AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of February 8, 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 8 – Saturday, February 14
: 79
Daily Average: 11.3
2015 High Avg.: 44.57 (week of February 1)



A shortage of large animal veterinarians impacts your food supply
WMTV (Wis.)
. … This is a problem that really hit the radar in mid-2010. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 67% of U.S. veterinarians treat only companion animals – including dogs, cats, and other small animals. …

Dental health and your pet: Brush up on the basics
Denver Post
. … If you haven’t brushed your pet’s teeth before, it may be a good idea to watch this video from the AVMA about proper tooth brushing techniques for cats and dogs. …

6 tax breaks for pet owners
Las Vegas Review-Journal
. … HAPPY picked up a lot of traction in the second half of 2009, garnering endorsements from most every active animal welfare group: The Humane Society of the United States, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the Animal Law Coalition, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, according to Forbes. …

Healthy Paws: 7 Things to Know About Your Pet’s Dental Health
. … Dental disease is undoubtedly one of the most common diseases veterinarians diagnose and treat. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, approximately 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats will have some degree of oral disease by the age of 3. …

Good dental hygiene very important for dogs, cats
Rocky Mount Telegram (N.C.)
. … Because of the significance of oral health care for pets, the American Veterinary Medical Association and several other veterinary groups are sponsoring National Pet Dental Health Month in February. …

Being your pet’s personal chef
The State (S.C.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association, however, says it does not and will not regulate what pet owners choose to feed their pets. …

Lawmakers poised to vote on dog-tethering legislation
Rome Sentinel (N.Y.)
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, at least 25 states and the District of Columbia have laws that restrict tethering dogs unless a human is holding the other end. …


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