AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of October 25, 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 25 – Saturday, October 31
: 240
Daily Average: 34.3
2015 High Avg.: 105.3 (week of March 8)



Pet industry booms as owners coddle their family friends
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“. … 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. …”

Dogs parade their Howl’oween costumes at the North Beach Bandshell
Miami Herald
“. … Just because you’ve bought a really funny costume doesn’t mean your animal wants anything to do with it,” said Dr. Emily Patterson-Kane, an animal welfare scientist with the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Keep Your Pet Safe This Halloween
Santa Barbara Independent (Calif.)
. … Make sure jack-o-lanterns with candles and flames are out of harm’s way. Candles in jack-o-lanterns can singe pets or cause fires if knocked over. In addition, the American Veterinary Medical Association cautions against using glow sticks in pumpkins, as they can be dangerous to pets if ingested. …

Pet Talk: Halloween hazards
The News-Gazette (Ill.)
. … Here are the top tips for Halloween pet safety from experts at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and the American Veterinary Medical Association: …

Veterinary Services In L.A. Are Similar To Human Healthcare
CBS Los Angeles
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association provides certification in 40 specialties including surgery and internal medicine. Although certification is not required for veterinarians, it is an impressive way for veterinary physicians to showcase their learned skill-sets and expertise in particular areas. …

Pet Guide
Tampa Bay Parenting
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age three! …

How to Recognize Dementia in Dogs
. … One reason CCD is missed is it can be mistaken for a behavioral problem. Once your dog becomes a senior (age 7 if she’s a small breed, age 6 if she’s larger, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association), be on the lookout for these symptoms and signs of CCD: …

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