Rutland Veterinary Clinic Blog
As a pet owner, choosing the right veterinary clinic is a matter of trust and confidence. Knowing your pet is in good hands is essential, as is feeling supported in receiving the best care possible. That’s why knowing what an AAHA accreditation means to you and your pet is important.
Rutland Veterinary Clinic and Surgical Center has been AAHA accredited since 1963. We’re happy to assure our clients that we strive at every level to meet and exceed AAHA standards of excellence.
What is AAHA?
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) was founded in 1933 with the purpose of establishing and overseeing the veterinary profession and its reputation and guidelines. To date, it’s the only professional organization of its kind in the field of veterinary medicine.
You probably wouldn’t allow yourself to skip a day or two of brushing your teeth or avoiding all of your dental appointments. However, our pets often suffer from periodontal and other oral health problems due to lack of at-home care and professional cleanings.
While the task of brushing your pet’s teeth may be at the very bottom of your “fun list,” there are good reasons why pet dental care should get more attention. You may be surprised to learn just how connected oral hygiene is to a pet’s overall health.
Did you know that dental problems are among the most common reasons people bring their pets in to see us? Unfortunately, over two-thirds of adult cats and dogs over the age of 3 have some form of dental disease.
Along with tooth loss, broken teeth, and inflammation, one of the worst outcomes of neglected oral health is systemic illness.