AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of July 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, July 20 – Saturday, July 26
: 103
Daily Average: 14.7
2014 High Avg.: 113.71 (week of January 5)
Notes: Saturday’s spike in coverage was driven by AVMA’s mention in an Oakland Animal Hospital (NJ) press release about medical boarding for pets.


Table For One? Winners And Losers in the Cat Lady Economy
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s 2012 U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook, pet-owning singles have begun to close the gap with pet-owning families in the last five years. …

What Congress’ Passing of the Veterinary Mobility Act Means for You and Your Pets
St. Louis Post Dispatch
. … You can also follow and send Tweets to the American Veterinary Medical Association at @AVMAVets, and the U.S. House of Representatives at @HouseFloor. …

San Diego among worst postal dog bite cities
San Diego Reader
. … Almost 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. The American Veterinary Medical Association, the Humane Society of the United States, and the American Academy of Pediatrics report that small children, the elderly, and mail carriers are the top three most frequent victims. …

Regular Exams Can Save More than Your Pet’s Life
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
. … Prevention of disease could ultimately be less costly than diagnostics and treatment instituted at advanced stages. A 2007 study by the American Veterinary Medical Association (www.avma.org) supports this concern. …

Hear 911 call: Owner wasn’t home when dogs killed Livonia man, police say
Detroit News
. … Last year, there were 31 deaths related to dog bites in the U.S., according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Dr. Beth Vesco-Mock: Diarrhea in dogs can be fatal if untreated
Las Cruces Sun-News (N.M.)
. … According to surveys made by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the third most common problem that veterinarians treat among dogs is canine diarrhea. If your dog has ever had this problem, you know how much it can affect your daily routine. …

Ask A Vet: Spay And Neuter Your Pets
WCJB-TV (Fla.)
. … Questions? Call ACAS 264-6870 or go to humane society website, AVMA website, veterinarypartner web site. …

Tips to Care for Your Senior Pet
Health News Digest
. … The American Veterinarian Medical Association (AVMA) wants to help you keep your older pets happy and healthy as they enter their golden years. As a responsible pet parent, you should consult your veterinarian about how to best care for your furry friends and to prepare for possible health issues that develop with age. Here are some tips to get you started: …

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