Ways to keep pets safe during the winter holidays.
Pets can bring joy and companionship into someone’s life, but they are also a responsibility. They require time, energy, and money in order to be cared for properly. Although your intentions may be good, it is important to consider the following before giving a pet as a gift.
Pet owners should be aware of the potential risks to their dogs or cats if they ingest this drug. Please keep all marijuana plants, as well as products and foods containing marijuana, in secure locations such as pet-proof containers and in locked cabinets.
Be on the look out for waters that look suspicious — foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish red, or bright green cells suspended in the water column. When in doubt, stay out!
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.
Cancer is a leading cause of disease-related death in older pets. Just as in humans, early detection can make the difference in treatment options and outcomes. Your observations of your pet's behavior and health are important. If you notice any of these signs in your pet, please consult with your veterinarian.
With your contribution to VOTE PAC (Veterinarians Organized to Elect), you can support your profession and put $50 or $100 back in your pocket. Your support helps the OVMA support legislators who have been there for the profession. We also encourage all members of the practice team to take advantage of the direct dollar-for-dollar tax credit allowance.
Earthquakes, floods, wildfires, hazardous material spills—man-made or natural disasters can strike anytime, anywhere. Put a preparedness plan in place now to keep you and your pets safe. Remember, your pets depend on you for their safety.
Now that summer has drawn to an end, it’s important to remember all those upcoming seasonal toxins that we need to be aware of! With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, now's the time to educate yourself on the pet poisons that are around your house commonly seen by Pet Poison Helpline (PPH) during this time of the year.
Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system. It is transmitted by a bite or saliva from a rabid animal.
Tips for keeping your pet safe on the spookiest night of the year, and in the weeks leading up to it.
Are you considering purchasing your pet's medications from an Internet or mail-order company, or having its prescriptions filled at a community or retail pharmacy? Before you purchase medications from a source other than your veterinarian, you may want to consider these issues.
Your veterinarian has extensive education in animal medications and is best qualified to prescribe the correct medication for your pet in the right form at the appropriate dosage. There are important differences between pets and people in terms of dosages, potential adverse reactions, and reasons for use of various medications. It is important that your veterinarian is involved in all decisions regarding your pet’s medications.
The 2017 OVMA Membership Directory & Resource Guide is now available.
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.
Issues to consider when using compounded drugs in veterinary practice.
Hurricane Maria has destroyed at least 4 veterinary clinics in Puerto Rico, where the true extent of damage to the veterinary and animal community is not yet known due to communications outages.
Starting on October 1, it will be illegal to drive while holding an electronic device (e.g. cell phone, tablets, GPS, laptop). The purpose of the law is to have individuals focus on their driving and put away distractions.
The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board (OVMEB) has proposed an administrative rule that requires veterinary facilities to post a public notice letting clients know that they may obtain a written prescription for ordered medications, if that is their preference.
Disaster preparedness tips for large animal and equine owners.
Cat owners should remember that our little feline friends are very good at hiding their illnesses. Without regular veterinary visits, a disease or condition could go unnoticed for months or years, until severe symptoms finally appear. Here are some things to look for in determining whether your cat may be sick.
Congratulations to Portia Trabue, winner of our Oregon State Fair coloring contest!
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Health advisories issued for air quality also apply to animals. Smoke, ash and dust from wildfires affects pets, birds, horses, livestock and wildlife.
Wildfires continue to threaten humans and animals across a wide swath in Oregon. Veterinary practices, allied industry, and animal-related organizations have stepped forward to assist animals and people in need.