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January 2, 2015

Barkworthies Recalls Chicken Vittles Dog Chews Due to Salmonella

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

Roo Bites Pet Treats Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

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

New Year's Resolutions for Pet Owners

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

H5N8 Avian Influenza Virus Found in Douglas County Flock

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 Recalls Gastrotec

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

Non-Pharmacy Dispensing Concept

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

Giving Pets as Gifts: Consider the Choice Carefully

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 25, 2014

Natura Pet Recalls 5 Lots of Dry Cat and Dry Ferret Food Due to Vitamin Insufficiency

Natura Pet Products has recalled certain dry cat and dry ferret food lots produced in its Fremont, Nebraska facility. Due to a formulation error, these products contain insufficient levels of vitamins and excess minerals.

November 25, 2014

Recognizing and Managing Compassion Fatigue

Veterinary professionals, like most caregivers, tend to be naturally compassionate people, but sometimes caring too much can hurt. It’s hard to remain emotionally unaffected by the trauma your patients (and their owners) are experiencing. Seeing and caring for severely injured and acutely ill animals day after day – some of which are untreatable, while others might be medically treatable but still need to be euthanized because their owners cannot afford treatment – takes its toll.

November 13, 2014

Ebola & Pets

New guidelines for how to manage pets that have been potentially exposed to Ebola have been developed by veterinary and public health experts from the AVMA, CDC, USDA and other organizations.