AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of June 3, 2012

Every day, the AVMA’s Media Relations Department is in contact with reporters, editors and producers from across the country (and sometimes the world), answering their questions, setting up interviews and passing along the latest news from the association. This hard work pays off with thousands of AVMA mentions in the news every year, which not only helps educate the public about animal health and the veterinary profession, but about the AVMA as well.

To help give you an idea of where the AVMA has been mentioned in the media in the past week, a new AVMA@Work blog series, “AVMA in the News,” will start to appear on the AVMA@Work blog at the beginning of each week. Each new post will take a look back at the number of times AVMA has appeared in the media in the previous week, 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.

Following is a look at “AVMA in the News” for the week of June 3, 2012:


Hits: 120
Daily Average: 17.1


Dangerous Dog Treats
CBS-3, Philadelphia
. … In March, the American Veterinary Medical Association said based on preliminary information, “it appears that this problem is more likely to occur in small breed dogs that are fed these treats regularly and/or in amounts exceeding the label-recommended frequency or amount. …”

Protecting your pets through the storm
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends each household prepare a pet emergency supply kit.  The kit should include a two week supply of food and water, a leash, a crate or cage and toys to keep your pet entertained. …

Too much lasagna? Garfield the cat weighs in at massive 40 POUNDS
Daily Mail (U.K.)
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, over a third of America’s pets are estimated to be overweight today. …

U.S. Senate introduces egg housing legislation backed by HSUS/UEP
Farm and Dairy
. … Require standards approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association for euthanasia of egg-laying hens. …

Final rule on horse soring
. … In April, the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners and the USDA called on the gaited horse industry to stop the soring practice. …

Weather emergencies: Tips on appraising your injured pet
. … During an emergency, knowing some basic tips on evaluating your pet’s condition could save its life. Here is some great information from the AVMA, the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

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