News

April 12, 2021

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.

April 5, 2021

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.

April 5, 2021

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.

March 29, 2021

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.

March 26, 2021

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.

March 17, 2021

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.

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 16, 2021

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.

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 23, 2021

Advocating before the Oregon legislature on behalf of the veterinary profession is a primary role of the OVMA.

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 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.

January 5, 2021

Be on the lookout for waters that look suspicious — foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish red, or bright green cells suspended in the water column. When in doubt, stay out!

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 19, 2020

With your contribution to VOTE PAC (Veterinarians Organized to Elect), you can support your profession and put $50 or $100 back in your pocket. Your support helps the OVMA support legislators who have been there for the profession. We also encourage all members of the practice team to take advantage of the direct dollar-for-dollar tax credit allowance.

December 17, 2020

Ways to keep pets safe during the winter holidays.

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.

December 17, 2020

Keep your pets safe and warm this winter with these helpful tips.

November 30, 2020

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.

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 29, 2020

Through our public relations program, we are proud to promote the veterinary profession and educate the public on animal health issues. Following are media opportunities sourced by the OVMA office, as well as news articles featuring OVMA member veterinarians.

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