News

March 17, 2021

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.

March 15, 2021

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.

March 2, 2021

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.

February 8, 2021

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.

February 3, 2021

Oregon veterinary professionals have been designated to be part of vaccination Phase 1A, Group 4.

January 13, 2021

We will continue to update Oregon veterinarians with important developments regarding COVID-19 that impact the veterinary community. We are all in this together.

January 12, 2021

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.

December 30, 2020

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 17, 2020

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.

November 16, 2020

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.

October 9, 2020

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.

September 22, 2020

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.

September 15, 2020

Disaster preparedness tips for large animal and equine owners.

September 8, 2020

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.

September 3, 2020

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of certain dog food products due to levels of Aflatoxin that are potentially above the acceptable limit.

August 31, 2020

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of Nature’s Menu® Super Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken & Quail because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

August 21, 2020

The Oregon Veterinary Medical Association has serious concerns regarding the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed guidance for animal compounding contained in draft guidance #256.

August 21, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has greatly upended our lives these past five months, presenting challenges with our personal and professional lives.

July 28, 2020

The new Minimum Standards for Veterinary Drugs, adopted by the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board earlier this year, require facilities to have written policies and procedures on the procurement and management of drugs. In addition, they must be readily retrievable if requested by the OVMEB during an inspection of the facility.

July 7, 2020

The J. M. Smucker Company has recalled one lot of Natural Balance® Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned cat food due to health concerns likely associated with elevated levels of choline chloride.The J. M. Smucker Company has recalled one lot of Natural Balance® Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned cat food due to health concerns likely associated with elevated levels of choline chloride.

June 23, 2020

During the summer months, many of us will be spending more time outdoors with our pets and may be tempted to take our pets along on errands or trips. While interaction with your pet is important for its health and well-being, hot weather does pose risks for our animal friends. Keep your pets cool this summer with these helpful tips.

June 10, 2020

The 2020 OVMA Membership Directory & Resource Guide is now available.

June 1, 2020

PGG/HSC Feed Company, LLC, dba CHS Nutrition of Hermiston, Oregon, is recalling 510 bags (50 lbs. each) of Champion Meat Goat Pellets R20, Medicated Feed due to elevated level of Rumensin (monensin).

April 8, 2020

Without a doubt, the circumstances we are all going through meet the ultimate definition of a “tough time.”

March 26, 2020

The defining characteristic of the coronavirus pandemic, and of the history-making market decline it has engendered, is unknowability.

Pages