Ways to keep pets safe during the winter holidays.
Pets can bring joy and companionship into someone’s life, but they are also a responsibility. They require time, energy, and money in order to be cared for properly. Although your intentions may be good, it is important to consider the following before giving a pet as a gift.
Carolina Prime Pet Inc. has recalled Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips in a 5-count package due to a positive Salmonella test.
Since late April, the OVMA has had an ongoing discussion with the Oregon Board of Pharmacy on the issue of pet prescriptions and the dispensing of products via an online outlet or brick and mortar pharmacy. In order to obtain better information on what veterinary practices are experiencing across the state, the OVMA conducted this survey in early fall 2012.
Are you considering purchasing your pet's medications from an Internet or mail-order company, or having its prescriptions filled at a retail pharmacy? Before you purchase medications from a source other than your veterinarian, you may want to consider these issues.
Magnolia Bird Farm, Incorporated, of Anaheim, California, is recalling Raw and Roasted In-shell Peanuts and Magnolia Bird Farm Bird seed mixes that contain peanuts, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The peanuts contained in the mixes are being recalled by Sunland, Incorporated, of Portola, New Mexico.
Just as diabetes affects more than 20 million Americans, diabetes is also affecting our pets in increasing numbers. Obesity is a contributing factor. Over 50% of our pets are overweight, which puts them at an increased risk of developing diabetes. In fact, obese cats are four times more likely to develop diabetes than cats at a normal weight.
Veterinarians who want to write Certificates of Veterinary Inspection to certify animals for domestic and international movement must comply with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's National Veterinary Accreditation Program.