Easter lilies, "grass" and chocolate are hazards to your pets that you should be aware of. Hundreds of cats are poisoned each year by Easter lilies. Many other varieties of the lily family, including tiger, day, rubrum, stargazer, and Japanese show are toxic to cats and can cause kidney failure within 72 hours. Lilies should be removed from homes with cats, or kept out of reach.
Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is recalling one lot of Free-Range Chicken and one lot of Free-Range Turkey Recipe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Through our public relations program, we are proud to promote the veterinary profession and educate the public on animal health issues. Following are media opportunities sourced by the OVMA office, as well as news articles featuring OVMA member veterinarians.
Redbarn Pet Products, LLC of Long Beach, CA is expanding their recall initially issued on February 9th. The recall expanded to include all lots of product manufactured with raw material from a single supplier because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Dr. Simpson will serve as OVMA president until March 2019.
Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA, is recalling lot#GA1102 of Kitten Grind raw pet food because of the potential of contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
Steve’s Real Food of Salt Lake City, Utah is voluntarily recalling one lot of 5lb Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
At ceremonies held during the 2018 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 Animal Health Foundation of Oregon honor animals who, through unselfish and courageous accomplishments, exemplify the affection, loyalty, security, public service, and value of the human-animal bond.
Northwest Naturals of Portland, Oregon is recalling 5 lb. frozen Chicken and Salmon petfood chubs because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, WI, is voluntarily recalling 73 cases of “Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs” pet food because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
TruPet, LLC of Milford, OH, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight, 2.5 oz. pet treats because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
A case of H3N2 canine influenza has been confirmed in a Grants Pass dog. A 7 year-old male Yorkie had traveled to Reno, Nevada with its owner where the dog was exposed to a known case of canine influenza. The dog will remain quarantined for 30 days. The dog is recovering.
The J.M. Smucker Company has initiated a recall of certain canned dog food products from its Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy, and Skippy brands due to the potential for pentobarbital contamination.
Canine influenza virus (CIV) is a viral respiratory infection found primarily in dogs but which can also affect cats. There have been two identified strains of the virus in the US: H3N8 and H3N2. These viruses are considered to be endemic in the United States.
Two bills of interest thus far have been introduced during the short 2018 legislative session, which runs from February 5 to March 11.
As part of an ongoing investigation into complaints associated with products manufactured by Arrow Reliance/Darwin’s Natural of Tukwila, WA, the FDA has confirmed that new samples of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products raw pet foods have tested positive for Salmonella. These raw pet foods include ZooLogics Duck with Vegetable Meals for Dogs Lot #41957 and ZooLogics Chicken with Vegetable Meals for Dogs Lot #41567.
There is a current outbreak of the H3N2 strain of Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) California. Proactive vaccination of at-risk dogs is recommended to protect these patients and prevent a possible outbreak in Oregon.
You may submit your comments on these proposed rules to the OVMEB through March 2, 2018. Contact the OVMEB at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax comments to (971) 673-0226.
Redbarn Pet Products, LLC of Long Beach, CA is voluntarily recalling a single product, Redbarn’s 7-inch Bully Stick three pack, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc. of Sun Valley, CA is recalling 4-oz bags of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies,” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Raws for Paws of Minneapolis, MN is recalling approximately 4,000 pounds of its 5 lb. and 1 lb. chubs of Ground Turkey Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
February is National Pet Dental Health month. Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem affecting adult dogs and cats. Nearly 80% of all dogs and cats over the age of three have periodontal (gum) disease.
Heartworm is a serious, life-threatening disease that can affect dogs, cats and ferrets. The infection may cause inflammation and thickening of the pulmonary arteries, damage to the heart, liver and kidneys, and, if untreated, can lead to heart disease and death. In February 2017, the FDA approved a generic form of melarsomine dihydrochloride for the treatment of heartworm disease in dogs. It is currently the only FDA approved treatment available in the US.