AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of August 25, 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, August 25 – Saturday, August 31
: 224
Daily Average: 32.0
2013 High Avg.:  145.1 (week of May 12)



Op-Ed: City’s no-kill goal a worthy one
San Antonio Express-News
“. … I look after the dog bite issue here at the American Veterinary Medical Association, and I would not assume there is any connection,” said Emily Patterson-Kane, a social welfare scientist. …

Op-Ed: Opposing views of the pit bull debate — wagging tails and bared teeth
Contra Costa Times (Calif.)
. … Cleary believes too many factors affect a dog’s disposition to blame the breed or pass sweeping laws. He cited a 2012 report by the American Veterinary Medical Association that surveyed 40 years of dog-bite studies in Europe and North America: “They reported there is no breed or kind of dog that we should consider disproportionately dangerous. …”

There’s Not Enough Work For Veterinarians
National Public Radio
. … There are way more veterinarians than there is work for them to do, according to a recent survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association, as the nation’s veterinary schools continue to crank out graduates. …

Raw pet food: Is it right for your dog or cat?
Washington Post
. … Animal welfare organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), warn that raw pet food is a health risk for animals and the people around them. Yet the diet is growing in popularity. …

Best Way to Kill Lab Animals Sought
Scientific American
. … Widely used guidelines on animal euthanasia from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in Schaumburg, Illinois, were updated earlier this year, in part to adapt to changes in the animals used in labs, with zebrafish guidance one of the additions. The association says it expects the lab animals section of these guidelines to continue to expand. …

Bad Breath in Pets Could Be a Sign of Poor Health
The Times (Ind.)
. … It’s time for pet owners to get serious about pet dental health, as three-fourths of dogs and cats over age three have oral disease, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Planning can help families protect pets during natural disasters
Leesville Daily Leader (La.)
. … Approximately 70 million pet dogs and 74.1 million pet cats live in the United States and nearly 64 percent of owners consider their pets to be family members, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Natural disasters can be especially stressful and dangerous for four-legged victims, which makes proper preparation even more important. …


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