News

July 8, 2015

Members in the News

Through our public relations program, we are proud to promote the veterinary profession and educate the public on animal health issues. Following are some examples of media opportunities sourced by the OVMA office, as well as news articles featuring OVMA member veterinarians. This page will be updated frequently so check back for "new" news.

July 6, 2015

Stella & Chewy's Recalls Cat and Dog Food Products Due to Listeria Concerns

Stella & Chewy’s is voluntarily recalling some of its products due to concerns of a possible presence of Listeria Monocytogenes. The recall was prompted by a positive test confirming Listeria monocytogenes in Chewy’s Chicken Freeze-Dried Dinner Patties for Dogs, 15 ounce, Lot #111–15, during routine surveillance testing by the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

June 30, 2015

Fourth of July Safety for Pets & Horses

4th of July celebrations might be a lot of fun for people, but they can be downright scary for our animals, especially cats, dogs and horses.

June 30, 2015

Marijuana & Pets

Cases of marijuana poisoning in pets, and specifically in dogs, increased dramatically in states such as Washington and Colorado after recreational use was legalized. With the legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon on July 1, pet owners should be aware of the potential risks to their dogs or cats if they ingest this drug. Please keep all marijuana plants, as well as products and foods containing marijuana, in secure locations such as pet-proof containers and in locked cabinets.

June 22, 2015

Household Hazards for Pets

Help keep your pet safe by being aware of these common household hazards.

June 5, 2015

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition Recalls Five Nutrish® Wet Cat Food Varieties For Potentially Elevated Vitamin D Levels

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition of Meadville, PA is voluntarily recalling five varieties of Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® wet cat food, including Ocean Fish-a-licious, Lip Smackin’ Sardine & Mackerel, Ocean Fish & Chicken Catch-iatore, Tuna Purrfection, and certain lot codes of Paw Lickin’ Chicken & Liver due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D.

June 2, 2015

Statement on House Bill 3494 A-Engrossed

Veterinarians want to help encourage and preserve the special relationship between people and their pets – to keep the family together.

May 18, 2015

OC Raw Dog Recalls Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation Because of Possible Salmonella

OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA is voluntarily recalling 2055 lbs. of Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

May 11, 2015

EHV-1 Outbreak: 4 Horses Test Positive

One Marion county horse has been hospitalized after testing positive for the neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1). The horse, which has been treated at Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine’s Large Animal Hospital, began showing acute neurologic signs on April 28 and was immediately referred to OSU. The positive EHV-1 diagnosis was made April 29.

May 5, 2015

Blue Seal Home Fresh Starter Amp Medicated Poultry Feed Recalled Due to Excess Salt

Kent Nutrition Group, Inc. is recalling one lot of its Blue Seal Home Fresh Starter Amp Medicated Poultry Feed. The recall is being implemented due to the discovery of excess salt in the feed concerning lot number 1015072.