November 12, 2014

Winter Pet Care Tips

Keep your pets safe and warm this winter with these helpful tips.

October 23, 2014

Pet Medications: Issues to Consider When Purchasing Online or at a Retail Pharmacy

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.

October 23, 2014

Support VOTE PAC

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.

October 22, 2014

Pet Prescriptions: Your Animal's Health Always Comes First

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.

October 10, 2014

Oregon Compounding Centers, Inc., dba Creative Compounds, Recalls Human and Veterinary Sterile Products

Oregon Compounding Centers, Inc., dba Creative Compounds, is voluntarily recalling certain unexpired human and veterinary sterile products to the consumer level due to lack of sterility assurance. The recalled veterinary products include: Apomorphine HCL 3mg/ml injectable, Cyclosporine-E Plus 2% Ophthalmic, and Polysulf Glucosamin Glycan 10% injectable.

October 8, 2014

Do You Need Your Own DEA License?

While not having your own DEA license may save an associate or the practice the cost of the license fee, there are several reasons why this is not advisable.

October 8, 2014

Animal Welfare Update: Fall 2014

With three months left in the calendar year, 2014 already has been significant for the welfare of animals, and for Oregon in particular. Following is a look at recent developments as well as highlights from several court cases that have bearing on the state’s approach to animal welfare.

September 29, 2014

Bravo Recalls Select Lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken Pet Foods Due to Salmonella

Bravo of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. 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.

September 19, 2014

Hydrocodone Combination Products to Become Schedule II Controlled Substances

Concerned about the diversion of hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) and the potential for abuse, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has rescheduled all hydrocodone combination products as Schedule II, effective October 6, 2014. The new scheduling impacts all HCPs, including liquids such as Tussionex, Hycodan and all generic equivalent products. Single-entity hydrocodone has always been a C-II drug.

September 9, 2014

Salmon Poisoning Disease ("Fish Disease")

Salmon poisoning disease is a potentially fatal condition seen in dogs who have ingested certain types of raw fish found in the Pacific Northwest from San Francisco to the coast of Alaska. It is most prevalent from northern California to the Puget Sound. It is also seen inland along the rivers of fish migration.