AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of May 25, 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, May 25 – Saturday, May 31
: 96
Daily Average: 13.7
2014 High Avg.: 113.71 (week of January 5)



Why some pet owners ditch chow to cook for Fido from scratch
Southern California Public Radio
. … For example, dogs can only handle a certain amount of vitamin D, or they can develop renal and urinary problems from hypercalcimia. There have also been reports of broken bones from inadequately balanced homemade diets, as reported in a review published in the Journal for American Veterinary Medical Association in 2012. …

Op-Ed: Congress must act to end cruelty to show horses
The Hill
. … The PAST Act is endorsed by the American Horse Council, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Veterinary Medical Association, every state veterinary medical association, the National Sheriffs’ Association, the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, more than 50 leading horse organizations and many others. It has been co-sponsored by 328 U.S. representatives and senators of both parties, and approved by the Senate Commerce Committee. …

Yellow ribbon on leash means steer clear of dog
Consumer Affairs
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) a yellow ribbon tied to a leash serves as a warning. It means the dog at the other end doesn’t like to be approached and petted by strangers, and that you should keep your distance. …

Zoo Boise hosts Smithsonian animal exhibit
KTVB-TV (Idaho)
“. … Animal Connections” was created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service to mark the 150th anniversary of the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Dogs Are Now At Risk From Super Bacteria, Too
. … It’s not just MRSA passing from humans to dogs though. The transmission can also, most likely, work the other way around, as The American Veterinary [Medical] Association explains: …

Digital tools target pet owners
Cape Cod Times (Mass.)
. … The rising spending comes at a time when dog ownership has flattened out. In 2012, an estimated 36.5 percent of U.S. households had at least one dog, down slightly from the 37.2 percent of households in 2007, according to a study released by the American Veterinary Medical Association, a nonprofit group. …

Dog Days: It’s important to remember that summer’s heat can be dangerous for pets
. … The American Veterinarian Medical Association wants to help you keep your pups safe this summer with tips to protect dogs from the heat. Remember, dogs can’t expel heat as well as humans can, so be sure to follow these tips to make sure your dog stays cool this summer: …

Tips for safe summer pet travel
Greer Today (S.C.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has 10 tips for safe pet travel, so you and your pet can kick back, relax and enjoy your well-deserved vacation. …

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