AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of August 31, 2014

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 31 – Saturday, September 6
: 63
Daily Average: 9.0
2014 High Avg.: 113.71 (week of January 5)


Smithsonian Mobile Exhibit Explores the Human–Animal Bond
Saugerties Post Standard (N.Y.)
“. … Of the more than 74 million American households that include pets, nearly two-thirds consider their pets family members,” said Dr. Clark Fobian, [past] president of the AVMA. “The deep connection Americans have with animals and the pivotal role veterinarians play in that relationship are wonderful and worthy of celebration. …”

Pet Points: Be careful when ordering medication online
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
. … A recent American Veterinary Medical Association news article, “Substitution Errors,” discussed inappropriate dispensing by human pharmacists. …

Steady growth for healthier pet alternatives
Arizona Republic
. … Organizations such as the Pet Food Institute and the American Veterinary Medical Association don’t take a stand on natural and whole-food diets for pets. Instead, they focus on educating pet owners on animal nutrition. …

My Pet World: Give dog something more interesting to do than fixate on your guinea pigs
St. Paul Pioneer Press
. … These reader questions about dog behavior were answered by veterinary behaviorists attending the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association July 25-29 at the Colorado Convention Center. …

Don’t take needless chances with dog-baby photos
Northwest Florida Daily News
. … In September 2000, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association published an article detailing a study of the breeds of dogs involved in human fatal attacks. …

An app for your pets
. … He received funding from the school and from AVMA-PLIT, the American Veterinary Medical Association’s insurance arm, to launch the competition. …

WSU vets’ dog fights cancer
Walla-Walla Union-Bulletin (Wash.)
. … The nationwide project will take a serious look at cancer, the number one cause of death in all dog breeds, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. It will also examine ailments such as arthritis, obesity, epilepsy and skin disorders — all maladies that surface in humans as well. …


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