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May 29, 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.

May 22, 2020

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

May 6, 2020

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

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.

March 23, 2020

IcelandicPlus LLC of Ft. Washington, PA, is recalling its Capelin Pet Treats because some of the fish have exceeded the FDA compliance guideline for fish larger than 5 inches. The FDA has determined that salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviscerated fish larger than 5 inches have been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning in humans between 1981 and 1987 and again in 1991.

March 9, 2020

At ceremonies held during the 2020 Oregon Veterinary Conference in Corvallis, the OVMA honored several individuals for their service to the veterinary profession. The Awards of Excellence are given annually to deserving people and organizations.

March 9, 2020

Each year, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association and the Animal Health Foundation of Oregon honor animals who, through unselfish and courageous accomplishments, exemplify the affection, loyalty, security, public service, and value of the human-animal bond.

February 28, 2020

While hemp is no longer a controlled substance, CBD products derived from it that have not been evaluated and approved by the FDA for use in animals are considered unapproved animal drugs. Currently, there are no hemp-derived CBD products approved for use in animals.

February 14, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets one lot of Aunt Jeni’s Home Made frozen raw pet food after a sample collected from a store in the District of Columbia tested positive for Salmonella.

February 11, 2020

The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board approved its proposed rule on minimum standards for veterinary telemedicine (VTM) and, in the process, preserved the traditional VCPR.

February 4, 2020

Cargill’s animal nutrition business is conducting a recall of a single lot (382 bags, 50 lb each) of NutreBeef Transition Pellet (MH) beef cattle feed because the product may contain mispackaged feed with elevated levels of monensin.

February 1, 2020

Canine influenza virus (CIV) is a viral respiratory infection found primarily in dogs but which can also affect cats. There have been two identified strains of the virus in the US: H3N8 and H3N2. These viruses are considered to be endemic in the United States.

January 13, 2020

The Sustainable Shopping Initiative (House Bill 2509), which prohibits retail outlets from providing single-use plastic bags to customers, took effect statewide on January 1, 2020.

January 10, 2020

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!

January 9, 2020

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

December 26, 2019

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 6, 2019

The J. M. Smucker Company today announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of Special Kitty® wet, canned cat food. Ingesting impacted product may cause nausea with excessive salivation, diarrhea or vomiting to more severe symptoms including difficulty walking, seizures and, in extreme situations, death.

December 2, 2019

Ways to keep pets safe during the winter holidays.

November 18, 2019

Go Raw, LLC, of Cottonwood Utah is recalling its 2 lb. frozen bags of “Quest Beef Cat Food” because they may 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.

November 7, 2019

Keep your pets and family safe from unintentional medication exposure and reduce the risk of drugs ending up in our waterways by properly disposing of leftover or unneeded pet medications.

November 4, 2019

Just as diabetes affects nearly 30 million Americans, diabetes is also affecting our pets in increasing numbers. Obesity is a contributing factor. Over 50% of our pets are overweight, which puts them at an increased risk of developing diabetes. In fact, obese cats are four times more likely to develop diabetes than cats at a normal weight.

October 30, 2019

Consumers who choose to feed pig ears should take caution to practice safe pet food handling.

October 21, 2019

Every reporting cycle, Oregon DVMs must receive 1 hour of CE on the judicious use of antibiotics as outlined in chapter 875-010-0090 of the Veterinary Medical Examining Board.

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