Companion Animal Care Guidelines

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The following are general guidelines for the proper care and humane treatment of animals in nonagricultural facilities, such as humane societies, municipal animal control agencies, pet stores, boarding kennels, dog training establishments, grooming facilities, dealers, and veterinary hospitals and clinics. A single set of guidelines cannot completely describe appropriate care for all species in all situations; therefore you should always consult a veterinarian for advice and specific recommendations.

AVMA. (n.d.). Companion animal care guidelines. American Veterinary Medical Association. Retrieved December 30, 2022, from

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Topic(s): Breeder Resource, Health, Sick Care, Veterinary Care