AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of May 26, 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, May 26 – Saturday, June 1
: 117
Daily Average: 16.7
2013 High Avg.:  145.1 (week of May 12)


When preparing for disaster like Okla. tornado, remember your pets
CBS News
“. … Preparedness is peace of mind,” Dr. Heather Case, director of the scientific activities division of the American Veterinary Medical Association, told CBSNews.com.

Dogs Put $489M Bite on Home Insurance Industry
ABC News
. … The scenario that keeps Emily Patterson, animal welfare scientist for the American Veterinary Medical Association, awake at night, she says, is a very young child left alone with the family dog. …

Medical marijuana for your pet?
Fox News
. … More people are using medical marijuana to treat pets for a variety of conditions, ranging from separation anxiety and noise phobia to cancer, according to the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) News. …

Preventing dog bites
Valdosta Daily Times (Ga.)
“. … Understanding how dogs behave and how to behave around dogs could save countless people from the serious physical and emotional consequences of a dog bite,” said Douglas G. Aspros, American Veterinary Medical Association president. …

Purebred dogs not always at higher risk for genetic disorders, study finds
. … Findings of the new study, available online in the June issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, are of particular interest because dogs are second only to humans in the number of identified genetic disorders that affect them. …

Pet Tales: The high price of dog bites
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
. … When that’s the subject line, I have to read the email. It was sent by the State Farm insurance company, which is partnering with the American Veterinary Medical Association and the U.S. Postal Service to reduce dog bites. …

OP-ED: Breed-specific regulation: Not new and not working
Orlando Sentinel
. … Both the Centers for Disease Control and the AVMA recommend community implementation of responsible pet-ownership models. The principles of such a model are straightforward: …

Pit bulls crowd Humane Society (with video)
Stevens Point Journal (Wis.)
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 4.5 million dog bites occur annually, and 60 percent of victims are children. …

Veterinary Group Has Tips for How People Can Avoid Dog Bites
The Ledger (Fla.)
. … This advice from the American Veterinary Medical Association may help you avoid becoming one of the victims: …

How to keep your pet safe, happy when traveling this summer
Daily Herald (Ill.)
. … If you are traveling by car, and lucky enough to have your dog along with you for the ride, www.pettravel.com, Humane Society of the United States and American Veterinary Medical Association offer suggestions to help you plan your car trip. …

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