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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).

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 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.

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.

September 13, 2018

Bravo Packing, Inc. of Carneys Point, NJ is recalling all Performance Dog products, a frozen raw pet food, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

September 10, 2018

Steve’s Real Food of Salt Lake City, Utah is recalling one lot of 5 lb. Turducken Recipe, one lot of 2 lb. Quest Emu Diet, and one lot of 2 lb. Quest Beef Diet, due to their possible Salmonella and/or L. mono contamination.

August 28, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers and pet owners not to use drug products, including homeopathic drug products, made by King Bio Inc., Asheville, N.C., and labeled as Dr. King’s, as these products may pose a safety risk to people (especially infants, children, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems), as well as pets due to high levels of microbial contamination identified at the manufacturing site.

August 22, 2018

Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is expanding its earlier recall to include an additional quantity of Rad Cat Raw Diets across all varieties with Best By dates of 10/19/18 through 12/3/19 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

August 16, 2018

This survey was conducted by the OVMA in 2018 allow our members to evaluate their compensation and benefit policies compared to those of other OVMA members.

August 10, 2018

FDA is investigating a potential dietary link between canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and dogs eating certain pet foods containing legumes like peas or lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients.

August 6, 2018

G & C Raw, of Versailles, OH is recalling 30 1-lb containers of Pat's Cat Turkey Cat Food and 40 2-lb containers of Ground Lamb Dog Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in animals eating the products.

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