AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of May 17, 2015

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 17 – Saturday, May 23
: 240
Daily Average: 34.3
2015 High Avg.: 105.3 (week of March 8)
Notes: Friday’s spike in coverage was due to wide distribution of our press release on dog bite prevention.



Is your pet going to make you ill?
. … The most important thing people can do is follow their veterinarian’s deworming schedule, said Douglas Aspros, former president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. “Every dog is born with roundworm, even if their mother was dewormed,” he said. The parasite can also cause problems for the dog, including vomiting and lethargy. …

Is deadly dog flu spreading beyond the Midwest?
“. … It is an epidemic. It’s not, however, something people should panic about,” said Dr. Douglas Aspros, the former president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Reducing Dog Bites Starts With How Kids Approach Pooches
ABC News
. … But the biggest victims are children and senior citizens, who can be overpowered by dogs. Of the 4.5 million people bitten every year, more than half are kids, said Dr. Jose Arce, an American Veterinary Medical Association board member. …

Veterinarians, insurance companies warn against hugging dogs
The Patriot-News (Mass.)
“. … It’s always a little bit risky to hug a dog,” said Emily Patterson-Kane, an animal welfare scientist with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). “But it’s always a little bit risky to run up and have any interaction with a dog without knowing about them. …”

Oregon veterinarians offer safety tips for National Dog Bite Prevention Week
The Oregonian
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association has developed a series of kid-friendly videos called “Jimmy’s Dog House” that offer tips on interacting safely with dogs. Check out the latest video about the dangers of teasing dogs here. …

Army Vet Who Smashed Window To Save Dog From Hot Car Won’t Face Charges
Huffington Post
. … Veterinary experts warn that even a few minutes in a hot car can be dangerous for a pet. This chart from the American Veterinary Medical Association shows just how quickly temperatures inside a vehicle can rise. …

National Dog Bite Prevention Week: Warning signs, tips to know to avoid dog bites
ABC-15 Arizona
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association says regardless of breed, all dogs can bite. Pit bull breeds are most commonly named, but the most frequent breeds associated with serious bite injuries also include German Shepherds, Jack Russell Terriers, Rottweilers, Labradors, Collies, Spaniels, and more. …

Experts advise on protecting dogs from contagious virus
. … According to American Veterinary Medical Association, nearly all dogs who come in contact with the virus become infected. …

5 need-to-know tips to travel safely with your pets 
Tahoe Daily Tribune (Calif.)
. … Visit the following website, via the American Veterinary Medical Associationavma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/Traveling-with-Your-Pet-FAQs.aspx — for more information and great tips regarding traveling with your pets. …



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