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April 3, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine is urging veterinarians and pet owners not to use products made and distributed by the Prescription Center pharmacy, located at 915 Hay St., Fayetteville, North Carolina. In an inspection conducted in March by the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy (NC BOP), state inspectors observed significant deficiencies that raise concerns about the company’s ability to assure the sterility, stability and potency of the sterile and non-sterile human and veterinary drug products that it produced.

April 2, 2015

Dr. Meyer has operated Applegate Animal Clinic PC in Murphy, Oregon since 1982. He has a mixed animal practice catering to the needs of the local community. He brings to the OVMA an interest in improving the quality of the human-animal bond relationship and, thus, improving the quality of life for animals and people in Oregon.

March 18, 2015

Senior pets should have veterinary exams twice a year to help detect and treat illness or disease as early as possible.

March 17, 2015

Spring is the season when people purchase "baby chicks" for their backyard poultry flocks or to give as Easter gifts, but one public health expert advises caution around these cute, fuzzy birds. The problem: Baby poultry carry salmonella bacteria that can cause serious illness.

March 16, 2015

Primal Pet Foods has recalled a single batch production code of Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula 3-pound bag due to low thiamine levels.

March 2, 2015

After last week's news about a lawsuit filed against Nestle Purina PetCare Company regarding Beneful dog food, we have received calls from member clinics with concerns and questions raised by clients about the safety of this food. Understandably, clients who feed Beneful may be concerned.

February 24, 2015

Purina Animal Nutrition LLC has initiated a limited voluntary recall of DuMOR® Sheep Formula in Florida due to the potential for a higher-than-acceptable level of copper, which can cause health issues and potential mortality. There has been one report of sheep mortality associated with the single lot that is being recalled.

February 19, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an update on its ongoing investigation into pet illnesses and deaths in animals that ate jerky pet treats. This update includes the latest information about complaints of illnesses, testing findings, and measures taken by the agency to identify the cause of the illnesses and deaths.

February 12, 2015

Tuffy's Pet Foods, Inc. of Perham, MN is voluntarily recalling specific lots of 4 lb. bags of Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Tuffy's manufactured the product for Nutrisca.

February 12, 2015

Pet International of Miami, Florida is recalling 1500 units of 6” Beef Trachea Pet Treat because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals (i.e. dogs) eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Sold in Colorado.

February 9, 2015

The need for dental care isn't limited to dogs and cats. Rabbits, exotics and pocket pets need dental care, too!

February 9, 2015

A professional veterinary dental cleaning is a key component in keeping your pet healthy. Dental disease in pets can lead to the loss of teeth, as well as to serious health conditions such as heart, lung and kidney disease. This article describes what happens in a typical professional veterinary dental cleaning.

February 6, 2015

J.J. Fuds in Valparaiso, IN is expanding their recall to include all lots and products of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks, Beef Tender Chunks and Duckling Tender Chunks Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and or Salmonella, organisms which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

February 2, 2015

Grill-Phoria LLC of Loveland, Colorado is recalling approximately 200 3.5 oz bags of Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These bags were distributed and manufactured between September 20, 2014 through January 2, 2015, and do not have lot codes.

January 30, 2015

With Valentine's Day comes gifts, many of which include candies and flowers. Here are some of the most common culprits of pet poisonings related to these well-intentioned gifts.

January 19, 2015

Oma’s Pride of Avon, CT is recalling Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal because it has the potential to be contaminated with SalmonellaSalmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

January 8, 2015

Issues to consider when using compounded drugs in veterinary practice.

January 2, 2015

Barkworthies of Richmond, VA is recalling select lots of Barkworthies Chicken Vittles dog chews because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

January 2, 2015

Jump Your Bones, Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida is voluntarily recalling Jump Your Bones brand name Roo Bites (Cubes) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date.

December 31, 2014

Our pets provide us with so much affection and unconditional love that we often consider them part of the family and may want to include them in our New Year's resolutions.  Here are some ways to include your pets in your resolutions.

December 19, 2014

Oregon has activated a multi-agency response plan following the confirmation of highly pathogenic avian influenza in domestic birds in Winston, in Douglas County. There is no immediate public health concern, state officials said, and poultry and egg products remain safe to eat. The H5N8 avian influenza virus was confirmed by the US Department of Agriculture in guinea fowl and chickens from a small backyard poultry flock.

December 17, 2014

Tristar Equine Marketing, LLC is recalling all lots of Gastrotec down to the consumer level. Gastrotec was previously marketed by Tristar as an OTC drug for use in horses, and contains a combination of Omeprazole and Misoprostol. This recall has been initiated due to information from the FDA that Gastrotec must have an approved new animal drug application to be legally marketed in the United States. Gastrotec is not approved by the FDA. As a consequence, Tristar has ceased all production and sales of Gastrotec and is recalling the product.

December 9, 2014

The Oregon Board of Pharmacy (OBP) is proposing an administrative rule that would allow it to inspect veterinary practices and other drug outlets to ensure that medications are safely handled and stored.

December 1, 2014

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.

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