AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of July 22, 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 22 – Saturday, July 28
: 126
Daily Average
: 18.0
High Avg: 
47.7 (Week of June 10)
Low Avg: 
14.9 (Week of June 24)


Trading notes
San Diego Union Tribune
Just as there is a variety of dogs — from giant mastiffs to tiny Chihuahuas — there are big and little issues facing the American Veterinary Medical Association. So when the AVMA comes to San Diego Friday for its 149th annual convention, the 4,000 veterinarians in attendance will have plenty to discuss.

Dennis Kucinich takes aim at FDA for lack of action on pet jerky treats
The Plain-Dealer (Ohio)
. … Illness has been more common in small-breed dogs that received more than the recommended amount of the treats, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association at AVMA.org. …

Are You — and Your Dogs — Prepared for Disaster?
Cesar’s Way
. … Preparing for an unforeseen emergency or natural disaster begins with making sure your dog has her ID — microchip, tags or both — with her at all times, says Heather Case, DVM, director of the scientific activities division for the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Hurricane preparations for pets
Tampa Bay Newspapers
. … The AVMA disaster preparedness guide advocates picking a place 30-90 miles away as an evacuation spot. If staying with a friend is not an option, locate pet friendly motels and hotels in multiple directions that will suit the needs of you and your family. …

FTC seeks veterinarians’ input on pet medication industry
. … And while the FTC acknowledges the stance of the American Veterinary Medical Association that veterinarians should honor clients’ requests for prescriptions, it states that the guidance is not mandatory—or even consistently adhered to. …

Sow Housing Research Highlights Options
National Hog Farmer
. … A literature review published in 2005 by the American Veterinary Medical Association concluded that all sow housing systems now in use have advantages and disadvantages, and there is no simple or objective way to rank housing systems for overall welfare. …

Increase the laughter, excitement and joy in your home by adopting a cat
Times Reporter (Ohio)
“. … Cats need stimulation, friendship, companionship, play and exercise, and these are all things that a second cat can help provide,” explains Dr. Jane Brunt, a veterinarian and executive director of the CATalyst Council. “That’s why the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American Humane Association, Petfinder and the CATalyst Council are partnering to remind people that adopting two cats can be twice the fun. …”

Top Pet Toxins
. … An understanding of the most common pet toxins and the symptoms of pet toxicity can help prevent your pet from being accidentally poisoned. Here I outline the AVMA’s top pet toxins. …

Roy Exum: Horse CEO Is Jumping Off
The Chattanoogan (Tenn.)
. … When the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners called for action against the Big Lick methods, one could only wonder how much longer Meadows could stomach witnessing the repeated soring and abuse of the some contenders that historically are brought to the Celebration in quest of the blue ribbon. …

Tips for parents and dog owners
Idaho Press
. … About 4.7 million people are bitten by a dog each year, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

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