News

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

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.

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 17, 2013

Canine Influenza (H3N8) Virus: Three Oregon Cases in 2013

Canine influenza is a flu virus, subtype H3N8, that causes respiratory infection in dogs. There were 3 confirmed cases in Oregon in 2013.

October 10, 2013

Reportable Diseases

Oregon Administrative Rules require veterinarians to report certain diseases to the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

October 8, 2013

OSHA Changes Take Effect December 1, 2013

December 1, 2013 is the deadline set by OSHA for employers,  including veterinary practices, to have trained their healthcare team on the new label elements and safety data sheet format.

September 30, 2013

West Nile Virus

West Nile virus can affect humans, horses, and many types of birds. It is carried by mosquitoes, which become carriers by feeding on infected birds.