You might recall that we included a mention in last month’s AVMA@Work about a new reference guide we created for the public that deals with zoonotic risks associated with hunting. It generated a lot of interest – so far, more than 400 of you have checked it out through the link we provided – and many of you commented on how informative you found it.
We’ve got another one for you this month. Titled “Dogs’ Social Lives and Disease Risks,” our latest reference guide – produced by our Communications Division and reviewed by our Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine – is designed to provide useful information to the public about what dog owners can do to protect their pets from injury and disease at dog parks and in other social settings. We have no intention of frightening dog owners and keeping them from taking their dogs to play areas. No, our goal here is to let them know that if they follow some simple, common-sense approaches, they can play to their heart’s content.