AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of June 28, 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, June 28 – Saturday, July 4
: 185
Daily Average: 26.4
2015 High Avg.: 105.3 (week of March 8)



New cases of dog flu: What you need to know
. … Signs of dog flu are similar to the strains of flu that affect humans. The animals cough, get a runny nose, are lethargic, lose appetite and have a fever. Dogs with severe cases can develop high fevers, around 104 ºF to 106ºF, and may be at risk of contracting pneumonia, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Help your dog brace for Fourth of July fireworks
. … Dogs become anxious when they hear loud noises like fireworks or even thunder as part of their natural instincts for survival, Dr. Clark Fobian, [past] president of the American Veterinary Medical Association, told ABC News. …

Teach children basic dog safety rules early
Daily Journal (N.J.)
The Associated Press
. … Because children are the most vulnerable and easily injured, the American Veterinary Medical Association will focus on teaching kids how to deal with dogs. …

Seven steps to keeping your pet healthy
Lincoln Journal Star (Neb.)
. … If your home is among them, you may care to heed these seven hints to keep your pet healthy from the experts at the American Veterinary Medical Association: …

How to help your dog avoid canine influenza
The Ledger-Enquirer (Ga.)
The American Veterinary Medical Association says canine influenza is spreading through the United States and Columbus veterinarian Hank Hall says owners should consider having their dogs vaccinated.

American Veterinary Medical Association Not Happy With Austin County DA’s Office
KBTX-TV (Texas)
. … The AVMA says it was surprised by the reference in the press release because it was not consulted or asked to provide information regarding the Lindsey case. The AVMA also says the District Attorney’s application of the Euthanasia Guidelines was seriously flawed because an arrow is neither a captive bolt nor a gunshot. …

Keep pet safety in mind over 4th of July
WJMN-TV (Mich.)
. … The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is asking pet owners to follow these simple tips from the American Veterinarian Medical Association to help put pet safety first over the holiday: …

Summer tragedies often are avoidable
Longview Daily News (Colo.)
. … Our furry friends need help, too. Leaving your pets in a car is never safe, but even more so in the warm weather. The American Veterinary Medical Association states that in 10 minutes, the temperature in a car will rise 19 degrees. In 20 minutes, it goes up 29 degrees. When temperatures reach 95 degrees, your car hits 124 degrees in 20 minutes. …

This Is The One Thing That People Never Understand About Cats
. … The outdoor world is full of human-made dangers, too. Cars are a major cause of death for outdoor cats, and even roads that aren’t usually busy can be dangerous if a car comes by at just the wrong moment. All things considered, the American Veterinary Medical Association strongly recommends keeping cats indoors. …

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