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November 10, 2021

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.

November 5, 2021

Be on the lookout 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 2, 2021

We will continue to update Oregon veterinarians with important developments regarding COVID-19 that impact the veterinary community. We are all in this together.

October 29, 2021

Tips for keeping your pet safe on the spookiest night of the year, and in the weeks leading up to it.

October 28, 2021

Purina Animal Nutrition has recalls one lot of certain products for cattle livestock and for wildlife such as deer, antelope, and wild sheep due to the potential of elevated urea levels.

October 26, 2021

The CDC says that, at present, there is no evidence to suggest that pets such as dogs or cats will become a source of COVID-19 infection in humans. Regardliness, it is always a good idea to wash your hands with soap and water after contact with pets to help avoid transmission of other illness-causing agents, such as E. coli and Salmonella.

October 18, 2021

With your contribution to VOTE PAC (Veterinarians Organized to Elect), you can support your profession and put $50 or $100 back in your pocket. Your support helps the OVMA support legislators who have been there for the profession. We also encourage all members of the practice team to take advantage of the direct dollar-for-dollar tax credit allowance.

October 13, 2021

Tuffy's Pet Foods is issuing a recall of approximately 1,600 cases of Pure Vita Salmon Entree Dog Food in a Tetrapak carton following notification from the product manufacturer of potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.

October 5, 2021

Now that summer has drawn to an end, it’s important to remember all those upcoming seasonal toxins that we need to be aware of! With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, now's the time to educate yourself on the pet poisons that are around your house commonly seen by Pet Poison Helpline (PPH) during this time of the year.

October 4, 2021

Fromm Family Foods is issuing a voluntary recall of approximately 5,500 cases of Fromm Four-Star Shredded Entrée dog food due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.

October 4, 2021

Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system. It is transmitted by a bite or saliva from a rabid animal.

September 30, 2021

FDA is alerting veterinarians and animal owners/caretakers not to use compounded products intended to be sterile from Greenpark Compounding Pharmacy. Animal owners/caretakers who have received compounded drugs produced by Greenpark Compounding Pharmacy and have concerns should contact their veterinarian as appropriate.

September 23, 2021

OVMA President Dr. Heidi Houchen presented the OSU CCVM Class of 2025 with their White Coats.

September 16, 2021

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.

September 13, 2021

West Nile virus can affect humans, horses, and many types of birds. It is carried by mosquitoes, which become carriers by feeding on infected birds.

September 9, 2021

If you believe that you or someone you know is in a crisis, please seek help immediately by calling 1-800-273-8255 or contacting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s Crisis chat team.

August 16, 2021

Wet Noses Natural Dog Treat Company of Monroe, Washington is recalling approximately 51,000 packages of Simply Nourish frozen dog food, due to it containing elevated levels of Vitamin D.

August 12, 2021

Those who wish to bring a pet into their families are encouraged to consider their ability to provide for a pet's care, grooming, food, and medical bills. Pet owners should plan for the costs of unexpected illness or injury.

August 12, 2021

To renew your OVMA membership, please login to your member account. On your account page, you will see a link to renew your membership.

July 29, 2021

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is recalling certain products due to potentially elevated levels of Aflatoxin above the acceptable limit. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities. No illnesses have been reported in association with these products to date.

July 12, 2021

Health advisories issued for air quality also apply to animals. Smoke, ash and dust from wildfires affects pets, birds, horses, livestock and wildlife.

June 23, 2021

4th of July celebrations might be a lot of fun for people, but they can be downright scary for our animals, especially cats, dogs and horses.

June 14, 2021

Purina Animal Nutrition is initiating a very limited voluntary recall of one lot of Purina® RangeLand® 30-13 (125#) beef cattle feed. This recall is being initiated as a precaution related to tubs that are too soft, allowing over-consumption, which could result in urea toxicity.

June 14, 2021

Freshpet Inc. is announcing a voluntary recall of a single lot of Freshpet® Select Small Dog Bite Size Beef & Egg Recipe Dog Food (1 lb. bags), with Sell by Date 10/30/2021, due to potential contamination with Salmonella. The Freshpet Team had designated this single lot for destruction, but it was inadvertently shipped to retailers in limited geographic markets between June 7 to June 10, 2021.

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