AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of July 14, 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, July 14 – Saturday, July 20
Hits: 363
Daily Average: 51.9
2013 High Avg.:  145.1 (week of May 12)


Experts on Human-Animal Interactions Meet in U.S. for the First Time
. … Also, the IAHAIO Conference will for the first time ever be held in conjunction with a veterinary convention, at the 150th Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, held in Chicago July 20-22 (2013). …

LGVMA Celebrates 20 Years of Diversity During AVMA’s Convention in Chicago
Rainbow Times
Coinciding with this year’s 150th anniversary of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary at the AVMA Annual Convention in Chicago, July 19 – 23.

Mosquitoes pose threat to pets
Northwest Herald (Ill.)
. … For information about preventing heartworm, visit http://www.heartwormsociety.org/ or view a short video from the American Veterinary Medical Association at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ye5yRLwLuM. …

City looks to alter dangerous dog laws
Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chieftain (Kan.)
. … The city also received information from the KC Pet Project, which cited statements from organizations such as the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Center for Disease Control and the American Bar Association, all opposed to dangerous dog laws targeting breeds. …

Local Humane Society joins “Primp Your Pit” campaign
Smith Mountain Eagle (Va.)
For pet parents who may be hesitant to get their young puppies sterilized, it’s important to note that the American Veterinary Medical Association endorses spaying and neutering puppies as young as eight to 10 weeks old. …

Bad Breath in Pets Could Be a Sign of Poor Health
Hartford City News Times (Ind.)
. … It’s time for pet owners to get serious about pet dental health, as three-fourths of dogs and cats over age three have oral disease, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

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