News

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.

November 1, 2013

Diabetes in Pets: November is Pet Diabetes Awareness Month

Just as diabetes affects more than 20 million Americans, diabetes is also affecting our pets in increasing numbers. Obesity is a contributing factor. Over 50% of our pets are overweight, which puts them at an increased risk of developing diabetes. In fact, obese cats are four times more likely to develop diabetes than cats at a normal weight.

November 1, 2013

Bailey's Choice Recalls Two Lots of Chicken Jerky Treats Due to Salmonella

Bailey's Choice Dog Treats of Georgia has recalled chicken jerky treats in various sizes marked with lot number #132881 and expiration date Feb. 2014, along with five-ounce bags of chicken jerky with a lot number of "Jun 5 2013."

October 31, 2013

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 22, 2013

FDA Asks Veterinarians to Assist in Ongoing Jerky Treat Investigation

The FDA is asking veterinarians to assist in their investigation of the cause of reported pet illnesses associated with jerky pet treat products by submitting samples, educating clients, and reporting pet illnesses associated with jerky treats. As of September 24, 2013, FDA has received approximately 3000 reports of illness, involving more than 3600 dogs, 10 cats, and including more than 580 deaths.

October 22, 2013

Canine Influenza (H3N8) Virus: Information for DVMs

Influenza A viruses, such as CI (family Orthomyxoviridae), are known to cause acute respiratory disease in humans, horses, pigs, and domestic poultry. Influenza A virus subtype H3N8 has emerged as a respiratory pathogen in dogs, associated with outbreaks of acute respiratory disease.