AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of November 24, 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, November 24 – Saturday, November 30
: 49
Daily Average: 7.0
2013 High Avg.: 145.1 (week of May 12)


Pet Tales: Give pets the right treats at Thanksgiving
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
. … Many emergency visits involve serious and potentially fatal “digestive tract disturbances resulting from exposure to foods pets simply should not have received,” said Clark K. Fobian, a veterinarian who is president of AVMA. …

Activists seeking puppy mill ban, starts locally
Boston Globe
. … Animal activists say customers are starting to get it. The sale of puppies in stores is declining in the state, and only 4.2 percent of people surveyed said they intended to get their next dog from a pet shop, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Zoetis to Participate in 2013 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Animal Health Summit
Yahoo! Finance
. … Zoetis is the proud sponsor with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibitions and the American Veterinary Medical Association of the mobile educational exhibit Animal Connections: Our Journey Together. …

Tips for Keeping Pets Safe During the Holidays
Atlantic Highlands Herald
The holiday season brings friends and families together, but extra house guests – and extra food – can often be stressful for your pet. Fortunately, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), which is celebrating its 150th Anniversary, has some great tips to keep your pet happy and stress-free this holiday season!

How About A Gerbil Under The Christmas Tree This Year?
Imperial Valley News (Calif.)
. … For more information about pet adoption, caring for a pet and other related topics, visit Petfinder at www.petfinder.com, ASPCA website at www.aspca.org, The Humane Society of the United States at www.humanesociety.org, or the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), www.avma.org. …


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