AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of September 13, 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, September 13 – Saturday, September 19
: 416
Daily Average: 59.4
2015 High Avg.: 105.3 (week of March 8)



Column: Sugar substitute Xylitol can cause liver failure, death in pets
Farmington Daily Times (N.M.)
. … For years, veterinarians have suspected that Xylitol could make dogs sick, but a recent article in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association has actually documented the illness in eight dogs. Five of the eight dogs died or were euthanized due to complications stemming from Xylitol ingestion. …

Perry County borough has controversial plan to rid feral felines
. … Alley Cat Allies promotes the method of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). [Rebekah] DeHaven referenced a 2004 study done by the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association which looked at nine cat colonies; six were treated with TNR, while three were left un-sterilized. DeHaven says the colonies which were treated with TNR decreased in population by 36% in two years.

Three Surprising Ways to Save Money on Pet Care
WSFX – Fox Wilmington (N.C.)
. … If you’re trying to save money, it can be tempting to cut back on veterinary visits. But, according to Julie Ciaramella of the American Veterinary Medical Association, “an investment in preventive healthcare can reduce your long-term pet healthcare costs. …”

Unvaccinated pets are risk for themselves, others
Sun Herald (Miss.)
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, thanks goes to widespread rabies vaccination for elimination of the domestic-dog variant (strain) of rabies in the U.S. Rabies is almost uniformly fatal in both humans and pets. …

A sensible response to pets in peril
Daytona Beach News-Journal (Fla.)
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, the temperature inside your vehicle can rise almost 20 degrees Fahrenheit in just 10 minutes. In 20 minutes, it can rise almost 30 degrees. …

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