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Latest American Veterinary Medical Association Podcast Features Fourth Of July Pet Safety Tips

May 12, 2017

(SCHAUMBURG, Ill.) June 26, 2008 -The sensory extravaganza of Fourth of July fireworks can be a nightmare of loud, unpredictable sounds and flashes of light for our pets, who are best left safe at home with plenty of water, soothing background noise and, if necessary, appropriate anxiety medication prescribed by a veterinarian.

This is the advice given by Dr. Bonnie Beaver, past president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), in the Association's latest podcast on pet health and safety tips for pet owners.

The podcast, titled AVMA Animal Tracks, can be downloaded from the AVMA Web site and through an RSS feed, available at www.avma/news/info_rss.asp.

AVMA Animal Tracks are also available through Apple's iTunes. Those with iTunes, which can be downloaded for free at, can subscribe to AVMA Animal Tracks and receive new episodes as soon as they become available on their computer or through a portable media player such as an iPod.

AVMA Animal Tracks are 3-5 minute interviews with veterinary experts from around the country discussing topics such as pet health and safety tips, the threat of diseases that can spread from animals to humans and the surprising variety of roles veterinarians play in ensuring animal and human health across the globe.

The AVMA, founded in 1863, is one of the oldest and largest veterinary medical organizations in the world, with more than 76,000 member veterinarians engaged in a wide variety of professional activities. AVMA members are dedicated to advancing the science and art of veterinary medicine, including its relationship to public health and agriculture. Visit the AVMA Web site at www.avma to learn more about veterinary medicine and animal care and to access up-to-date information on the association's issues, policies and activities.