AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of July 8, 2012

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, July 8 – Saturday, July 14
: 253
Daily Average
: 36.1
High Avg:  
47.7 (Week of June 10)
Low Avg:  
14.9 (Week of June 24)
Notes: Monday’s surge in hits was driven by a HealthDay News article,”Dogs may mourn as deeply as humans do,” which was picked up in scores of outlets across the country. The article mentioned the AVMA as a source for pet loss resources.


Wanted: gutsy young veterinarians
Seattle Times
. … In Garfield, Grays Harbor, Mason and Pend Oreille counties, there are no food-animal vets, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association website. … Out in the boonies, says Dr. René Carlson, president of the association, a food-animal vet is on call nights and weekends. “Nobody else but you,” she says. …

Dogs and cats can usually deal with the heat, but their owners must be careful
Washington Post
. … Unlike humans, dogs and cats can’t sweat to cool themselves. A common misconception is that cats and dogs sweat through their paws, but, says Kimberly May, a veterinarian with the American Veterinary Medical Association, “any secretions there or from their nose, mouth or tongue are not for sweating; they’re for protection and moisture and are insufficient to cool the blood. …”

Dogs may mourn as deeply as humans do
My Fox Tampa Bay
. … For more on canine behavior, visit the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Delta tightens leash on traveling with pets
Desert Sun (Calif.)
. … Those traveling with pets should check with their airline well in advance for current regulations, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, adding that airlines sometimes update their restrictions on pet travel. …

Real Raw Milk Facts Makes Legislative Recommendations
Food Safety News
. … Real Raw Milk Facts, a group that grew out of meetings sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the International Association for Food Protection, published the guide as part of their mission to counter the growing popularity of drinking unpasteurized, unprocessed milk by giving consumers information about the potential risks. …

Help Pets Fight Cancer with 2.5 mile Walk
Chicago Tribune
. … Cancer is not a term often synonymous with puppies and kittens, but according to the American Veterinary Medical Association “cancer kills nearly 50% of our pets over the age of ten. …”

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