AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of July 6, 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, July 6 – Saturday, July 12
: 207
Daily Average: 29.6
2014 High Avg.: 113.71 (week of January 5)


Here’s How One Family Pet Beat A Town’s Pit Bull Ban
Huffington Post
. … Pit bull bans don’t work to lower all dogs bites; the vast majority of animal welfare groups, including the American Bar Association, The National Animal Control Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association are against breed bans. …

Here’s The Official Map Of Cat States Vs. Dog States
Yahoo! News
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association’s “2012 U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook” summarizes results from a survey of over 50,000 households on various aspects of pet ownership. One thing that they track are rates of cat and dog ownership among different states. …

VIDEO: Allegheny County police departments receive microchip scanners to reunite pets, owners
Pittsburgh Business Times
. … The return-to-owner rate for microchipped cats increased 20 times and 2.5 times for microchipped dogs as compared to all stray cats and dogs, according to a study from the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Pet insurance complaints prompt California legislation
Sacramento Bee
. … High veterinary expenses can place a burden on pet owners. A report prepared in 2011 for an American Veterinary Medical Association conference included several cost drivers: fee increases, longer lifespans and the availability of more advanced medicine. …

Gym’s command for pets: Heal!
Philadelphia Inquirer
. … Fuoco said recently the American Veterinary Medical Association has recognized sports medicine as an up-and-coming form of medicine in the canine industry, and that rehab and physical therapy is a newer field in veterinary medicine. …

Police warn about hot cars, pets
Mail Tribune (Ore.)
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, it takes about 10 minutes for the temperature inside a car to rise 20 degrees hotter than the air outside, and as the minutes continue ticking by, the temperature inside continues to rise. …

Pet tips: Traveling by air with a furry friend
KIRO Radio (Wash.)
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, in most cases, dogs should not be given sedatives or tranquilizers prior to flying. While sedation is generally not advised, the decision on whether or not to prescribe a tranquilizer for your pet should be made by your veterinarian. …

Summit County launches unusual program to boost dog license sales
Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio)
. … Licenses for individual dogs, as opposed to those for kennels, have hovered just under 43,000 — well below the estimated 133,600 dogs living in the county. (The number is based on a formula from the American Veterinary Medical Association that there are roughly six dogs for every 10 households in a community. …)

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