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We thought these signs were cute. If you had a #dog sign in front of your house, what would it say?
Historically, the “Beware Of Dog” sign has been used by dog owners to caution strangers at the door. But times have changed, and dog owners (and their dogs) now welcome guests to the door in a more lighthearted and humorous way.  
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That dog behind the fence might look like he's begging to be played with, but get too close and he might get territorial. Never pet a dog over or through a fence, even if it's one you know.
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Be safe around dogs! Our new Jimmy's Dog House videos help reinforce safe behavior around dogs to prevent bites. You can view all of our National Dog Bite Prevention videos on our YouTube channel playlist at http://bit.ly/1gTgy8A
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Transmitted through tick bites, Lyme disease can be difficult to detect and can cause serious and recurring health problems. Therefore, it is best to prevent infection by taking appropriate measures to prevent tick bites. Learn more about prevention and symptoms of Lyme disease at our resource.
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It's not nice to tease your dog with treats. This can make your dog very upset, or even...HANGRY! Watch AVMA's latest National Dog Bite Prevention Week video. #dogs
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AVMA immediate past president Dr. Douglas Aspros appeared on the +TODAY Show this morning to discuss canine influenza. For more info on #canine flu, view AVMA's resource here: http://bit.ly/1RJVcti. #dogs
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You know the saying, "Let a sleeping dog lie?" You wouldn't like it if someone poked at you while you were sleeping, so don't do it to your #dog. Watch AVMA's latest video produced for National Dog Bite Prevention Week.
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Don't disturb a dog when he's playing! Learn more dog bite prevention techniques during National Dog Bite Prevention Week at AVMA's web site: http://bit.ly/1SoN6H0
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From the National Institutes of Health (NIH): When animals are present, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have lower readings on a device that detects anxiety and other forms of social arousal when interacting with their peers. According to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, companion animals—like dogs, cats or the guinea pigs in the study—may prove to be a helpful addition to treatment programs designed to help children with ASDs improve their social skills and interactions with other people: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/may2015/nichd-20.htm
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Nikon has apparently invented a camera that’s activated to snap photos of what’s in front of your #dog when the dog’s heart rate indicates excitement. It could have an interesting impact on our knowledge of dog behavior. What do you think your “pho-dog-grapher” would capture if outfitted with this?
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A wounded #dog found in her dead owner's arms after the fatal tornado that ripped through Van, Texas, two weeks ago has found a new home.
A wounded dog found in her dead owner's arms after the fatal tornado that ripped through Van, Texas, two weeks ago has found a new home. The dog, a Great Pyrenees believed to be about 8 years old, has been renamed Emma by her new owner, a volunteer who helped an animal shelter that was collecting...
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Earlier this month, a Ga. man was arrested after breaking a car window to free a #dog he felt was in danger of suffering from heat-related distress. Yesterday, those charges were dropped. Do you think that was the right decision?

For more info on the risks of leaving #pets unattended in parked cars, view AVMA's resources at http://bit.ly/1AiTQ36.
Authorities have dropped charges against a military veteran who broke a car window to free a dog from a hot car.
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Yes. If anything charge the owner of the dog for animal cruelty.
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