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The AVMA has posted a new resource on its website about July 4th pet safety. Independence Day is a lot of fun, but with the noise from fireworks – not to mention the hazards posed by food, fireworks debris and the heat – it can be a scary time for animals. Take steps to keep your pets safe before, during, and after the July 4th celebrations.
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Did you know that heartworm is one of the most deadly ailments in pets? Did you also know it's almost 100 percent preventable? In this AVMA video, Dr. Shelly Rubin tells you all you need to know about heartworms and how you can prevent your pet from getting them.

For more on heartworm disease, view our resource: http://bit.ly/1HyaWvq
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Blood lollipops and cool showers help animals cope with the heat at the +Sacramento Zoo.
When the weather gets hot like today, the Sacramento Zoo helps some of its animals cool down by spraying them with water. The carnivores get blood lollipops or ice with animal blood in it. Other animals have access to air conditioned areas.
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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reports that a family cat potentially exposed 11 people to rabies in Richland County, S.C. Please vaccinate your pets against rabies! For more information on rabies, the AVMA offers a brochure in both English (http://bit.ly/1LAOUdb) and Spanish (http://bit.ly/1IKUaG1) as a free PDF download.
Eleven people in Richland County have been treated after they were potentially exposed to a rabid cat.
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Finally some good news on the bird flu front in Iowa, where officials announced that there were no new cases of H5N2 avian influenza in the state last week. The last positive flock was detected on June 16.
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The AVMA Congressional Advocacy Network (AVMA-CAN) advocates for veterinary medicine and for issues that affect all of our lives. Join the AVMA-CAN to keep track of legislation affecting the veterinary profession, read summaries of key bills and find out how your legislators are voting.
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How should you pet your #cat? Science has an answer!
Important info if you don't want to get clawed.
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We previously notified you of three proposed bylaws amendments and four resolutions to be considered by the AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) in July. Three additional proposed resolutions are now on the agenda. All three of these resolutions address and would impact the Council on Education (COE). For more details, check out our post on the AVMA@Work blog.
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Here's your Hump Day morning pick-me-up.
The sauce is the boss : <a class="youtube-link" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJZgHAyPq6I">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJZgHAyPq6I</a>
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The July 15 issue of JAVMA News is now available online. In this issue: ​Of all the species aquatic veterinarians treat, the octopus is among the most unique; construction of a $1.25 billion foreign animal disease laboratory began May 27 with a groundbreaking in Manhattan, Kan.; the FDA has issued oversight rules for medicated livestock feed; and much more.
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Dogs' ears come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. But no matter the shape, all #dogs can get ear infections. That's why proper ear care is essential for all dogs. In this video, Dr. Julia Georgesen tells you all about a dog's ears and how to properly clean them.
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For those with questions about the DA's reference to the AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia, here's our response. 
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