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December 27, 2013

New Year's Resolutions for Pet Owners

Our pets provide us with so much affection and unconditional love that we often consider them part of the family and may want to include them in our New Year's resolutions.  Here are some ways to include your pets in your resolutions.

December 4, 2013

Cargill Recalls Select Nutrena® NatureWise® Meatbird and Chick Starter Feed

Cargill's animal nutrition business has recalled two Nutrena NatureWise poultry feeds due to incorrect levels of calcium. The affected products were manufactured at Cargill's facilities in Flora, Ill., Oklahoma City, Okla., Abilene, Texas, and Mineola, Texas, between May 1, 2013 and Nov. 21, 2013.

November 21, 2013

Holiday Pet Care Tips

Ways to keep pets safe during the winter holidays.

November 21, 2013

Winter Pet Care Tips

Keep your pets safe and warm this winter with these helpful tips.

November 14, 2013

Questions About Trifexis? Talk to Your Veterinarian

A recent media report from Atlanta has drawn attention to Trifexis, a flea, heartworm and parasite preventive medication. A few owners believe the medication contributed to or caused the death of their dogs. Elanco, the manufacturer of Trifexis, has stated that the medication was not the case of these fatalities. If your dog uses this medication and you have concerns, we encourage you to talk to your veterinarian. The best person to talk to about this (or any) pet medication is your veterinarian.

November 14, 2013

Bailey's Choice LLC Recalls Chicken Treats Due to Salmonella

Bailey's Choice LLC in Waleska, GA is recalling its 5 oz. packages of chicken treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These products were not sold in Oregon.

November 14, 2013

Rabies

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!

November 12, 2013

OSHA Compliance: An Ounce of Prevention

To help the veterinary profession better understand its role and responsibilities with respect to Oregon's OSHA requirements, the OVMA developed a comprehensive, user-friendly manual and DVD called An Ounce of Prevention as an educational tool for practices. These tools are free to our members.

November 7, 2013

Bailey's Choice Pet Treat Recall Expanded

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats, LLC, of Waleska, Ga., is expanding its earlier pet treat recall to include additional five-ounce packages of dog treats.

November 4, 2013

City of Portland to Require Sick Leave for Employees as of January 1, 2014

Beginning January 1, 2014, veterinary practice owners will be required to provide 40 hours of sick leave each year to eligible employees who work within Portland’s city limits.