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June 6, 2019

An update on national legislation on non-economic damages, animal abuse, tethering, service/assistance animals, prescription drug monitoring programs, and more.

May 30, 2019

CDC and public health officials in several states are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to contact with pet hedgehogs. As of May 30, 2019, 27 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from 17 states, including 1 case in Oregon.

May 28, 2019

Norbrook Laboratories Limited of Newry, United Kingdom is recalling 34 lots of veterinary injectable drug products to the veterinarian/consumer level as a precautionary measure as product sterility cannot be assured. These injectable drug products were distributed nationwide in the USA to Norbrook’s wholesale distributors.

May 21, 2019

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D.

May 9, 2019

During the summer months, many of us will be spending more time outdoors with our pets and may be tempted to take our pets along on errands or trips. While interaction with your pet is important for its health and well-being, hot weather does pose risks for our animal friends. Keep your pets cool this summer with these helpful tips.

May 6, 2019

The 2019 OVMA Membership Directory & Resource Guide is now available.

April 8, 2019

Thogersen Family Farm of Stanwood, WA is voluntarily recalling raw frozen ground pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The following varieties, packaged in two pound packs, are included in this recall: course ground rabbit, course ground mallard duck, ground llama, and ground pork frozen raw pet food.

April 2, 2019

Spring is the season when people purchase "baby chicks" for their backyard poultry flocks or to give as Easter gifts, but one public health expert advises caution around these cute, fuzzy birds. The problem: Baby poultry carry salmonella bacteria that can cause serious illness.

April 1, 2019

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Muse wet cat food Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy in three-ounce cans. The product could contain rubber pieces that are translucent yellow with a blue backing, which may present a potential choking hazard.

March 26, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets three lots of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products raw dog food after samples from these lots tested positive for Salmonella.

March 26, 2019

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 21, 2019

In the event of an earthquake, fire, accident, or other emergency, it may be necessary for you to provide first aid to your pet. Pet first aid is immediate and temporary care given to your injured pet until it can be taken to a veterinarian for more definitive medical care and attention.

March 18, 2019

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

March 4, 2019

Dr. White will serve as OVMA president until March 2020.

February 11, 2019

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 11, 2019

A professional veterinary dental cleaning is a key component in keeping your pet healthy. Dental disease in pets can lead to the loss of teeth, as well as to serious health conditions such as heart, lung and kidney disease. This article describes what happens in a typical professional veterinary dental cleaning.

February 11, 2019

Proper dental care is essential to your horse’s health, well-being, and longevity.

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 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

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).

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