AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of June 14, 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, June 14 – Saturday, June 20
: 81
Daily Average: 11.6
2015 High Avg.: 105.3 (week of March 8)



Why vets are adopting nontraditional approaches to healing your pet
Los Angeles Times
. … The quietly growing acceptance of non-Western medical modalities, as treatments are called, by traditional veterinarians and their powerful American Veterinary Medical Assn. (AVMA) is a very big deal. Last year, for the first time, the AVMA admitted to its House of Delegates a member of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Assn. (AHVMA) and one from the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA). …

Dog flu outbreak: How to protect your pooch
Sacramento Bee
. … For Sacramento dog owners planning to take their pups out and about this summer, here are some tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association: …

How to curb the canine flu
Wicked Local Plymouth (Mass.)
“. … What we need to keep in mind is that humans can physically transmit the virus – which can stay on our clothes for up to 24 hours – so it is important to be careful about interacting with any unknown dogs,” AVMA spokesperson, Dr. Doug Aspros, said. “With proper education, we can do our best to minimize the spread. …”

Dogs with cancer could help test drugs for humans
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association says there are about 70 million dogs in the United States. The experts who addressed the Institute of Medicine estimated 25 percent of these pets will develop cancer at some point in their lifetime. …

NewsTalk: Dr. Abby Regner answers pet questions
. … The AVMA recommends that veterinarians customize vaccination programs to the needs of their patients. More than one vaccination program may be effective. …

Pet Vet: Prepare your pet for summer
KING-TV (Wash.)
Dr. Cary Waterhouse from Lake Union Veterinary Clinic shared tips to help prepare pets for warmer, summer weather. Here are the Top 8 tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association: …

Good Samaritan developing knack for dog rescues
KNVN-TV (Calif.)
. … According to the American Veterinary [Medical] Association, hundreds of pets die each year from heat exhaustion. When a car is turned off and sitting in the blazing sun, its temperature can rise as high as 140 degrees in just one hour. After witnessing this danger on multiple occasions, Snead is advocating for pet owners to make a change. …

Dog attacks owner’s son, leaving deep wounds
KATV (Ark.)
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, up to 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs each year. One out of five of those require medical attention. …

Vet research confirms a more accurate method for blood glucose testing
. … Their findings, reported in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, have already resulted in changes in practice at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital and may inspire an investigation into whether the same should hold true for human patients who rely on glucometers to monitor their blood glucose levels. …

When is it time for pet hospice?
The Coloradoan
. … In response to the significant growth of pet hospice programs across the country, the American Veterinary Medical Association offers the following guidelines for veterinarians and potential hospice clients: …

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