AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of February 1, 2015

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, February 1 – Saturday, February 7
: 312
Daily Average: 44.6
2015 High Avg.: 44.57 (week of February 1)
Notes: The spike in coverage midweek was due to wide distribution of AVMA’s press release on National Pet Dental Health Month.



AVMA: “Doggie breath” could be a sign of serious disease
Yahoo! News
. … To address the importance of oral health care for pets, the AVMA is sponsoring National Pet Dental Health Month in February. AVMA President Dr. Ted Cohn says regular dental exams are an integral and primary component of a pet’s overall health care, and can help prevent more serious health problems. …

Dog parades: Mardi Gras and more
USA Today
. … According to a 2012 report by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), nearly 70 million dogs live with us in our homes as pets. People love their dogs, and increasingly those dogs are parts of our families – in 2011, 63.2% of pet owners said just that, according to the AVMA. …

Protect your pet’s dental health
Savannah Morning News (Ga.)
. … To generate awareness of the importance of good oral hygiene for pets, the AVMA and several other veterinary groups sponsor National Pet Dental Health Month every February. …

Brushing pet’s teeth daily can prevent gum disease, other dental infections
Aiken Standard (S.C.)
. … This month is National Pet Dental Health Month “to address the significance of oral health care for pets,” according to American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Man’s best friend … or mail carrier’s worst nightmare
The News-Gazette (Ill.)
. … Because of that, dogs are often identified incorrectly, Albert said. She cited a 10-year study of dog bite-related fatalities, published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association in December 2013, in which the dog’s breed could not be reliably identified in more than 80 percent of the cases. …

Pet Talk: Compassion fatigue an occupational hazard for veterinary professionals
The Oregonian
. … The average educational debt of a 2013 veterinary school graduate was $162,113, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …


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