, PA </pre> <p>For purposes of simplicity, I personally consider any dog that is seven years old as approaching the geriatric stage of life.
"Exceptional care is paramount to AAHA and we now have a consistent and direct connection between the veterinarian and the client through BabelVet," said AAHA's Chief Executive Officer, Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP
In a joint statement, co-chairs of the guidelines committee, Hazel Carney, DVM, DACBP, and Susan Little, DVM, DABVP
, acknowledged that their advice may seem daunting: "However, even small improvements and incremental progress in feline nursing care can pay immediate dividends and start building a culture of skilled and compassionate feline care."
"Whatever a cat's lifestyle - even if the cat prefers to spend all of its time indoors - year-round protection from parasites is an essential element to ensuring overall wellness," said Gary Norsworthy,3 DVM, DABVP
(Feline), Alamo Feline Health Center, San Antonio, Texas.