At ceremonies held during the 2015 Oregon Veterinary Conference in Corvallis, the OVMA honored several individuals for their service to the veterinary profession. The Awards of Excellence are given annually to deserving people and organizations.
Each year, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association and the Oregon Animal Health Foundation honor animals who, through unselfish and courageous accomplishments, exemplify the affection, loyalty, security, public service, and value of the human-animal bond. This year, Raido, a search and rescue dog, was inducted into the Oregon Animal Hall of Fame™.
After last week's news about a lawsuit filed against Nestle Purina PetCare Company regarding Beneful dog food, we have received calls from member clinics with concerns and questions raised by clients about the safety of this food. Understandably, clients who feed Beneful may be concerned.
Purina Animal Nutrition LLC has initiated a limited voluntary recall of DuMOR® Sheep Formula in Florida due to the potential for a higher-than-acceptable level of copper, which can cause health issues and potential mortality. There has been one report of sheep mortality associated with the single lot that is being recalled.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an update on its ongoing investigation into pet illnesses and deaths in animals that ate jerky pet treats. This update includes the latest information about complaints of illnesses, testing findings, and measures taken by the agency to identify the cause of the illnesses and deaths.
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.
Pet International of Miami, Florida is recalling 1500 units of 6” Beef Trachea Pet Treat because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals (i.e. dogs) 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. Sold in Colorado.
The 2015 OVMA membership directory is now available.
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.
The need for dental care isn't limited to dogs and cats. Rabbits, exotics and pocket pets need dental care, too!