AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of June 23, 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, June 23 – Saturday, June 29
: 138
Daily Average: 19.7
2013 High Avg.:  145.1 (week of May 12)


How to Tell If It’s Time to Euthanize Your Pet
ABC News
. … The study, published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Association, followed 29 dogs from six months prior to a diagnosis of cancer and through weeks of chemotherapy to see which signs of distress, as observed by the owners, were clear indicators of the seriousness of the pet’s condition. …

Think twice about canine torn knee ligament surgery
Pocono Record (Pa.)
. … Now a study by Dr. K.L. Wucherer and others, published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, reports that almost two-thirds of a study group of medium and large-sized, overweight dogs not treated with surgery had successful outcomes when evaluated after a course of treatment including anti-inflammatory medication, weight loss diet and physical therapy. …

VIDEO: Acupuncture for pets
Baltimore Sun
“. … They feel like it’s good enough for themselves and they want this same treatment for their animals,” says Michael San Filippo, spokesman for the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Chris Christie Vetoes NJ Pork Gestation Crate Ban
Huffington Post
. … In his statement on the decision, he noted that “neither the American Veterinary Medical Association nor the American Association of Swine Veterinarians advocates” banning the use of gestation crates, and suggested that the legislature continue to take its cues on animal welfare from the state’s Department of Agriculture, which opposed the bill. …

Traveling with Fido or Fluffy? Take tips from the experts
Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)
“. … Microchips are the best form of identification,” Burt said. “The pet can’t lose it. To get more detailed information about all types of travel with pets, visit the American Veterinary Medical Association’s website at avma.org/public/Petcare. …

Estimate suggests more than half of city’s dogs, cats unlicensed
Lincoln Journal Star (Neb.)
. … The first answer, while difficult to define in exact numbers, can be estimated by using The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and national pet ownership statistics. …

VIDEO: June is ‘Adopt-a-Cat Month’ nationwide
9-News (Colo.)
. … The American Humane Association along with the American Veterinary Medical Association and CATalyst Council created a checklist for families looking to adopt. …

Cosmetic surgery for pets on the rise
WAVE-TV (Ohio)
. … Some groups such as the American Veterinary Medical Association and Humane Society of the United States are against animal surgical procedures for strictly cosmetic reasons. …

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