Oh, the Good Life

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.

One thought on “Oh, the Good Life

  1. Whoa! You can say it’s not intended to upset owners, but saying it doesn’t make it so. Most owners won’t be willing to wade through this publication, and those that are willing will likely be obsessive/compulsive types who will call me at all hours convinced that their dogs have been exposed or infected. Could you dial it down a bit and present the high points in a brochure format rather than 9 PDF pages? For example, just say that there are diseases that are transmitted by ticks and that owners should have their dogs on a tick preventive. You don’t have to list all of the tick-borne diseases. Thanks.