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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Every year, approximately 4.7 million people in the US are bitten by dogs, with children between the ages of five and nine the most likely to be bitten. Seventy percent of fatal dog bite cases involve children.
March is Women’s History Month – a time to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. In honor of this celebration, we want to share inspiring facts about notable women in Oregon’s veterinary profession.
Darwin’s Natural Pet Products of Tukwila, Wash., a manufacturer of fresh raw meals for dogs, today announced it is voluntarily recalling a total of four lots of products after testing showed that some of the Chicken and Duck with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs may contain Salmonella, and the Turkey with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs sample may contain Salmonella and E. coli O128. These pathogens can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.
The J.M. Smucker Company recalled specific lots of two varieties of Milo’s Kitchen® dog treats, distributed nationally, because the products potentially contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone.
Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA, is voluntarily recalling lot #GA0131 of BRB Complete raw pet food because of the potential of contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
Spring is the season when people purchase "baby chicks" for their backyard poultry flocks or to give as Easter gifts, but one public health expert advises caution around these cute, fuzzy birds. The problem: Baby poultry carry salmonella bacteria that can cause serious illness.
Easter lilies, "grass" and chocolate are hazards to your pets that you should be aware of. Hundreds of cats are poisoned each year by Easter lilies. Many other varieties of the lily family, including tiger, day, rubrum, stargazer, and Japanese show are toxic to cats and can cause kidney failure within 72 hours. Lilies should be removed from homes with cats, or kept out of reach.
Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is recalling one lot of Free-Range Chicken and one lot of Free-Range Turkey Recipe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.