October 2, 2015

Halloween Safety Tips for Pet Owners

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

October 1, 2015


Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system. It is transmitted by a bite or saliva from a rabid animal. Recent cases of rabid bats throughout the state, as well as foxes, are a good reminder to keep your pet, including cats, who are more likely to play with a sick bat, up to date on their rabies vaccinations!

October 1, 2015

Toxic Algae Advisories: Clackamas Cove in Clackamette Park | More

Be on the look out for waters that look suspicious — foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish red. When in doubt, stay out!

October 1, 2015

Salix Animal Health Recalls One Lot of Good 'n' Fun - Beefhide Chicken Sticks Due to Salmonella

Salix Animal Health, LLC has recalled of one lot of "Good 'n' Fun - Beefhide Chicken Sticks" because it may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

September 30, 2015

West Nile Virus: 5 Oregon Horses Have Tested Positive

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 28, 2015

OC Raw Dog Recalls Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation Due to Salmonella

OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA is voluntarily recalling 640 lbs. of Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation. This is being done in an abundance of caution, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported and no other OC Raw Dog manufactured products are affected.

September 28, 2015

Western Milling Recalls Western Blend Horse Feed Due to Monensin

Western Milling has recalled 50 lb bags of Western Blend horse feed, LOT 5251, manufactured on September 8, 2015. This voluntary recall was initiated by Western Milling after it learned that an ingredient in the feed in question may contain monensin, an ionophore.

September 28, 2015

OVMA Membership Directory & Resource Guide: Preorder the 2016 Directory

Preorder a printed copy of the 2016 OVMA Membership Directory by December 31, 2015.

September 19, 2015

Fall's Seasonal Hazards for Pets

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.

September 18, 2015

Canine Parvovirus

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.