Horses need extra attention during the cold and wet winter months. By following these helpful tips you can help keep your horse healthy all winter – and all year round.
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.
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.
Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious gastrointestinal disease. Puppies less than 6 months old and unvaccinated dogs are most at risk to contract a serious case of the disease, which can be fatal.
Ways to keep pets safe during the winter holidays.
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.
Cancer is a leading cause of disease-related death in older pets. Just as in humans, early detection can make the difference in treatment options and outcomes. Your observations of your pet's behavior and health are important. If you notice any of these signs in your pet, please consult with your veterinarian.
Earthquakes, floods, wildfires, hazardous material spills—man-made or natural disasters can strike anytime, anywhere. Put a preparedness plan in place now to keep you and your pets safe. Remember, your pets depend on you for their safety.
Your veterinarian has extensive education in animal medications and is best qualified to prescribe the correct medication for your pet in the right form at the appropriate dosage. There are important differences between pets and people in terms of dosages, potential adverse reactions, and reasons for use of various medications. It is important that your veterinarian is involved in all decisions regarding your pet’s medications.
Are you considering purchasing your pet's medications from an Internet or mail-order company, or having its prescriptions filled at a community or retail pharmacy? Before you purchase medications from a source other than your veterinarian, you may want to consider these issues.
West Nile virus can affect humans, horses, and many types of birds. It is carried by mosquitoes, which become carriers by feeding on infected birds.
Hurricane Maria has destroyed at least 4 veterinary clinics in Puerto Rico, where the true extent of damage to the veterinary and animal community is not yet known due to communications outages.
Issues to consider when using compounded drugs in veterinary practice.
Starting on October 1, it will be illegal to drive while holding an electronic device (e.g. cell phone, tablets, GPS, laptop). The purpose of the law is to have individuals focus on their driving and put away distractions.
The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board (OVMEB) has proposed an administrative rule that requires veterinary facilities to post a public notice letting clients know that they may obtain a written prescription for ordered medications, if that is their preference.
Disaster preparedness tips for large animal and equine owners.
Cat owners should remember that our little feline friends are very good at hiding their illnesses. Without regular veterinary visits, a disease or condition could go unnoticed for months or years, until severe symptoms finally appear. Here are some things to look for in determining whether your cat may be sick.
Congratulations to Portia Trabue, winner of our Oregon State Fair coloring contest!
To renew your OVMA membership, please login to your member account. On your account page, you will see a link to renew your membership.
Wildfires continue to threaten humans and animals across a wide swath in Oregon. Veterinary practices, allied industry, and animal-related organizations have stepped forward to assist animals and people in need.
As Hurricane Harvey has pounded the Gulf Coast in Texas with record rainfall and flooding, animals are in dire need of assistance and support – and many are wondering how they can help.
The most common reason for skin problems in our pets is an underlying allergy. Allergies are one of the most common causes for recurrent ear infections in companion pets.
Practitioners have asked us if they are required to have a dental-specific radiography unit for oral surgery.