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February 7, 2019

With Valentine's Day comes gifts, many of which include candies and flowers. Here are some of the most common culprits of pet poisonings related to these well-intentioned gifts.

February 5, 2019

Our recent survey of OVMA and PVMA members indicate that a preponderance (88%) of veterinarians regard office-stock as essential for delivery of adequate care to their patients. Particularly important are drugs used on an emergency basis, or drugs for which availability, cost, or dosage forms prohibit delivery of care.

January 23, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed Hare Today Gone Tomorrow Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs, lot 12.04.2018, after the product tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono). This product is identified as “Ground Chicken” on the product labeling and as “Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs” on the firm’s website.

January 16, 2019

Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii and can be passed to humans through contaminated cat feces.

January 14, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that pet owners should not feed A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula for Dogs, lot 2018 20/08 20, after the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) tested and found Salmonella in the food.

December 31, 2018

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 26, 2018

Columbia River Natural Pet Foods of Vancouver, WA is voluntarily expanding their current recall to include additional products: 261 packages of Cow Pie Lot # 72618 and 82 packages of Chicken & Vegetables Lot# 111518 fresh frozen meats for dogs and cats, produced in July 2018 and November 2018, due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

December 12, 2018

Ways to keep pets safe during the winter holidays.

December 12, 2018

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.

December 10, 2018

The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of 9Lives® Protein Plus® wet, canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).

December 7, 2018

Columbia River Natural Pet Foods of Vancouver, WA is recalling 933 packages of Cow Pie fresh frozen meats for dogs and cats, produced in August 2017, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes may affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to this product.

December 3, 2018

Ownership should be determined when clients initially present at veterinary hospital and care (other than emergency stabilization) should not be granted without all owners’ consent. Separating spouses or roommates are legal adversaries and sometimes will intentionally request inappropriate care without knowledge of the other owner that could create veterinarian liability.

December 3, 2018

The FDA encourages veterinarians treating vitamin D toxicity to ask their clients for a diet history. Veterinarians should be aware that vitamin D toxicity may present as hypercalcemia, similar to dogs that have consumed rodenticide. In these cases, we suggest that you confirm diet history to verify whether the dog has been eating any of the recalled products.

November 29, 2018

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.

November 28, 2018

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is recalling select products of Evolve® Puppy, Sportsman’s Pride® Large Breed Puppy and Triumph® Chicken and Rice Dog Food due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.

November 13, 2018

Nutrisca, of Saint Louis, Missouri is recalling one formula of Nutrisca® dry dog food due to elevated levels of vitamin D.

November 7, 2018

Help us understand your need for and usage of office-stock compounded medications to guide the OVMA’s advocacy on this issue.

November 5, 2018

Natural Life Pet Products of Saint Louis, Missouri is voluntarily recalling Chicken & Potato dry dog food due to elevated levels of Vitamin D.

November 2, 2018

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 17, 2018

Those who wish to bring a pet into their families are encouraged to consider their ability to provide for a pet's care, grooming, food, and medical bills. Pet owners should plan for the costs of unexpected illness or injury.

October 11, 2018

The Center for Veterinary Medicine believes that the concept of “antimicrobial stewardship” encompasses several important principles of judicious use that are critical to slowing the rate at which bacteria develop resistance to antimicrobial drugs. In simple terms, CVM believes medically important antimicrobial drugs should only be used when necessary to treat, control or prevent disease. In addition, when such use is necessary, these antimicrobials should be used in an optimal manner under the oversight of a licensed veterinarian.

October 8, 2018

Now that summer has drawn to an end, it’s important to remember all those upcoming seasonal toxins that we need to be aware of! With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, now's the time to educate yourself on the pet poisons that are around your house commonly seen by Pet Poison Helpline (PPH) during this time of the year.

October 4, 2018

Silver Star Brands is recalling six products for humans (including four Native Remedies® and two Healthful Naturals™) and two PetAlive® products for pets for a total of eight products. The products have been tested and found to contain microbial contamination.

September 20, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners and veterinarians to be aware of the potential for neurologic adverse events in dogs and cats when treated with drugs that are in the isoxazoline class. Since these products have obtained their respective FDA approvals, data received by the agency as part of its routine post-marketing activities indicates that some animals receiving Bravecto, Nexgard or Simparica have experienced adverse events such as muscle tremors, ataxia, and seizures.

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