AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of January 27, 2013

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, January 27 – Saturday, February 2
: 293
Daily Average: 41.9
2012 High Avg.:  109.3 (Week of November 11)
Notes: The increase in hits on and around Thursday was due to pick up of our press release on preventive dental care for National Pet Dental Health Month.


Pet Population Falls, According to AVMA Pet Census
. … There’s no doubt the Demographics Sourcebook offers the best and most consistent methodology on pet ownership,” says Dr. Douglas Aspros, White Plains, NY-based president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. “It’s one thing to look at the facts, and it’s another to interpret them. We simply don’t know for sure (why pet numbers have fallen). …”

Want to save money on your veterinary bills?
Yahoo! News
“. … Good pet owners are concerned about their pets’ health and are careful to keep their vaccinations up to date, but may forget about the importance of oral health. Great owners know that this is a big mistake, as periodontal disease is the most common health problem that veterinarians find in pets,” explains Dr. Douglas Aspros, president of the AVMA. …

Veterinarians speak out on ovarian cancer
The Beacon-News (Ill.)
. … A number of those in attendance admitted their lives had been touched by ovarian cancer, including Dr. W. Ron DeHaven, chief executive officer of the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

No pain, big gains as veterinary students practice on robo-pets
Seattle Times
Bloomberg News
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association, of Schaumburg, Ill., still endorses the use of animals at vet schools for training purposes while encouraging alternatives such as robots when possible, said Gail Golab, director of the nonprofit’s animal-welfare division. …

Utah lowest cat ownership state
KSTU-TV (Utah)
The American Veterinary Medical Association has released a list of states with the highest and lowest pet ownership rates.

New Pet Treat Recall
CBS Chicago
. … Additionally, you can visit the American Veterinary Medical Association website for a full list of current recalls: https://www.avma.org/news/issues/recalls-alerts/pages/pet-food-safety-recalls-alerts.aspx. …

No Poo Left Behind
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Washington state is home to quite a number of dog lovers. Based on a study by the American Veterinary Medical Association it is  estimated that there are 1.6 million dogs in Washington State. That means hundreds of tons of new dog poop every day.

Pitbulls Used to Be Considered the Perfect “Nanny Dogs” for Children — Until the Media Turned Them Into Monsters
. … According to the American Veterinary [Medical] Association, “controlled studies have not identified this breed group as disproportionately dangerous. …”


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