AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of March 17, 2013

To provide a look at where and how often the AVMA has been mentioned in the media in the past week, the AVMA Media Relations Division has developed this weekly AVMA@Work blog series, “AVMA in the News,” showing the number of times AVMA appeared in the media, as well as a sampling of those hits.

We hope you find these reports informative. As always, we appreciate any questions or feedback you might have on our media relations efforts.

Sunday, March 17 – Saturday, March 23
: 89
Daily Average: 12.7
2013 High Avg.:  90.3 (week of March 10)


How Your Health Habits Affect Your Pet’s Health
. … While lung cancer is rare in dogs and uncommon in cats, breathing smoke can cause your pet to develop allergies and chronic respiratory disease, says Douglas Aspros, DVM, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association and partner at Bond Animal Hospital in White Plains, N.Y. …

Survey finds singles seek pets for sense of family
Calgary Herald
“. … It’s interesting to see that more and more single people are discovering the comfort and satisfaction that owning a pet can offer,” said Dr. Douglas Aspros, president of the AVMA, in a press release. …

Bipartisan Legislators Form Veterinary Medicine Caucus In the U.S. House of Representatives – An Historic First
Yahoo! News
“. … Not only were we pleased with two veterinarians as part of the 113th Congress, but we are excited to see how they are using their expertise in the newly established Veterinary Medicine Caucus to advance legislation that is important to the veterinary profession,” said Dr. Mark Lutschaunig, director of AVMA’s governmental relations division. …

Pets Are Good for Us, Human-Animal Interaction Experts Meeting
Chicago Now
. … Every three years, scientists, leaders of organizations that offer animal-assisted therapy or other animal-related programs, veterinarians and other interested parties attend an international meeting to share the latest research in their fields. The next IAHAIO Conference will be in the U.S. for the first time, held in conjunction with the 150th Annual Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, July 19-23 in Chicago, IL.

Tips for preventing dog bites to children
PhillyBurbs.com (Pa.)
. … There are many resources available for parent to aid in teaching their children about how to act around dogs. The ASPCA offers activity sheets on its website that show pictures of dogs that should not be approached. The American Veterinary Medical Association also offers many resources such as coloring books and videos to aid in teaching children. …

Man’s best friend — his first stem cell patient, too
Lincoln Journal Star (Neb.)
. … Currently, regenerative stem procedures mainly offer alternative therapies for joint and ligament issues, such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, ligament and cartilage injuries and other degenerative diseases. About 20 percent of adult dogs and 45 percent of cats suffer pain from arthritis, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …


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