AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of October 11, 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, October 11 – Saturday, October 17
: 40
Daily Average: 5.7
2015 High Avg.: 105.3 (week of March 8)



As pets live longer, business booms
Philadelphia Inquirer
“. … There is a greater human-animal bond, so much more so than it ever has been,” said Joseph Kinnarney, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. “Now, the pet is a family member who does not stay outside like 40 years ago. Now, he or she sleeps with us, travels with us. They go with us everywhere. …”

6 Ways to Help Your Overweight Pet Shape Up
Family Circle
. … The most common cause of pet obesity is overfeeding, says Joseph Kinnarney, DVM, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dogs and cats should eat the amount specified on the back of the package, adjusted according to any instructions from your vet. …

Pet anesthetic could be restricted
WBIR-TV (Tenn.)
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, or AVMA, China is asking the WHO to regulate Ketamine, the anesthetic drug, as a Schedule 1 drug. …

As flames scorch trees and homes, scenes of animal rescue shine
Austin American-Statesman
. … During the 2011 record blaze, veterinarians with Texas A&M treated at least 150 injured animals, most of them dogs and cats with burns on the pads of their feet. The team also treated animals for respiratory problems related to smoke inhalation and dehydration, according to a 2011 article in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Keep your pets safe this Halloween
Tallahassee Democrat (Tenn.)
. … Here’s seven things you can do to make Halloween safer for your pet from the American Veterinary Medical Association: …

Feline declawing debate, cyberbullying derail America’s Best Vet contest
Grand Rapids Press (Mich.)
. … The petition cites a 2014 American Veterinary Medical Association survey that found that one in five veterinarians has been a victim of cyberbullying themselves or know a colleague who has been a victim. It points out that harassment preceded the suicide of a veterinarian in New York in 2014. …

46 police dogs died in hot squad cars
Press-Gazette Media (Wis.)
. … Temperatures in a closed vehicle can rise as dramatically as 40 degrees in one hour, according to The American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Don’t Let Granny Trip Over Fido: 7 Tips To Keep You Out of the Emergency Room
MSN Health and Fitness
. … Most falls associated with pets are preventable. Once we are aware of the potential hazards, we can take steps to avoid injuries. So before frolicking with your Fido, get organized and follow these tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists: …

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