AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of September 7, 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, September 7 – Saturday, September 13
: 282
Daily Average: 40.3
2014 High Avg.: 113.71 (week of January 5)
Notes: The spike in stories early in the week was driven by AVMA’s mention in a widely run HealthDay News story on canine transmissible venereal tumors, as well as the AVMA-AAP joint press release on the risk of Lyme disease to pets and kids.



AUDIO: Dr. Ron DeHaven – One Health and Lyme Disease
WGN Radio Chicago
. … Today, Steve Dale talks with Dr. Ron DeHaven, the CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association, about “One Health” …

New initiative promotes early diagnosis of Lyme disease
Chicago Tribune
“. … We’re seeing increasing prevalence of Lyme, and other ticks diseases, and the long-term health implications for people and animals are huge,” says Dr. Ron DeHaven, AVMA CEO. “I believe this partnership will make a difference. …”

More US families own cats than stocks
. … While less than 14% of families directly held stocks in 2013, 30% of households own at least one cat, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Veterinarian and pediatrician groups issue reminder about risk of Lyme disease in humans and pets
Yahoo! News
. … Because people and their pets often spend time in the same environments where Lyme and other disease-transmitting ticks are found, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics  (AAP) are working together to offer advice to households with children and pets. …

If You Need Scientific Proof Never To Leave Your Dog In The Car, Here It Is
Huffington Post
If you love your pet, don’t leave him unattended in the car. That’s the message from the American Veterinary Medical Association, which reports persistent tragedies resulting from pets left alone in vehicles.

7 Tips For Safer Hiking With Your Dog
Prevention Magazine
“. … He must come instantly when called, no matter what the distractions,” says Ted Cohn, a Colorado-based vet and [president] of the American Veterinary Medical Association. If you can’t train him to heel on command, leashed or not, you can’t protect him from the wild things. …

Are you sacrificing good health by letting pets in the bed?
Dallas Morning News
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association has no formal recommendations about pets sleeping with their owners. However, veterinarians do recommend regular pet wellness exams that include parasite control and vaccinations. Cesar Milan, star of The Dog Whisperer, believes it is fine for dogs to be invited on the bed. He cautions, however, that dogs need to be reminded that you are still leader of the pack. …

Sexually transmitted cancer still plaguing dogs
. … For more about diseases that affect dogs, visit the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

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