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Happy National Dog Day to all the dogs and dog lovers out there!
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Did you join us for AVMA Annual Convention 2016 in San Antonio? If not, here's a taste of what you missed. If so, we hope you had a great time, and please fill out the post-convention survey so we can continued to make it a great convention.

And we hope to see you in Indy for the 2017 convention!
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Reptiles and amphibians can carry Salmonella, leading to dangerous outbreaks. The enclosures for these animals can be difficult to keep clean, increasing the risk of Salmonella bacteria. Common sense precautions like hand-washing and regular tank cleaning can help reduce this risk. (Be sure to clean the habitat away from food prep surfaces and food sources!)

More information and tips for pet owners can be found on the AVMA website: http://bit.ly/2bzYdiJ
Turtles, other reptiles and amphibians can carry Salmonella bacteria. They can carry this bacterium as part of their normal flora and may not exhibit signs of illness.
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This oncologist embodies the #OneHealth ideal in his commitment to helping both humans and animals live their best lives. After treating cancer in dogs for years, he went to medical school to learn about similar tumors in humans.

“I wanted to see what we could learn from the human doctors ... I have a better understanding of [human] cancer because of my work with dogs. It goes both ways." - Dr. Will Eward
Dr. Eward’s work has inspired doctors and vets to share research and knowledge
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There are definite benefits of allowing pets in the workplace. However, having more pets in the office increases the risk of spreading disease. Be sure your pet is vaccinated, especially if you participate in company perks like this one.
For dog lovers, being able to bring our pups to work is a huge perk. Most companies don't allow pets in the office, but that is slowly changing. According to the Society of Human Resource Management, seven percent of employers now allow pets to come to work—up from five percent five years ago. Many companies see this as a way to help with retention and work-life balance at no extra cost. It's often people's favorite perk.
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Whether you and your canine live in a high-altitude location like Colorado or in any other state, it would be wise to talk with your veterinarian about your pet's risk of skin cancer and ways to prevent it, like choosing a sunscreen that is labeled for safe use on pets and limiting time in the sun for light-skinned and lightly haired pets.
Sunscreen for dogs might sound like a gimmick. But veterinarians say your pet may be at risk without it.
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Laminitis is a devastating disease that leads to the death of many horses every year. Do you know the warning signs of laminitis? If you see any of these, or if you have concerns about your horse's health, contact your veterinarian.
Your horse's best chance of overcoming this hoof disease might lie in your ability to catch it early.
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Happy National Dog Day to all the dogs and dog lovers out there!
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We know that taking your cat to the vet can be a stressful ordeal for all involved, but preventative care is an important part of keeping your cat happy and healthy. In this video, AVMA member Dr. Jane Brunt has tips for making veterinary visits more pleasant for cats and their owners. #Cat2Vet
If you're like the millions of Americans who own cats, you're probably putting off taking your cat to get a check up. Veterinarian and CATalyst Council executive director Dr. Jane Brunt joins Tanya Rivero to discuss Take Your Cat to the Vet Day. Photo: iStock
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According to Rover.com, 65% of U.S. dog owners take more pictures of their dog than of their significant other or friends. How many pics do you have of your pet(s) vs. your significant other on your phone right now?
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Remember that feeding wildlife can encourage animals to live in close proximity to people and pets, which increases the risk of bites. Help ‪#‎EndRabiesNow‬: vaccinate your pets against ‪#‎rabies‬, and avoid contact with wildlife.
The fox was captured and euthanized after biting a second victim early Wednesday morning.
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The best relationships between veterinarians and pet owners are the ones in which we partner together to improve all aspects of a pet's life with its family. We have to agree with Dr. Steers: What could be better than improving the lives of both animals and their owners?
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The AVMA, established in 1863, is a non-profit association representing more than 86,500 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services.

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This is a discussion venue for the AVMA, members of the veterinary profession and members of the general public interested in veterinary medicine and animal health.
While this is an open forum and we welcome discussion, it's also a family-friendly one, so please keep your comments and wall posts clean.

While it is our intention to never ban individuals from our page, if content violates our policy, we reserve the right to remove that content and may block the offending user. The following types of posts may be removed, and the offending user may be given a warning or may be banned, depending on the severity of the offense:
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