AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of Dec. 1, 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, December 1 – Saturday, December 7
: 150
Daily Average: 21.4
2013 High Avg.: 145.1 (week of May 12)


Canton couple opposes ‘vicious’ pit bull label
Canton Observer (Ohio)
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association website, pit bull-type dog owners “deal with a strong breed stigma; however, controlled studies have not identified this breed group as disproportionately dangerous. …”

Holiday safety tips for pets
Wilmington Star News (Del.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association lists a number of foods for pets to avoid: Chocolate, onions, grapes and raisins, fatty and fried foods, macadamia nuts, avocados and products containing Xylitol (an artificial sweetener). …

ME Facing Shortage of Large Animal Vets
WABI-TV (Maine)
. … The problem isn’t solely in Maine. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 67 percent of veterinarians in the US treat only companion animals. …

Roy Exum: New Indictments Foil Plans
The Chattanoogan (Tenn.)
. … Smith’s son is reportedly employed by a public relations firm known as Purple Strategies, whose client list includes the scurrilous Big Lick that is so desperate to keep the chains, pressure bands and the pads that the American Veterinarian Medical Association and many other advocacy groups believe are used to hide soring and other painful methods that “dirty” trainers employ to achieve the unnatural gait. …

Veterinarian James Steele explored link between animal and human health
Globe and Mail (Canada)
. … He participated via Skype this summer at the annual conference of the American Veterinary Medical Association in Chicago during a lecture series, The James Steele Challenge: A Better World Through One Health. …

AUDIO: Pets Teach Us So Much Radio, 116 with Robbin and Joseph Everett
Great episode covering the ultimate gift guide for pets lovers! Plus guests Carol Bryant from FidoseofReality.com and Dr. Ellen Lindell from the AVMA talking about the 150th anniversary of the organization and pet care tips.

How About A Gerbil Under The Christmas Tree This Year?
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Alaska)
For more information about pet adoption, caring for a pet and other related topics, visit Petfinder at www.petfinder.com, ASPCA website at www.aspca.org, The Humane Society of the United States at www.humanesociety.org, or the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), www.avma.org. …

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