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February 12, 2015

2015 OVMA Membership Directory & Resource Guide Now Available

The 2015 OVMA membership directory is now available.

February 12, 2015

Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food 4 Lb Bags Recalled Due to Salmonella

Tuffy's Pet Foods, Inc. of Perham, MN is voluntarily recalling specific lots of 4 lb. bags of Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Tuffy's manufactured the product for Nutrisca.

February 9, 2015

What Happens in a Veterinary Dental Cleaning

A professional veterinary dental cleaning is a key component in keeping your pet healthy. Dental disease in pets can lead to the loss of teeth, as well as to serious health conditions such as heart, lung and kidney disease. This article describes what happens in a typical professional veterinary dental cleaning.

February 9, 2015

Dental Care for Your Rabbit, Exotic or Pocket Pet

The need for dental care isn't limited to dogs and cats. Rabbits, exotics and pocket pets need dental care, too!

February 6, 2015

J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks, Beef Tender Chunks and Duckling Tender Chunks Pet Food Recalled Due to Listeria and/or Salmonella

J.J. Fuds in Valparaiso, IN is expanding their recall to include all lots and products of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks, Beef Tender Chunks and Duckling Tender Chunks Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and or Salmonella, organisms which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

February 4, 2015

Dental Care for Your Pet

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.

February 2, 2015

Grill-Phoria LLC Recalls Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs Due to Salmonella Risk

Grill-Phoria LLC of Loveland, Colorado is recalling approximately 200 3.5 oz bags of Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These bags were distributed and manufactured between September 20, 2014 through January 2, 2015, and do not have lot codes.

January 30, 2015

Valentine’s Day Safety Tips for Pet Owners

With Valentine's Day comes gifts, many of which include candies and flowers. Here are some of the most common culprits of pet poisonings related to these well-intentioned gifts.

January 19, 2015

Oma’s Pride Recalls Purr Complete Feline Poultry Meal Due to Salmonella Risk

Oma’s Pride of Avon, CT is recalling Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal because it has the potential to be contaminated with SalmonellaSalmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.