News

October 15, 2009

Chicken Jerky Products for Dogs

FDA continues to receive complaints of dogs experiencing illness that their owners or veterinarians associate with consumption of chicken jerky products.

October 15, 2009

EPA Increases Scrutiny of Flea and Tick Control Products for Pets

Due to a recent sharp increase in the number of incidents being reported from the use of spot-on pesticide products for flea and tick control for pets, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is intensifying its evaluation of whether further restrictions on the use of these products are necessary to better protect pets.

October 15, 2009

Nutro Recalls Selected Puppy Food Due to Possible Plastic Contamination

Small pieces of melted plastic were recently found in the production line of select varieties of NUTRO®  dry dog and cat food products. Three puppy food products reached some PetSmart and Petco stores in AZ, CA, CO, HI, NM, NV, TX and UT.

September 30, 2009

Health Advisories Issued for Toxic Algae: Harmful to Dogs and Humans

High algae levels have been found in various bodies of water in Oregon. Four dogs in Southern Oregon have died as a result of contact with blue-green algae in Elk Creek near Elkton. Algae advisories can be found on the DHS Harmful Algae Bloom Surveillance (HABS) Program site.

Incoming President Dr. Rob Shimek's Remarks

At ceremonies held during the recent Oregon Veterinary Conference in Corvallis, Dr. Robert Shimek of Salem became the new OVMA president.

OVMA Responds to Multnomah County Animal Services Taskforce Report

We have been monitoring the progress of the Taskforce’s activities. A prohibition on veterinarians providing services to unlicensed animals is not one of the seven recommendations the Taskforce has submitted to the City Council and County Commissioners in its final report.

Make a Wish Contest Winners Announced

In honor of Oregon's 150th birthday, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association held a Make a Wish contest at this summer's Oregon State Fair. Fairgoers were able to make a wish on behalf of their pet or someone else's.

Histoplasmosis Infections in Indoor-only Cats in Non-Endemic Areas

Three clusters of feline histoplasmosis infection have been reported in indoor-only cats in the non-endemic states of Colorado, California, and Texas.

"Too Big to Miss" State Fair Contest Winners Announced!

Thank you to all who visited the OVMA booth at the Oregon State Fair and to those who entered our "Too Big to Miss" contest.

VCPR/Exam Q&A

Answers to questions commonly posed to the OVMA office about exams and VCPRs.