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February 16, 2018

A case of H3N2 canine influenza has been confirmed in a Grants Pass dog. A 7 year-old male Yorkie had traveled to Reno, Nevada with its owner where the dog was exposed to a known case of canine influenza. The dog will remain quarantined for 30 days. The dog is recovering.

February 16, 2018

The J.M. Smucker Company has initiated a recall of certain canned dog food products from its Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy, and Skippy brands due to the potential for pentobarbital contamination.

February 16, 2018

Canine influenza virus (CIV) is a viral respiratory infection found primarily in dogs but which can also affect cats. There have been two identified strains of the virus in the US: H3N8 and H3N2. These viruses are considered to be endemic in the United States.

February 15, 2018

Two bills of interest thus far have been introduced during the short 2018 legislative session, which runs from February 5 to March 11.

February 13, 2018

As part of an ongoing investigation into complaints associated with products manufactured by Arrow Reliance/Darwin’s Natural of Tukwila, WA, the FDA has confirmed that new samples of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products raw pet foods have tested positive for Salmonella. These raw pet foods include ZooLogics Duck with Vegetable Meals for Dogs Lot #41957 and ZooLogics Chicken with Vegetable Meals for Dogs Lot #41567.

February 13, 2018

There is a current outbreak of the H3N2 strain of Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) California. Proactive vaccination of at-risk dogs is recommended to protect these patients and prevent a possible outbreak in Oregon.

February 12, 2018

You may submit your comments on these proposed rules to the OVMEB through March 2, 2018. Contact the OVMEB at ovmeb.info@state.or.us or fax comments to (971) 673-0226.

February 12, 2018

Redbarn Pet Products, LLC of Long Beach, CA is voluntarily recalling a single product, Redbarn’s 7-inch Bully Stick three pack, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

February 9, 2018

Raws for Paws of Minneapolis, MN is recalling approximately 4,000 pounds of its 5 lb. and 1 lb. chubs of Ground Turkey Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

February 9, 2018

Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc. of Sun Valley, CA is recalling 4-oz bags of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies,” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

February 2, 2018

February is National Pet Dental Health month. Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem affecting adult dogs and cats. Nearly 80% of all dogs and cats over the age of three have periodontal (gum) disease.

January 22, 2018

Through our public relations program, we are proud to promote the veterinary profession and educate the public on animal health issues. Following are media opportunities sourced by the OVMA office, as well as news articles featuring OVMA member veterinarians.

January 22, 2018

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.

January 19, 2018

Just Food for Dogs is recalling three diets due to the risk of listeria contamination.

January 16, 2018

Horses need extra attention during the cold and wet winter months. By following these helpful tips you can help keep your horse healthy all winter – and all year round.

January 16, 2018

Keep your pets safe and warm this winter with these helpful tips.

December 26, 2017

Our pets provide us with so much affection and unconditional love that we often consider them part of the family and may want to include them in our New Year's resolutions.  Here are some ways to include your pets in your resolutions.

December 18, 2017

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.

December 14, 2017

Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious gastrointestinal disease. Puppies less than 6 months old and unvaccinated dogs are most at risk to contract a serious case of the disease, which can be fatal.

December 11, 2017

Ways to keep pets safe during the winter holidays.

December 11, 2017

Pet owners should be aware of the potential risks to their dogs or cats if they ingest this drug. Please keep all marijuana plants, as well as products and foods containing marijuana, in secure locations such as pet-proof containers and in locked cabinets.

December 6, 2017

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!

November 28, 2017

Cancer is a leading cause of disease-related death in older pets. Just as in humans, early detection can make the difference in treatment options and outcomes. Your observations of your pet's behavior and health are important. If you notice any of these signs in your pet, please consult with your veterinarian.

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