News

June 18, 2013

Natura Pet Products Recalls Innova, Evo, California Natural, Healthwise, Karma and Mother Nature Dry Foods and Treats Due to Salmonella

Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food and treats because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

June 13, 2013

Hartz Mountain Corporation Recalls One Lot of Wardley Betta Fish Food 1.2 oz. Due to Possible Salmonella

The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Wardley Betta Fish Food 1.2 oz. size due to concerns that one or more containers within the lot may have been potentially contaminated with Salmonella.

June 12, 2013

Court Reaffirms Pets are Property

The Texas Supreme Court issued a long-awaited opinion in Medlen v. Strickland, refusing to allow noneconomic damages for loss of a pet in a case involving a local municipal shelter. The high court reversed the judgment of a state court of appeals. (If you would like a copy of the complete opinion, contact the OVMA office).

May 15, 2013

Outdoor Hazards for Pets

The arrival of warmer weather means more time outside for you and your pets. But even in your own back yard, there are some potential hazards that could get in the way of the fun.

May 15, 2013

Dog Bites Can Be Prevented

Every year, there are approximately 4.5 million people bitten by dogs, with children between the ages of five and nine the most likely to be bitten. The good news is that dog bites *are* preventable. It’s up to people, not dogs, to stop dog bites.

May 10, 2013

Bimeda-MTC Animal Health Inc. Recalls Injectable Fluids Due to Sterility Issues

Bimeda Inc., on behalf of the manufacturer, Bimeda-MTC Animal Health Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Calcium Gluconate, one lot of Dextrose 50%, and one lot of Hypertonic Saline, all of which are in the form of injectable fluids, to the user level. These injectable fluids are being recalled as a precautionary measure; because of departures from customary sterility procedures, sterility cannot be entirely assured.

May 7, 2013

Cargill Recalls Showmaster® S-Series Show Lamb Feed (BW): Incorrect Sodium Molybdate Levels

Cargill’s animal nutrition business today announced a voluntary recall of Showmaster® S-Series Show Lamb Feed (BW) because it contained incorrect sodium molybdate levels. To date, there are 170, 50-pound bags of feed still out in the market. Cargill continues to take appropriate steps to pursue retrieval on those bags.

April 25, 2013

Fleas: Treatment & Prevention

If your dog or cat is itching and scratching, fleas are a likely culprit. Flea season usually begins in spring and lasts through the summer, but fleas can survive year round in western Oregon's moderate climate. Fleas that live on your pet can easily spread to your house or yard and vice versa, so it's important to treat both your pet and your pet's environment.

April 19, 2013

Natura Pet Recalls EVO, Innova, California Natural, Karma and HealthWise Dry Pet Foods & Treats Due to Salmonella

Natura Pet Products has recalled dry pet food (EVO, Innova, California Natural and HealthWise) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This recall was expanded today to include Natura's dry dog, cat and ferret food products with expiration dates through March 24, 2014.

April 19, 2013

Merit Bird Company Recalls Vitae Bird Food Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination

Merit Bird Company, LLC of Chatsworth, California has recalled various Vitae brand bird food shipped between May 2012 to February 2013, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.