AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of June 9 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, June 9 – Saturday, June 15
: 107
Daily Average: 15.3
2013 High Avg.:  145.1 (week of May 12)


Do You Live In A Dog Or Cat State?
Does your home state have a higher percentage of dog owners or cat owners? And how does it stack up to the rest of the nation? We crunched the data from the American Veterinary Medical Association’s “U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook (2012)” to answer these questions.

Seen At 11: Are Cosmetic Procedures For Pets A Good Idea?
CBS New York
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association, along with the Humane Society of the United States, are also both against performing surgery for cosmetic reasons alone. …

Purebred dogs not always at higher risk for genetic disorders
Daily Democrat (Calif.)
. … 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. …

Helping pet owners make tough choices
Health Canal
. … In a new paper in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, MSU researchers describe a survey they created to help pet owners monitor the quality of life of dogs undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. …

Helping Cats And Dogs Have Healthy Joints
Odessa American Online (Texas)
. … Common health screenings recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association include: …

Wild things running fast into the urban core
Vancouver Sun
. … The U.S. research would suggest that the urban rat population in Metro Vancouver, for example, is closer to 65,000, which means that using the American Veterinary Medical Association’s formula for calculating urban pet populations, rats are outnumbered by domestic cats by a ratio of about 10 to one. …

Everything Animals: “Did You Know?” Spay/Neuter Campaign
. … While some owners may worry that their pet is too young for this procedure, spaying and neutering is safe and easy for kittens and puppies as young as eight to 10 weeks old, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …


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