AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of April 20, 2014

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, April 20 – Saturday, April 26
: 471
Daily Average: 67.3
2014 High Avg.: 113.71 (week of January 5)
2014 Low Avg.: 7.5 (week of February 9)
Notes: Monday’s spike in stories was due to AVMA’s mention in a press release about AHA joining Partners for Healthy Pets, while the large number of hits on Friday came from wide distribution of AVMA’s press release about World Veterinary Day.



AVMA launches comprehensive animal welfare hub in celebration of World Veterinary Day 2014
Yahoo! News
“. … The welfare of animals is of primary concern to veterinarians,” said Dr. Gail Golab, director of the AVMA Animal Welfare Division. …

Love a pet? Don’t skip the vet
USA Today
. … Dog visits have slipped 21%, cat visits 30% since 2001, says the American Veterinary Medical Association. This crisis has spurred a $5.5 million campaign by more than 90 veterinary groups. …

A death in the family: Saying goodbye to Ruby Ann, the family dog
Florida Times-Union
. … David Kirkpatrick, media relations manager for the American Veterinary Medical Association, said hard numbers aren’t available, but anecdotally it’s clear that more pet owners are choosing to have their pets euthanized in their own homes. …

American Humane Association Joins Partners For Healthy Pets As Associate Member
MSN Money
. … Many of these resources utilize the American Veterinary Medical Association’s and the American Animal Hospital Association’s Canine & Feline Preventive Healthcare Guidelines, which American Humane Association also endorses. … “Preventive care is the ideal,” said Dr. Ron DeHaven, Partners for Healthy Pets Chairman. …

Animals with human rights make researchers run scared
. … That’s why the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has repeatedly filed ‘friend of the court’ briefs in these cases, arguing against emotional damages. …

Aggression between Dogs in the Same Household
Psychology Today
. … A scientific report published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association looked at this issue, specifically assessing the characteristics of the dogs involved and what can be done to help eliminate the problem of fighting among dogs living together. …

New ways to solve cat behavior problems
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (Ind.)
. … Unfortunately, behavior problems are the No. 1 reason for pet euthanasia, resulting in the death of approximately 15 million pets annually, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Animal House: National Pet Week is almost here
Fayetteville Observer (N.C.)
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) wants to share some tips on how to choose the right veterinarian for your pet.

Hairballs are the natural result of your cat’s grooming behavior
Believe it or not, April 25 is Hairball Awareness Day, one of the pet-health awareness events recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

9-year-old attacked by pit bull, but vet says don’t blame the breed
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association says nearly 800,000 people are bitten by dogs every year. It adds that any dog can bite, even the cuddliest and sweetest pups can bite if provoked. …

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