Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system. It is transmitted by a bite or saliva from a rabid animal.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients. These reports are unusual because DCM is occurring in breeds not typically genetically prone to the disease.
Each summer at the Oregon State Fair, we are reminded that fairgoers love their animals and love the opportunity to talk to veterinarians and the health care team about caring for their animals. We need you to make this another successful year of public outreach at the Fair. Help the OVMA promote your profession!
Be on the look out for waters that look suspicious — foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish red, or bright green cells suspended in the water column. When in doubt, stay out!
Dave’s Pet Food of Agawam, MA is recalling a single lot of Dave’s Dog Food 95% premium beef cans because the products potentially contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone.
The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board has stated that “Veterinarians may discuss veterinary use of cannabis with clients, and are advised to inform clients about published data and toxicity in animals, as well as lack of scientific data on benefits.”
Merrick Pet Care, of Amarillo, Texas is recalling some beef dog treat varieties due to the potential that they contain elevated levels of a naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormone.
We are asking practice owners, managers and/or key staff to help us update our compensation and benefits information specific to the practice of veterinary medicine in Oregon.
The 2018 OVMA Membership Directory & Resource Guide is now available.
If your dog or cat is itching and scratching, fleas are a likely culprit. Flea season usually begins in spring and lasts through the summer, but fleas can survive year round in western Oregon's moderate climate. Fleas that live on your pet can easily spread to your house or yard and vice versa, so it's important to treat both your pet and your pet's environment.
Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease affecting both dogs and humans. April is Lyme Disease prevention month.
OC Raw Dog, LLC of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, is recalling its Freeze Dried Sardines because the fish have exceeded the FDA compliance guideline for fish larger than 5 inches. The FDA has determined that salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviscerated fish larger than 5 inches have been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning.
OC Raw Dog, LLC of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, is recalling approximately 1,560 lbs of Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation which was manufactured on 10/11/2017 with a lot number 3652 and a use by date of 10/11/18.
TruPet, LLC of Milford, OH, is recalling a limited amount of Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, WI, is recalling these pet food items because the products may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The arrival of warmer weather means more time outside for you and your pets. But even in your own back yard, there are some potential hazards that could get in the way of the fun.
K9 Natural Ltd is voluntarily recalling four batches of the K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast 2.2lb and 11lb bags that was imported into the US market in June 2017 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.
Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc. of Weston, OH, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Sunseed Vita Prima Exotics Sugar Glider Formula because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Keep your pets and family safe from unintentional medication exposure and reduce the risk of drugs ending up in our waterways by properly disposing of leftover or unneeded pet medications.
The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board (OVMEB) met in March to address various compliance concerns. As part of the public hearing, they invited comments on a series of possible rule changes that are under consideration. It is important to note that at this meeting the OVMEB was merely gathering input. No action was taken. The OVMA will continue to monitor any action by the OVMEB.
Heartworm is a serious, life-threatening disease that can affect dogs, cats and ferrets. The infection may cause inflammation and thickening of the pulmonary arteries, damage to the heart, liver and kidneys, and, if untreated, can lead to heart disease and death. In February 2017, the FDA approved a generic form of melarsomine dihydrochloride for the treatment of heartworm disease in dogs. It is currently the only FDA approved treatment available in the US.
Does your pet wear an ID tag? Is it microchipped? These two forms of identification could help you to be reunited with your pet should it become lost.