AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of November 3, 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, November 3 – Saturday, November 9
: 69
Daily Average: 9.9
2013 High Avg.:  145.1 (week of May 12)


Airline Regulations for Travel With Pets
USA Today
. … To ensure that your pets will be comfortable during flight and loading procedures, they should have an acclimation certificate, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Vets try to change America’s mind on cat declawing
Denver Post
. … The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Cat Fanciers Association oppose onychectomy. The American Veterinary Medical Association’s official position is that declawing should be a last resort, used only after all behavior modification strategies have been exhausted. …

Pit Bull Perception Part 1
WCJB-TV (Fla.)
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association even though larger breed dogs like Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, German Shepherds are overwhelmingly involved in dog bite deaths, it’s actually smaller breed dogs that have shown to be more people aggressive. …

Choose the right pup for your family
Boulder Daily Camera (Colo.)
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association the No. 1 reason dogs are given up is unfulfilled expectations. Before you peruse the aisles of adoptable dogs at places like the Humane Society of Boulder Valley take some time to honestly consider what you hope to get from bringing a dog into your life — and don’t forget to involve any family members who live with you. …

Utah vet uses acupuncture to help pets heal
Fox-13 Salt Lake City
“. … Any treatments should be performed by a licensed veterinarian with additional training and certification in acupuncture,” a statement from the AVMA said. …

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month
Mesquite Citizen Journal (Nev.)
. … The importance of annual check-ups regardless of the age of your pet is critical in the prevention of cancer. Here are the top 10 early warning signs of pet cancer listed by the American Veterinary Medical Association. …


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