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Boy’s service dog appears next to him in high school yearbook. “He's always right there, right next to me."
A North Carolina service dog gets a spot in high school yearbook
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An early case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus infection in South Carolina serves as a somber reminder that this virus is deadly. The virus, carried by mosquitoes, can also infect people and cause severe illness. Vaccinate your horses to protect them from this disease.
South Carolina veterinary officials are urging horse owners to vaccinate their animals after an unusually early case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis was discovered on the coast, according to a repor...
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Research by the Penn Vet team has suggested that blood tests often used to detect prolonged clotting times could also predict the risk of potentially life-threatening clot formation.
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Certified veterinary behaviorist Reisner Veterinary Behavior & Consulting Services provides some great info on preventing dog bites in children. ‪#‎PreventDogBites‬ ‪#‎AnyDogCanBite‬
More info on the AVMA site: http://bit.ly/1TCho6F
Ilana R. Reisner, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVB Reisner Veterinary Behavior & Consulting Services, LLC, Media, Pennsylvania This is the first article in a 2-part series on keeping children from being bitten by dogs. The second article—Management & Safety Practices—will be published in an upcoming issue of Today’s Veterinary ...
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AVMA President Dr. Joe Kinnarney provides advice on road tripping with Fido.

(Hint: he doesn't recommend you do what's shown in this photo)
Heed an expert’s advice on how to hit the road with your pet in tow.
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AVMA Board of Directors member Dr. Lori Teller talked with the Texas Standard about dog bite prevention.
‪#‎PreventDogBites‬ ‪#‎AnyDogCanBite‬
Responsible dog ownership is key, veterinarians say.
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A much more aggressive spay/neuter campaign will help any area with a large stray population. 
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On this Memorial Day weekend, please take some time to remember and honor those who gave all for our country and the freedoms we often take for granted. This weekend, and every day, you deserve our deepest gratitude.
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Do you have one of these plants in your house?

This is the time of year when people are buying new plants for their homes and gardens. But did you know that there's no label requirement concerning pet toxicity of plants? Use the ASPCA's plant guide to find pet-safe plants for your home, indoors and out. You can sort the guide by toxic vs. safe, also by species, and the plants are in alphabetical order. http://www.aspca.org/…/animal-po…/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants
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The studies on the effects of allowing your pets to sleep on the bed with you show mixed results. In this study, 41% of pet owners reported benefits but 21% admitted it was disruptive. What's your experience? Do you sleep better, or worse?
Should you let your pet share your blankets and your bed? A recent Mayo clinic study is challenging the conventional wisdom that animals in the bedroom can mess with your sleep.
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Wonderful news about Haus, the dog who was bitten three times by a rattlesnake while protecting a young girl and her grandmother: he's recovering and going home!
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Preventing dog bites is everyone's responsibility. #PreventDogBites #AnyDogCanBite

More info on preventing bites: http://bit.ly/1UZcZzE
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We're sure that by now, everyone has heard the story of the Yellowstone bison calf that was "rescued" by well-intentioned, albeit very mistaken, tourists and had to be euthanized. Below is Yellowstone's response to questions about why the calf was euthanized. Enjoy wildlife, but from a distance and let them stay wild. 
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