The J. M. Smucker Co.has recalled two lots of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food (30 lb bag) due to potential salmonella contamination.
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.
Every year, approximately 4.7 million people in the US are bitten by dogs, with children between the ages of five and nine the most likely to be bitten. Seventy percent of fatal dog bite cases involve children.
Midwestern Pet Foods is recalling specific expiration dates of certain dog and cat food brands including CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportstrail, Sportmix and Meridian brands produced at its Monmouth, Illinois production facility because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. A full list of recalled products may be found at the end of this announcement.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) has confirmed rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2) in a feral domestic rabbit found dead in Milwaukie, a suburb of Portland.
Bravo Packing, Inc. of Carneys Point, NJ is expanding the previously announced voluntary recall of two pet food products to now include all pet food and bones in all package sizes.
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.
At ceremonies held during the 2021 Oregon Veterinary Conference, held virtually, the OVMA honored two individuals for their service to the veterinary profession and animals. The Awards of Excellence are given annually to deserving people and organizations.
Ingestion of even small amounts of certain plants can be harmful or fatal to a pet. Symptoms of plant poisoning include: irritation to skin and/or mouth, drooling, diarrhea, seizures, unconsciousness, and vomiting.
Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc. of Weston, OH, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Vitakraft Vita Smart Hedgehog Food because it has 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.
Advocating before the Oregon legislature on behalf of the veterinary profession is a primary role of the OVMA.
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.
Oregon veterinary professionals have been designated to be part of vaccination Phase 1A, Group 4.
We will continue to update Oregon veterinarians with important developments regarding COVID-19 that impact the veterinary community. We are all in this together.
FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about certain Sportmix pet food products manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. that may contain potentially fatal levels of aflatoxin.
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.
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.
Keep your pets safe and warm this winter with these helpful tips.
The CDC says that, at present, there is no evidence to suggest that pets such as dogs or cats will become a source of COVID-19 infection in humans. Regardliness, it is always a good idea to wash your hands with soap and water after contact with pets to help avoid transmission of other illness-causing agents, such as E. coli and Salmonella.
Albright’s Raw Dog Food of Fort Wayne, IN is voluntarily recalling 67 cases of Chicken Recipe for Dogs because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Sunshine Mills, Inc. is expanding its voluntary recall of certain pet food products that were made with corn that contained Aflatoxin at levels above FDA’s action levels. Brands include Champ, Field Trial, Good Dog, and others.
Real Pet Food Company is voluntarily recalling Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe 4 lb. bags because it has 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.
Disaster preparedness tips for large animal and equine owners.
The state’s workplace and safety division will soon approve regulations that require all employers to implement risk-reducing measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. The temporary rule, which could take effect no later than Monday, September 14, would remain in effect for 180 days.